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3x Min Tanaka - May 7 – 9

7.5.2012

Famous Japanese dancer, director and farmer Min Tanaka, a legend of world dance, returns to Prague for the first time in seven years. On May 7 and 8 Archa will present two of his solo shows under the name Locus Focus and on May 9 he will appear together with dancer Shiho Ishihara in the performance of Step into the Shadow.

THE TAP TAP: PARTY ON WHEELS - May 2 / 8pm

2.5.2012

The 10th anniversary of the Party on Wheels will have a pirate theme. Pirate costumes welcome! In addition to a number of outstanding guests the party will feature the jewel of the Spanish music scene: Million Dollar Mercedes Band. Proceeds from the concert and subsequent auction will be used to buy technical equipment for the STUDEO educational centre for people with disabilities. Tickets: CZK 290/240. Length: 2 hours.

VerTeDance and Archa Theatre: Simulante Bande - April 29

29.4.2012

In the production of Simulante Bande, VerTeDance explores original ways of expression through movement based on the cooperation of a healthy and a physically disabled person. Choreographers Veronika Kotlíková and Tereza Ondrová have aimed to tackle at least a small part of the unexpectedly wide range of problems which disabled people face every day in an effort to lead a “normal” life. Premiere Version 1. Tickets: CZK 150 / 90. Length: 60 minutes.

Solo for Lu - April 24 and 25, May 22 and 23

24.4.2012

Project of Jing Lu and Jana Svobodová. The real life story of Chinese actress, singer and dancer Jing Lu in a theatrical form. The performance will take us on a journey from her childhood in China to her current life in Prague. Tickets: CZK 150/90. Length: 90 minutes. English subtitles.

Gob Squad / Campo: Before Your Very Eyes - April 21 and 22

21.4.2012

A live show with real children is coming back to Archa Theatre. A rare and magnificent opportunity to witness seven lives lived in fast forward… Before Your Very Eyes!

Electronic Beats Festival Prague 2012 - May 5 / 8pm

18.4.2012

International music programme presented by Telekom. With: The Whitest Boy Alive, Grimes, Woodkid, Mike Skinner DJ Set (The Streets). Tickets: CZK 250 / CZK 350 at the door.

EKG - Of Love and Fairytales I - April 18

18.4.2012

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Little Red Riding Hood, Markéta Pilátová, Jan Vodňanský and others. With music by Anička and Letadýlko. Tickets: CZK 165 / 100. Duration of the performance: 2 hours with intermission.

Divadlo Husa na provázku to Archa with Doctor Faustus

14.4.2012

April 14 and 15 will belong to Divadlo Husa na provázku: Thomas Mann / Jan Mikulášek – Doctor Faustus. The world on the edge of apocalypse. Music as a battle for the soul. Thomas Mann’s crowning achievement about the life and death of the brilliant composer Adrian Leverkühn against the backdrop of the terrible events of the 20th century. An oratory for our times. Director: Jan Mikulášek. Prague premiere.

Divadlo Husa na provázku: Simona Petrů, Petr Jan Kryštof – Quiet Tarzan - April 13

13.4.2012

A drinker – or quite frankly an alcoholic – obsessed with women... An unruly bum with greasy hair and a pathetic camera made from toilet paper rolls… Photographer Miroslav Tichý, regarded by his neighbours as a freak and a pervert, is today considered one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. His life and remarkable work present a number of questions. Is this radical Moravian outsider a madman and a capturer of truth? Or is he just a despicable voyeur whose work should be flushed down the toilet? Prague premiere. Tickets: CZK 290 / 190. Length: 100 minutes.

United Islands: La Shica - April 4

4.4.2012

Flamenco outside all categories crossed with hip hop, funk, rock and Brazilian rhythms. The charismatic Elsa Rovayo also does something unusual for flamenco: she sings and dances at the same time. “I don’t want to be confined by tradition; I want to do something that I like,” says Elsa. “I present what I think.” La Shica, the star of the United Islands 2008 festival and the Colours of Ostrava 2010 returns to Prague for a solo concert.

PPU & Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic: Easter Passion Plays - April 3 / 8 pm

3.4.2012

A revival of the rock opera by Czech underground band The Plastic People of the Universe in a new arrangement, for the first time together with the philharmonic. Director: Marko Ivanoviċ. Special guest: Filip Topol.Tickets: CZK 390/490 at the door. Length: 80 minutes

PETR NIKL: WOLVES IN THE HEART - April 1 and 2

1.4.2012

Musical visual echoes inspired by the works of Swiss painter, composer and writer Adolf Wolfli. Visual concept: Petr Nikl. Music composed by: Miroslav Černý. Guitar: Vladimír Václavek. Percussion: Miloš Dvořáček. Didgeridoo: Ondřej Smeykal. The project was prepared in connection with the Adolf Wolfli – Creator of the Universe exhibition organised by ABCD o.s. and City Gallery of Prague in cooperation with Adolf Wölfli Foundation in the Stone Bell House from February to May 2012. Ticket: CZK 190 / 150 Kč. Lenght: 2 hours.

The Dramaturgy of Devised Theatre: Shared Space - April 20 and 21

29.3.2012

An international symposium for artists working in the field of authored theatre focussing on the concept of theatre as a shared space in which creation is based on mutual dialogue between all the members of the creative team and subsequent dialogue with the audience during the performance itself. The symposium will feature theoreticians and active artists from all areas of theatre and dance and space will be given to artistic and theoretical presentations. Organized by the Prague Quadrennial / Arts Institute – Theatre Institute in cooperation with: Archa Theatre, AMU , KALD DAMU and the Alfred ve dvoře Theatre, 4+4 Days in Motion, Dance Zone.

Archa.lab in March and April

29.3.2012

The short residence projects by young artists continue in March and April. The “Movement, Word, Space, Time” atelier led by Jana Svobodová starts on March 22.

Lou Reed to play at Archa!

18.3.2012

Lou Reed will be playing at the Archa Theatre on July 4, as part of the "FROM VU TO LULU" tour. Tickets available from February 23 at the Archa Theatre box office and Ticketpro outlets. Presented by 10:15 Entertainment.

Miet Warlop / CAMPO: Springville - March 17 and 18

17.3.2012

In Springville we witness the constant metamorphosis of a small world. Characters, half human, half object, attempt to function with and in the proximity of one another. They play a moving game of chaos, expectation and surprise. Tickets: CZK 290/150. Length: 50 min.

Krepsko: Fragile Tango - March 14

14.3.2012

Two performances in one evening by the Krepsko theatre company. While "polish tango for three" is a mixture of Russian roulette, polish tango and Czech-Finish humour, "Fragile" is a form of delicate visual theatre in which the theatre space is understood as a co-actor. Tickets: CZK 165 / 100. Length: 100 minutes.

John Mayall - November 13

11.3.2012

John Mayall coming to Archa Theatre! Concert presented by punx not dead agency together with the Archa Theatre.

EKG - Of Love and Money - March 19 and 20

7.3.2012

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Jan Haubert, Miss Jarka, Tomáš Sedláček and others. With music by Bonus. Tickets: CZK 165 / 100. Duration of the performance: 2 hours with intermission.

Soap & Skin to play at The Archa Theatre - March 6 / 8pm

6.3.2012

In March the Stimul Festival, which regularly brings contemporary experimental music of various genres to the Czech Republic, will present the Czech premiere of European star Soap & Skin, whose songs combine expressive keyboard and atmospheric vocals with gentle electronica. Presented by STIMUL festival and The Archa Theatre. Tickets: CZK 290/390.

Richard Teitelbaum and Ralph Samuelson - March 5 / 8pm

5.3.2012

Electronic experimental music meets the shakuhachi (Japanese flute). The extraordinary composer and musician Richard Teitelbaum and master of the shakuhachi Ralph Samuelson present their unique electro-acoustic project. The concert will also feature contemporary and traditional music for solo shakuhachi. Tickets: CZK 190. Length: 75 minutes.

JAN BURIAN "60" - March 25

4.3.2012

Motto: Do not become bitter, do not become sour, do not become salty!!! A gala evening full of new birthday songs with relatives and guests: Jan and Jiří Burian, Kyklos Galaktikos, Republic of Two and a surprise guest. Tickets: CZK 250. Length: 2.5 hours.

TEDxPrague 2012: No better time than now - March 3 / 11am

3.3.2012

TEDxPrague 2012, subtitled “No Better Time Than Now”, follows the last year’s ReStart which inspired the audience to a new start. During the conference, they will attempt to knock down the barriers and limits which are in the way of the human activity, together with the audience they will discover the tools that will change their thinking and they will present their success stories about how they didn’t wait for anything and just acted. The conference programme will be enriched with inspiring TED Talks videos and performances by local artists.

Solo for Lu - February 28 and 29 / 8pm

28.2.2012

The real life story of Chinese actress, singer and dancer Jing Lu hits the stage. Accompany Jing Lu on a journey from her childhood in China to her current life in Prague. PREMIERE!

Allstar Refjúdží Band is looking for new members!

24.2.2012

We are looking for new members - guitar, accordion, tuba, trombone, percussion. Other players of brass, woodwind and stringed instruments are welcome to try out! We invite musicians for the audition - workshop, which will take place in Prague on March 15, from 10 am to 3 pm. Deadline for applications February 29.

The Dramaturgy of Devised Theatre / Shared Space - deadline for the Symposium proposals approaching!

24.2.2012

Both theoretical and artistic papers are accepted. Proposals for other formats of presentations are welcomed. Proposals should include 300 word abstracts and a short bio. Please send you proposals before February 29th, 2012.

HaDivadlo: Indian in Danger - February 18

18.2.2012

The second production of the original theatre project by HaDivadlo Transformations of the 20th Century this time focuses on the beginning of the last century, the theory of relativity and Albert Einstein. If everything that is in motion constantly affects all other motions, the whole thing starts to get complicated. “A true Cherokee believes that no matter where he is, he is always at the centre of the universe. Is that true?”

