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J. K. Tyl Theatre

The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare
The Estates Theatre

Basic information


The Estates Theatre


J. K. Tyl Theatre

Guest of the National Ballet

Theater J. K. Tyla Plzeň

Choreography: Alena Pešková

'Who better recipe knows how to tame a shrew, they should tell me! I'd be grateful.'


  • 2023-2024
  • 2024-2025


Libretto, Choreography & Stage Direction
Alena Pešková
Music preparation, conductor
Jan KučeraJiří Petrdlík
Light design
Jakub Sloup
Assistant choreographer
Zuzana Hradilová
Assistant stage director
Miroslav Hradil


This is how Petruccio announces his original plan for how to gain devotion and love of the unmanageable Katherine. The Taming of a Shrew choreographed and directed by Alena Pešková and the young composer Jan Kučera is an original ballet interpretation. The new Czech premiere has all the humorous symbols of Shakespearean comedy, and the poignancy of wit of the dance numbers keeps up with the lyrics of the great playwright.

WARNING: We use tobacco products during the performance. 

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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 February-June 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!

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