Cross Club is an iconic cultural center that you couldn’t find anywhere else. What makes it so unique? Besides its renomé among the world-known DJs, you will be amazed by the interior. Let’s explore this unique Prague underworld together.
Why is Cross Club So Special
As might be evident from its name, Cross Club is mostly about music. If you like to discover different styles of music beyond the mainstream, the Cross Club might be your second home. If you are curious, check the program of Cross Club and let yourself be inspired by the various offer across the genres and cultures.
Once you enter the club itself, you won’t stop wonder. The most distinctive feature of the club is the interior decoration, made of metal, pipes, part of the cars, and different kinds of machines. The design is still evolving with the same designer for almost twenty years. So, if you are going to visit Cross Club within one year, you might be wondering about changes again. Just beware, you can easily get lost in this labyrinth.
Why You Should Visit It
Cross Club is not only about music. You can find here the Cross Club program of various performances, experimental theatre (mostly English friendly), lectures on diverse topics, exhibitions, discussions, poetry reading, or stand-up comedy shows.
All these activities are mostly happening in the Cross Attic, which is well hidden on the top of the building. It’s a small space that is enabling the visitors to be drawn into the action, crossing the boundaries of typical performances. The theatre in the attic is operating for almost ten years; however, the current concept of the Cross Attic for about two years, so they are still open to the nontraditional forms of the culture.
If you would like to explore the place without attending a particular event, you can visit the café/restaurant on the first floor that is open all day long. Here you can find a selection of good quality teas, coffees, and other drinks as well as small meals made of fresh ingredients for reasonable prices.
What I like is the atmosphere of Club during the summer. There is a large outdoor area full of futuristic sculptures and the stage for performances and summer cinema. The area also enables to host various events, such as gastro festivals, flea markets, and other activities. Most of them are free of charge or for a small entrance fee.
You can enjoy all these activities thanks to the enthusiastic group of friends who found the club in 2001 and gradually transformed it into the current iconic culture space. Today, the Club is run by Tomáš, one of the founders and the staff that remained from the founding period.
How to get to Cross Club
Cross Club is just a few meters from the metro station Nádraží Holešovice on the red line. Follow the side with tram stops and take a left when you exit the metro. Soon, you will pass by the futuristic decoration, and here you go. Nearby the Club, you can find also a DOX Centre for Contemporary Art.