When is the latest I can enter the concert hall?
5 minutes before the start of the concert (in most cases, 7.55pm). If you arrive later, you lose your right to your seat.
What should I bring with me?
Always have some ID with you. In most of the concert halls, bringing alcohol, other drinks, and food into the hall is forbidden (unless for health reasons), as well as any bottles, cans, jars, etc, drugs and intoxicating substances, oversize luggage, weapons, knives, any kind of recording equipment (data, audio, or visual), explosives, flammable substances, and binoculars. Further, perfumes, deodorants and sprays of more than 100ml volume, prams, bikes, rollerblades (and other sporting accessories), and any other dangerous objects or materials that could cause damage to health or property. Regulations for specific venues can be found on the websites of the venues in question.
Can I come with a discounted ticket but without ID to prove I have a right to the discount?
No – you will be asked to show the ID on entering the venue. If you don’t have it with you, you’ll have to pay the difference to get a full-price ticket.
Can I pay for tickets by credit card on the door?
No, only in cash.
Can I pay for tickets in foreign currency on the door?
No – unless otherwise specified at the venue.
Can I smoke at the venues?
Smoking is not permitted at any of the festival concert venues.
Rudolfinum is one the most important neo-renaissance buildings in the Czech Republic. It was conceived as a multi-purpose cultural centre which emphasized its contemporary European significance. Designed by eminent Czech architects Josef Zítek and Josef Schulz, it became a cultural centre combining exhibition rooms with concert halls and a museum. The grand opening took place on 24 January 1885 in the presence of Crown Prince Rudolf, in whose honuour the building was named. In 1896, the first ever concert of the Czech Philharmonic took place in the main concert hall of Rudolfinum, conducted by composer Antonín Dvořák, after whom the hall is named.
Strings of Autumn has put on numerous concerts here, among them Cassandra Wilson, Daniel Hope, Brad Mehldau, Ahmad Jamal, Charles Lloyd, Lizz Wright, Hugh Masekela and many more.
This year, Jiří Suchý returns to Rudolfinum to reprise last year’s Recital progamme, with the stage of the Dvořák Hall again transformed to evoke the black-and-white aesthetic of the original ‘Recital ’64’ television programme. The second Rudolfinum concert of the 2020 festival features the star countertenor Andreas Scholl with pianist Tamar Halperin.
The DOX Centre is a dynamic cultural platform and a space for bringing together different approaches and trends in the arts. Its independence from state institutions enables it to put on an eclectic programme with international scope.
DOX is an outstanding example of contemporary architecture. This internationally recognized project involving the transformation of an old factory into a multi-functional space is the work of architect Ivan Kroupa. In 2008, DOX was nominated for the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe Award. The prestigious Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture includes it among the best 1000 architectural projects of the last ten years. Over 3000 m2 of exhibition space are supplemented by a café, a bookshop, and a design shop.
In 2018, DOX was expanded to include a state-of-the-art multipurpose hall called DOX+, which was designed by the architectural studio Petr Hájek Architekti. DOX+ is primarily used for staged performance – theatre, dance, music, and film. It has become an important venue on the Prague concert scene, in particular for fans of contemporary music.
This year’s Strings of Autumn sees Berlin-based electro-classical pioneers the Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble take to the Dox+ stage.
Divadlo X10 is located in the basement of the former Art Industry Building. Inspired by German Werkbund, this seven-storey functionalist building was built as the administrative and exhibition centre of The Central Federation of Czechoslovak Industry, which served an important function as organiser of events representing Czechoslovak works at home and abroad. The construction of the building was completed in 1936 by the architect Oldřich Starý. Its design involved many notable persons, such as Josef Gočár, Rudolf Stockar, and painters and graphic designers František Kysela and Vratislav Hugo Brunner.
This year, X10 plays host to Vinicius Cantuaria, a modern-day icon of Brazilian music, with an intimate solo recital presentation of the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim.
For the first time in the festival history as well as for the first time in the history of Prague, a unique floating stage of Strings of Autumn “Prague Sounds again” will be created on Vltava. In cooperation with Povodí Vltavy and the State Navigation Administration, we will anchor an auditorium with an area of more than 100 m2 near the National Theatre. The unique setting will make it possible to enjoy the concert from the auditorium on pontoons situated directly on Vltava level with a guarantee of a perfect audio-visual experience that includes the breath-taking panorama of festively lit Prague. The floating stage made for Daniel Hope and the Epoque Orchestra is inspired by the bridge arch of the Legion Bridge and fits organically into the city’s “landscape” (stage design by Šimon and Michal Caban).
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