Music 2011: Occupy Your Ears! - February 14 / 6pm

14.2.2012

What happened last year in world and local music? What does today’s music have to say about the state of the world? What can be read into its sociological, economic and artistic twists and turns? As every year, music publicists Pavel Klusák, Aleš Stuchlý and Karel Veselý will meet in Archa to search for answers via an audiovisual evening full of screenings, recordings and commentary.

Solo for Lu - PREMIERE - February 28 and 29 / 8pm

8.2.2012

The real life story of Chinese actress, singer and dancer Jing Lu hits the stage. Accompany Jing Lu on a journey from her childhood in China to her current life in Prague. Director: Jana Svobodová. Music: Michal Nejtek. Dramaturgy: Nina Rutová. Performed by: Jing Lu. Tickets: CZK 150/90. Length: 80 minutes.

Palissimo Company: The Painted Bird / Bastard - February 7 and 8

7.2.2012

Bastard is the first part of a trilogy of projects by the New York based choreographer of Slovak origin Pavel Zuštiak, who pursues the themes of displacement, transformation, and “otherness.” The inspiration for the solo show Bastard was the controversial novel The Painted Bird from 1956 by Jerzy Kosiński.

The new semester of the Archa.lab atelier

31.1.2012

gets underway on 7.2.2012. Creative movement for children aged three to six, physical and dance theatre for all ages. Registration forms are now available at the Archa box office.

A public presentation of the Archa.lab Atelier - January 31

30.1.2012

Public presentation of the Archa.lab for children of all ages and adults. During the presentation you can apply for the spring semester of the Atelier!

Teatr.doc: Two In Your House - January 29 and 30

29.1.2012

A documentary theatre performance that examines house arrest in contemporary Belarus. In Russian with English and Czech subtitles.

Open rehearsal of a two-part theatre project by Petra Tejnorová

26.1.2012

Work in progress of a two-part theatre project created in the form of devised theatre and examining the theme of “fluid identity”. January 27 at 8pm, free admission.

Big Brother Awards 2011 - January 18 /19:30

18.1.2012

A ceremony in honour of the seventh annual Big Brother Awards. Preventing intrusive companies, agencies and technologies from spying on us is difficult. But we can warn them and point out when they go too far. Hence the Big Brother Awards presented to the biggest snoops into our private lives. Tickets: CZK 100 advance booking / CZK 150 at the door. Organized by: Iuridicum Remedium, o.s. in cooperation with the Archa Theatre.

Petr Nikl: I Am Your Bunny - January 16 and 17

16.1.2012

A black and white melodrama, visual theatre and a concert. An autobiographical exploration of time inspired by the inflatable toys designed by the artist’s mother Libuše Niklová.

NUBERG Competition - January 14 - February 12

4.1.2012

The BERG Orchestra is holding its fifth annual NUBERG Competition for young contemporary musicians. The recordings of six leading young composers will be released on CD as an insert in the first January edition of Literární noviny (Literary News) and will also be available from January 1, 2012 on the internet. The winning song will be chosen by the audience as well as by an expert jury. This year anyone who doesn’t just want to listen to the songs on their computer can also visit the NUBERG Competition listening area. From January 14 to February 12, 2012, come to the theatre foyer to sample all of the songs in the competition thanks to a special installation and vote for your favourite song. In addition you can attend a moderated meeting with the artists and ask them what really interests you. More information from January 1, 2012 at www.nuberg.cz.

Call for participants in the Painted Bird / Bastard project

26.12.2011

The Archa Theatre and Palissimo artist group are looking for people interested in participating in the project.

Dear audience:

24.12.2011

Thank you for your attendance and support this year. The Archa Theatre team wishes you all the best and many inspiring experiences in 2012!

Michal Prokop: Christmas Concert - December 21 / 8pm

21.12.2011

Michal Prokop, Framus Five & guests: Kukulín, Jananas and other surprises. Tickets: 330 / 380 at the door. Duration: 2,5 h.

BAROMANTIKA - Lenka Dusilová, Beata Hlavenková & Tin Soldiers - December 18 / 8pm

18.12.2011

Exclusive concert launch of the new album by Lenka Dusilová and guests. Tickets: 250. Duration: 2 hours.

Lenka Dusilová's new album BAROMANTIKA

16.12.2011

is now available for purchase at Archa! The concert premiere of the album, along with special guest performers, will take place on Sunday, December 18.

The legendary puppet show PIŠKANDERDULÁ

15.12.2011

returns to Archa on Saturday, December 17. You can watch a documentary about this famous show and itscreators on Czech Television!

Věra Říčařová and František Vítek: The Piškanderdulá - December 14 and 17

14.12.2011

Inspired by children's games, the puppet legends return! Featuring dancers, artists, knights, horses, Grim Reapers, ghosts and other puppets. Tickets: CZK 100 / children CZK 50 / every second child free. Length: 60 minutes.

Looking for an original Christmas present?

14.12.2011

Gift certificates to Archa Theatre productions are now available!

EKG - A Surrealist Christmas - December 12 and 13 / 8pm

12.12.2011

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Vobezdud, Jan Švankmajer, Michal Ajvaz, Viki Shock. Tickets: CZK 165 / 100. Duration of the performance: 2 hours with intermission.

The 2011 / 2012 residents of the Archa.lab

12.12.2011

Interview with Petra Tejnorová and Veronika Riedlbauchová.

Dan Bárta and Ondřej Smeykal guest of Divadlo Vizita December 19

12.12.2011

Singer Dan Bárta and a didgeridoo player Ondřej Smeykal will be guests on the evening of spontaneous improvisation by Divadlo Vizita.

Divadlo Husa na provázku: Leoš or Your Most Faithful - December 10 and 11

10.12.2011

“The Master and his Life, Music and Death” or “How a Work from a Remote Moravian Village Conquered the World” or “Notebooks (of rather comical) Loves”. A production inspired by the life and work of composer Leoš Janáček. Director: Vladimír Morávek. Prague premiere. Tickets 290 / 190. Duration: 3 hours.

Ultima Vez: Radical Wrong - December 5-7

5.12.2011

In the antiperformance RADICAL WRONG the choreographer and film-maker wants to appeal to a broad audience and above all to today’s vibrant young people. The tempo is scorching hot. There’s no point in hiding. Tickets: 490 / 290

INTERVIEW WITH WIM VANDEKEYBUS (ULTIMA VEZ)

4.12.2011

Ondřej Hrab, director of the Archa Theatre, interviews Wim Vandekeybus on RADICAL WRONG. The antiperformance by Ultima Vez will be on December 5 - 7.

BABEL SONGS 2011 - December 2 and 3

2.12.2011

First year of annual contemporary song festival. December 2 / 20:15 - BITEXTUAL: hiphopers, songwriters and slam poetry performers. With: Čoko voko, BenePeko & Roland Kánik, Martin E. Kyšperský, Kopir Rozsyval Bestar, Nikola Mucha, Děvčátka (Johana Švarcová & Klára Dernerová), Bohdan Bláhovec, Jakub Foll, Mruzcivák and others. December 3 / 20:15 - ŠAFRÁN TOGETHER: concert of absolute classics of czech songwriters scene. Co-production of o.s. Babel Prague and the Archa Theatre with the support of the Ministry of Culture Czech Republic. Also on programme: reading by Jan Burian, music videos orgy and icelandic films! Tickets: CZK 290 / 390 at the door / icelandic films: separate admission CZK 120.

Divadlo Vizita - November 28 and 29 / 8pm

28.11.2011

An evening of spontaneous improvisation by Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeněk Konopásek and Viktor Zborník. Production of the Archa Theatre.

We´re from the Same Planet - ehibition of photographs by Jindřich Štreit

27.11.2011

The exbition in the foyer of Archa Theatre lasts till December 7 and can be visited during the evening programme at the theatre. The stories of 30 foreigners who found a second home in the Czech Republic were captured by the lens of the documentary photographer Jindřich Štreit.

The Organization for Aid to Refugees celebrates its 20th anniversary

26.11.2011

November 26 - music, dancing and food from all around the world. From 14:00 afternoon program for children – voluntary entrance fee. From 19:30 concert by the Allstar Refjúdží Band, the Demeter Trio, Yellow Sisters and other artists. Tickets CZK 100 / 70.

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show - November 24 / 19:30

24.11.2011

Filming of the popular Jan Kraus Show. Production and dramaturgy: In Film Praha. Tickets on sale at the Archa Theatre box office and online.

AKCENT 2011 - PALISSIMO COMPANY: THE PAINTED BIRD / BASTARD - November 20

20.11.2011

First part of a trilogy of projects by the New York based choreographer of Slovak origin Pavel Zuštiak, who pursues the themes of displacement, transformation, and “otherness.” The inspiration for the solo show Bastard was the controversial novel The Painted Bird from 1956 by Jerzy Kosiński. In one of the chapters of the novel, the protagonist meets a man who paints a bird while in a rage and returns it to the nest. The painted bird is considered to be an intruder and is pecked to death by the others. / ARCHA THEATRE - LARGE AUDITORIUM. Tickets: 200 / 130. Duration: 70 min.

AKCENT 2011 - The Common Body/Corpus Vulgaris - November 19 / 8pm

18.11.2011

The authors’ show by Kateřina Jungová, Martina Musilová & Co. is the culmination of a two-year project called Having a body, being a body. At the start of the project the author’s asked a question: how do we actually perceive the human body and what is our relationship to it? The resultant project incorporates the experiences of people who live with various physical and social handicaps as well as people whose relationship to the body is influenced by their profession or age. These people are also the co-creators and stars of the performance. Tickets: 160 / 100. Duration: 90 min. The show will be followed by a discussion with the authors, a banquet and a dancehall event!

KVS (Royal Flemish Theatre): Occupied City - November 18 / 8pm

18.11.2011

A battle for an occupied city in the rhythms of hip-hop and beatbox. Adaptations of the collected poetry of legendary Flemish author Paul Van Ostaijen as interpreted by Flemish street artists. Presented by the Archa Theatre as part of the AKCENT 2011 festival and the Flemish Season in Prague.

