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Lunch at Wittgenstein

Thomas Bernhard

Premiere performances 7 and 8 November 2019

The Estates Theatre
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Dear spectators,

The National Theatre operates at full capacity and all purchased tickets remain valid. However, it is obligatory to wear a face mask or other similar protection of the nose and mouth inside the theatre.

Spectators entrance, stay in the theatre and the subsequent exit is organized by the theatre staff in a special mode so that the visitors of the individual sectors are separated from each other and do not have to meet even in the areas of refreshments, restrooms or cloak rooms.

Thank you for respecting the government regulations and we look forward to seeing you.

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  • September
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  • February 2021
    September 2020

    Sunday 27. 9.

    Tickets available

    October 2020

    Saturday 3. 10.

    Tickets available

    Monday 26. 10.

    Tickets available

    Drama with English subtitles
    November 2020

    Saturday 7. 11.

    Tickets available

    Monday 30. 11.

    Tickets available

    Drama with English subtitles
    December 2020

    Tuesday 8. 12.

    Tickets available

    Monday 14. 12.

    Tickets available

    Drama with English subtitles
    January 2021

    Sunday 3. 1.

    Tickets available

    Tuesday 26. 1.

    Tickets available

    Drama with English subtitles
    February 2021

    Monday 8. 2.

    Tickets available

    Sunday 21. 2.

    Tickets available

    Basic information


    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 50 minutes, no intermission


    In Czech


    November 7, 2019

    What cannot be formulated in sayable propositions can only be shown – that is how we may paraphrase one of the statements of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, which served as inspiration for Thomas Bernhard, one of the major Austrian authors, for writing his play Ritter, Dene, Voss, which we have adapted under the title Lunch with Wittgenstein.


    • 2020-2021


    Three siblings epitomise the essence of the entire world, bringing to light their minor private hells, past injustices, shadows of the dead ancestors. The compelling psychological drama for three superb actors, which Czech theatres have to date tended to shun, provides a great opportunity for us to win over the National Theatre audiences to contemporary global art.

    Official photos: Petr Neubert

    WARNING: We use tobacco products during the performance. 

    We would like to thank the company Český porcelán for delivering the porcelain to this performance.

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

    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!


    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).

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    Lunch at Wittgenstein Programme

    A booklet for the production of Lunch at Wittgenstein

    90 Kč

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