Prague arts venue Akropolis celebrating double anniversary
Palác Akropolis, one of Prague’s most important arts venues, will celebrate a double anniversary this upcoming season: It is 90 years since its establishment and 20 years since it was reopened. A special series of events in different genres, including concerts and theatre performances, are scheduled to take place between September and June to mark the special occasion.
“During communism the building was used as a warehouse and after 1989 it had been left abandoned. We took over the building in 1992 and after the reconstruction, launched a trial operation in 1995. We have been officially opened since 1996. Sixty percent of our current repertoire consists of music and around 40 percent are theatre performances.”
“I think the main reason behind our success is the fact that we had already been running the legendary Junior Klub na Chmelnici in the 1980s and we were closely linked to the Pražská Pětka theatre and to many Czech bands. So we had a wide network of people who knew each other really well and that was a great advantage when starting Akropolis. But it is also the result of our artistic team, which keeps coming up with new ideas.”
To mark its double anniversary, Palác Akropolis has come up with a special programme called 20/90, with 20 events in various genres scheduled to take place during the upcoming season. Lubomír Schmidtmajer again:
To find out more about the upcoming programme marking the 20th anniversary of Palác Akropolis you can visit the club’s website: www.palacakropolis.cz