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The Slovak National Theatre – The Ball

The Ball (The Slovak National Theatre)

Prague Crossroads Festival

The State Opera
Prague Crossroads Festival

Choose date

    October 2022

    Monday 17. 10.

    Tickets available

    Prague Crossroads Festival

    Basic information


    The State Opera

    Approximate running time

    3 hours, 1 intermission 20 minutes


    In Sloveak

    In Slovak without subtitles. 

    A discussion with the artists will take place after the performance in the State Opera’s auditorium.


    • 2022-2023



    The most intelligent of women is attracted to the greatest of crooks. She knows that it is a self-consuming passion, and yet ... A happily married woman is suddenly sickened by life. She knows there is no objective reason to feel so, and yet ... Over time all wounds from a marriage entered into out of compromise have healed, and yet ... At a village feast the stories of all three “yet-s” develop in front of our eyes as dramatisation of our lives. Timrava is a phenomenon. Whereas other writers of her era failed to overcome the limitations of light-hearted feuilletons, Timrava offers an incisive view into the complex human soul. Her diverse world mixes the grotesque with the quaint; deepest despair develops against the backdrop of a peaceful idyll; beastliness suddenly takes hold of those who were most spiritual, and those most beastly are suddenly lit by a ray of humanity.

    Official photos: Collavino

    Photo and video gallery


      Practical information

      Where to buy tickets

      The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 September at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of February 2023.

      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 State opera

      While visiting the State Opera, you can take the slip road on Wilsonova street from the left lane close to the State Opera building to the Parking Centrum above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.

      Buffets at the State Opera

      No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

      Menu (PDF, 70 kB)