This pearl of the 1980s, classified for everyone but the actors of the National Theater, who have been making good use of it after the exhausting performances, has been operating for thirty-six years.
The sauna used to be inaccessible to the public, but no one knew about it anyway. Only now does has it opened to the so-called people from the street. It’s located on the roof of one of the New Stage buildings.
Behind this new concept are three poeple – Stanislav Meyer, Lukáš Otevřel and Miroslav Sládek. Last year, the ND was looking for a new manager for the unprofitable sauna and they won in the tender.
Although neither had any experience with a similar project, their love of relaxation united them. The goal was clear – to preserve the sauna.
Understandably, everything was damaged and weathered after years of use. The architects from Edit! Architects took the responsibility for the renovation, which was finished in half a year and cost less than a million crowns.
You’ll find here a new Finnish sauna, which can accommodate sixteen people and its ceiling is lined with wood in the shape of the Czech flag. There is a central room with tables, a restroom with sun loungers, and, of course, a sauna with a cooling pool.
If you come to the sauna after 7 pm, when the evening performances begin, you will quite likely hear a famous opera or some other performance. There’s a reason why the trio gave the place the name National Sauna.
The sauna works on the principle of member cards, which are charged with 10 entries without a time limit. However, you can ask to try the sauna even without a membership over the phone.
The sauna is open daily from 16:00 to 22:00. It will be open until the end of June, and then from September again after a summer break.