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Black Light Theatre is a unique form of artistic and visual expression where ultraviolet or black light is used to create special effects and a dreamlike ambience on stage.

The Prague Black Light Theater is the world’s first and original black light theatre troupe that has been marshalled by the same Srnec family for over 60 years now!

Black-clad performers work with fluorescent objects—often featuring elaborate patterns and vivid colours—against a dark background.

Over the years, the art has gone through various countries, and each country has added its flavour.

Black Light Theatre in Prague combines the power of history, culture, and art in a single performance.

This article covers everything you must know about booking tickets to the Black Light shows in Prague.

What is Black Light Theater

With its origins in China, the Black Light Theater has a long history of magical candlelight shows and shadow acts.

Witness fantasy-esque visuals on stage, like the illusion of flying actors and large objects appearing from nowhere.

Dive deep into one of the most unique storytelling experiences in the world, with equal parts art, science, and magic, free from the clutches of language.

Enjoy a unique union of arts, with vaudeville theatre combined with puppetry and mime.

The principle behind the Black Light Theater is the use of ultraviolet light and spotlights to draw the audience’s focus on a particular object or actor.

These actors and objects wear bright-coloured props and colourful costumes, making them stand out on the dark stage.

The whole play is performed in front of a black screen to help focus the light and also hide the actors dressed in black or fluorescent.

Since these actors are wearing black clothes, the audience can’t see them in ultraviolet light, but they can see the magically floating fluorescent props the actors are carrying.

Here is a video of what to expect in a Black Light Theatre in Prague –


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Where to book tickets

Tickets for Black Light Theater in Prague are available online and at the attraction.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the attraction.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the ticket counters. 

Because a theater show can only sell a limited number of tickets, booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Visit the booking page for Prague’s Black Light Theater, select your travel date and the number of tickets, and make the booking.

Once you complete the booking process, the tickets will be mailed to you.

You do not need to carry printouts.

Show the e-ticket on your smartphone at the box office and walk in.

Please carry a valid ID.

Prague Black Light Theater ticket prices

General tickets for Black Light Theater, for all ages between 18 and 65, are priced at €24.

Children aged between two and 17, students with ID (All ages), and seniors above get a €4 discount and pay only €20 for entry.

Kids under two years old are not charged anything.


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Black Light Theater Prague tickets

Check out our favorite two blacklight shows in the capital city of the Czech Republic.

Antología at Srnec Theatre

Black Light show at Srnec Theatre
Image: Prague.eu

With tickets to this tour, you get to witness a world-class 90-minute show at the birthplace of black light theatre.

The performance will be orchestrated by the original Srnec family.

Jini Srnec was the artist who first popularized this theatre form in the early 1960s.

Antologia is a black light show that will make you laugh your heart out with the troublesome animals, brandishing actors, and melodic music composed by the theatre’s founder.

The performance begins at 8 pm local time.

Ticket Price

Adult ticket (18-64 years): €24
Child ticket (2-17 years): €20
Seniors ticket (65+ years): €20
Student ticket (valid ID): €20

Infants under two years of age are not charged anything.


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More theatre experiences in Prague

Though Prague is famous for its Black Light Theater, it is also home to many other creative theatres to showcase its long history and deeply rooted culture.

Ballet, music, and arts have always been the identity of the city.

Here are a few more must-see experiences in the city.

Ballet: The Best of Swan Lake

Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s music and famous scenes from the world-famous ballet ‘Swan Lake’ performed by top dancers and soloists from the Prague National Theatre.

Swan Lake at Hybernia Theatre
Image: Festivaly.eu

The Best of Swan Lake is a pure fairytale romance with princes, princesses, evil sorcerers, and beautiful magic where the ultimate true love takes your breath away.

The 80-minute show at Hybernia Theatre comes with a 15-minute intermission, so it has a total duration of around 95 minutes.

Ticket Prices (For All Ages)

Category A (Rows 1-6): €54
Category B (Rows 21-24): €46
Category C (Rows 25-31): €38
VIP Category (Rows 7-11): €63

Prague: The Nutcracker Ballet Tickets

Tickets to this experience get you access to Tchaikovsky’s music and popular scenes from The Nutcracker ballet performed by top dancers and soloists from the Prague National Theatre.

