HILT black light theatre was the only Czech theatre nominated and double awarded at World Theatre Olympics 2018. Watch a performance by Hilt, the black light theatre group of Prague, and see the only independent theatre group of the “Black Theatre” genre working in the Czech Republic. The group works to bring modern influences to the traditional stage, and after years of travelling, their historical repertoire has landed at the Prague centre.
Watch in awe as the mysterious masked "Phantom" takes to the stage. He first charmed audiences in a 1916 horror film, followed by various stage and film versions. Characterised by the use of black light illusions, black theatre originates from Asia, but has become a speciality in Prague.
Using elements of modern dance and pantomime, black light theatre uses black curtains, a darkened stage and black (UV) lighting, paired with fluorescent costumes to create intricate illusions. See floating figures and the magic of colours against a backdrop of complete darkness. The show’s author, Theodor Deutsch Hoidekr, has directed several shows of black light theatre and worked with the greatest Bollywood film star, Abhishek Bachchan.