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Black Light Theatres

Prague blacklight theatre is a must-see during your visit to the Czech capital!

 

Black-light theatre is based on an optical trick (the black cabinet trick), which takes advantage of the imperfection of the human eye: it cannot distinguish black on black. The trick itself is very simple in practice in the theatre: the audience cannot see an actor dressed in black against a black background.

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Srnec Black Light Theatre

Srnec Theatre (read Srnets Theatre) is the first Black Light Theatre in the world. More than 5 million spectators have already been to its performances. Srnec Theatre belongs to the most important representatives of Czech art in the world. It has been acknowledged by the Czech President – Jiří Srnec, the founder of the Black Light Theatre, was awarded the highest state decoration (Credit of the State in the Field of Culture and Arts Medal) on 28th October 2011.

Address: Na Příkopě 31, Prague 1 Ticket price: 480 CZK

Image Black Light Theatre

The Image theatre has 22 years experience in Prague’s black light theatre scene. Apart from regular performances in Prague, Image also performs internationally (Korea, Hong Hong, Macau, Israel, Turkey, India, Lebanon, Greece, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Hungary, Slovakia, Cyprus).

Address: Pařížská 4, Prague 1  Ticket price: 480 CZK

Laterna Magika

The director Alfréd Radok and scenographer Josef Svoboda, introduced their peculiar theatrical form in Brussels and titled it Laterna Magika (Magic Lantern). The essence of the project lies in the connection of film and theatre, in a kind of "new media show". Radok and Svoboda used polyekran (parallel projection to more screens), synchronized individual theatrical and film elements, and organized their inner rhythm into one "multi-genre" performance.

Address: Jungmannova 31, Prague 1  Ticket price: 390 - 590 CZK

Ta Fantastika Theatre Prague

Since its beginning in the 1980s, the TA FANTASTIKA Theatre has brought more intensive work with actors and dramatic situations to the poetry of black-light theatre. It has pioneered the use of unique and patented technical tricks such as actors flying in space before the audience’s eyes, or large-screen projections combined with live action and larger-than-life puppets. However there is also an emphasis placed on visual creativity and the integration of live music and singing.

Address: Karlova 8, Prague 1 Ticket price: 720 CZK