Hybernia Theatre, Prague
Renowned musical theatre housed in the U Hybernů building, built in eye-catching Empire style. Thanks to its location in the historical centre of Prague, the theatre also hosts exceptional concerts, balls, and prestigious cultural events.
This is a 600 year old building that’s been a theatre for about two years. What’s the story? Formerly a monastery in the reign of Charles IV it’s also been a college and a customs house as well as surviving four wars. It was briefly a theatre around 1780 but it did not last after the owner died. The Prague Hybernia Theatre Trust raised enough money to begin renovating the building and it reopened in 2013 (the stage is in the location of the former monastery chapel). It is still establishing itself on the cultural circuit so there are no big productions here yet.