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The motto of the HILT Black Light Theatre Prague is: "You have to enter the darkness to see the light." The twice-awarded theater at the World Theater Olympics 2018 in India, which also recently sold out 2,000 seats at the Teatro Nacional Guatemala, welcomes you to its home stage in a historic space with an exclusive 50 seats.

Prague is the world home and heart of the black light theatre genre since 1960s. There were 10 blackBlack light theatre Prague HILT dance light theatre produtions in Prague until the pandemic times of covid-19. Since 2020 there are 4 active black light theatres - HILT black light theatre Prague, WOW black light theatre, Image black light theatre and Srnec black light theatre.

The Magic Comedy - HILT black light theatre performance attracts audiences who do not normally go to the theater. Conservative evening wear does not apply here, it is not a classic performance of the theater. The combination of 12 different dance images in the dark, where only the phosphorescent colors shine, will entertain children, youth, adults and cheerful grandmothers and grandfathers. The comedic performance will not leave a single face without a smile. The show is interactive and, thanks to the small space, takes place in direct contact with the viewer.

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Black theater as such has its history since the 1960s, and Prague is known as the world's "home" of this genre. Thanks to the optical illusion, props and actors float, appear and disappear again in absolute darkness. Paradoxically, this genre has the most success in the world during its big tours.

HILT is one of the few black light theaters that survived the covid pandemic. It is located in the center of Old Prague in an underground stone space with foundations from the 15th century. The audience sits level with the stage of the performance and is thus completely drawn into the magic of darkness and light.

The show is always Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 20:30. "Imagine a world where the line between reality and illusion blurs, where visuals come alive and stories captivate your senses. Welcome to the realm of black theater HILT. HILT in the heart of old Prague offers a unique blend of captivating storytelling and dynamic visuals. It's an immersive experience that draws you into the extraordinary world created by the visionary director Theodore Hoidekre. It is not just theater; it is an experience that transcends the boundaries of traditional performances."

"Born in the heart of old Prague in 2007, the Black Light Theater HILT has been a beacon of innovative theater performances. The visionary Theodor Hoidekr brought this concept to life and created a theatrical experience that is as immersive as it is captivating. As the years have passed, HILT has grown from a small group of passionate artists in a theater group that is recognized on the world stage. The breakthrough came in 2018, when HILT became the only Czech theater to win not one, but two awards at the prestigious World Theater Olympics in India. This was proof of their dedication and creativity and the fascinating performances they gave. The influence of HILT did not stop at the awards. They captivated the audience far and wide. One notable stop was at the Teatro Nacional, where they sold out all of the 2,000 seats after a world-renowned spectacle, HILT Black Light Theater has really established itself in the world of performing arts.”

HILT Black Light Theater is more than just a show; it's a sensory adventure that awaits you. Imagine a journey into a realm where the ordinary becomes extraordinary, where shadows dance and colors explode. The magic of the HILT Black Light Theater is a unique experience, a symphony of light and darkness that draws you into an enchanting story. It is an adventure that is impossible to repeat, an unforgettable spectacle. "Immerse yourself in the captivating world of HILT Black Light Theatre. Experience the magic, experience the story, experience the spectacle that awaits you."

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Black light theatre (in Czech černé divadlo) or simply Black Theatre, is a theatrical performance style characterized by the use of black box theatre augmented by black light illusion. This form of theatre originated from Asia and can be found in many places around the world. It has become a speciality of Prague, where many theatres use it.

ABOUT THE GROUP "HILT" black light theatre

  • The Playwright & Director

    Theodor Hoidekr was born in 1980 in Czech industrial town Ostrava. While at the business school, Theodor was secretly visiting a dance school. In the year 2001, he moved to capital city Prague and soon became the lead dancer in many theatre shows. Later he was dancing in TV shows. His biggest love is black light Theatre. After being to different parts of the world, like India, Poland, Malta, Greece, Germany, Slovakia and Ecuador, Theodor Hoidekr formed his own theatre group in 2007 called HILT Black Light Theatre.


    The Group

    HILT Black Light Theatre, Prague was founded in 2007. The main idea was to put together experienced black theatre actors and dancers and to use these different experiences in a new theatre group. HILT is the abbreviation of "Hoidekr Interactive Light Theatre" - its founder and director is Theodor Hoidekr - and this group often likes to break the barrier and interact with the audience. This group has visited many countries with their show - Malta, Slovakia, Germany, Greece, Poland, Ecuador and India. Their most beloved and successful tour was in 2009 - the Bharat Rang Mahotsav festival in India.

  • The Play

    Phantom is the compilation of 15 different short pieces. It shows the best of the theatre group HILT’s work in last ten years. "Black light theatre" is the very special theatre genre based on optical effects of darkness and UV lighting. This genre originated in The Czech Republic in 1955. Costumes and stage props shine in the dark creating visual illusions. Each piece of this show is has a different style - love, autumn, winter or Africa, India, Czech folklore and more.


    Director's Note

    To celebrate 10 years of my theatre group HILT Black Light Theatre is a very special moment in my life. I still remember how we started 10 years ago and I am grateful to all my actors and dancers. Especially to Stepanka Pencova, the lady who helped me lead our group all these years. My life is theatre and I cannot imagine living without it. It gives me an immense pleasure to be able to communicate a story to the audience. Sure, my work is still evolving and with every experience I feel my shows are more advanced. Phantom is the biggest part of my heart - it shows many different sides of my personality and of each person sitting in the audience as well.