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Laterna magika

Cocktail 012 – The Best of

Introduction to the Laterna magika principles and magic

The New Stage

Basic information


The New Stage

Approximate running time

1 hour 40 minutes, 1 intermission (20 minutes) minutes


March 1, 2012


Cocktail 012 includes also reconstruction of  one of the most popular numbers from the 60s - The Breakneck Ride. It was created in 1963 already and remains proof of imagination and wit of the creators of the era. Thanks to original projections, you can enjoy a ride through old Prague streets, including motorway on the Charles Bridge.

The evening is a representative display of various subjects and artistic practices, which are used by Laterna magika in its performances. No language bariere.


  • 2023-2024


It enables viewers to get to know many different approaches and maybe help them to decide what type of performance to visit next. We pick up selections from past almost historical as well as present, e. g. Variations from 1963 (the famous Breakneck Ride), Casanova, Graffiti, Puzzles, Legends of Magic Prague and many more.

Programme includes a short revue Code 58.08, which was created to celebrate 50 years of Laterna magika in 2008. Code 58.08 is a small sight into way, in which film or digital technology can hand in hand with choreography work in the imagination of young generation. A little bit of "retro", peek off-stage or, small walk through some places connected with the history of Laterna magika and many more, together with a couple of dancers, who will guide you through the entire performance. 

Recommended for audience 15+

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25 Kč

Practical information

Where to buy tickets

The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 September at 9am we selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of February 2024.

When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

What to wear?

By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

Parking at the National Theater

While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage you can use again the underground car park of the National Theatre. Information and a parking fee.


Buffets on the New Stage

Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.