THEATRE:Czech Theatre


Information portal about current Czech performing arts 

What can you find on the portal?

  • Up-to-date information on the Czech performing arts scene
  • Profiles of theatres, festivals, schools, and other organizations
  • Profiles of Czech personalities of performing arts – from playwrights to choreographers
  • The selection of recommended productions available for foreign touring
  • Curator selections with a specific focus – e.g. for contemporary art fairs or curated theatre tours in the Czech Republic
  • The offer of workshops in various fields of performing arts
  • Essays and papers on theatre, dance and contemporary circus in the Czech Republic, including statistical data as well as cultural and political topics
  • Information and links to publications and theoretical outputs


Our goal is to inform on subjects, artists, current events in theatre, dance, and contemporary circus in the Czech Republic.


Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space
The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is the largest scenography event in the world that explores a wide range of scenographic practices – from stage design and costume design to lighting design, sound design and new scenographic practices such as site-specific, applied scenography, urban performance, costume as performance, and much more.


Czech centres of international non-governmental theatre organizations 

  • AICT / IATC (Association Internationale des Critiques de Théâtre / International Association of Theatre Critics)
    The purpose of the IATC is to bring together theatre critics in order to promote international cooperation. Its principal aims are to foster theatre criticism as a discipline and to contribute to the development of its methodological bases; to protect the ethical and professional interests of theatre critics and to promote the common rights of all its members; and to contribute to reciprocal awareness and understanding between cultures by encouraging international meetings and exchanges in the field of theatre in general.
  • ASSITEJ (Association Internationale du Théâtre pour l´Enfance et la Jeunesse International / Association of Theatre for Children and Young People)
    The aim of the organization is to promote the development of the theatre for children and young people by an exchange of experience, by organizing study tours for groups as well as individuals, and by presenting all activities and projects which would benefit the theatre for children and young people. The association is open to all parties interested in the sphere of theatrical work for children and young people, regardless of nationality, origin, race or political affiliation of countries.
    Czech Centre of ASSITEJ:
  • CMC / IMC (Czech Music Council / International Music Council)
    Is one of the national sections of non-government organization Council International of Music UNESCO (, member of European Music Council (
  • FIRT / IFRT (Federation Internationale pour la Recherche Théâtrale / International Federation for Theatre Research)
    The International Federation for Theatre Research exists to promote collaboration and the exchange of information between individuals and organisations concerned with theatre research. To this end the Federation supports conferences and publications and assists its members in all such activities and projects.
  • ITI / IIT (International Theatre Institute / Institut International du Théâtre)
    ITI is an international non-governmental theatre organisation, founded in Prague in 1948. It´s aim of supporting international exchange in the areas of knowledge and practical experience in the area of theatre art is achieved through the organisation and support of theatre festivals, and initiating professional seminars and symposiums. ITI carries out its own activities through its 8 sub-committees or project groups.
  • OISTAT (Organisation Internationale des Scénografes, Techniciens et Architectes de Théâtre / International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians)
    OISTAT aims to stimulate the exchange of ideas and innovations and promote international collaboration in professions that support live performance. OISTAT currently has centres in 34 countries around the world with more than 12 000 members. OISTAT currently has six active commissions undertaking a variety of projects in the area of Education, Technology, Scenography, History and Theatry, Publication and Communication, and Architecture. OISTAT is one of the main partners of the Prague Quadrennial´s Student Section.
    Czech Centre of OISTAT (ČOSDAT – Česká organizace scénografů, divadelních architektů a techniků).
  • SIBMAS (International Society of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts / Société Internationale des Bibliothéques-Musées des Arts du Spectacle)
    The international organization SIBMAS was established in 1954. The primary aim of the organization is to support continual interaction between international libraries, specialized museums, documentation and information centres of practical and theoretical experience, coordinate activities and create opportunities for exchange between its members. Every two years, SIBMAS hosts specialized conferences whose themes focus on issues of predetermined subjects.
  • UNIMA (International Puppeteers Union / Union International de la Marionnette)
    Union Internationale de la MArionnette) is a Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO bringing together people from around the world who contribute to the development of the art of puppetry with the objective of using this art in the pursuit of human values such as peace and mutual understanding between peoples regardless of race, political or religious convictions and differences in culture, in accordance with the respect for fundamental human rights as defined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights of December 10th 1948.
    Czech Center UNIMA:


Krakow: Terminus

The final destination of this travel conference – or shall we rather call it study tour, as suggested by Clement? – was the old Polish capital, Krakow. A place swarming with tourists, trams (some with messages from the Pope), cultural institutions and quickly gentrifying neighbourhoods. We kicked it off with a visit to Laznia Nova […] »

Katowice: an easy day at the Silesian Museum

On 12 June (Day 8) we left Czechia and moved to Poland, but we stayed in the same region: Silesia. The Silesian Museum, since its opening last year, is one of the most important cultural spaces in the Polish side of Silesia district, and (yet another) very interesting example of art places created in the former […] »

Frequently Travelled Trains and Hazy Memories of Ostrava

By the time we reached Ostrava, most of the conference staff was reasonably tired as these shots below will testify. In the city of Ostrava we visited quite a few theatres (Puppet Theatre, Petr Bezruč Theatre, Old Aréna Theatre and Cooltour) and had lunch in a modern shared office space, Impact Hub.  After some thought-provoking […] »

Baroque walks in Olomouc

After leaving Slovakia we arrived to the Czech Republic to the beautiful small town of Olomouc. After the visit to the town hall and the city theatre we were presented two independent theatre venues and finished the day with a short performance. »

The second day in Slovakia: Zilina

  The conference quickly moved on from Topolcany to another great city in Slovakia: Zilina. For Attila, who was biking again this did take some climbing too. Stanica Zilina-Zariecie was the theatre venue which hosted us for exciting presentations with a strong theoretical focus, a provocative dance performance and a discussion with artist Jaro Viňarský. »