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The Split

Jiří Havelka

Premiere performances: 22 and 23 June 2023 at the New Stage or a substitute venue

The New Stage
Premiere production

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    June 2023

    Thursday 22. 6.

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    1. premiere
    Premiere production

    Basic information


    The New Stage


    In Czech


    June 22, 2023


    Stage director
    Jiří Havelka


    On the first day of 1993, Czechoslovakia, bearing the official name Czech and Slovak Federative Republic, dissolved into two independent countries. The split marked the end of the era of the state union whose foundation in 1918 the two nations had cheered with great euphoria. Over the almost seven decades of its existence, Czechoslovakia experienced numerous joyous and dark moments, and the two peoples have remained close up to the present day. Has the divorce benefited our mutual relationship, or has it not?

    And do we continue to feel an inner bond?

    The production (planned as a joint project of the drama companies of the National Theatre in Prague and the Slovak National Theatre) is being prepared by the acclaimed director Jiří Havelka. His stage projects Colonel Švec, Velvet Simulation: Cabinet and The Eye Witness are among the finest the National Theatre Drama has presented, opening significant themes and focusing on major, including controversial (many a time taboo), events from Czech history, as well as affording great acting opportunities.


    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 May at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of October 2022.

    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 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.


    Buffets on the New Stage

    Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.