Top ChoiceTheatre in Nové Město

National Theatre

The much-loved National Theatre provides a stage for traditional opera, drama and ballet by the likes of Smetana, Shakespeare and Tchaikovsky (the Nutcracker is hopelessly sold out before Christmas), sharing the...

Top ChoiceArts Center in Holešovice

Jatka 78

This alternative art space, housed in a former slaughterhouse in Holešovice Market, stages performances from dance to circus and acrobatics. Many shows are kid-friendly. It's worth grabbing a bite at the bistro...

Top ChoiceLive Music in Žižkov & Karlín

Palác Akropolis

The Akropolis is a Prague institution, a labyrinthine, sticky-floored shrine to alternative music and drama. Its various performance spaces host a smorgasbord of musical and cultural events, from DJs and string...

Top ChoiceJazz in Smíchov & Vyšehrad

Jazz Dock

Most of Prague’s jazz clubs are cellar affairs, but this riverside club is a definite step up, with clean, modern decor and a decidedly romantic view out over the Vltava. It draws some of the best local talent...

Top ChoiceJazz in Nové Město

Reduta Jazz Club

The Reduta is Prague’s oldest jazz club, actually founded in 1958 during the communist era. It was here in 1994 that former US president Bill Clinton famously jammed on a new saxophone presented to him by Václav...

Classical Music in Staré Město

Smetana Hall

Smetana Hall

The unique Smetana Hall, centrepiece of the Municipal House, is the city’s largest concert hall, seating 1200 beneath an art-nouveau glass dome. The stage is framed by sculptures representing the Vyšehrad legend...

Spectator Sport in Prague

O2 Arena

The O2 Arena is Prague’s biggest multipurpose venue, and home rink of ice-hockey team HC Sparta Praha. It can accommodate up to 18,000 spectators, and is used to host sporting events, rock concerts, exhibitions...

Live Performance in Prague

MeetFactory

David Černý’s MeetFactory is a remarkable project that unites artists from around the world to live and create in an abandoned factory south of Smíchovské nádraží. The space is used for exhibitions, happenings,...

Opera in Staré Město

Estates Theatre

The Estates is the oldest theatre in Prague, with performances taking place uninterrupted since 1783, and famed as the place where Mozart conducted the premiere of Don Giovanni on 29 October 1787. This, and other...

Performing Arts in Holešovice

La Fabrika

La Fabrika

The name refers to a ‘factory’, but this is actually a former paint warehouse that’s been converted into an experimental performance space. Depending on the night, there's live music (jazz or cabaret), theatre,...

Cinema in Holešovice

Bio Oko

This repertory cinema shows a varied program of underground films, selections from film festivals, documentaries, big-budget movies, and classics from around the world. Most films are shown in the original...

Cinema in Nové Město

Kino Světozor

Kino Světozor

The Světozor is under the same management as Žižkov's famous Kino Aero, but is more central, and has the same emphasis on classic cinema, documentary and art-house films screened in their original language –...

Live Music in Nové Město

Rock Café

Rock Café

Not to be confused with the Hard Rock Café, this multifunction club is the offspring of the influential Nový Horizont art movement of the 1990s. It sports a stage for DJs, comedians and live rock bands, a funkily...

Cinema in Žižkov & Karlín

Kino Aero

The Aero is Prague’s best-loved art-house cinema, with themed programmes, retrospectives and unusual films, often in English or with English subtitles. This is the place to catch reruns of classics from Smrt v...

Performing Arts in Nové Město

Laterna Magika

Laterna Magika has been wowing audiences since its first cutting-edge multimedia show caused a stir at the 1958 Brussels World Fair. Its imaginative blend of dance, music and projected images continues to pull in...

Jazz in Staré Město

AghaRTA Jazz Centrum

AghaRTA Jazz Centrum

AghaRTA has been staging top-notch modern jazz, blues, funk and fusion since 1991, but moved into this central Old Town venue only in 2004. A typical jazz cellar with red-brick vaults, the centre also has a music...

Live Music in Nové Město

Lucerna Music Bar

Nostalgia reigns supreme at this atmospheric old theatre, now looking a little dog-eared. It hosts all kinds of acts – from Czech superstars to amateur strummers from all over the country – plus there's a hugely...

Live Music in Malá Strana

U Malého Glena

American-owned ‘Little Glen’s’ has been around since 1995 and is the venue for hard-swinging local jazz or blues bands who play every night in the cramped and steamy stone-vaulted cellar. There are Sunday-night...

Theatre in Nové Město

Archa Theatre

Archa Theatre

The Archa (Ark) has been described as Prague’s alternative National Theatre, a multifunctional venue for the avant garde and the experimental. As well as contemporary drama (occasionally in English) – Václav...

Club in Vinohrady & Vršovice

Radost FX

Though not quite as trendy as it once was, slick and shiny Radost is still capable of pulling in the crowds, with themed dance parties each night of the week. The regular Thursday night hip-hop and R&B party...