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The Hottest Ticket in Town: Kid’s Concerts at Rudolfinum

Published on April 28th, 2016 in Entertainment

  • Concert for Children (photo: Morris-Media 2016, courtesy of Prague Philharmonia)

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  • Concert for Children (photo: Morris-Media 2016, courtesy of Prague Philharmonia)

  • Concert for Children (photo: Morris-Media 2016, courtesy of Prague Philharmonia)

  • Concert for Children (photo: Morris-Media 2016, courtesy of Prague Philharmonia)

  • Concert for Children (photo: Morris-Media 2016, courtesy of Prague Philharmonia)

  • Concert for Children (photo: Morris-Media 2016, courtesy of Prague Philharmonia)

  • Concert for Children (photo: Morris-Media 2016, courtesy of Prague Philharmonia)

  • Concert for Children (photo: Morris-Media 2016, courtesy of Prague Philharmonia)

 

If you are like me and tend to plan ahead, it is never too early to start organizing your children’s autumn activities in the spring – especially if you live in Prague where cultural activities are in high demand and events sell out in a flash.

 

Some of the most exciting performances for families take place in the Prague Rudolfinum’s breathtaking Dvořák Hall (said to have some of the best acoustics in Europe) where both the Prague Philharmonia (PKF) and Czech Philharmonic (Česká filharmonie) offer a kid-friendly weekend concert series.

 

Last year I bought a subscription to both performance cycles, and while each was a bit different, both are highly recommended.

 

The PKF performances are always narrated by elf characters Šíma and Lupi who present the life and work of a single classical composer with lots of colorful props, song and dance, and, symphonic sounds.

 

The Czech Philharmonic concerts are arranged around a seasonal theme and present a variety of classical compositions and theatrics; the show is typically followed by entertaining workshops in the adjacent gallery.

 

(Note that the spoken parts of these concerts are in Czech only; the Czech Philharmonic performances tend to rely a little more on talking and audience interaction than the PKF performances.)

 

 

 

Concert for Children (photo: Morris-Media 2016, courtesy of Prague Philharmonia

 

 

Concerts last about an hour. The range of age appropriateness is wide; we took our daughter before she turned two; friends with toddlers and older children have also been very pleased with their Rudolfinum experience. Babies may sit (or sleep) on an adult lap free of charge.

 

Most importantly, however, if you are interested in attending these performances, I highly encourage you to buy tickets as soon as they go on sale, especially if you want to get good seats!

 

 

Prague Philharmonie tickets for 2016/2017 season go on sale April 14, 2016

 

Prices range from 200-400 CZK for individual tickets with a 50% discount for children up to 15 years. 
 

A season subscription ranges from 470-1,100 CZK for 4 concerts.

 

You can purchase individual tickets and subscriptions online or directly at the Prague Philharmonie box office (Husova 7); individual tickets can be purchased an hour prior to the performance at the Rudolfinum ticket office.

 

 

Czech Philharmonic tickets for the 2016/2017 season go on sale April 25, 2016.

 

Prices range from 150-200 CZK for individual tickets with a 50% discount for children up to 15 years.
 

A season subscription is 800 CZK for 5 concerts.

 

You can purchase individual tickets at the box office in the Rudolfinum (see details below), online, or via Colosseum Ticket.

 

 

Rudolfinum Concert Hall

Alšovo nábřeží 12, Prague 1
www.rudolfinum.cz/
tel 227 059 227
metro A to Staroměstská
 

 

 

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