AKCENT 2011 - NOVEMBER 15-20

15.11.2011

1. edition of the International Festival of Theatre with Social Outreach is behind the door! Theatre / Concerts / Site-specific projects / Presentations / Documentary films / Workshops!

She She Pop and their fathers: Testament - November 14 and 15 / 8pm

14.11.2011

Testament is based on the opening scene of Shakespeare’s King Lear, in which an old man decides to leave his kingdom to his three daughters and retire. His plan, however, ends in a dramatic fiasco. Testament transforms the theatre auditorium into an interrogation room for a Utopian process, whose subject is the agreements between generations. Berlin’s She She Pop acting ensemble appear on the stage with their septuagenarian fathers! Presented as part of The Prague Theatre Festival of German Language and the AKCENT 2011 Festival. Tickets: CZK 400/200

AKCENT 2011 - Riet Mellink, Jiří Havelka and students from the DAMU: Neighbours - November 16 / 6pm

9.11.2011

This site-specific project is a continuation of the working method that was launched as part of the pilot edition of the Akcent Festival by Dutch director Riet Mellink together with students from DAMU, the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. / THE ENVIRONS OF THE ARCHA THEATRE. Length: 60 minutes

Moriarty: The Missing Room Tour - November 8 / 8pm

8.11.2011

French-American quintet inspired by American songwriters and the wave of contemporary acoustic folk come to Archa with a whole new album! Tickets: CZK 290. Duration of the concert: 2 hours.

EKG - Of Love and the Sauna - November 6 and 7 / 8pm

6.11.2011

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Obří Broskev, Emil Hakl, Petr Pýcha, Jakub König, Kari Senius. Tickets: 160 / 100. Duration: 2 hours with an intermission.

AKCENT 2011 - Walk with Me

6.11.2011

Personal experience on the subject of loneliness, pointlessness and hope. A voice in your mp3 player will take you to the other side of the Vltava River. The Walk with Me project allows you a glimpse of the world of Vietnamese stallholders at the Prague market. / November 17 - 20 DAILY FROM 10:00 TO 17:00 / From The Archa Theatre to the Prague Market in Holešovice

AKCENT 2011 - Dance with the Allstar Refjúdží Band and their guests - November 17

5.11.2011

Music band of the Archa Theatre - Allstar Refugee Band - have prepared new songs for the festival that will be offered as a first sample from their upcoming album as part of a dance evening. Tickets: 160. Duration: 2h.

A tribute to the Czech underground - November 4 / 7pm, November 5 / 5pm

4.11.2011

A concert by legends of the Czech underground scene. Presented by the Archa Theatre and Guerilla Records, supported by Era. Tickets: 250 / 300 at the door / 2day ticket 400.

elledanse: QUADRANS, 4MEN - October 1 / 8pm

1.11.2011

The Prague premiere of two choreographies by art group elledanse.
Quadrans – Several lost words – the third part of the newest performance by Šárka Ondrišová and her company. Conecpt: Šárka Ondrišová. Choreography: Lenka Vágnerová, Pavel Mašek, Music: Peter Groll.
4MEN - choreography created for a production of the Slovak National Theatre as one of the parts of a feature performance Made in Slovakia. Concept, choreography, director: Šárka Ondrišová. Music: Peter Groll. Tickets: CZK 190 / 100. Duration of the performance: 75 minutes.

EKG - Of Love and the Pub - October 23 / 8pm

23.10.2011

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Hlinomazův Apetit, Ivan Martin Jirous, Michal Mareš, Standa Musil, Pepa Straka and others. With music by Ester Kočičková a Lubomír Nohavica.

How does one create a symphony in three hours? – a music workshop with Michael Romanyshyn

23.10.2011

November 20 / 16:30. Part of AKCENT 2011 Festival. Workshop is intended for musicians, performers, and everyone who is interested in the creation of a joint musical work. Michael Romanyshyn is a theatrical practitioner and musical composer.

DEJA DONNE & EN-KNAP: Not Made For Flying - October 21 and 22

21.10.2011

Looking for the real Superman! With a cast of Superheroes with very good intentions who are sometimes unlucky, clumsy, or maybe just human, Not Made For Flying finds the beauty within the tension between hero and human. Presented by the Archa Theatre and the 4+4 Days In Motion Festival.

Joelson Gusson: Cyborg Manifesto - October 19 / 19:30

19.10.2011

Cyborg Manifesto, has its name stolen from an article by the American scholar Donna Haraway, on the conception of a cyborg and the possible existence of a cybernetic body nowadays. A pretext to dive into the actual decomposition/composition of the body of the contemporary man. Presented by the 4+4 Days In Motion Festival.

Jo Strømgren Kompani: The Society - October 18 / 19:30

18.10.2011

A society of sworn coffee drinkers in Europe gather for their daily ritual. However, the harmony is broken by an horrific incident – the discovery of a used teabag. As the investigations into a possible Asian infiltration unfold, one question is inevitable. How far are they willing to go in order to track the unpatriotic traitor down and bring this evil act to justice? Presented by the 4+4 Days In Motion Festival.

Call for participants in the Painted Bird / Bastard project

17.10.2011

The Archa Theatre and Palissimo artist group are looking for people interested in participating in the Painted Bird / Bastard project. It’s a solo performance by Slovak dancer Jaroslav Viňarský accompanied by the live music of Christian Frederickson. We are looking for volunteers, either professionals or amateurs, who will be actively involved in the performance, which will take place on 20.11.2011 at 20:00 in the Archa Theatre as part of the Akcent Festival.

Gob Squad / Campo: Before Your Very Eyes - October 15 and 16 / 7:30pm

15.10.2011

Gob Squad and CAMPO proudly present a live show with real children! A rare and magnificent opportunity to witness seven lives lived in fast forward… Before Your Very Eyes! Presented by the Archa Theatre and the Four Days Association.

Les SlovaKs Dance Collective – Journey Home - October 11 / 8pm

11.10.2011

What do you get when you combine lively and spontaneous contemporary dance with Slovak folk traditions and live music? Five extraordinary dancers who have performed in various companies around the world bring to the choreography their own experiences to create a kaleidoscope based on ecstatic and total dance.

Music & Rhythms of Tokyo - October 9 and 10

9.10.2011

A music workshop and concert with Japanese drummers for children and adults. Under the guidance of Japanese drummers participants learn about natural materials. They then create their own musical instruments from rocks, leaves and bamboo. Playing together leads to the creation of rhythms, which with the accompaniment of Japanese professionals develops into an evening concert performance.

ARCHA.LAB: Theatre Atelier with Director Jana Svobodová from October 6

6.10.2011

Every Thursday from 17:30 to 19:00 – total of 10 lessons concluding with a public performance.

BABEL PRAGUE - OCTOBER 4 AND 5 / 19:30

4.10.2011

The 1st annual festival of improvisation or a new playground for adventures in contemporary music. fennesz, Steve Reich, Filip / Nakamura / Neumann / Palacký - The Quartet Improvisation, B4 & Handa Gote & Martin Ježek, Pauline Oliveros. 18:00 discussions on sound in the contemporary city landscape. Tickets: CZK 290 / at the door CZK 390 / 2day ticket for CZK 500 on sale at the Archa Theatre box office.

4+4 DAYS at the Archa Theatre

1.10.2011

The 4+4 Days in Motion Festival starts in one month! Tickets to performances at the Archa Theatre are already on sale. What do we have in store for you? Cyborgs, supermen, children, coffee lovers or Brazilian performer Joelson Gusson and *Cyborg Manifesto*, Deja Donne with its dance premiere *Not Made For Flying*, Gob Squad and its unique production *Before Your Very Eyes* and popular Norwegians Jo Strømgren Kompani with its "coffee" performance *The Society*. A discounted festival pass can be purchased at www.ctyridny.cz as of September 30.

Radio Wave STIMUL festival - October 1 / 3pm

1.10.2011

Shabazz Palaces, Emeralds, Hildur Gudnadóttir, The City Kill and a DJ set by electroclash superstar PEACHES. A full-day program of workshops, lectures and screenings culminates in a concert featuring international stars from various alternative genres. Presented by STIMUL festival together with Radio Wave and the Archa Theatre. Tickets CZK 250 / at the door CZK 350

Glen Hansard Solo - September 30

30.9.2011

A solo concert of Glen Hansard for the first time in more than five years! Special guest: Mark Geary.

EKG - Of Love and Travel / October 3

26.9.2011

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Alberto Vojtěch Frič, Vojtěch Novotný, Jiří Studený, Jarda Svoboda and others. With music by Traband.

Priessnitz: Alois Nebel Night - September 23

23.9.2011

Launch of the soundtrack for the film Alois Nebel. Performing: Priessnitz + Umakart. Guest: Jaroslav Rudiš.

BABEL PRAGUE

23.9.2011

The Czech festival scene has been enriched by a new international event: Babel Prague, "a festival for adventures in sound", will be held for the first time in October in Prague's Archa Theatre. In addition to the main star, electronic musician Fennesz, there will also be musicians from Japan and the USA.

Forced Entertainment: Void Story - September 20 and 21 / 8pm

20.9.2011

Void Story follows a beleaguered pair of protagonists on a rollercoaster ride through the decimated remains of contemporary culture. Presented in English with Czech subtitles. You can also apply for the Master Class with Forced Entertainment - deadline for workshop applications September 15!

"Devastatingly funny" - The Prague Post on Forced Entertainment's Void Story

19.9.2011

Do you like your theater "lushly macabre" with an "atmosphere of all-round hopelessness" and "deadpan, truly disturbing and very funny?" These are descriptions of Void Story, a production by the United Kingdom's Forced Entertainment group, who are visiting the Czech Republic for the first time in their 27year history.

EKG - Of Love and Dissection - September 19 / 8pm

19.9.2011

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: K.J. Erben, J.H. Krchovský, Jan Soukup and others. With music and singing by Hana Lundiaková.

