Prague Theatre Picks

Summer festivals, circuses, castle fun

Keep an eye on this page for the top list of upcoming (and ongoing) performances and festivals in Prague and the Czech Republic.

While many of theatres have their Summer break, others are hard at work keeping the scene alive.

10th July - 2nd of September 2005

TOTO LÉTO - Theatre/ Music fest

Divadlo v Celetné, Alfred ve dvore, and the Forman Brother's Mystery Boat present TOTO LÉTO, a summer-long celebration of theatre and music.

English-only speakers can find non-verbal shows at Alfred through the 29th inlcuding the premiere of Apples and Hearts, by American theatre director, Leyna Marika Papach. Not to be missed later in August is Purple Sails on the theatre boat. Stay aboard for music and drinks following the show.

July 28-31 and August 4-7, 2005


Since 1997 Divadlo Continuo has led an international theatre project entitled Kratochvílení. Continuo collaborates with international artists to create a site-specific visual feast on the garden grounds of the chateau Kratochvíle.

Plays July 28-31 and August 4-7. Starts at 9 at the Kratochvile Chateau.
(2 kilometers southwest of Netolice, near Ceské Budejovice)

Tickets are 100 CZK for kids, 240 CZK for adults, and 570 for a family of four.


Letni Letna - Summer circus action in the park. (Aug 23rd - Sept 4th)


Theatre with English subtitles in Prague ...

Švandovo Theatre has introduced a pioneering innovation to enable English-speaking theatregoers to visit its performances being played in Czech. This innovation is the projecting of simultaneous subtitles. In Prague subtitles are used in other theatres, but only for opera performances. The subtitles are projected onto a special screen that is hung under the stage portal to avoid disturbing the theatre stage itself. This means of presenting translation is used in theatres all around the world.

Švandovo Theatre has chosen to subtitle five plays from its repertoire: The Tempest by Shakespeare, Martin McDonagh’s Lieutenant of Inishmore, Tartuffe by Molière, The Marriage by Gogol and Killer Joe by Tracy Letts.

Learn more about Švandovo...

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