Prague’s cultural powerhouses cast shadows over this small cement patio, which acts as a gathering space for audience members of the surrounding theaters in the hours before shows. In 2016, the rededication of the square in honor of Vaclav Havel saw the addition a glowing red heart resting on the ground below his signature on the far wall. It’s also, unsurprisingly, a popular location for both organized and impromptu art events, from hosting one of Prague’s free pianos on the street, to a sculptural garden installation of 100+ potted plants, to massive open classes by the Czech National Ballet to mark International Dance Day.
Time Out tip: The square often includes an installation as part of the Prague Signal Festival, a free outdoor light show that draws international crowds each October.
Cafe NONA: For a pre-performance beverage with fellow arts aficionados
Gran Fierro: For delicious red wine and Argentinian steaks pre- or post-show
Střelecký Island: For a sliver of tree-lined peace on the Vltava River