Best things to do in Prague in March 2022: See Irish comic Mike Rice

March closes out with a one-man comedy show called 'The Best Man in Ireland' at Hotel Alwyn in Karlín. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 28.02.2022 16:47:00 (updated on 29.03.2022) Reading time: 6 minutes

With limits on the capacity of events ending on March 1 and mask requirements partially relaxed from March 13, this month sees the entertainment scene in Prague springing back to life. March kicks off with a couple of concerts for Ukraine and continues on with St. Patrick's Day and numerous concerts, festivals, and exhibit openings. We've rounded up the best here.

Benefits for Ukraine

Pavel Šporcl headlines NGP – Artists for Ukraine, a benefit to raise money for ADRA, which is helping displaced people. Entry is free, but people can donate via a QR code. Veletržní palác, March 25. Read more here.

Newly arrived Ukrainian artists will be performing a special benefit musical concert for World Theatre Day. Admission is free, but donations are sought to help artists displaced by the war. The event is held under the auspices of Prague Shakespeare Company. Divadlo Na Prádle, March 27 at 7 pm. Read more here.

Musicians, performers, and artists will be at Artists from Ukraine Gala Showcase, which will also serve as a networking event. Admission is voluntary and artists will get a share of the proceeds. A Maze in Tchaiovna, March 27. Read more here.


Jaroslav Róna is known for his public sculptures and paintings. He also creates models for buildings, machines, and paints landscapes. These brought together for the first time in Architectons and Machines. DOX, until May 8. Read more here.

See the Wonders of the World in graphics from the 16th and 17th centuries. Of the places depicted, only the Great Pyramids still survive. Schwarzenberg Palace, to May 22. Read more here.

Graphics and caricatures by Pavel Vošický, who was imprisoned for political reasons in the 1950s and emigrated to the U.S. after 1968, reflect slightly humorously on totalitarian regimes. The exhibition is related to his new book “Tak kde jsou ti Američani?” (Where Are the Americans?), which will be on sale. Café in Hybernská 4, until 26 March. Read more here.

The show Prague Decadent, which explores the racy side of Prague life in the 20th century, is in its final month. Dancing House Gallery, to March 31. Read more here.

The often-maligned buildings of the previous era are explored in Architecture 58–89. Photos, 3D models, a projection on the large screen, and more are tied to the publication of a two-volume book on the subject (in Czech). Center for Municipal Planning, March 1–31. Read more here.

Rare book fans can see a codex from the collection of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, whose name for some reason become mixed up in the Underworld film series as a member of a family of werewolves and vampires. (Spoiler: He really wasn't either.) The book on display contains a commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas. General Study Hall, National Library at the Klementinum, March 2–April 5. Read more here.

Chemist and photography historian Petr Tausk also made his own portraits in the 1960s and ’70s. Galerie Josefa Sudka. March 2–June 19. Read more here.

The retrospective Karel Vaňura: Layering shows works by the Czech painter and glassmaker who was active since the 1950s. Muzeum Kampa, March 26 to May 29. Read more here.


Veggie burger on a wooden table
Veggie burger via iStock photo / NatashaPhoto

Treats from around the world are at the spring 2022 edition of the Festival of Delicate Tastes. New Town Hall, March 20. Entry to the festival is free, but there is admission to go to the top of the tower, which opens for the spring on the same day. Read more here.

Sample Street Food from across Europe and the world. In addition to burgers, fish, and spicy delicacies there will be sweet treats. Smíchovská náplavka, March 26. Read more here. OD Prior on Sofijské náměstí, March 26. Read more here.

Try some soups from around the world at Karlínské polívkování, the Karlín soup festival. Music will be provided by Ibby Pop and DJ Hlava. Karlínské náměstí, March 27. Read more here.


The multi-genre festival Spectaculare connects music to visual art such as film, theater, video art, videomapping, and photography. Palác Akropolis and other venues, March 3–May 17. Read more here.

Oscar Wilde’s 1895 play The Importance of Being Earnest features two women who want to marry men named Earnest, and two men who unfortunately have other names. Divadlo D21, March 18, 19, 25, and 26. Read more here.

