Theatres, Cultural Centres


F. X. Šalda Theatre, Liberec

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Created:12.2.2008 | Modified:26.3.2020

Address:nám. Dr. E. Beneše 22Liberec, 460 01GPS:50°46'13.8''N; 15°03'31.4''E[Map]
The theatre was built in the Neo-Renaissance style, according to the plans of Austrian architects Fellner & Helmer. A precious curtain created by Gustav Klimt decorates the interior. Currently, the theatre puts on drama, opera and ballet productions.

In September of 1881 the foundations were laid for a new theatre and the City Theatre was ceremonially opened in September 1883. The building was constructed in Neo-Reneissance style. It has an advantageous position in the city centre, fitting well among the surrounding constructions thanks to its proportions. 


The front wall is emphasized with a rich stucco decoration, trimmed with a row of sculptures of allegoric meaning. All these sandstone sculptures were carved out by Reinhold Völke, a stonecutter from Vienna, according to the design provided by Bendel, a sculptor also from Vienna.


There are currently three theatre companies performing in the theatre - opera, ballet and dramatic companies.

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