Forced Entertainment Masterclass - deadline for applications September 15!

12.9.2011

Forced Entertainment founding members will present a workshop for local theatre makers and theatre students drawing on the company's trademark collaborative process. Forced Entertainment's working method - devising work as a group through improvisation, experimentation and debate – has made them pioneers of British avant-garde theatre and earned them an international reputation. In addition, a discussion with artists will follow one of the performances.

New semester of creative courses for children, adolescents and adults

8.9.2011

In September the Archa.lab ateliers, which are part of the Archa Theatre's education program, will begin the new year of its regular courses for children, adolescents and adults. In addition to its popular movement courses for preschool and school children the Archa.lab will also offer courses for adults. The dance and theatre courses are designed for anyone with an interest in movement and theatrical expression.

Radio Wave STIMUL festival - October 1 / 3pm

19.8.2011

Shabazz Palaces, Emeralds, Hildur Gudnadóttir, The City Kill and a DJ set by electroclash superstar PEACHES. A full-day program of workshops, lectures and screenings culminates in a concert featuring international stars from various alternative genres. Presented by STIMUL festival together with Radio Wave and the Archa Theatre. Tickets already on sale!

The National - August 17 / 8pm

17.8.2011

A club concert by the renowned American indie-rock band that gives fans a rare chance to get up close to musicians who usually sell out stadiums. In cooperation with the Charm Music agency.

Body Weather Workshop - applications till September 10!

17.8.2011

Two day Prague workshop with Frank van de Ven (BW Amsterdam) inquires upon the presence of the body on stage. As a training, Body Weather is of relevance to anyone interested in exploring the body and physical presence and this workshop is suited to dance, theatre and performers of various backgrounds. In English. September 17 and 18

15.8.2011

Looking forward to The National's gig at Archa? Coming in 2 days! While waiting watch the "Conversation 16" video!

The Face of Our Country / The Czech Countryside in 2050 - June 28 / 8pm

28.6.2011

The fifth in a series of discussion evenings organized by the Society for the Protection of the Environment, this time focussing on what the Czech countryside might look like in 40 years. We probably all see the countryside a little differently, but everyone has an opinion about it. How will the countryside change, what new forms will it take? Can we even imagine it?

Petr Nikl: I Am Your Bunny - June 25 and 26 / 8pm

25.6.2011

A black and white melodrama, visual theatre and a concert. An autobiographical exploration of time inspired by the inflatable toys designed by the artist’s mother. Part of Prague Quadrennial 2011.

HaDivadlo / SKUTR & company: We Are All Marlene Dietrich or Study of the Odyssey - June 24 / 8pm

24.6.2011

We long for times past, places and lives… but isn’t it a little foolish? When Albert Einstein discovered that time flows in only one direction. Times passes…
The world of the Internet is no longer the domain only of the young. The waters of this virtual ocean also wash over many lonely hearts of older generations. The central married couple embark on their Odyssey in order to find a way home. PRAGUE PREMIERE!

František Vítek a Věra Říčařová: Piškanderdulá - June 23 /8pm

23.6.2011

Graceful puppet performance inspired by children’s games. Part of the Prague Quadrennial 2011.

VerTeDance: EMIGRANTES - June 22 / 8pm and June 23 / 10am

22.6.2011

The Prague finale of the acclaimed performance by the VerTeDance company with live music by DVA! Emigrantes is the next performance in a series of projects by VerTeDance, in which child dancers perform together with adults. The phenomenon of refugees is seen through children’s eyes. Choreography and direction: Tereza Ondrová and Veronika Kotlíková. Part of the Prague Quadrennial 2011. LAST CHANCE TO SEE IT!

Dance Through the Fence - June 21 / 10am and 8pm

21.6.2011

A theatrical mosaic which tells the real stories of refugees from Chechnya, Burma, Georgia and Kurdistan accompanied by the Allstar Refugee Band. Part of Prague Quadrennial 2011.

New DVD 'Tiger Lillies in Prague' out now

20.6.2011

A new DVD of the band which looks at its long history in Prague, Czech Republic. The DVD comes packaged in limited edition, now on sale exclusively at the Archa Theatre box office for CZK 500.

Divadlo Vizita: A Loyal Friend's Claws - June 20 / 8pm

20.6.2011

An evening of spontaneous improvisation by Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeněk Konopásek and Viktor Zborník. Last chance to see it this season! SPECIAL GUEST: singer Dan Bárta!

The Archa team reinforced by Inventura

19.6.2011

Form June 1 the ranks of the Archa Theatre have grown thanks to a group of interns from the Inventura civic association. As part of their training program the nine-member group work daily at Archa, creating audiovisual documentation of performances and conducting interviews with artists.

Prague Quadrennial 2011 at Archa

18.6.2011

Over the course of the Prague Quadrennial 2011 the Archa Theatre will several times change its appearance.
Don't miss the chance to discover the various shapes of the theatre space or our special program offer for PQ2011.

Last evening with EMIGRANTES and DVA

16.6.2011

The Prague finale of the acclaimed performance by the VerTeDance company with live music by DVA! An after-party will follow the performance, with DVA in the role of DJ. Don’t miss it – June 22 from 8:00 p.m.!

In a Flash of Lightning - June 16-18 / 10pm

16.6.2011

An original project by students of the ATW (Germany) and DAMU (Czech Republic) under the supervision of Heiner Goebbels and SKUTR inspired by the works of T.S. Eliot. His verse At the still point of the turning world became the central motif of the Prague Quadrennial 2011, during which the project will premier. The students’ are interested primarily in combining sound, light and body into a theatrical metaphor. Presented as part of the Prague Quadrennial 2011.

Ride your bike to Archa

15.6.2011

The Archa Theatre now offers audiences and visitors to the Palác Archa the chance to use its brand-new bike racks. You can find safe parking for more than 20 bikes right near the theatre in the passage of the Palác Archa and connected atrium.

The Tiger Lillies - Zde jsem člověkem! Here I am Human! - June 15-18 / 8pm

15.6.2011

Musical morality with The Tiger Lillies - Zde jsem člověkem! Here I am Human returns to Archa Theatre. The hit production directed by Jiří Havelka is scheduled for June 15 - 18.

Now you can buy tickets to the Archa Theatre from home!

10.6.2011

Beginning in April the Archa Theatre will offer audiences expanded ticket purchase services. Thanks to the launch of an online sales system, the public now can purchase tickets to any production over the internet. In addition to making seat reservations the service allows people to make safe non-cash payments and to print e-tickets from the comfort of their home or office.

Electronic Beats Festival Prague 2011 - June 10

10.6.2011

Electronic Beats Festival returns to Prague! An absolutely killer line up of futuristic pop and alternative electronics. Joining us for the festival will be Apparat with a full live band, FM Belfast, Bonaparte and When Saints Go Machine.

EKG – Of Love and the Underground - Juna 7 and 8 / 8pm

7.6.2011

On Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8 the EKG literary cabaret by Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš will be devoted to Love and the Underground. The authors have invited to Prague’s Archa Theatre poet and musician Erik Frič, photographer Bohdan Holomíček, poet Petra Študlarová, poet, performer and musician Tomáš Vtípil, poet Pavel Zajíček and other guests. Featuring DG 307!

Architecture as an impulse for theatrical form - June 18 and 19

7.6.2011

A seminar at the Prague Quadrennial. The seminar is intended for students at theatre schools as well as the expert and general public. Free entry.

Pavel Koutecký Awards - June 6 / 8pm

6.6.2011

The fifth annual Pavel Koutecký Awards given to directors of documentary films. The gala evening organized by the Archa Theatre, the Association for Film & Sociology and the International One World Festival will feature the announcement and screening of the winning documentary film.

Solo for Lu – open rehearsal – phase 1 - June 2 / 8pm

2.6.2011

A look into a work process that usually remains hidden from the audience. Director Jana Svobodová and Chinese performer Jing Lu present the principles of their work in a performance that is created in the form of documentary theatre.

STIMUL Festival presents: Oneohtrix Point Never (USA) - May 29 / 9pm

29.5.2011

A rising star of contemporary electronica! New Yorker Daniel Lopatin, known as Oneohtrix Point Never, chose synthesizers and keyboards as the agents of his new approach to the old days. Under his touch the despised synthesizer toys are rejuvenated to produce rich sound textures taking from new age, plastic exotic and psychedelic.

Festival KoresponDance Europe: Béatrice Massin (FR) – Atlas Fantasy, Helge Letonja (GER) – Je suis tombé sur toi - May 28 / 8pm

28.5.2011

The work of Atlas Fantasy began from the unknown first baroque steps of two young interpreters, open to new methods of work, born in the light of freshness and humour. Baroque dance is purposely thrust into the contemporary age. In the choreography of Je suis tombé sur toi the dancers explore the borders of their own physical capabilities in order to discover their identities.

STIMUL Festival presents: Ignaz Shick (DE), Claus Van Bebber (DE) - May 27

27.5.2011

“Non-dance” playing on the phonograph also has its heroes, starting with John Cage, who mainly values the mechanical qualities of the phonograph and who investigates how to enter into a creative relationship with turntable and needle. The most distinctive German turntablists are Claus Van Bebber and Ignaz Schick.

The Prague Spring and Archa Theatre present: VARIOUS FORMS OF MUSICAL THEATRE

26.5.2011

Special offer for Archa audiences - If you buy tickets to any performance at the Archa Theatre you will get the right to a special 50% discount to the concert by The Hilliard Ensemble: I went to the House but did not Enter. Tickets for this offer are on sale at the Archa Theatre and at the box office of the Prague Spring in the Rudolfinum until June 1, 2011.

VERTEDANCE - EMIGRANTES - May 23 / 8pm, May 24 / 10am

23.5.2011

A successfull dance performance by VerTeDance, in which child dancers perform together with adults. The phenomenon of refugees is seen through children’s eyes. Choreography and direction: Tereza Ondrová and Veronika Kotlíková. Music: DVA.

