Vinohrady Theatre

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Vinohrady Theatre

Vinohrady Theatre (Czech: Divadlo na Vinohradech) is a theatre in Vinohrady, Prague.

Construction began on February 27, 1905. It served as the Theatre of the Czechoslovak Army from autumn 1950 to January 1966. It contains a curtain painted by Vladimír Županský depicting a naked muse.[1]

Playwrights associated with the theatre include Viktor Dyk who was active around 1915.[2]

During the Velvet Revolution, where the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic was overthrown, there was a rally outside the theatre on the night of November 19–20; actress Vlasta Chramostová was quoted as asking the crowd: "If not now, when? If not us, then who?"[3]


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  2. ^ Viktor Dyk,, retrieved 12 April 2014
  3. ^ @ironcurtain_25 (19 November 2014). "20 Nov 89: CSSR: 0300: Vinohrady Theatre rally concludes with actress Vlasta Chramostová asking "If not now, when? If not us, then who?"" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

Coordinates: 50°04′35″N 14°26′14″E / 50.07639°N 14.43722°E / 50.07639; 14.43722