Municipal House, Smetana Hall

Náměstí Republiky 5, Prague

As a national cultural landmark, the Municipal House ranks among the most prominent Art Nouveau buildings in Prague. It is located in the very centre of Prague, right beside the Pow­der Gate. The most distinguished Czech painters and sculptors of the time contributed to decorating the Municipal House - including Jan Preisler, Mikoláš Aleš, Max Švabinský, František Ženíšek, Ladislav Šaloun, Josef Mařatka, Josef Václav Myslbek and Alfons Mucha. The Municipal House has served as a multifunctional building right from the very beginning. The halls and lounges are used to hold conventions, conferences, concerts and balls, not to mention fashion shows. The areas  are only accessible to the general public in the form of guided tours. Between 1994 and 1997 the Municipal House underwent technically and finan­cially demanding renovation. On reopening its status as an important social and cultural cen­tre was restored.

St. Barbara's Church

Kutná Hora Town

St. Barbara's Church is the second most visited church in the Czech Republic. It has always stood as a symbol of the town and continues to pride itself as the most famous building in Kutná Hora. It is considered to be the most original cathedral type church in Europe featuring a ring of chapels around the main altar. The view to the outer decorations is also stunning. The building has grown to stand for the for­mer wealth and power of the town.

The Loop Jazz Club

The CNSO Studios, Weilova 1144/2, Praha 10

The studios of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Hostivař have been open since 2002 when the decision was taken to turn the former waterworks hall into a Studio Gallery. A great many personalities have paid a visit to the studio over the years including Quentin Tarantino, Lalo Schifrin, James Howard Newton, Ennio Morricone Luis Bacalov, Brian de Palma, Giuseppe Tornatore, Brian May, not to mention a whole host of fantastic jazz stars such as Chick Corea, Randy Brecker, Bobby Shew, Joe Lovano, John Abercrombie, Eric Marienthal, Wynton as well as Branford Marsalis, Marcus Miller, Vince Mendoza, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Natalie Cole, John Pizzarelli, Gordon Goodwin and more.

The bottom part of the building has been patiently waiting until this year to open as a cinema space which has held on to its 1980s feel.

During spring 2019 this space will transform into a stylish jazz club boasting fantastic acoustics and a unique atmosphere. A direct link to controlled production means we are able to make live recordings of concerts, while you can also choose from a wide range of beverages from the stylish bar, bathed in optimistic colours synonymous with the end of the 20th century. Welcome to the new location of The Loop Jazz Club, back on “home” turf at the CNSO Studios.

Lichtenstein Palace, Martinů Hall

Malostranské náměstí 13, Malá Strana, Prague

Lichtenstein Palace occupies a major part of the west side of Malostranské náměstí. Origi¬nally a Baroque palace, it has been rebuilt many times. Today, the Liechtenstein Palace building is linked to Hartig Palace, used by the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts.
The Martinů Concert Hall boasts capacity of around 200.
Accessibility using Prague public transport: Malostranské náměstí tram stop.

St. Agnes Convent

U Milosrdných, Staré Město

The St. Agnes Convent, also known as Na Františku, is located on the bank of the Vltava in the historic part of Prague’s Old Town district. The cloister of the female order of the Poor Clares and the male order of the Minor Brothers was founded by Anežka Premyslid, who became its abbess.

The exact date of the founding of the monastery is unknown, however it likely took place in 1231 when all negotiations around Anežka’s wedding were finalised. Anežka’s brother Václav I donated land to the convent situated on the right bank of the Vltava which was also convenient in terms of its proximity to the hospital nearby. At the time the neighbourhood was mostly inhabited by craftsmen. Václav also granted the monastery all of its privileges and freedoms.

The St. Agnes Convent is generally regarded as the first Gothic building in Prague. It was gradually restored over several stages during the 20th century.  As of 1963, it has been under ownership of the National Gallery which holds permanent expositions and exhibitions there. Owing to its unique atmosphere and exceptional acoustics, the monastery hall plays host to chamber concerts.

Sts. Simon and Jude Church

The corner of Dušní and U Milosrdných streets, Prague 1 – Old Town

The Church of Saints Simon and Jude in Prague (built between 1615 and 1620) is located in the Old Town on the right bank of the Vltava River. It is combined into one unit with the vast building of the Baroque monastery, an inseparable part which has functioned as a hospital for centuries – today called the Na Františku Hospital. On the eastern side, it is adjacent to the grounds of the famous Convent of St. Agnes. It is one of the only churches in Prague dedicated to the apostolic couple of St. Šimon Horlivec and Jude Tadeáš, who worked as missionaries in North Africa and Persia and both died a martyr's death.

In the 18th century, an organ was installed in the church, a powerful instrument with an excellent sound, which was played by legendary musicians such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn. This fact is further proven by the memorial plaque on the south side of the church. Furthermore, the church’s interior features a decorated altar by J. Hager with an altarpiece by the famous Baroque painter V. V. Reiner.

Today, the church is administered and supported by the Prague Symphony Orchestra, which uses this space as a concert hall.

CZU Auditorium

Kamýcká 1276, Prague 6 – Suchdol

The Auditorium building was built in 1965 on the basis of an architectural competition for the VŠZ campus, which was won in 1958 by architect Jan Čejka. He has also contributed to the current reconstruction of the building. 

The original Auditorium Building, which was no longer habitable, underwent a total reconstruction and was completed with a new extension connected to the western facade. The reconstruction has solved the issues concering the visitor areas, which needed expansion, as well as improved operational background of the building. Its orientation now resonates with the Rectorate building, which, in combination with the square in front of it, creates a significant impression of the entire campus of the Czech University of Life Sciences. The choice of the golden colour of the roofing creates the impression of a crown and blends into the interior in the form of golden canopies, located on the ceiling of the main hall.

The new auditorium preserves the original symbolism whilst meeting all requirements for modern ecological operation, and can accommodate 528 people.