Solo for Lu – open rehearsal - June 2 / 8pm

19.5.2011

A look into a work process that usually remains hidden from the audience. Director Jana Svobodová and Chinese performer Jing Lu present the principles of their work in a performance that is created in the form of documentary theatre.

DAN BÁRTA & THE ROBERT BALZAR TRIO - May 18

18.5.2011

The opening of the 18th annual theatre festival of arts universities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Theatre trainers, coops, sketches, music: Dan Bárta & the Robert Balzar Trio, Photolab, DJs. With Saskia Burešová and Petr Jančařík.

The Face of Our Country / PRAGUE - May 17 / 8pm

17.5.2011

The fourth in a series of discussion evenings organized by the Society for the Protection of the Environment, this time focussing on Prague. Do you ever sit in the garden of a Berlin café, on a bench in a Parisian park or on an abutment on a Barcelona beach and say to yourself: what if Prague were like this? But like what? Is it even possible? And hasn’t it been here all along?

Cham Dance of Tibetan monks - May 15 and 16 / 8pm

15.5.2011

A thirteen-member group of Tibetan monks from the main place of exile of the Bön, the Mänri monastery in Northern India, offers the Czech public a journey into ancient rituals, dances and the spirit of their culture over two evenings. Don’t miss their unique performance on May 15 and 16 at Archa. Organized by o.s. Potala.

A bike-friendly theatre

15.5.2011

The Archa Theatre team is joining the Take Your Bike to Work! campaign. In addition, we'll soon be installing bike racks in front of the theatre for our visitors. So after work hop on your bike and cycle over to Archa!

STIMUL Festival presents: Stian Westerhus (NO) - May 13 / 8pm

13.5.2011

Versatile Norwegian guitarist Stian Westerhus will perform in the small auditorium of the Archa Theatre as part of the STIMUL Festival. He is best known for his work with Jaga Jazzist and the Nils Petter Molvaer group. In the Czech Republic he will present for the first time his improvisational one-man show. Don't miss it!

So what?! - May 12 / 6pm

12.5.2011

The second in a series of discussion evenings about the quality of life in Prague will focus on cultural policies and the vision of the cultural development of the capital city. What should the city’s culture be like for Prague to meet all of the requirements of a central European metropolis? With Yvona Kreuzmannová, Marta Smolíková, Zdeněk Tůma and other guests. Moderated by Adam Gebrian. In cooperation with the British Council Prague. FREE ENTRY.

CAMPO (B) - An Anthology of Optimism - May 10 and 11 / 8pm

10.5.2011

Pieter De Buysser and Jacob Wren wrote a letter that began, “An Anthology of Optimism is a pre-emptive celebration of a critical optimism we tentatively hope will increase in the twenty-first century.” They sent the letter to writers, artists, thinkers, scientists, politicians and businesspeople all over the world, asking for a response, a contribution. CZECH PREMIERE!

STIMUL Festival presents: Thomas Ankersmit (NL) / Phill Niblock (USA) - May 9 / 8pm

10.5.2011

Dutch musician Thomas Ankersmit is an artist based in Amsterdam and Berlin. This rising star of improvisation uses both analogue synthesizers and acoustic instruments, such as the alto saxophone. Since 2003 he has regularly performed together with contemporary classical music composer Phill Niblock. Ankersmit’s and Niblock’s musical meeting presents a unique interconnection of electronica and classical music for the first time in the Czech Republic.

Petr Nikl – I Am Your Bunny - May 5 and 6 8pm

5.5.2011

A black and white melodrama. An autobiographical exploration of time inspired by the inflatable toys of the author’s mom, Libuše Niklová.

The performances of Jesters, Spies and Presidents scheduled for May 3 and 4 are cancelled due to illness. We apologize for the inconvenience.

3.5.2011

THE TAP TAP ORCHESTRA - PARTY ON WHEELS - April 29 / 8pm

29.4.2011

Benefit evening with The Tap Tap and their guests - Vojta Dyk, Xindl X, Kamil Střihavka, Luboš Andršt, Jiří Ornest, DJ Baltazar, Soubor bicích nástrojů konzervatoře v Teplicích, Iva Pazderková and Láďa Angelovič.

Divadlo Vizita - April 27 and 28 / 8pm

27.4.2011

Two evenings of spontaneous improvisation by Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeněk Konopásek and Viktor Zborník.

HaDivadlo – Indian in Danger - April 20 / 8pm

20.4.2011

The second production of the original theatre project by HaDivadlo Transformations of the 20th Century this time focuses on the beginning of the last century, the theory of relativity and Albert Einstein. If everything that is in motion constantly affects all other motions, the whole thing starts to get complicated. “A true Cherokee believes that no matter where he is, he is always at the centre of the universe. Is that true?”

EKG - Of Love and Fifinka - April 18 and 19 / 8pm

18.4.2011

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Bobík, Fifinka, Vít Janota, Karel Kuna, Myšpulín, Pinďa and others. With the Papírový panenky.

STIMUL Festival presents: ANBB (DE) (Blixa Bargeld/Alva Noto) - April 16 / 8pm

16.4.2011

The collaboration of Einstürzende Neubauten’s Blixa Bargeld with the clinical electronica of Alva Noto was a welcome shock last year for all music fans and publicists. The Mimikry album by the ANBB project garnered deserved praise from major alternative music charts. The first Prague concert stop by ANBB therefore promises to be one of the music events of the season!

ENTER MULTIMEDIA BIENNALE - APRIL 15

15.4.2011

Enter 5 international art | sci | tech | biennale presents an evening of multimedia performances. Organized by CIANT.

VERTEDANCE - EMIGRANTES - April 13 / 10am and 8pm

13.4.2011

Emigrantes is the next performance in a series of projects by VerTeDance, in which child dancers perform together with adults. The phenomenon of refugees is seen through children’s eyes. Choreography and direction: Tereza Ondrová and Veronika Kotlíková. Music: DVA.

The Face of Our Country / The Environment after Chernobyl - April 12 / 8pm

12.4.2011

The third in a series of discussion evenings organized by the Society for the Protection of the Environment, this time for the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Allstar Refjúdží Band returns from triumphant tour of Holland

11.4.2011

The band played six great concerts over six days, featuring not only hits from its first album SPAS!, but also brand new songs that were exciting for foreign audiences. The ASRB hopes that it will have just as much success at the upcoming summer festivals in the Czech Republic.

Divadlo Husa na provázku: Karel Čapek - Painful ordeal - April 8 and 9 / 8pm

8.4.2011

The second part of the Čapek project by Divadlo Husa na provázku is based on early, little-known books of short stories by Karel Čapek (Wayside Crosses, Painful Stories) in which the author expresses his most personal themes. A man finds himself at a crossroads where his rational life ends and he encounters the unknown, something mysterious, where he does not know which road to take… They are inspired by Čapek’s reputed untreatable illness and the waiting for a miracle that it would all turn out all right. Director: Jan Mikulášek. PRAGUE PREMIERE!

Divadlo Husa na provázku: Karel Čapek - Hordubal (ach, table, chair, light and pillar) - April 7 / 8pm

7.4.2011

A ballad about love, sin and guilt, about returning home and the search for a lost heart. A bit of a detective story. One of Karel Čapek’s great works in a production by J. A. Pitínský. What is the real truth about Hordubal and Polana? What is the truth about Štěpán Many? People are too complicated to have only one face.

Divadlo Husa na provázku – Maestro and Markétka - April 5 and 6 / 8pm

5.4.2011

Good Dostoyevsky’s debut or perhaps just a dream. One of the longest dreams that a human being is capable of – this will be even more powerful than what Ivan told... What is it about? Or rather about whom? So many painful incidents! So much sadness and desperation! But at the same time – so much joy! And in times like these? It can’t be possible! Director: Vladimír Morávek.

Archa on Facebook

1.4.2011

We've set up a brand new Facebook profile for the Archa Theatre in both English and Czech. Get exclusive news, backstage information and reminders of our shows. Like, share and stay in touch!

Archa has been voted the Best Performing Arts Theatre 2010

31.3.2011

by the Prague Post. Many thanks to the newspaper's editors and readers; we strive to be in the running for the award again in 2011!

Dance Party with the Allstar Refjúdží Band - March 28 / 8pm

28.3.2011

The Allstar Refjúdží Band is a multicultural association of artists and musicians from China, Kurdistan, Armenia, Slovakia, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the USA. The band, which energetically mixes brass band, ska, rap, klezmer, Dixieland, Chinese opera, and Armenian and Kurdish melodies, will perform on its home stage before heading off to the Netherlands on tour.

Jan Burian – 40 YEARS OF GOOD HONEST WORK! - March 27 / 8pm

27.3.2011

A gala concert by Jan Burian with many famous guests from among his friends and artistic collaborators. Featuring: Jiří Dědeček, Petr Skoumal, Daniel Fikejz, Vlastislav Matoušek, Lubor Šonka, Jan Jeřábek, Dagmar Andrtová-Voňková, Republic of Two and JIŘÍ SUCHÝ.

Lenka Dusilová and Eternal Seekers – A Benefit Concert for CEREBRUM - March 23 / 8pm

23.3.2011

A Benefit Concert for CEREBRUM is the name of the event which Lenka Dusilová decided to organize together with the unique group the Eternal Seekers to support CEREBRUM – an association for people who have suffered brain injuries, and their families. The proceeds of the event will go to this organization, whose primary mission is to contribute to the understanding of brain injuries and to support people who have suffered these kinds of injuries.

So what?! Prague architecture: Scepticism and hope - March 22 / 6pm

22.3.2011

The first in a series of public discussions about the quality of life in Prague focuses on the capital city’s architectural and urban development. Free entry!

The Public for Itself - March 18 / 2pm

18.3.2011

A brainstorming session at a conference about the public role of Czech Television. Does Czech Television fulfil its public mission according to its code or not? How will restructuring transform it? What does the future hold? A public discussion about public television, organized in cooperation with the Association of Directors and Screenwriters and the Czech Film and Television Union.

