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Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare

Populate the World, or All is in the Right Italy!

The Estates Theatre
English surtitles
Suitable for graduation

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    September 2024

    Saturday 14. 9.

    Tickets available

    English surtitles
    Suitable for graduation

    Sunday 15. 9.

    Tickets available

    English surtitles
    Suitable for graduation
    October 2024

    Sunday 27. 10.

    Tickets available

    English surtitles
    Suitable for graduation
    December 2024

    Wednesday 18. 12.

    Tickets available

    English surtitles
    Suitable for graduation

    Thursday 19. 12.

    Tickets available

    English surtitles
    Suitable for graduation

    Friday 20. 12.

    Tickets available

    English surtitles
    Suitable for graduation

    Basic information


    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    2 hours 40 minutes, 1 intermission (20 minutes) minutes


    In Czech, surtitles in English


    May 12, 2022

    A comedy at the Estates Theatre at long last!

    This time written by the Bard himself.

    Much Ado About Nothing, a great game of gossip, love, infidelity, deception, a work teeming with irony and fierce verbal sparring, is one of Shakespeare’s funniest, most lambent, as well as most “amorous” plays.


    • 2023-2024
    • 2024-2025


    Jiří Josek
    Stage director
    Daniela Špinar
    Light design
    Karel Šimek
    Musical collaboration
    Matěj Kroupa
    Translation of English surtitles
    Alžběta Soperová


    Much Ado About Nothing ranks among the most entertaining and frequently staged theatre plays. This Shakespeare’s comedy could easily be shown “just” as a common play about love and scheming – a story of a young woman Hera who is rejected by her suitor Claudio due to wicked gossip – were it not for the hilarious verbal sparring of the other pair, Beatrice and Benedick, and the grotesque parts of the confused constables.

    Much Ado About Nothing has attracted many theatre professionals for its title and plot, but also the sour undertone of the final merry happy wedding. Moreover, in the light of today’s relationships, the characters of Beatrice and Benedick could be presented as the predecessors of the current generation of singles. But would that really be a fitting depiction?

    Official photos: Martin Špelda

    WARNING: We use fire guns and smoke effects during the performance.
    Suitable for audience from 12 years.

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    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. We are currently selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika taking place in July–December 2024.

    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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