Tagged: theatre

Wilsonova 101/4: State Opera

Wilsonova 101/4: State Opera

In the early nineteenth century, Prague was home to a substantial number of German speakers, especially among the nobility and professional classes. In the light of the Czech National Revival, however, their linguistic and cultural dominance came under...

Moskevská 967/34: Hussite Church, Vršovice

Moskevská 967/34: Hussite Church, Vršovice

Since the early 1920s, pressure had grown for a Hussite church in the neighbourhood of Vršovice. The plan was finally realized in 1930 by the architect Karel Truksa, and the church constructed within a year by Václav Nekvasil...

Náměstí Míru 1450/7: Vinohrady Theatre

Náměstí Míru 1450/7: Vinohrady Theatre

The Municipal Theatre of Královské (‘Royal’) Vinohrady, standing guard at one corner of Náměstí Míru (Peace Square), is among Prague’s most representative neo-renaissance buildings. Work commenced in February 1905, according to a winning design by the the architect...

Národní 223/2: National Theatre

Národní 223/2: National Theatre

A theatre was planned for this riverbank site as early as 1844, but it was not until 1862 that the first National Theatre (Národní Divadlo) appeared, in the form of a neo-classical building designed by Vojtěch Ignác Ullmann....

Železná 540/11: Estates Theatre

Železná 540/11: Estates Theatre

The Estates Theatre (Stavovské Divadlo) was designed and built between 1781 and 1783 by the architect Anton Hoffenecker. Count František Antonin Nostitz-Rieneck, who commissioned it, was one of the leading proponents of Bohemian independence in the 18th century,...

Šubertova 1353/4

Šubertova 1353/4

Number 4 was built at the start of the twentieth century when the street was known simply as ‘U Divadla’ (Theatre Street) after the nearby Vinohrady Theatre. Later the street was renamed in honour of František Šubert, director...