A reason for optimism: CAMPO to appear at Archa

17.3.2011

Fans of contemporary world drama have a reason to be optimistic. In mid May the Archa Theatre will welcome *An Anthology of Optimism* by Belgian theatre company CAMPO. This celebration of wary optimism directed by Jacob Wren and Pieter is a probe into the dreams of a better tomorrow. Tickets to the performances on May 10 and 11 are now on sale.

Contemporary dance workshop - start April 21!

17.3.2011

The Body Intimate is the name of brand new Archa.lab Atelier. Starting April 21, every Thursday with dancer, performer and teacher Zdenka Brungot Sviteková. Atelier focuses on the language of the body in motion, in space and in groups. The method seeks to refine the perception of motion, its sources, directions, details and qualities. Apply now!

ONE WORLD 2011 - March 9 - 17

9.3.2011

Festival of documentary films about human rights.

VERTEDANCE - EMIGRANTES / March 7 and 8, 2011

7.3.2011

Succesfull performance returns to Archa Theatre. Choreography and direction: Tereza Ondrová and Veronika Kotlíková. Music: DVA.

Get re-energized at this year's STIMUL Festival at the Archa Theatre!

1.3.2011

This is our lineup: ANBB (DE) (Blixa Bargeld/Alva Noto) – 16.4., Thomas Ankersmit (NL) / Phill Niblock (USA) - 9.5., Stian Westerhus (NO) - 13.5., Ignaz Shick (DE), Claus Van Bebber (DE) - 27.5., Oneohtrix Point Never (USA) - 29.5. See you there!

Is it possible to communicate directly with the European parliament?

1.3.2011

Archa Theatre has joined the Brussels based initiative. Write to your MEPs and find out whether they listen to you!

EKG – Of Love and Coffee - March 1 and 2 / 8pm with Fairtrade Coffee tasting

1.3.2011

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevský, Jaroslav Rudiš and guests. Fairtrade Coffee tasting from 7.30pm by the Mama Coffee company.

ARCHA.CLUB MEMBERSHIP

28.2.2011

If you are a regular visitor to the Archa Theatre or would like to become one, but have yet to be completely convinced, your time has come. We have prepared for you some major discounts, the opportunity to purchase tickets before they become available to the general public, and other bonuses. Your contribution will also go towards supporting the activities of the Archa Theatre!

APOCALYPTICA /FIN/ - February 26, 2011 / 20.00

26.2.2011

Finnish band Apocalyptica coming to Prague to introduce the 7th Symphony. Presented by 10:15 Entertainment.

GOTAN PROJECT /FR/ - February 25 / 20.00

25.2.2011

The founders of the electro-tango style bring their magnificent multimedia show to Archa. Gotan Project, currently the world’s most famous French band, will be in Prague as part of the tour of their latest album Tango 3.0. Presented by RESPECT MUSIC.

Jesters, Spies and Presidents - February 23 and 24 / 8 PM

23.2.2011

A musical-theatre show. The Jesters, Spies and Presidents project is a follow up to the All Star Refugee Company's successful production of Dance Through the Fence. We begin by asking: What would happen if the next Czech president were Syrian refugee Džuan Šedin? The show on February 23 presented as part of the SMALL INVENTORY festival.

The Tiger Lillies, Jocelyn Clarke, Jiří Havelka – Zde jsem člověkem! Here I am Human! (in English) - February 20, 21 and 22

20.2.2011

Musical morality with The Tiger Lillies. The hit production directed by Jiří Havelka returns.

MUSIC 2010: What happened? - February 9 / 20.00

9.2.2011

What does today's music have to tell us about the state of the world? What can be read from its sociological, economic and artistic peripeteia? Archa will host the annual gathering of music publicists Pavel Klusák, Aleš Stuchlý and Karel Veselý in order to find an answer by means of an audiovisual evening full of screenings, recordings and commentary.

EKG Of Love and Mysticism - February 7 and 8 / 20.00

7.2.2011

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Markéta Pilátová, Jan Hísek and Josef Váchal. Featuring Vobezdud.

Michael Romanyshyn’s Music Atelier

6.2.2011

"Composing from the Secret Place: Accessing hidden musical brain power" - workshop with musician and composer Michael Romanyshyn on February 20, 2011.

Divadlo Husa na provázku – Dumb Veruna or The World that we Once Knew and Now is Gone - February 4 and 5 / 20.00

4.2.2011

The newest play by Arnošt Goldflam! A comedy about an extraordinary time in which we celebrated the 1st of May, went nuts with socialist planning, sang period songs and raised children until we finally hop stepped into the modern age – now it’s up to you, my dears! PRAGUE PREMIERE!

THE TIGER LILLIES - HERE I AM HUMAN! IN ENGLISH!

2.2.2011

On February 20, 21 and 22, "Brechtian punk cabaret" band the Tiger Lillies will return to the Archa Theatre in an all-English version of the hit production of Here I Am Human! Tickets now on sale!

Divadlo Vizita - Dog in Rabbit - January 31 / 20.00

31.1.2011

An evening of spontaneous improvisation by Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeněk Konopásek and Viktor Zborník.

European Yoyo Championship 2011 - January 29 / 12.30, January 30 / 11.00

29.1.2011

European Yoyo Championship 2011!

Separated Twins Party - Jan Burian, Jiří Dědeček, Jan Vodňanský, Petr Skoumal - January 28 / 20.00

28.1.2011

A New Year’s reunion of separated twins. A unique concert featuring Jan Burian & Jiří Dědeček, Jan Vodňanský & Petr Skoumal.

VERTEDANCE - EMIGRANTES - JANUARY 25 / 10.00 AND 20.00, JANUARY 26 / 10.00

25.1.2011

Emigrantes is the next performance in a series of projects by VerTeDance, in which child dancers perform together with adults. The phenomenon of refugees is seen through children’s eyes. Choreography and direction: Tereza Ondrová and Veronika Kotlíková. Music: DVA.

HaDivadlo – Indian in Danger - January 21 / 20.00

21.1.2011

The second production of the original theatre project by HaDivadlo Transformations of the 20th Century this time focuses on the beginning of the last century, the theory of relativity and Albert Einstein. If everything that is in motion constantly affects all other motions, the whole thing starts to get complicated. “A true Cherokee believes that no matter where he is, he is always at the centre of the universe. Is that true?”

HaDivadlo – I AM KRAFTWERK! - January 19 and 20 / 20.00

19.1.2011

The Prague premiere of a new play by Viliam Klimáček, holder of several prestigious Alfréd Radok Awards, written for the HaDivadla Company. A contemporary reworking of Chekov’s The Seagull directed by Marián Amsler.

EKG - OF LOVE AND PAIN - JANUARY 17 / 20.00, EKG - OF LOVE AND BLOOD - JANUARY 18 / 20.00

17.1.2011

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests on January 17: Radka Denemarková, the Marquis de Sade, Jan Šibík, Pavla Šuranská and others. With industrial band S/M. Guests on January 18: Vlad III. Dracula, Jan Šibík, Ben Tuček, Jiří Vaněk and others. With electro-industrial band The Ritchie Success.

Skutr and Adéla Stodolová Laštovková - JOKE KILLERS - DECEMBER 21 / 20.00

21.12.2010

SKUTR and Adéla Stodolová Laštovková present the Prague premiere of the Joke Killers project, which represented the Czech Republic at the EXPO 2010 exhibition in Shanghai. Director: Skutr and Adéla Laštovková Stodolová

Bez ladu a skladu, Dybbuk, Ještě jsme se nedohodli - December 19 / 20.00

19.12.2010

Discoveries of the 80s live, December 19 at Archa!

PORTRAIT SERIES - P.S. Isabelle Severs / Belgium (Bavarian State Ballet), P.S. Martina La Ragione / Italy (DEJA DONNE) - December 17 and 18

17.12.2010

Czech premiere of solo pieces. Choreography and direction: Simone Sandroni.

Divadlo Vizita - December 13 and 14 / 20.00

13.12.2010

Don’t miss this year’s final performances by Divadlo Vizita! Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeněk Konopásek and Viktor Zborník improvise over two nights at the Archa Theatre

Žilina Station, Ján Šimko and company: The Last Historic Mission of the Young Generation - December 11 and 12 / 20.00

11.12.2010

What happens when one evening you realize that someone in Prague has been killed and a revolution has started? The stories of students who in extreme situations kept a place on the edge of events.

MGMT /US/ - December 10 / 20.00

10.12.2010

America’s MGMT will perform at the Archa Theatre! Seeing them live is a must. Organised by 10:15 Entertainment.

LAIBACH - REVISITED - DECEMBER 9. / 20.00

9.12.2010

Celebrate with the band their 30years anniversary! Special afternoon programme for fans and concert organised by punx not dead.

GOTAN PROJECT AT THE ARCHA THEATRE

8.12.2010

Gotan Project on tour with their latest album Tango 3.0. Presented in cooperation with the RACHOT PRODUCTION agency. Tickets on sale now!

EKG of Love and Fish - Christmas edition - December 7 and 8 / 20.00

7.12.2010

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Marie Radko, photographers Alena Dvořáková and Viktor Fischer, writer Václav Kahuda, stoic Jan Jakub Ryba and writer Oskar Ryba. Also featuring Lenka Dusilová.

THE FRAMES - Twentieth Anniversary Tour - December 6 / 20.00

6.12.2010

On December 6 Prague’s Archa Theatre will host Ireland’s Glen Hansard and The Frames for the band’s twentieth anniversary tour. “It’s their only concert in Central Europe and Glen specifically chose the Archa Theatre as the venue,” said Jiří Hejl, one of the organizers of the concert. Support: Duke Special, Petr Nikl and Company.

Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez – Monkey Sandwich - December 3-5 / 20.00

3.12.2010

In the beginning of December legendary Flemish dance company Ultima Vez will present Monkey Sandwich at the Archa Theatre. The newest project by Wim Vandekeybus marks a return to multimedia work by the company’s renowned artistic director. The performance is based on the confrontation of two parallel events: a film projection and live action featuring performer Damien Chapelle.

ARCHA IN NEW YORK

1.12.2010

On January 12, 2011 a screening of Pavel Koutecky’s documentary film I Will Have a Beautiful Life as well as a presentation of social theatre projects at the Archa Theatre will take place at the Bohemian National Hall in New York. The presentation will be made by director Jana Svobodová and artistic director of the Archa Theatre Ondřej Hrab.

Divadlo Husa na provázku – Maestro and Markétka - November 29 and 30 / 20.00

29.11.2010

Good Dostoyevsky’s debut or perhaps just a dream. One of the longest dreams that a human being is capable of – this will be even more powerful than what Ivan told... What is it about? Or rather about whom? So many painful incidents! So much sadness and desperation! But at the same time – so much joy! And in times like these? It can’t be possible! Director: Vladimír Morávek. PRAGUE PREMIERE!

[project] TRANSMIT (AUS/GER), Karpat Möbius (HUN), SATO-SAN TO (CZ) / ALTERNATIVA 2010 FESTIVAL / NOVEMBER 27

27.11.2010

18th issue of the ALTERNATIVA festival organised by Unijazz Association.

UŽ JSME DOMA (CZ) - 25 years aniversary celebration! / ALTERNATIVA 2010 FESTIVAL / NOVEMBER 26

26.11.2010

Guest: Zeena Parkins (USA), Heléne Breschand (FRA), Elliot Sharp (USA), Franck Vigroux (FRA)

The Face of Our Country / On Pilgrimages - November 24 / 20.00

24.11.2010

This time about the countryside, pilgrimages and pilgrims. The guides of the evening, Čestmír Klos and Ivan Plicka, will speak at a roundtable with four different travellers: P. František Lízna SJ, priest and Jesuit, František Skála, artist, Petr Zemánek, castellan and school teacher, and Aleš Šulc, ecologist.

EKG special – Of Love and Appetite - November 23 / 20.00

23.11.2010

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Josef Hlinomaz, Hlinomazův apetit (Lumír von Bejda, Kateřina Šarközi), Jan Holeček (flute, bass saxophone), violinist and photographer Lukáš Kuta, Roman Pluhař (drums) and others.

Divadlo Vizita - November 21 and 22 / 20.00

21.11.2010

Two evenings of spontaneous improvisation by Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeněk Konopásek and Viktor Zborník.

Stefan Kaegi: Play your own politician

20.11.2010

Hana Pavelková interviews Berlin director Stefan Kaegi, who during the AKCENT Festival at the Archa Theatre presented a project by the world-renowned company RIMINI PROTOKOLL.

GATHERING OF DRUMMERS 2010 - November 20 / 20.00

20.11.2010

Best czech drummers and their counterparts from America, Asia and Europe meeting at the 9th annual travelling cult festival.

The Residents: The Talking Light - November 19 / 20.00

19.11.2010

The legendary band returns to Prague on tour with their new album The Talking Light. Presented by LIVER MUSIC as part of the Prague International Bluenight.

Dance-film return of Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez

19.11.2010

In only two weeks the Archa Theatre will present the newest production by world-renowned theatre creator Wim Vandekeybus: Monkey Sandwich. This parallel confrontation of dance and film is definitely something to watch for on December 3 – 5.

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble - November 18 / 20.00

18.11.2010

A concert by American avant-garde songwriter, singer and choreographer Meredith Monk; the world-renowned musical personality, vocal innovator, experimenter, musician and director returns to Prague for the first time in five years.

Divadlo Husa na provázku – Maestro and Markétka

18.11.2010

The Prague premiere of Maestro and Markétka November 29 and 30 at the Archa Theatre. LIMITED NUMBER OF DISCOUNTED STUDENT AND SENIOR TICKETS. It's now or never!

Divadlo Husa na provázku – Perversion in Bohemia or Forman and Havel at the Sea -

17.11.2010

Following the Hundred Years of the Cobra project, which focussed on life without God, the Divadlo Husa na provázku has created another theatrical trilogy dealing with themes of identity, morality and hope in the Czech Republic. The result is an extraordinary theatrical fresco that maps the life of Czech society over the last 50 years. Beginning at 12:00: Loves of a Blonde, Havel’s Circus or We Are All Láďa, The Czech Sea.

Perversion in Bohemia

16.11.2010

Tickets can now only be purchased for individual parts of the Perversion in Bohemia trilogy on November 17 (Loves of a Blonde, Havel’s Circus, The Czech Sea). Tickets for CZK 250 can be reserved by calling: 221 716 333/ pokladna@divadloarcha.cz. No on-line reservation.

TARA FUKI - NOVEMBER 15 / 20.00

15.11.2010

The female violoncello duo celebrates their 10th anniversary and presents their new album Sens. Andrea Konstankiewicz-Nazir (ex BOO, Rale) and Dorota Barová (Vertigo, Kuzmich Orchestra, DoMa Ensemble) invite listeners on a search for variegated musical styles with a dash of the far away.

Prague Festival of German-language Theatre / Thalia Theater, Hamburg – Amerika - November 13 / 17.00 and 20.00

13.11.2010

The story of a homeless man for whom America does not become the promised land. Kafka’s novel as a phantasm for a single actor. Director: Bastian Kraft.

THE LEGENDS CELEBRATE - EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN AT THE ARCHA THEATRE - NOVEMBER 11 AND 12 / 20.00

11.11.2010

"3 DECADES OF EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN, 2 NIGHTS OF CELEBRATION" - The Berlin band has been a key part of the international music scene for 30 years. Two special nights give an opportunity to celebrate together with the members of the band.

Allstar Refjúdží Company - Jesters, Spies and Presidents - November 9 and 10 / 20.00

9.11.2010

A musical-theatre show. The Jesters, Spies and Presidents project is a follow up to the All Star Refugee Company's successful production of Dance Through the Fence.
We begin by asking: What would happen if the next Czech president were Syrian refugee Džuan Šedin?

EKG special – Of Love and Punk - November 8 / 20.00

8.11.2010

The EKG literary musical show tonight celebrates Jaroslav Rudis's new novel The End of Punk in Helsinki. The book will be launched together with Igor Malijevský and other guests: poet Martin Langer, poet, author and DJ Tobiáš Jirous, who will perform exclusively with his first band the Juniors, gothic singer Jaromír 99, legendary band U-Bahn, Sid Vicious and others. Also performing will be the Liberec cult band Drobný za bůra, which promise punk music from space. Partner of the evening: Vodka Helsinki. It's gonna be punk!

Looking for a little inspiration this autumn?

7.11.2010

Listen to the interview with vocal innovator Meredith Monk and Icelandic experimenter Björk.

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL!!!

6.11.2010

Tickets to Jesters, Spies and Presidents for only CZK 80 today from 18:00!

TARAFUKI CONTEST!

5.11.2010

Musical duo *TaraFuki* celebrate their 10th anniversary and Archa opens a series of autumn festivities! Win 2 tickets to the concert on November 15 and the new *Sens* CD!

For Semafor - NOVEMBER 4 / 20:00

4.11.2010

Film and concert premiere. Filmed in autumn 2009: Twenty-three musicians and bands are now participating in an event called FOR SEMAFOR in various locations around the Czech Republic. Director: Miroslav Janek. Film screening accompanied by Petr Nikl & spol., Kazety, Jan Štolba, Allstar Refjúdží Band, MIDI LIDI DJs, Brückner’s siblings and others.

Throbbing Gristle are not playing Prague. They split.

30.10.2010

Stimul Festival is sorry to announce that Throbbing Gristle suddenly decided to cancel their Prague show which was planned to take place on 30 October at Archa Theatre. The tickets will be refund in full price at the point of purchase.

An intensive theatre-dance workshop with Dutch dancer FRANK VAN DE VEN

27.10.2010

You can apply now for an intensive workshop „From Touch and Manipulation to Performance and Dance“, taking part during the weekend of November 6 and 7!

Last minute special

26.10.2010

Tickets to Indian in Danger directed by Jiří Havelka today at 18:00 for only CZK 80.

HaDivadlo – Indian in Danger - October 26 / 20.00

26.10.2010

The second production of the original theatre project by HaDivadlo Transformations of the 20th Century this time focuses on the beginning of the last century, the theory of relativity and Albert Einstein. If everything that is in motion constantly affects all other motions, the whole thing starts to get complicated. “A true Cherokee believes that no matter where he is, he is always at the centre of the universe. Is that true?”

Happy Anniversary: Meredith Monk and The Residents return to Archa!

25.10.2010

Over several autumn months the Archa Theatre will present a wide range of concerts sure to please fans of many different music styles. The series of concerts is also Archa's way of celebrating it's anniversary this year. Returning to Prague for the first time in five years will be vocal innovator, experimenter, musician and director Meredith Monk. She will perform with her band on November 18. Tickets are now on sale.

EKG of Love and Solitude - October 24 and 25 / 20.00

24.10.2010

On Sunday, October 24 and Monday, October 25 Igor Malijevský’s and Jaroslav Rudiš’s EKG literary musical show will be devoted to Love and Solitude. The authors invited to Prague’s Archa Theatre painter Josef Bolf, recent winner of the Orten Award poet Jan Těsnohlídek, writer Michal Viewegh and others. Also featuring gothic folk duo Jaromír 99 & Neuwerth.

DAN BÁRTA & ROBERT BALZAR TRIO - OCTOBER 23 / 20.00

23.10.2010

Singer Dan Bárta and the Robert Balzar trio will release a new acoustic album THEYORIES , which they will introduce at a concert at the Archa Theatre.

EKG - Of Love and Solitude - live broadcast

20.10.2010

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš with guests Michal Viewegh, Jan Těsnohlídek, Josef Bolf, Jaromír 99 & Neuwerth is now available in your home.
Watch on Monday 25.10 from 20:00 at http://www.primyprenos.cz/

New mamacoffee – in the Café Archa - A CAFE, BAR and THEATRE CLUB all in one!

