Collbenka 1704

We renovate the industrial grounds of the former ČKD factory on Kolbenova Street in Prague, and we turn it into a new point on Prague’s cultural map. We create a new space for art ensembles rehearsals and culture events from a former distribution center.

Author: Collegium 1704

EUR 14,140
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179 contributors pledged

Community, Art

Praha, Česko

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How it all got started

Originally, we were looking for a place to rehearse the European production of Vivaldi’s opera Arsilda, until we came upon Kolbenka, now called Collbenka 1704.

At the end of last year, Collbenka – a former distribution center for the ČKD manufacturing plants – was still full of tools and objects that had long been unused and abandoned.

But already back then, we could see its potential!

What has already been done

In January of 2017 we started putting the place in order at warp speed. We cleaned up, painted, put down new floors, and decided we want to open up the facility to other music groups, dance troupes, and theatrical ensembles for rehearsals and for holding cultural events.

Our goal

Following the examples seen in Holešovice and Karlín, we want to take part in the revitalization of another forgotten industrial zone in Prague and make Collbenka open to the public, and this requires additional structural alterations and technical equipment needed for rehearsals and routine operations. We need for example:

  • to create premises for artists 
     
  • acoustical adjustments of both halls
     
  • a new ballet floor
     
  • sheet stands and chairs for artists

Your support is now essential to achieve our common goal – opening up Collbenka to the world!

Who we are

We are the Prague baroque orchestra Collegium 1704, founded by the conductor and harpsichordist Václav Luks. During its 11 years of existence, Collegium 1704 has climbed to the very top of its field, and it gives concerts all around Europe and overseas.

News

Jul 19, 2017 Tomáš Král on Collbenka 1704

We love cooperation with Tomáš Král! He's a member of Collegium Vocale 1704 and been on concert stages with us many times already. Watch this video where he's expressing his support for Collbenka1704. Many thanks Tomáš! We now have 3 days left and are very thrilled... Grand finale is coming.

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Jun 26, 2017 Many Greetings from Royal Opera of Versailles!

Our singers send many greetings from Royal Opera of Versailles and wish you a great day!

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  • 6 A good feeling & appreciation on the website

    We guarantee that supporting us will give you a good feeling!

    + We will also publish your name on our website: www.collegium1704.com

    Reward delivery: In a week

    EUR 7.73
    (CZK 200)
  • 22 A Collbenka bag

    A limited edition cloth bag with the Collbenka logo.

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 11.60
    (CZK 300)
  • 24 A Collbenka t-shirt

    A limited edition t-shirt with the Collbenka logo. An original cotton short-sleeve t-shirt – perfect for summer!

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    EUR 15.46
    (CZK 400)
  • 28 from 40 Your name on the wall in the Emil Hall

    Your name will be displayed right on the wall in the Emil Hall in the nook for bookworms that we are planning to open soon! 

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

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    EUR 19.33
    (CZK 500)
  • 9 from 20 Summer afternoon at Collbenka

    Spend a summer afternoon with us at Collbenka, and you won’t be disappointed.
    Take a tour of Collbenka with us, learn something about its history, have some coffee or lemonade and refreshments with us, read a book, or plant a flower. There will be plenty of activities. 

    Event date: August 2017

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    EUR 19.33
    (CZK 500)
  • 13 from 20 Yoga session in Collbenka

    Yoga in an industrial area for one time? No problem. In Collbenka, with Jan Šamánek - an instructor of the hatha and vinyasa yoga. Suitable for both beginners and advanced.

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

    Event date: September 2017 

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 19.33
    (CZK 500)
  • 29 from 50 A chair at Collbenka with your name

    Buy a chair, and it will be “yours”.
    We will put your name on the new chair of one of the Collegium 1704 musicians, or you can put your own signature on it, and thereby become a part of Collbenka.

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

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    EUR 19.33
    (CZK 500)
  • 37 from 50 A music stand at Collbenka with your name

    Music stands are an absolute necessity at Collbenka.
    We will put your name on the new music stand, or you can put your own signature on it, so an instrumentalist or singer will always be looking at it!

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    EUR 29.00
    (CZK 750)
  • Sold out!! An autographed Collegium 1704 CD

    Baroque music especially for you.

    Collegium 1704 recordings are admired by both listeners and music critics (repeatedly winning awards including the Diapason d’Or, Gramophone Magazine etc.).

    We will supply a CD of your choice with the autograph of Václav Luks, the founder and conductor of Collegium 1704 and recently the winner of the Mozart Prize for 2017. 

    You can view the selection of CDs in the Collegium 1704 e-shop HERE.

