Theatres and Concert Halls
Discos and Clubs
Beethoven in Prague
Most visitors to Prague are aware of the Mozart connection, but how many know that another great composer, Ludwig van Beethoven,
also came here on one occasion? The house where the 26-year-old musician stayed in 1796 (on the corner of Lázeňská and Maltézské
náměstí) was then the Golden Unicorn Hotel. During his stay, Beethoven also gave a recital at Count Clam-Gallas's palace on
Tinsel Town Prague has been playing host to Western film-makers ever since Milo Forman arrived to make Amadeus in 1984. Recently more and more foreign directors have been heading for the Czech capital, which offers locations of unrivalled beauty, highly trained, home-grown film technicians and the largest studios in the region. Fortunately the income is proving hugely beneficial to the Czech film industry, now wholly reliant on private funding.
Ticket Offices To get hold of tickets for the theatre or other events, try one of the city's central ticket offices: Bohemia Ticket International Address: Na Příkopé 16, Praha 1 Phone: 2421 5031; Top Theatre Tickets Address: Celetná 13, Praha 1 Phone: 232 2536, or TicketPro Address: Salvátorská 10, Praha 1 Phone: 2481 4020
U Zlatého Tygra The no-frills beer hall is usually packed with Prague die-hards addicted to the golden nectar. To find a seat say Je tu volno? (Is this space free?) and wait to be served. Pilsner Urquell is the only beer available, delivered uniformly in half-litre measures. Each glass is marked on your tab and you can also order traditional Czech snacks like Prague ham with horseradish sauce. When you're ready to go, say Platit prosím - don't expect an itemised bill, you won't be overcharged.