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Kafka: The Trial

Kafka: The Trial

Live the story of Josef K.

The Estates Theatre

The National Theatre sells tickets for full capacity of its venues, for all auditorium seats, with the exception of the first row.
According to the measures of the Ministry of Health visitors must meet these conditions.
Tickets can be purchased on the website of the National Theatre and at the box offices of the National Theatre.

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  • January
  • February
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    January 2022

    Saturday 29. 1.

    Tickets available

    Featured programme ND+

    Saturday 29. 1.

    Tickets available

    Featured programme ND+
    February 2022

    Friday 25. 2.

    Tickets available

    Saturday 26. 2.

    Tickets available

    Saturday 26. 2.

    Tickets available

    March 2022

    Wednesday 9. 3.

    Tickets available

    Basic information


    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 30 minutes, no intermission


    Czech premiere: 13 June 2019 in The Estates Theatre

    Ballet by Mauro Bigonzetti inspired by Franz Kafka.

    The Czech National Ballet includes in its repertoire a production inspired by a Kafka novel that is an indisputable facet of the Prague milieu.


    • 2021-2022


    In the dark of sleep, a door opens and a woman enters dressed in sheets of paper, symbolizing the fate and the trial that will rage against the protagonist…

    Thus is the incipit of The Trial, a ballet by the distinguished Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti, who has been loosely inspired by Franz Kafka’s eponymous 1914 literary masterpiece – its fascinating language, traumatizing plot and still valid message.

    The modern production, abounding in dramatic twists and turns, reproduces the story of Josef K., who wakes up on his 30th birthday and finds beside his bed three police agents who want to arrest him for reasons that he doesn’t understand. The disoriented and incredulous protagonist is subsequently carried into a judicial machinery that drags him into a whirl of weird events.

    Soloists and corps de ballet of The Czech National Ballet

    The hats for the Czech National Ballet production Kafka: Proces were donated by TONAK, a. s., the traditional hat maker for 220 years.

    Photo of the visual image: Anna Rasmussen
    Photographers for production: Martin Divíšek, Pavel Hejný


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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    From January 2, 2022, we started selling tickets for the performances until the end of June 2022. Advance sale of tickets for all performances (Ballet, Drama, Laterna magika and Opera) is on sale for 6 months in advance.

    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!