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Washing the Floor

Petr Vančura

A spatial haiku for any number of actors

The Estates Theatre

Basic information


The Estates Theatre


April 23, 2022

The first part of a three-piece project “HOME SCENE”, which explores the very essence of acting.


  • 2023-2024
  • 2024-2025


Concept and Stage direction
Petr Vančura
Movement coach
Zuzana Sýkorová

The actors are washing the floor of their home stage. They are not hidden behind a character, but rather enter the stage in a different role – as themselves.  They pretend nothing, and yet they transform the stage almost as if they were acting.

The viewer buys a ticket and comes to the theatre at the usual show time, watching the performance until there is nothing left to wash.

A performance without any hidden meanings or symbols. An act of care and humility. The bare fact conveys a universal meaning ...


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)