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Estates Theatre to the Nation! (photo: Marek Bartoš)Estates Theatre to the Nation! (photo: Marek Bartoš)

Estate Theatre to the Nation!

Petra Tejnorová and others

How the Estates Theatre became part of the National Theatre

The Estates Theatre
German surtitles

Basic information


The Estates Theatre

Approximate running time

1 hour 40 minutes, no intermission


In Czech and German, surtitles in German

How the Estates Theatre became part of the National Theatre


  • 2023-2024
  • 2024-2025


Stage director
Petra Tejnorová
Nina Jacques
Set design
Antonín Šilar
Music and Sound Design
Jan ČtvrtníkVratislav Šrámek
Light design
Přemysl Janda
Technical cooperation
Erik Bartoš

A theatre building would be a surprising object of a national upheaval at any place but for Prague, in a country where the Czechs and Germans had lived together for ages and where the theatre was a place of fundamental political struggles. In her theatrical research, Petra Tejnorová and her production team follow from an infamous and little-known event when an enraged crowd took over the Estates Theatre and expelled the German ensemble, its then tenants, in November 1920.

The project presents a portrayal of one specific building and one specific event in a couple of images and contributions written by historians, lawyers, and theatre professionals. A happening on site, at the place of remembrance – at the Estates Theatre.

The one-off show is presented in co-production with the Prague German Language Theatre Festival. 

Photo and video gallery


    Estate Theatre to the Nation!
    Prague German-Language Theatre Festival

    Practical information

    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 May-October 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!

    Menu (PDF, 60 kB)