Tours of the historical building of the National Theatre

Národní divadlo

Part of the Golden Day programme of Golden Prague includes the opportunity to peep behind the scenes of the historical National Theatre building. Come and see what’s happening behind the scenes today! We have opened the reservations!

The Neo-Renaissance building by architect Josef Zítek is one of the country’s most remarkable architectural landmarks, both artistically, culturally, and historically.

Beyond the auditorium and the stage, the generous interior includes several halls, lounges, a foyer, and a terrace inviting you to admire the works of Bohuslav Schnirch, Mikoláš Aleš, František Ženíšek, Josef Václav Myslbek, Václav Brožík, Josef Tulka, and Julius Mařák. The location of the former saltworks, acquired for the building’s construction, grants the theatre a beautiful view of the panorama of Hradčany from the Vltava river bank.

The tour takes you through each floor of the theatre. We will see the underground foundation stones, the auditorium on the ground floor, the two foyers with artworks, as well as the highest place a visitor to the National Theatre can get to - the terrace with a view of Petrin Hill and Prague Castle.

  • Date: Saturday September 24, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 and 11:30
  • Free entry. Ticket reservation (until capacity is reached) required. Maximum number of tickets for a single reservation: 4.
  • Tour duration: approx. 50 minutes

The tour meets 10 minutes before the official start in front of the main entrance to the National Theatre building, at Národní street.

Please, be punctual, once the tour starts, it is no longer possible to enter the building.

See you on the tour!