Franz Schreker’s opera Der ferne Klang was banned in 1931 in Germany as “degenerate music” and forgotten until after the start of the 21st century. The plot involves an author who rejects love to pursue his obsession with finding a distant sound. State Opera, premieres March 26. Read more here.

The international Bazaar Festival features innovative dance and theatre from Central and Eastern Europe and, since 2019, the Middle East. Various venues, March 24–27. Read more here.

Comedian Mike Rice performs his show The Best Man in Ireland, which had a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. Rice began his career in Chicago, appearing at the Laugh Factory, and has since returned to Ireland and the UK, where he has been a hit in clubs and on TV. He will perform his show in Prague for one night only. The Fitzgerald Theatre at Hotel Alwyn, March 30. Read more here.

Three contemporary dance pieces come together in bpm (Beats per Minute). It festures works by Israel’s Eyal Dadon, Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, and the Czech performance artist and choreographer Yemi A.D. National Theatre, premieres March 31 and April 1. Read more here.


Prague-based poet Lucien Zell performs original songs with his band. Singer-songwriter Jan Řepka, Italian-American singer-songwriter Noah Tortelli and other guests will also appear. Carpe Diem Flora, March 26. Read more here.

Explore music of various genres in Jarní Žižkovská noc (Spring Žižkov Night), a festival at various venues across Prague's Žižkov district. March 25–26. Read more here.

Czech electro-swing band Mydy is known for their light show and the lead singer's costumes. They are also among the few Czech bands ever to appear at the Glastonbury Festival. Lucerna Music Bar, March 29. Read more here.

Former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson released the solo album "Walls" in 2020. Forum Karlín, March 31. Read more here.

Family fun

Ferris wheel at Matějská pouť. Photo: iStock, JosefKrcil.
Ferris wheel at Matějská pouť. Photo: iStock, JosefKrcil.

The annual carnival Matějská pouť after a postponement starts on March 5 and runs to April 18 at Výstaviště Holešovice, with haunted houses, rides, games, and refreshments. Read more here.

Explore the rich history of Czech animation in Světy české animace (Worlds of Czech Animation) in Hall 17 of Pražská tržnice (Prague Market Holešovice). It covers figures from the past like Karel Zeman and Jiří Trnka, recently retired Jan Švankmajer, and animators on the contemporary scene. Read more here and here.

A production aimed at toddlers from six months to 3 years old (with an accompanying adult), BatoLaterna turns the stage into a playground. No language barrier. National Theatre's Nová scéna, March 16–19. Read more here.

The 91st season of Prague Zoo opens with performances, a fashion show, openings of exhibitions, special feedings, and more. Ukrainian Ambassador to the Czech Republic Yevhen Perebyjnis will be the main guest. Prague Zoo, March 26. Read more here.


The One World (Jeden svět) film festival puts the spotlight on human rights, and since its launch in 1999, it has become one of the largest of its type. March 23– 31, various venues. Read more here and in our story here.

Student films are featured in Famufest 38. FAMU is the country's main film school, and graduates go on to become writers and directors not only here but in other countries. Various venues, March 30–April 3. Read more here.

Misc. March fun

Stamps, coins, banknotes, postcards, and other treasures are at the Spring Collectors Fair (Jarní veletrh Sběratel). Hotel Olympik, March 25–26. Read more here.

Historic trams 41 and 42 will start running on weekends and public holidays as of March 26. from June to the end of August tram 41 will also run on Wednesday afternoons. Special tickets are required, as they are not included in monthly or annual passes. Tram 41 costs CZK 100 for adults, while 24-hour tickets for tram 42, which can be used for hop-on hop-off tourism, are CZK 250. Tickets can be purchased on the trams or at Prague City Tourism information centers or on the trams. The routes and schedules can be found here under the trams’ numbers.

The fourth Karlín Ball (Karlínský ples) will have the 30 piece Big ‘O’ Band plus electroswing band Mydy (formerly Mydy Rabycad). Proceeds of the raffle will go to the charity Společné kroky, which helps children from orphanages. Forum Karlín, March 26. Read more here.

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