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.

THE PRAGUE EXHIBITION GROUNDS (VÝSTAVIŠTĚ PRAHA) IN HOLEŠOVICE

Areál Výstaviště 67

170 00 Praha 7 - Bubeneč

The Prague Exhibition Grounds (Výstaviště Praha), located in Prague 7, is a historic leisure complex. This area was created by separating a section of the Royal Game Park during the Jubilee Exhibition in 1891 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Industrial Exhibition of 1791. It was here that prefabricated iron architecture was used for the first time in the Czech lands. The palace was completed in ten months in 1891 despite the exhibition grounds being affected by floods and severe frosts at the time. The building is an important artistic and technical monument and is used for exhibitions, festivals, and other cultural and entertainment events. Since February 2022, the site has been undergoing renovation and reconstruction work on part of the complex that had previously burnt down. 

BETHLEHEM CHAPEL

Betlémské náměstí 4

110 00 Praha 1 – Staré Město

The Bethlehem Chapel was established in 1391 for preaching in the Czech language. The chapel’s founding was an important act, as can be seen from the participation of Jan of Jenštejn (Johann von Genzenstein), the Archbishop of Prague, and from the interest of King Wenceslas IV. The chapel’s popularity saw a considerable revival from 1402 to 1413, when Jan Hus (John Huss) was preaching there. In 1786 the building was largely demolished, but a replica in its original form was built in the 1950s with the use of preserved fragments of masonry. The Bethlehem Chapel has been a national cultural monument since 1962, and its premises now serve as a ceremony hall for the Czech Technical University in Prague and as a venue for cultural and other events.

 

Source: Official Tourist Website for Prague.

LIECHTENSTEIN PALACE - BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ HALL

Malostranské náměstí 13

118 00 Praha 1 – Malá Strana

The Bohuslav Martinů Concert Hall is part of the historic Liechtenstein Palace, which is located directly opposite St Nicholas’s Church at the upper end of Malostranské náměstí (Lesser Town Square). With capacity for an audience of 200, it is used primarily for more intimate cultural events and for graduation recitals. Since 1993, the Liechtenstein Palace has been the site of the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

LIECHTENSTEIN PALACE (HAMU) - SMALL PIANO RECITAL HALL

Malostranské náměstí 13

118 00 Praha 1 – Malá Strana

The masterclass will be held in the Small Piano Hall (room No. 1034), situated at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in the late Baroque Lichtenstein Palace in Prague's Lesser Town. The building also includes the Bohuslav Martinů Hall with a capacity of 200 people and the Gallery Concert Hall for 130 people. Both halls are mainly used for graduation concerts and more intimate events. The palace is protected as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic.

LIECHTENSTEIN PALACE (HAMU) - GALLERY

Malostranské náměstí 13

118 00 Praha 1 – Malá Strana

The Music and Dance Faculty (HAMU) of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague was established in 1945 as one of the Academy’s three components, following on from the Prague Conservatory master school (the second oldest institution of its kind in Europe). HAMU is located in the heart of Prague’s historic centre, in the premises of Lichtenstein Palace and Hartig Palace.

The Gallery is a concert hall for about 130 listeners with two Steinway pianos and a harpsichord located in the basement of the palace, a large vaulted hall. The Gallery is used primarily for chamber concerts. 

BOŘISLAVKA CENTRUM - ARTIUM

Evropská 866/65

Praha 6

Artium by KKCG is a publicly accessible space for art of all genres, breathing artistic life into Bořislavka and enriching the cultural offerings in Prague 6 and the capital more generally. Artium regularly holds exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural events, and the unconventional space allows visitors to explore art across different genres, often intertwined to create a unique experience. During this year’s Dvořák Prague International Music Festival’s concerts at Artium, spectators can also enjoy an extensive exhibition of photographic installations by Jarmila Štuková titled "Us and the Others." The concerts presented here as part of the Dvořák Prague Festival are organized for a good cause, with all proceeds supporting talented, young musicians.

 

Source: website of the Bořislavka Business Centre.

ANEŽSKÝ KLÁŠTER 

U Milosrdných 17

110 00 Praha 1 - Staré Město

The Convent of St. Agnes in the 'Na Františku' neighbourhood of Prague's Old Town is considered the first Gothic structure not only in Prague but in all of Bohemia. It was founded by King Wenceslas I in 1233–34 at the instigation of his sister, the Přemyslid princess Agnes of Bohemia, for the Order of Saint Clare which Agnes introduced into Bohemia and of which she was the first abbess. The convent was preceded by a hospital. The 'Poor Clares' originated as an offshoot of the Order of St. Francis of Assisi, and the convent was at one time known as the Prague Assisi. Agnes was an outstanding figure in religious life of the thirteenth century. Besides this Clarist convent she also founded the only Czech religious order – the Hospital Order of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star. She was canonized in 1989.

 

 

BESEDNÍ DŮM BRNO

Husova 534/20

602 00 Brno-město

Besední dům is one of the most important buildings in Brno’s historic center. This cultural shrine was, among other things, the workplace of an extraordinary composer and conductor Leoš Janáček. Janáček´s name draws to Brno his music admirers from around the world.