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Drama

A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare

A magical play replete with motifs, entanglements and mysteries, which true theatre-goers must see at least once in their lifetime.

The National Theatre
Suitable for graduation
Famous draft
For the whole family
Modern adaptation

Dear spectators,
On 10th of May, the National Theatre launched a presale of tickets for June 2021.

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

Tickets can be purchased on the website of the National Theatre, the Main Box office of the National Theatre on the New Stage is reopened. The other box offices remain closed until further notice.

 

Basic information

Venue

The National Theatre

Approximate running time

1 hour 40 minutes, no intermission

Language

In Czech

Premiere

June 16, 2016

The Bard’s classic comedy, which returns to the stage with each generation; a fantastic show of motifs, plots, mysteries and secrets, which true theatre-goers must see at least once in their lifetime. 

Cast

  • 2020-2021

Creatives

Translation
Jiří Josek
Stage director
Daniel Špinar
Dramaturgy
Milan Šotek
Choreography
Radim Vizváry
Light design
Martin Špetlík

About

Hermia is to marry Demetrius, yet she loves Lysander. The two lovers plan to elope, but they reveal their intention to Helena, who feels affection for Demetrius and convinces him to pursue them. The action is entered by Oberon, who receives from Puck a magic flower, evoking love in people…

The chaotic story takes place during a midsummer night, when every slumber may bring forth a new dream. But where do such dreams end up – what do we actually remember from them? When the world around us begins spinning, it is hard to say where its boundaries are. 

Official photos: Petr Neubert

WARNING: We use special smoke effects during the performance.

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Practical information

Where to buy tickets

The National Theatre launched a pre-sale of tickets for June 2021

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

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

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.

 

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.