DOX Launches New Multi-Function Space In Holešovice

The new building with a distinctive façade reminiscent of a couch upholstery, will be a venue for concerts, theater, dance and more

The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with the opening of a new multifunctional space.

The new DOX+ space was designed by Petr Hájek Architekti and will be used for theatre, dance, music, film, and performance art.

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Equipped with leading-edge technology, this multifunctional space, called DOX+, has a capacity of 450-700 and is simultaneously a full-scale theatre and dance space, a movie theatre, and a conference hall, and concert venue.

Photo: Petr Hajek Architekti / FB

In conjunction with a separate rehearsal studio, it provides a professional facility for theatrical and dance productions. Starting this year, the Farm in the Cave theatre studio headed by Viliam Dočolomanský will find a permanent home in the new DOX+space.

“Our objective is neither to copy existing formats nor to duplicate the direction or programme of local, established institutions focusing on theatre, dance, music, or film, but rather create conditions for the creation of new work. We will focus on artists with a unique and authentic style whose work offers a view of contemporary society,” says Michaela Šilpochová, a member of the programming team and director of communication, regarding planned use of the DOX+ project.

Petr Hajek Architekti / FB

The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art first opened its doors to the public in 2008. During the course of its existence, it has undergone a number of transformations affecting not only its exterior form but above all its function.

December 2016 saw the opening of its Gulliver Airship which regularly hosts events focused on literature. The main idea of its founder and director, Leoš Válka, its purpose was to create a space where various artistic fields would intersect.

Lead photo via www.dox.cz.

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