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Mahen Theatre is a part of the National Theatre in Brno.
It was built in 1882 and it was the first public buildings in the world lit entirely by electric light.
It was built in a combination of Neo-renaissance, Neo-baroque and Neoclassical architectural styles.
The founding stone was laid on July 18, 1881. The construction went smoothly, taking only 16 months from start to opening of the theatre.
During the construction it was necessary to change the building’s inner disposition several times.
The main reason for this was the devastating fires which were affecting European theatres at the time.
Today’s Mahen Theatre served mainly as an opera house, until the building of Janáček Theatre in 1965.
Five of the late operas by Leoš Janáček were premiered here, as well as the ballet Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev.
Since 1965, the theatre has served as the home stage of the dramatical ensemble of the National Theatre in Brno.
Mahen Theatre was proclaimed as one of the National Technical Monuments of the Czech Republic.
You can find the information about the ongoing concerts and tickets on its official website.
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