9th Open House Prague Festival
Open Buildings | May 20–21, 2023
The 9th Open House Prague Festival takes place May 15–21, 2023. On the weekend, over 100 buildings and spaces are going to open around the entire city. During the entire week, there is also going to be an eventful accompanying program, which features art exhibitions, projections, performances, and more. Get ready and watch this year’s videspot!
Starting May 15, you can also visit us at our information center, this year located at the New Stage of the National Theater (address: Národní 1393, Prague 1; entry from the small square by the building). From Monday to Friday, we are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on the weekend from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. We are also working on our festival guide for this year, which will include all the open buildings. The guide will be available at our information center, and during May, it will also be available in our online store.
We look forward to seeing you!
Tips for Must-See Buildings
Need help deciding which places to visit during Open House Prague 2023? We have put together a list of carefully selected buildings that you shouldn’t miss, including several buildings that offer tours in English. You can visit monumental, opulent constructions in the heart of Prague, see several examples of modern architecture, and visit various parts of Prague such as Holešovice, Smíchov, and Ruzyně. Let’s take a nice trip around the Czech capital!
As part of this year’s accompanying program, you can see WHOMAN, a performance by Ufftenživot & Studio ALTA which explores social norms and expectations, held at the former Libeň Brewery, or see contemporary Czech art from the private art collection KOOJON, displayed at the Holešovice Marketplace. Some buildings also offer tours in English as part of the accompanying program; elsewhere, English tours take place continually throughout the day. The full overview of all accompanying events and activities can be found below.
‘Open Prague’ Photo Contest
Do you love Prague and photography? In collaboration with our media partner Estav.cz and partners Megapixel and Ná Zábradlí Theater, we are holding the photo contest Otevřená Praha (‘Open Prague’) again, where you can win attractive prizes. No matter if you’re a beginner, or a professional – you can compete in three categories: Space, Detail, and People. The best photos will be selected by our jury, and the winners will be decided by a public vote. The contest runs from May 15 to May 21, 2023. The deadline for applications and sending in your photos is Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 12 p.m. Gear up and enjoy the festival in yet another way!
Plan Your Route with Mapy.cz
Starting Monday, May 15, you can plan your festival route using the function My maps available at Mapy.cz and in the Mapy.cz mobile app. Just type open house prague in the search bar and the maps will show you all the buildings that are open this year, including opening hours and information about each building.
On Friday, May 19, the festival chat room will become available on our homepage, which you can use during the festival to share your thoughts, experience, and useful tips.