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    EUR 38.66
    (CZK 1,000)
  • 3 from 6 Concert at the Rudolfinum – preparations and attendance

    Come with us and experience preparing a Collegium 1704 concert at the Rudolfinum. 
    Find out how the hall is prepared on the day of a concert, meet the members of the production team, join us in welcoming the guests to the concert, and finally attend the concert free of charge.

    You can already view the schedule of concerts for the coming season HERE.

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

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    EUR 57.99
    (CZK 1,500)
  • 6 from 10 A tour of Collbenka and an invitation to an orchestra rehearsal

    Tour the facilities at Collbenka during a Collegium 1704 rehearsal. 

    The rehearsals of Collegium 1704 are not public, but we are offering you a unique opportunity to find out how preparations are made for one of our concerts in Prague or abroad. 

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    EUR 57.99
    (CZK 1,500)
  • 4 from 10 VIP ticket to a concert at the Rudolfinum

    We’ll put you in one of the VIP seats at the Rudolfinum.

    Just choose one of the concerts from the upcoming Prague season HERE.

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    EUR 77.32
    (CZK 2,000)
  • 1 from 5 Admission for two persons to the party for the opening of Collbenka

    You and your guest are invited to the official VIP opening of Collbenka. 

    This invitation is for two persons.
    Anticipated event date: September 2017

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 96.66
    (CZK 2,500)
  • 9 from 10 Your professional photograph from Collbenka

    We will have a professional photographer take exclusive pictures of you on the unique premises at Collbenka. A set of photographs will be sent to you in a print-quality electronic format.

    Anticipated date of the photo shoot: September 2017, with two dates to choose from

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 135.32
    (CZK 3,500)
  • 9 from 10 A summer biking excursion with the Collegium 1704 production team

    We’ll choose the right route for you and set out on a one-day summer biking tour of the Czech countryside. A unique experience is guaranteed as a bonus. Bring your bike!

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 193.31
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 9 from 10 An afternoon for children at Collbenka

    Are you planning a birthday celebration or party? We’ll rent you Collbenka for your children and their friends. If the weather is nice, you can even use the area in front of Collbenka for games and seating. 

    Dates and event planning by agreement.

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

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    EUR 193.31
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 1 from 3 Two tickets to a Collegium 1704 concert at the Rudolfinum and a glass of wine

    We will invite you and your guest to a Collegium 1704 concert and admit you to the VIP gathering after the concert, and there will even be a glass of wine.

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

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    EUR 231.97
    (CZK 6,000)
  • 4 from 5 A summer biking excursion for two with the Collegium 1704 production team

    We’ll choose the right route for you and set out on a one-day summer biking tour of the Czech countryside. A unique experience is guaranteed as a bonus. Bring your bike!

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 309.30
    (CZK 8,000)
  • 7 from 10 A soiree or a birthday party

    Are you looking for a unique place to celebrate a birthday or to have a private soiree? Collbenka is the perfect place for you! We will rent it to you for the whole evening.

    Scheduling and event planning by agreement.

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    EUR 386.62
    (CZK 10,000)
  • 5 from 8 A trip to Dresden and two tickets to a Collegium 1704 concert at St Anne’s Church

    We will provide round-trip bus transportation for two together with the musicians of Collegium 1704 from Prague to Dresden and two tickets to a Collegium 1704 concert at St Anne’s Church in Dresden.

    You can already view the schedule of concerts for the coming season in Dresden HERE.

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 386.62
    (CZK 10,000)
  • 1 from 1 Patron of a Collegium 1704 concert

    As the patron of a Collegium 1704 concert at the Rudolfinum, you receive a printed acknowledgment in the concert programme and space for a text of your own, two tickets to the concert, and a chance to meet the conductor Václav Luks after the concert.  

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 579.93
    (CZK 15,000)
  • 4 from 5 Collbenka will be yours for a day

    We’ll lend you Collbenka for a whole day.

    We will arrange for you to use Collbenka free of charge on an agreed date.

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 773.25
    (CZK 20,000)
  • Sold out!! A Collegium 1704 concert abroad + accommodations for two

    Collegium 1704 performs regularly at the most prestigious concert venues and musical events all over Europe. 

    You will get two tickets to a concert of Collegium 1704 of your choice and accommodations for two for one night at the site of the concert.

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 1,159.87
    (CZK 30,000)
  • 1 from 2 A patron of Collbenka

    Your name will be listed as a patron of Collbenka inside the building near the entrance to Collbenka for a period of one year, on the website, and in other materials connected with Collbenka.

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 1,933.11
    (CZK 50,000)
  • 1 from 1 A private Collegium 1704 chamber music concert at Collbenka

    A private Collegium 1704 chamber music concert just for you and your friends plus rental of Collbenka for one day.
    Date by agreement.

    + We will also publish your name on our website:  www.collegium1704.com

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 3,479.61
    (CZK 90,000)