The majestic building of National Theater embodies Czech Republic's deep ingrained affinity for art forms. Josef Zitek, the renowned architect, designed the magnificent structure in Renaissance Revival style. The patterned roof, embellished with a golden, crown-like structure is a signature mark of the building. Soaring over the river Vltava, the theater has been the focal point for stupendous ballet, opera, and drama performances. The auditorium, with a seating capacity of 1000, is bracketed with golden linings, frescoed lunettes, and ceilings. Preserving the rich musical and opera traditions inherited from the Bohemian roots, the theater is the city's prized possession.