The Czech Republic will have a lot to celebrate this Sunday! Not only is it the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia, but also the 150th anniversary of the National Theatre here in Prague. The laying of the foundation stone for this iconic building in 1868 was one of the biggest events and an important symbol of the Czech National Revival in the nineteenth century.
On October 28th, to celebrate the two special occasions, there will be a festival starting at 13:00 on Střelecký Ostrov. Here, you can meet up with friends, socialize, drink wine, and eat delicious food! The festival is open to all with no admission fees. On Střelecký Ostrov, you will find 40 stands with hot food and drinks available from 13:00 until midnight. There will also be a variety of performances and live music for you to enjoy.
As the sun begins to set, the spectacular “Videomapping” of the National Theatre building will begin at 18:00. The Videomapping will be projected on to the National Theatre from the perspective of the Legion Bridge and Střelecký Ostrov to the beautiful songs of the Vltava by renowned Czech composer Bedřich Smetana. The Legion bridge will be closed off entirely to vehicles but open to the public to enjoy the event.
The Videomapping will take place from 18:00 to 24:00 and viewers can watch the show at these times:
18:00 – 19:00
19:55 – 20:15
21:05 – 21:25
22:30 – 24:00
Celebrate with us for free this Sunday!
Author: Holly Webb