The performance will be held in the recently refurbished Broadway Theater in Prague.

This fairytale has continued to capture the imagination of audiences for more than 120 years.

Flash photography and videography are not allowed.

Ticket Prices

Category C

Adult Ticket (12 to 64 years): €36

Child Ticket (up to 11 years): €19

Senior Ticket (64+ years): €33

Students with ID (13 to 26 years): €33

Category B

Adult Ticket (12 to 64 years): €46

Child Ticket (up to 11 years): €23

Senior Ticket (64+ years): €42

Students with ID (13 to 26 years): €42

Category A

Adult Ticket (12 to 64 years): €54

Child Ticket (up to 11 years): €27

Senior Ticket (64+ years): €50

Students with ID (13 to 26 years):€50

VIP

Adult Ticket (12 to 64 years): €63

Child Ticket (up to 11 years): €32

Senior Ticket (64+ years): €58

Students with ID (13 to 26 years): €58


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How to get there

The Srnec Theater is in the Nové Město or ‘New Town’ area, which is centrally located in Prague.

Address: Národní 20, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia. Get Directions.

The Black Theater of Jiri Srnec is well-connected with all forms of public transportation.

By Tram

You can take Trams number 1, 2, 9, and 22 to reach the nearest tram stop, Národní Třída, which is a three-minute walk from the theatre.

Lazarská tram stop is also just a five-minute walk away.

By Subway

You can reach the theatre by taking subway line B to Národní Třída station, a four-minute walk away from the museum.

By Car

If you are travelling by car, turn on your Google Maps and get started! 

You can park your car at the paid parking lot on Národní Street, which is just 200 m (650 feet) away. 

You can also park at the paid parking lot of the National Theatre, which is 550 m (one-third of a mile) away from the LEGO Museum Prague.

There are several other parking spots in the vicinity.

Black Light Theaters in Prague

Prague is famous for its Black Light Theaters.

You can’t have a holiday in Prague without stepping into one.

Some of the famous Black Light theatres in Prague are –

National Marionette Theater

Standing in the historic center of the world of puppetry, the National Marionette Theater showcases the traditional art of puppetry with a twist – by using modern technology.

Visitors can indulge in various ongoing shows and events.

If you or your kids are interested in making puppets, check out their puppet-making workshops, where visitors can create them.

Ta Fantastika Theatre

Established in the 1980s, the Ta Fantastika Theater showcases dramatic acts with a twist of poetic events.

Unlike many other Black Light Theater, the Ta Fantastika’s sole purpose is to focus on the art of Black Light and the local music of the city.

Savarin Palace

Being a cultural monument, the Savarin Palace is famous among tourists.

Standing since the 18th century, the Savarin Palace showcases the art and culture of the city.

The acts performed in this first Black Light Theater are packed with dance, music, and exaggerated acting.

Theater Metro

Black Light Theater Metro’s mission is to give its audience the best comedy, dance, and pantomime mix.

Their performances are non-verbal and integrated with contemporary dance forms making it a must-watch.

After the performance, the viewers can also indulge in a short workshop to understand how the Black Light performance works in reality.

Theater Image

Standing strong since 1989, the Black Light Theater Image is the most famous theatre in the city.

With a touch of black light technology, its acts also contain dance, music, and live performances.

Black Light Theater of Prague

The Black Light Theater of Prague is a place that appreciates poetry and the power of exaggerated, humorous acts.

Located at a distance of only five minutes from the city center, you get to be a part of a whole new Black Light Theater experience.

The monastery turned theatre gives you the perfect opportunity to experience the culture and relax after a trip around the city.

Broadway Theater

Broadway theatre is the perfect place to experience traditional practices with the integration of modern technology.

The theatre performs beautiful acts to bring out the child in you, and their live interaction with the audience helps you experience the play at a whole new level.

Sources
# Tripadvisor.com
# Pragueclassicalconcerts.com
# Wikipedia.org
# Livingprague.com

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