Introduction to the Laterna magika principles and magic
The National Theatre operates at full capacity and all purchased tickets remain valid. However, it is obligatory to wear a face mask or other similar protection of the nose and mouth inside the theatre.
Spectators entrance, stay in the theatre and the subsequent exit is organized by the theatre staff in a special mode so that the visitors of the individual sectors are separated from each other and do not have to meet even in the areas of refreshments, restrooms or cloak rooms.
Thank you for respecting the government regulations and we look forward to seeing you.
1 hour 40 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutesPremiere
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.
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+
By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.
From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.
Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.