The National Theatre
Tue, Jun 7, 2016
The National Theatre is one of the most beautiful examples of Czech architecture and stands as a symbol of the Czech nation’s desire for national independence. The Theatre was built with from funds collected nationally over a 13 year period and finally opened in June, 1881. After only eleven performances a fire completely ruined the dome, auditorium and stage. Within forty-seven days a million florins were collected and the National Theatre re-opened in November, 1883. The National Theatre is just a 10 minute walk from Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square and offers a majestic repertoire of opera, ballet and classical music.