RUDOLFINUM

Alšovo nábřeží 12

110 00 Praha 1 - Staré Město

The Rudolfinum is one of the most important Neo-Renaissance edifices in the Czech Republic. In its conception as a multi-purpose cultural centre it was quite unique in Europe at the time of its construction. Based on a joint design by two outstanding Czech architects, Josef Zítek and Josef Schultz, a magnificent building was erected serving for concerts, as a gallery, and as a museum. The grand opening on 7 February 1885 was attended by Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria, in whose honour the structure was named. In 1896 the very first concert of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra took place in the Rudolfinum's main concert hall, under the baton of the composer Antonín Dvořák whose name was later bestowed on the hall.

 Rudolfinum, Dvořák hall - download the Dvořák hall plan HERE.

NEW STAGE, NATIONAL THEATRE

Národní 4

112 30 Praha 1 - Nové Město

Built in the 1980s, the New Stage of the National theatre represents the work of the famous architect Karel Prager. Located directly next to the historical building of the National theatre, its controversial structure assembled from more than four thousand blown glass blocks, represents to this day one of the most discussed buildings in Prague. Currently it serves as an open space for modern theatre of various forms and genres and it´s known mainly as the home of the famous Laterna magica.