Spitalske namesti 3517, Usti nad Labem, CZ, 40001
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Image Theater Company mounts ambitious productions with a rare combination of depth, color, invisibility, and light. With these elements, the productions have an individual style that is often cryptic or mystifying. Their venue, the Black Light Theater, is equipped to take you on an exploration that will attempt stimulate an array of emotions. The Image Theater is dedicated to creating quality performances that will keep their audience on the edge of their seats.
The 200 seat chamber at the top of an Old Town Square landmark, the Gothic Stone Bell Palace is the venue for classical concerts which are held nearly every evening. Opera recitals are held at least four times weekly, featuring a "complimentary" glass of champagne and Italian, French and Czech arias delivered by soloists from the city's three opera companies as well as occasional guest singers.
From the ravages of war to the heart-stopping action of sport, photojournalists capture moments powerful enough to change nations. This exhibition of hundreds of award-winning Czech press photographs shows off the powerful and effective talent of many of the country's homegrown photojournalists. The moving images taken from the pages of Prague's prime magazines and newspapers document many facets of Czech life, from sports and leisure to politics and conflict. Held at the Old Town Hall.
The Collegium Marianum hosts a school, an ensemble, a festival, and various concerts. It is a pleasant, professional, and entertaining venue for all of its productions.
Anyone who has visited the city before will probably know that Mozart is very big business here. At this intimate theater, he is honored by marionettes. Don Giovanni is the only show and it runs throughout the year. Fortunately, unlike most theaters in town this one is air-conditioned, but that's not the only reason to come. The puppeteers are real masters and even people who don't like opera get a kick out of the antics of these wooden performers. A puppet Mozart conducts the recorded orchestra, just as the real Mozart conducted the actual premiere of this opera in Prague.
This sprawling complex houses the National Library, National Technical Library, and no fewer than four Baroque chapels. The Mirror Chapel, dating back to around 1724, has dark decor in marble and stucco, with gilded harp and trumpet playing cherubs sailing over one of the two 18th-century organs. Concerts are held nearly every day here at 5p and 8p. Baroque music, naturally, features strongly. The ever-popular Bohemia Saxophone Quartet performs regularly, otherwise, it's standard chamber ensembles. The organs also get frequent workouts.
This beautiful venue dates back to the Gothic period but also has renovations done in Renaissance style, making it quite unique. The venue has been used for a myriad of purposes in the past but has now been converted into an event venue. There are several rooms of different standards available for rent and even some rooms which can be hired on a short term basis. More information regarding rental can be found at the website.
The St. James Basilica in Prague is among the most impressive architectural historic monuments in the city. St. Jacob's is widely considered one of the most attractive Baroque buildings in Prague. The church is well-known and loved as a concert space. What remains from the original organ built around 1720 by Abraham Starck from Loket is the richly ornamented case; the current organ was constructed in the 1970s and was designed as a universal concert organ.
A variation on black-light theater with music, live actors in a huge variety of wild costumes and a whole bag of technical tricks. The current long-running show is Faust, based on Goethe's drama with elements of traditional Czech puppet plays. For complete schedule and show timings, check the website or call ahead.