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IMAGE Black Light Theatre

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Address: Narodni 961/25, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
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+420 222 314 448
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20:00 - 21:15
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Sun - Sat 20:00 - 21:15
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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IMAGE Theatre has been a permanent member among theatres of a unique Czech...

IMAGE Theatre has been a permanent member among theatres of a unique Czech genre of black theatre.

During its 25 years long existence it became an important part of Prague culture, well-known not only to Prague citizens and visitors, but also to audiences abroad. It has had over a hundred foreign trips around Europe, but also to the United Arab Emirates, Macau, South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Turkmenistan, Russia and Bahrain. Its creative work moved the development of the genre at the top level. Far from the original, simple form of black theatre, the contemporary one, synthetic and concentrated on clever and quality entertainment, has been reached. The ensemble has developed its own style. It brilliantly uses the technique of black theatre, elements of modern dance, original costumes, mime and non-verbal theatre, as well as contact with the audience. Mystification, precise execution of visual tricks, playful authors, compelling performances by actors and dancers and the desire to have fun and entertain the viewer, all is aimed at achieving the goal set: to perform a live theatre for a live audience.

More than 8,000 performed shows and almost two million spectators over twenty-five years is certainly not the only measure of success of the IMAGE Theatre. The essential part remains the same - to keep the audience satisfied.

In 2016 IMAGE Theatre built a new modern hall with a comfortable auditorium in the city centre, theatre cafe, sufficiently large stage and technical facilities. On its repertoire there are currently five titles: "Cabinet", "Black Box", "Afrikania," "Galaxy" and "The Best of Image".

!!IMPORTANT_PLEASE READ!!

Unfortunately, there are TWO BLACK THEATRES in the passage. If you are interested, please pay attention at which boxoffice you buy tickets. You can buy tickets in the passage directly at the IMAGE Theatre entrance. We provide free wifi at box office and at whole theatre as well so you can check your reservation on place. Thank you for understanding.

Yours

IMAGE Theatre team

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The visual effects were mind blowing, I actual became a little concerned that I was going to become motion sick. The only down side was that the clowns stayed out longer than... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The visual effects were mind blowing, I actual became a little concerned that I was going to become motion sick. The only down side was that the clowns stayed out longer than necessary.

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Rishon Le Zion, HaMerkaz, Israel
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We saw the "black box" show. It is a colorful experience with awesome performance of the dancers. They try to have a plot between the color themes, but it is a poor one with not the best acting. Even though, it is worth going for the color dancing parts. Seats are not reserved so you should come at leat 30... More 

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Thank Shahar A
Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the show Black Box. It was not good. I felt sorry for the artists. I was looking around in the audience and everyone was yawning. Sound and light effect - not good! My friend said she felt like this was a school poject performed by children. For the price (around 20 €) I would not recommend to go... More 

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Tuusula, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to recommend "The Best of Image". Also "Black Box" is very nice. For family and tourists is the best spent time.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit of black theatre after long long time. It was quite funny and original, althought not my style (but that's my problem). Only thing I didnt like was the work with the light, which is little bit problem in black theatre - sometimes the actor was fully lighten but that means the things supposed to be hidden were visible... More 

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Thank JerabinaCZ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Afrikania" is an amazing show , combining a comic plot and spectacle of the wild nature of afrika brought to stage via various styles of dancing, amazing choreogrphy , marvelous and unique costume design , pantomime, and other stage tricks.Its plot is simple and funny , performed by a cast of three very talented actors, and it is itermezzoed by... More 

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Thank שי פ
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Terrible. Music and humour from the seventies. Not funny! It was like watching a bad episode of Benn Hill

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IMAGEtheatre, Manažer at IMAGE Black Light Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Amy, when you visited Deja Vu performance, then you were in the black theatre Metro, not in the Image Theatre. Thank you for your understanding. More 

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We had heard that in Prague black light theatre was something we should see. This show was awful. The pantomime was simply not entertaining or funny on any level and dominated the acts throughout the show. Looking around most of the audience were asleep or on their phones. The tickets were expensive and certainly do not reflect the entertainment value... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have seen the best of Image performance and it was amazing. Beatiful costumes, magic tricks and very funny pantomime. Recommend it.

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I went to see a show called Black Box. I had quite high expectations because when planning my trip everybody told me to visit one of the black light theaters. Unfortunately the show didn't meet my expectations at all. The parts where they used the actual black light were entertaining and on its best the dancing seemed professional. The other... More 

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