THEATRE:Czech Theatre

Events

There are a number of major festivals in the country, such as the International Festival Theatre in Pilsen, the International Festival – Theatre of European Regions in Hradec Králové, and Flora Theatre Festival in Olomouc. Current work in the field of Czech independent and experimental theatre is showcased at the Small Inventory Festival in Prague, and the main puppetry festivals are Skupa’s Pilsen, Spectaculo interesse in Ostrava, and Mateřinka Festival (specialising in work for children between the ages of 3 and 7) in Liberec. Showcases of musical theatre include the Opera Festival of Theatre and Music in Prague, Janáček Brno International Festival, and Smetana’s Litomyšl International Festival. The biggest event in the world focusing on scenic and performance space design is the Prague Quadrennial.

The main theatre awards are the Alfréd Radok Awards, based on a poll of Czech critics (multiple categories of awards), and the Theatre News poll (which announces an award for production of the year). The prestigious Thalia Awards are handed out by the Association of Actors to recognise achieve in various categories. A number of Czech theatre festivals also announce their own awards and prizes.

 

Theatre Festivals

 

Drama festivals

International Festival Theatre (Mezinárodní festival Divadlo)
Pilsen
www.festivaldivadlo.cz

International Festival Theatre European Regions (Mezinárodní festival Divadlo evropských regionů)
Hradec Králové
www.klicperovodivadlo.cz

Flora Theatre Festival (Divadelní Flora)
Olomouc
www.divadelniflora.cz

 

Dance festivals

International Festival of Contemporary Dance and Movement Theatre Tanec Praha
Prague +regions
www.tanecpraha.cz

Czech Dance Platform (Česká taneční platforma)
Prague
www.tanecniplatforma.cz

 

Music festivals

Musical Theatre Festival Opera (Hudební festival Opera)
Prague
www.festival-opera.cz

International Festival Janáček Brno (Mezinárodní festival Janáček Brno)
Brno
www.janacek-brno.cz

 

Puppet festivals

Skupa’s Pilsen (Skupova Plzeň)
www.skupovaplzen.cz

One Flew over the Puppeteer’s Nest (Přelet na loutkářským hnízdem)
www.prelet.cz

Spectaculo interesse
www.dlo-ostrava.cz

 

Festivals of experimental, non-verbal theatre and new circus

4+4 Days in Motion (4+4 dny v pohybu)
Prague
www.ctyridny.cz

Small Inventory Festival (Festival Malá inventura)
Prague +regions
www.malainventura.cz

… příští vlna / next wave…
Prague
www.nextwave.cz

International Contemporary Circus and Theatre Festival Letní Letná
Prague
www.letniletna.cz

Zero Point International Festival (Mezinárodní festival Nultý bod)
Prague
www.nultybod.cz

International Street Theatre Festival Behind the Door (Mezinárodní festival pouličního divadla Za dveřmi)
Prague
www.zadvermi.cz

 

Geographically focused festivals

Prague German-Language Theatre Festival (Pražský festival divadla německého jazyka) Prague
www.theater.cz

International Theatre Festival without Borders (Mezinárodní divadelní festival bez hranic)
Český Těšín
www.borderfestival.eu

Encounter (Setkání – Stretnutie)
Zlín
www.divadlo-zlin.cz

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