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Oedipus Rex

Author: Sophocles

“You are the killer you are seeking!”

The National Theatre
Suitable for graduation

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    May 2023

    Wednesday 24. 5.

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Thursday 25. 5.

    Tickets available

    Suitable for graduation

    Basic information


    The National Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 45 minutes, no intermission


    In Czech


    December 5, 2019

    We released a music album!
    We released a music album!

    You can now listen to Jakub Kudláč's original compositions as a soundtrack.

    The album is available for free on Supraphonline and all available streaming platforms.

    King Oedipus could be envied by many for his good fortune – after defeating the Sphinx by solving her riddle, he became a respected ruler of Thebes and established an extensive family. By and large, he was a darling of the Gods! Yet an abrupt downfall followed. The learned past is always part of the present, and hence the gifts of Fate can only be assessed retrospectively…


    • 2022-2023
    • 2023-2024


    The Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles’ tragedy retells the old fable of the cruel lot of the man who unknowingly kills his father and marries his own mother, thus fulfilling the prophecy of the Oracle of Delphi. It is a story of a king who must install order, even at the price of his self-destruction.

    Official photos: Patrik Borecký

    WARNING: We use tobacco products and special smoke and olfactory effects.
    Suitable for audience from 12 years.


    • We released a musical album called Král Oidipús (Oedipus Rex), where you can find the original songs composed by Jakub Kudláč. The album is available for free on Supraphonline and all available streaming platforms.
    • We shot a video for one of the main songs, Člověk je nic / Mortal Man is Nothing, directed by JQr.

    Photo and video gallery


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    Oedipus Rex Programme

    A booklet for the production of Oedipus Rex.

    80 Kč

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

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

    Parking at the National Theater

    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage you can use again the underground car park of the National Theatre. Information and a parking fee.


    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.

    Buffets at the National 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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