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Laterna magika

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Premiere performances: 9 and 10 November 2023 at the New Stage

The New Stage
Premiere production

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  • November
  • May 2024
    November 2023

    Thursday 9. 11.

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    1. premiere
    May 2024

    Friday 17. 5.

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    Premiere production

    Basic information


    The New Stage


    November 9, 2023

    The theatrical adaptation features a dialogue between film and stage performance, music and lighting design, and combines a poetic vision with the artistic vision of Laterna magika.


    Stage director
    Jakub Šmíd
    Jiří Pokorný
    Costume design
    Eva Jiřikovská


    During a single week, a girl grows into a woman and her dreams turn into a dark nightmare. The world is no longer as Valerie has imagined it. This initiation rite reveals the secrets of the passage to adulthood and social hypocrisy through hyperbole and sarcasm borrowed from Vítězslav Nezval. The production is a poetic adaptation of the bizarre dark novel, which still evokes emotions, passion and fear.

    Valerie leaves the world of childhood illusions and dives into the depths of a dark and obscure fantasy. Mystery, interlaced with sparks of absurdity and humour, pursues the main characters wherever they find themselves – whether it is a chicken coop, a cellar full of coffins or a crumbling temple.

    The theatrical adaptation features a dialogue between film and stage performance, music and lighting design, and combines a poetic vision with the artistic vision of Laterna magika.

    From the depths to the sky

    and from the sky to the depths I flow,
    from the end to the beginning


    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

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