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King Lear

Prague Shakespeare Company

The Estates Theatre

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    March 2023

    Monday 6. 3.

    Tickets available

    Basic information


    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    2 hours 15 minutes, no intermission


    In English, subtitles in Czech

    King Lear runs approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission
    Performed in English, Czech translation and titles by Martin Hilsky.

    Prague Shakespeare Company presents KING LEAR by William Shakespeare, directed by Guy Roberts.


    Depicting a once-great ruler’s descent into madness, King Lear is one of the most powerful tragedies ever staged. When the aged King relinquishes his empire, he divides it amongst his three daughters, promising the largest share to the one who professes to love him the most. But when the balance of power transfers to the next generation, Lear is cast out by those he trusts, alone in the wilderness, Lear is left to confront his mistakes, embarking on a maddening quest for self-knowledge and reconciliation. 
    Directed by PSC Artistic Director Guy Roberts, Lane Davies stars as Lear alongside PSC Associate Artists Gregory Gudgeon, Taylor Napier, Jessica Boone, Jared Doreck, Josh Morrison, Abigail Rice, Elissa Levitt, and Bob Boudreaux with Jim High, Scott Sophos, Megan Fitzpatrick, Kevin Quis, Pavel Caldr, Ksenia Lysuik, Kate Poletaevaroma, Olena Zavhorodyna, Jenn Kirk, and Hana Tomasová among others.

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      Practical information

      Where to buy tickets

      The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 December at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of May 2023.

      When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

      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!

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