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Karlovy Vary Municiple Theater

Experience the highlights of Karlovy Vary’s vibrant cultural scene by watching a play or a musical at this grandiose late 19th-century theater.

The Karlovy Vary Municipal Theater is the city’s largest theater and one of its top cultural attractions. Its varied program of drama and musical performances delights theater-goers throughout the year. Settle down for an evening of entertainment in an auditorium that’s also noted for its gorgeous artwork.

The theater was constructed between 1884 and 1886 and was designed by Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer, well-known Viennese architects responsible for the construction of several European theaters. It was built on the site of a previous theater which had been in operation since 1788. Admire the current building’s beautiful neo-Baroque design, restored to its original 19th-century grandeur by renovation work in the 1990s. Among the highlights are the stone griffins that guard the building’s entrance.

Continue with your appreciation of the venue’s artistic flourishes once you are inside. There are Rococo lamps on the staircase and a magnificent hand-painted stage curtain, which depicts a poet surrounded by Muses and other figures. Look up at the four frescos on the theater’s vaulted ceiling. These artworks include The Game of Chess by Franz Matsch and Fiesta at the Table by Gustav Klimt. These were the same artists who painted the curtain.

In addition to musicals, plays and comedies, the theater stages talks by Czech and international authors. It is also one of the host venues for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which is held over 10 days every July. During the festival, tickets and day passes are available for movie showings that range from independent European films to Hollywood blockbusters.

Find the Karlovy Vary Municipal Theater in the center of the town, not far from the Grandhotel Pupp. The theater can be reached on foot or by public transportation from most downtown areas. Tickets for shows are available from the box office, Infocentrum tourist offices and the theater’s website, where you will also find details of the performance schedule for the year.


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Grandhotel Pupp $122
Grandhotel Pupp

Grandhotel Pupp

Mírové námestí 2, Karlovy Vary
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the boardwalk, this luxury hotel is steps from Slavkovsky Forest Nature Reserve and Diana Lookout Tower. Karlovy Vary Municiple Theater and Market Colonnade are also within 10 minutes.

    Dvorak Spa & Wellness $56
    Dvorak Spa & Wellness

    Dvorak Spa & Wellness

    Nova Louka 11, Karlovy Vary
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Karlovy Vary, this luxury hotel is steps from Karlovy Vary Municiple Theater and Slavkovsky Forest Nature Reserve. Diana Lookout Tower and Church of St. Mary Magdalene are also within 5 minutes. Karlovy Vary Station is 29 minutes by foot.

      Hotel Romance Puskin $63
      Hotel Romance Puskin

      Hotel Romance Puskin

      Trziste 37, Karlovy Vary
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in City Centre, this golf hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Church of St. Mary Magdalene and Mill Colonnade. Diana Lookout Tower and Elizabeth's Spa are also within 15 minutes. Karlovy Vary Station is 24 minutes by foot.

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        Libušina 1212/18, Karlovy Vary
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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          ASTORIA Hotel & Medical Spa $62
          ASTORIA Hotel & Medical Spa

          ASTORIA Hotel & Medical Spa

          Vrídelní 92/21, Karlovy Vary
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in City Centre, this spa hotel is steps from Mill Colonnade and Zámecké Lázně. Market Colonnade and Church of St. Mary Magdalene are also within 5 minutes. Karlovy Vary Station is 21 minutes by foot.

            Hotel La Bohemia $55
            Hotel La Bohemia

            Hotel La Bohemia

            Stara Louka 375/2, Karlovy Vary
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Karlovy Vary, this hotel is steps from Market Colonnade, Karlovy Vary Municiple Theater, and Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Zámecké Lázně and Mill Colonnade are also within 5 minutes. Karlovy Vary Station is 26 minutes by foot.

              Hotel Boston $34
              Hotel Boston

              Hotel Boston

              Lucní Vrch 9, Karlovy Vary
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Karlovy Vary, this golf hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Market Colonnade, Karlovy Vary Municiple Theater, and Zámecké Lázně. Church of St. Mary Magdalene and Mill Colonnade are also within 10 minutes. Karlovy Vary Station is 26 minutes by foot.

                EA Hotel Atlantic Palace $79
                EA Hotel Atlantic Palace

                EA Hotel Atlantic Palace

                Tržište 37/23, Karlovy Vary
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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