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Laterna magika


The New Stage
Premiere production
Modern adaptation
Famous draft
Unusual concept

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    April 2022

    Thursday 28. 4.

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    1. premiere
    Premiere production
    Modern adaptation

    Basic information


    The New Stage

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 30 minutes, no intermission


    April 28, 2022

    Choreographed and directed by Lenka Vagnerová. 


    Choreography & Stage direction
    Lenka Vagnerová
    Ivan Acher


    Edgar Allan Poe was a true gem. A rough diamond with hundreds of facets. The creators of the brand-new production aim to pay tribute to the variegated world of Poe’s literary treasures, the widely known macabre, mysterious, spine-chilling and disquieting subjects he treated. Moreover, they will present the celebrated author as a keen lover of natural beauty, as well as a writer of philosophical essays and poetry, and strikingly extraordinary humorous tales. And paying tribute at Laterna magika affords the splendid opportunity to blend state-of-the-art technologies with top-class dance theatre, thus bringing Poe’s fantastic universe to life.  

    He who has never swooned, is not he who finds strange palaces and wildly familiar faces in coals that glow; is not he who beholds floating in mid-air the sad visions that the many may not view; is not he who ponders over the perfume of some novel flower—is not he whose brain grows bewildered with the meaning of some musical cadence which has never before arrested his attention.” 

    (Edgar Allan Poe: The Pit and the Pendulum) 


    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre offers tickets for August –⁠ October 2021

    Tickets for October on sale from July 1st.

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

    According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

    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 National Theater

    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage You can use nearby secure car parks:
    Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
    Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

    From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.


    Buffets on the New Stage

    Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.