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Theatre J. K. Tyla


Jan Jirásek
The Estates Theatre
Festival of Music Theatre 2020

Basic information


The Estates Theatre


Theatre J. K. Tyla


In Czech, subtitles in Czech, German


October 12, 2019

Opera Festival 2020

Performance of the J. K. Tyl Theatre Pilsen as part of the 14th Festival of Music Theater Opera 2020 (

The Fireflies by Jan Karafiát from 1876 belong to the essential works of Czech literature for children. It was thus expected that a number of stage drama, opera, ballet and film productions would take place.


  • 2020-2021
  • 2021-2022


Musical preparation
Jiří Štrunc
Lighting design
Zuzana Bottová
Zbyněk Brabec


The J. K. Tyl Theatre Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet

Children's Choir, members of the Ballet school

Composer Jan Jirásek and his librettist Tomáš Jarkovský created a new production of this popular story for the Pilsen opera. The aim of the new opera is to create a family performance for both young and older audiences who will learn a lot from the story of small beetles and their world, which intertwines with the world of people. Besides the opera soloists, the production will also feature a large choir, a children's choir, a ballet and a children's ballet. Performed in Czech, with Czech and German subtitles

Approximate running time, including intermission: 2 hours


Practical information

Where to buy tickets

The National Theatre offers tickets for August –⁠ October 2021

Tickets for October on sale from July 1st.

When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

What to wear?

By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

Parking at the Estates Theatre

Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).

Buffets at the Estates Theater

No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!