Pernerova 53 18600 Praha 8 Czech Republic
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Forum Karlín is one of the most modern multipurpose concert halls in Prague. Offering outstanding acoustics, the venue is located in the heart of the Karlín district, near the city center. The complex includes a multipurpose hall with a capacity of 3,000 visitors, which provides a flexible setting for a variety of social, entertainment, and educational events.
Designed in partnership with Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, the construction of the facility began in 2011. The Forum consists of two buildings – a sensitively renovated former manufacturing plant from the First Republic era, which has been the head office of the Economia Publishing Company since 2013, and a modern building, which houses the multipurpose concert hall. The concert hall was opened in June 2014.
Forum Karlín has three floors. The top two feature a foyer and a gallery, while the bottom houses a foyer and the main room. The facility has a capacity of 2,000 and 3,000 seated and standing visitors, respectively. The concert hall, which can also be used as a ballroom or conference hall, offers an abundance of amenities and checkrooms. The complex has barrier-free access on all floors.
Forum Karlín does not have a parking facility for visitors. Visitors are encouraged to use nearby public transport.
Paid parking is available on Thámova Street, 300 meters from Forum Karlín. For additional information and booking, visit Karlín Parking, Thamova
Another parking facility is located on Křižíkova Street, at a distance of 500 meters. For additional information and booking, visit Karlín Parking, Křižíkova
Forum Karlín is in the vicinity of two Metro stations. Křižíkova, on Line B, and Florenc, on Line C, are at a walking distance of approximately three and 15 minutes from the Forum, respectively.
The facility is also served by streetcars via the Křižíkova and Urxova stops. If you take a streetcar from the city center, get off at Křižíkova and walk along Thámova Street toward Vítkov Hill. Take a left at the intersection with Pernerova Street and continue as far as the Forum.
If you take a streetcar in the downtown direction, get off at Urxova and walk in the same direction as far as the intersection of Sokolovská and Šaldova. Take a left from Sokolovská onto Šaldova Street and walk toward Vítkov Hill, as far as the intersection of Šaldova and Pernerova. Take a left at the intersection and continue as far as the Forum.
The closest bus stop is on Tachovské náměstí. The stop is located in the nearby Žižkov district, from which you can walk to the Forum via a tunnel under Vítkov Hill.
Forum Karlín opened its doors to music lovers for the first time on June 11, 2014 to host a concert by the American band Nine Inch Nails. Since then, the facility has served as a venue for performances delivered by numerous acclaimed groups and artists, including Queens of the Stone Age, Lara Fabian, Pet Shop Boys, Ed Sheeran, ZAZ, and Apocalyptica. Czech artists who have performed at the Forum include Ewa Farna and Michal Pavlíček.
Forum Karlín has completely barrier-free access. There is an elevator for traveling between individual floors. Whenever possible in consideration of the ticket category, visitors with special accessibility requirements are encouraged to buy tickets for the first gallery, which is located on the street level (middle floor). The first gallery provides a good view and easy access to the concert hall and the auditorium.
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