Theatre of Music

The Theatre of Music was established in 1968 in place of the former Radiotabarin, as one of several branches of the Prague Theatre of Music (Divadlo hudby - DH). It staged more or less a major part of the Prague theatre’s programmes in edited shows consisting of music, the spoken word and images. The theatre began to stage its own shows - poetry nights, talks with interesting artists, film shows in the mini-cinema and studio productions of the Olomouc drama troupe.

In the 1980s, the dramaturgy of the Theatre of Music gained more independence and in 1986 it became completely independent of the Prague headquarters. However, the theatre only became fully independent after 1990 when it was no longer subject to the District Cultural Centre and, as a municipal allowance organization, it became a "production house" focused on small, fringe and alternative art - theatre, music and fine arts.

During the 1990s, it became an important theatre in Olomouc for children, presenting puppet plays performed by the best Czech and, occasionally, foreign companies.

For its whole existence the Theatre of Music has had problems with provisional premises and a technical background, a situation difficult to solve in view of the complex property relations in the building where it operates. The impasse was solved by linking a state allowance organization with the owner of the building - the Olomouc Museum of Art. On the 1st of January, 2014 the Theatre of Music became part of the Museum of Art.

The Theatre of Music continues in its traditional dramaturgy, making a significant contribution to the accompanying programmes of the Olomouc Museum of Art. It remains a platform for various cultural events targeted at a wide range of visitors, either produced independently, or in cooperation with other cultural or educational institutions.


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