The enchanting palace of Mnichovo Hradiště acquired its present form in 1697–1703. In 1833, the reigning count Waldstein hosted an extraordinary event: the meeting of the sovereigns of the Holy Alliance, i.e. the Austrian emperor Francis I, Czar Nicoals I and the Prussian crown prince Frederick William. On this occasion, the Estates Theatre company from Prague performed in the new palace theatre. This 1833 theatre has been preserved, complete with its simple stage technology, part of the original lighting, the stage decorations and a large collection of costumes.
It was opened to the public in 1999 after a restoration campaign. Part of the guided tour of the theatre is a new exhibition commemorating the meeting of the Holy Alliance, also featuring some of the theatrical costumes and props.
See the film of the Zámecké divadlo in Mnichovo Hradiště
Zámek Mnichovo Hradiště
V Lipách 148
295 01 Mnichovo Hradiště
Visits: guided tours Sat–Sun 09:00–15:00 (April & Oct) ∙ Tue–Sun 09:00–16:00 (May–Sept) ∙ closed Nov–Dec ∙ on appointment only (Jan–March)