Open House Prague

Join us and explore architecture in a different way! The festival of open buildings has become a traditional architectural holiday that gives people access to the city’s hidden architectural gems. Open House Prague provides you with free entry to tens of usually inaccessible buildings and spaces. Open House Prague isn’t just a weekend event – the festival also offers a week-long supporting program which contains guided tours, lectures, and debates on city architecture. With the festival motto being “Architecture for everyone”, the festival program offers activities for children as well as people with visual or hearing impairment.

photo by Kateřina Vodrážková
The 7th Open House Prague festival

Open House Worldwide

The concept of Open House was born in London in 1992 and founded by Victoria Thornton, who holds the Order of the British Empire for her services to architecture. Thanks to the festival’s success, it has expanded to 50 cities over the world. The festival was originally a community project which was supposed to strengthen the dialogue between the public and architects, the city, and its public spaces. Open House Prague is a proud member of the Open House Worldwide network, which was officially founded in 2010 and is administered by Open City, a charity registered in the UK.

Become a volunteer!

Support us!

With the support of our many partners as well as individuals, the festival is organized by the non-profit organization Open House Praha, z. ú. The festival would never happen if it weren’t for hunders of volunteers who dedicate their time to us and help us open the city. Do you like what we do? Join us! Become a volunteer, donate, or become a member of the club of Architecture Lovers. You can also enroll your building in the festival program, subscribe to our newsletter, or buy our products in our online store. Your support motivates us and assures as that there is a point to our work. Thank you!

photo by Dušan Vondra

Stay in Touch

Throughout the year, we send our newsletter about the festival and other events in english.