The Blue Bird
A fairy tale for children, a symbolic story for adults. A play about seeking happiness, which may be surprisingly nearby.
- January 2023
Sunday 9. 10.Tickets available
Sunday 6. 11.Tickets available
Saturday 10. 12.Tickets available
Saturday 17. 12.Tickets available
Saturday 7. 1.Tickets available
The Estates TheatreApproximate running time
2 hours 10 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutesLanguage
November 19, 2015
The Blue Bird as the desire for ephemeral, ungraspable happiness. An adventurous voyage towards the soul of the things and beings around us, the seeking itself being the destination – only during this seeking can the two central characters come to comprehend that human relations and compassion are that which can bring us the Blue Bird of Happiness.
The best-known text written by the Flemish symbolist Maurice Maeterlinck, a Nobel Prize-winner, is one of the most impressive allegories of global literature, reaching out both to adults and children. The author’s fertile imagination, reviving the world around us, inspires theatre-makers to opulent staging and affords a great spectacle to everyone who likes being enchanted.
Official photos: Pavel Nesvadba
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Where to buy tickets
The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 August at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of January 2023.
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 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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