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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

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    October 2023

    Monday 30. 10.

    Tickets available

    German surtitles
    English surtitles

    Tuesday 31. 10.

    Sold out

    German surtitles
    English 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


    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. On 1 September at 9am we selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of February 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)