18.10.2010

The café's opening hours have also been extended! We are now open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and until 10:00 p.m. on evenings when there is a performance. On weekends the café is open during performances.

Television broadcast of Leaving

17.10.2010

Leaving directed by David Radok in the Archa Theatre will be broadcast on Saturday, October 23 at 20:00 on ČT2

4+4 DAYS IN MOTION AT THE ARCHA THEATRE

15.10.2010

15th Performing Arts Festival from October 15 to 22 at the Archa Theatre.

AKCENT FESTIVAL 2010 - OCTOBER 4 - 7

4.10.2010

The pilot year of the festival of international theatre with social outreach. The AKCENT Festival will include seminars, symposia, theatre performances, presentations, workshops, events in public spaces, screenings of documentary films and concerts.

STIMUL FESTIVAL PRESENTS: WILCO /USA/, Support: John Grant - September 28 / 20.00

28.9.2010

At the Stimul Festival of experimental music, the dreams of many fans of alternative rock will come true. One of the biggest concert engagements in recent years is coming to Prague’s Archa Theatre, the Czech premiere of Wilco!

EKG of Love and Female Intellectuals - September 24 / 20.00

24.9.2010

The EKG literary cabaret of Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš will on Friday, September 24 be devoted to Love and Female Intellectuals. The authors have invited to Prague’s Archa Theatre the young writer Jaroslav Balvín, author Emil Hakl, Miss Jarka and other guests. The legendary Sdružení rodičů a přátel RoPy will perform.

CD Here I am Human! Now on sale!

22.9.2010

A morbid carnival on a silver disk! The Tiger Lillies' CD - Zde jsem člověkem! / Here I am Human!, which contains fifteen tracks, is now on sale at the Archa Theatre box office!

LAIBACH - TICKETS ON SALE

20.9.2010

Laibach is coming to the Archa Theatre to celebrate their 30-year anniversary - December 9, 2010.

Jiří Havelka, Jocelyn Clarke, The Tiger Lillies – Zde jsem člověkem! Here I am Human! - September 17 - 22 / PREMIERE!

17.9.2010

Musical morality with The Tiger Lillies. The premiere of a new Archa Theatre production directed by Jiří Havelka. For the new project The Tiger Lillies have created a series of songs which thematically allude to François Rabelais’s medieval novel Gargantua and Pantagruel.

Throbbing Gristle are not playing Prague. They split.

6.9.2010

Stimul Festival is sorry to announce that Throbbing Gristle suddenly decided to cancel their Prague show which was planned to take place on 30 October at Archa Theatre. The tickets will be refund in full price at the point of purchase.

Iberica Festival 2010 presents: LUCÍA GUARNIDO - August 19 / 20.00

19.8.2010

Lucía Guarnido has wowed audiences with her phenomenal dance performances in many countries. Thanks to her this year’s Iberica Festival will again return to the roots of classical flamenco, this time in an exciting new form!

THE CULT /UK/ - AUGUST 10 / 20.00

10.8.2010

British band The Cult, which acquired numerous followers and fans in Britain and the USA in the 70s and 80s post-punk and gothic scenes, will perform in Prague’s Archa Theatre on August 10.

Summer with Allstar Refjúdží Band

10.8.2010

You can still catch up with this multi-culti band at Czech summer festivals! Read more to find out the dates.

COCOROSIE on Radio Wave

9.8.2010

On Thursday, August 12 Radio Wave will broadcast a recording of the CocoRosie concert from the Archa Theatre on its "Stage" program. "Stage" begins at 19:00. Go to http://www.rozhlas.cz/radiowave/portal/

THE CULT /UK/ COMING TO ARCHA THEATRE

2.8.2010

Their music has absorbed the influences of mysticism, psychedelic, North American Indians, Led Zeppelin’s guitar riffs and the energy of AC/DC

PROART FESTIVAL - JULY 27, 28 and 30 / 20.00

27.7.2010

A unique meeting of world-renowned musicians, singers, actors and international figures from the contemporary dance scene.

CocoRosie /US/ - JULY 24 / 20.00

24.7.2010

The sister duo CocoRosie returns to the Czech Republic for the first time in three years with their new album Grey Oceans. The concert, which is presented by the Archa Theatre and Radio Wave.

The Stimul Festival rolls out its first fall triumph: WILCO!

12.7.2010

At the Stimul Festival of experimental music, the dreams of many fans of alternative rock will come true. One of the biggest concert engagements in recent years is coming to Prague’s Archa Theatre, the Czech premiere of Wilco!

COCOROSIE - WATCH VIDEO

19.6.2010

Looking forward the CocoRosie!s gig on July 24? We are! While waiting, you can enjoy some Grey Oceans trailers, "Lemonade" video and more stuff at http://cocorosie.fr/

Václav Havel – Leaving - FINALE! - JUNE 16, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30 AND JULY 1 / 20.00

16.6.2010

After a successful guest appearance at the world-class LG Arts Centre in Seoul and more than 60 performances at the Archa Theatre, Václav Havel’s Leaving returns to its home stage for the last time. The production, which was one of the most celebrated premieres of 2008, will again feature Zuzana Stivínová and Jan Tříska in the lead roles. The nine performances in June and July 2010 are the last chance to see Leaving as directed by David Radok.

Divadlo Vizita - JUNE 8 & 9 / 20.00

8.6.2010

An evening of spontaneous improvisation by Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeněk Konopásek and Viktor Zborník. Special guest on June 8 - singer Dan Bárta.

Pavel Koutecky Awards - JUNE 7 / 20.00

7.6.2010

The fourth annual Pavel Koutecký Awards given to directors of documentary films. The gala evening organized by the Archa Theatre, the Association for Film & Sociology and the International One World Festival will feature the announcement and screening of the winning documentary film.

Ostravská banda - International Chamber Orchestra - JUNE 6 / 20.00

6.6.2010

Ostravská banda was founded in 2005 as the resident orchestra of the Institute and Festival of new music. The orchestra is made up of young musicians from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia and other European countries, including musicians from the USA. Concert is organised as part of OSTRAVA V PRAZE project.

Hiromitsu Agatsuma /JAP/ – Prague experience - JUNE 5 / 20.00

5.6.2010

On the world tour of samisen virtuoso Hiromitsu Agatsuma Prague is an exception. The Archa Theatre has prepared a series of special meetings for the Japanese musicians in different surroundings and different situations. These experiences will then culminate in a special concert at which AGA-SHIO will perform together with all the people they have met during their Prague stay.

AGA-SHIO /JAP/ - Hiromitsu Agatsuma (samisen) and Satoru Shionoya (piano) - JUNE 2 / 20.00

2.6.2010

A concert by the unique Japanese duo. Hiromitsu Agatsuma is one of the biggest contemporary stars in Japan of the samisen. At Archa, Agatsuma will perform with pianist Satoru Shionoya. Their duo, which they call Aga – Shio, creates a completely new, cross-genre style of Japanese music.

VERTEDANCE - EMIGRANTES / FESTIVAL DANCE FOR CHILDREN - MAY 31, JUNE 1 / 18.00

31.5.2010

Emigrantes is the next performance in a series of projects by VerTeDance, in which child dancers perform together with adults. The phenomenon of refugees is seen through children’s eyes. Choreography and direction: Tereza Ondrová and Veronika Kotlíková. Music: DVA.

EKG - OF LOVE AND BRNO - MAY 27 & 28 / 20.00

27.5.2010

The EKG literary music show of Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš will on Thursday, May 27 and Friday, May 28 be devoted to Love and Brno. The authors have invited to Prague's Archa Theatre poet and writer Martin Reiner, artist and writer Marian Palla, criminal Václav Babinský, Brno intellectual punk band Maso and other guests.

Theater am Faden Stuttgart - Skřet půlnoc levou vzhůru vznes - MAY 25 & 26 / 20.00

25.5.2010

A journey into the history of world puppetry and the world of human playfulness. The Archa Theatre presents a new performance by legendary puppeteers Helga Brehme, Věra Říčařová and František Vítek. Czech premiere!

Anoushka Shankar / Prague Spring Festival / - May 24 / 20.00

24.5.2010

The daughter of a living legend of Indian classical music, virtuoso on the sitar Ravi Shankar, who performed at the Prague Spring more than 50 years ago, returns to the festival stage after five years with the star-studded international group Anoushka Shankar Project.

FESTIVAL OUT OF HOME - CLARINET FACTORY - MAY 23 / 20.00

23.5.2010

A benefit concert for children and youth living in children's homes. The evening will feature the launch of Clarinet Factory's new album. Other guests: Lenka Dusilová, Epoque Quartet, Navigators, Iván Gutierrez. Host: Alexander Hemala.

STIMUL FESTIVAL PRESENTS: WOLF EYES /USA/ - MAY 20 / 20.00

20.5.2010

The forefathers as well as the biggest stars on the contemporary noise scene coming to Prague. Alongside industrial noises and distorted guitar they also bring the sound of free jazz saxophone. One thing is clear: noise was never so much fun.

JÓZSEF KATONA THEATRE - András Vinnai and Viktor Bodó - Rattledand disappeared - MAY 18 / 20.00

18.5.2010

One of the best-known European theatre companies returns to Prague for the first time in seven years with an original, artistically aggressive “Prague” theme. The production of Rattledanddisappeared is inspired by Franz Kafka’s The Trial. The production, which has won a number of prestigious awards around the world, is presented in collaboration with the Činoherní Klub.

STIMUL FESTIVAL PRESENTS: VENETIAN SNARES /CAN/, RADIAN /AT/ - MAY 15 / 20.00

15.5.2010

The most aggressive mutation of contemporary dance underground comes to the Archa Theatre to present the most occupied man – Canadian titan of the breakcore scene Venetian Snares. By contrast, the Austrian minimalist Radian will open with abstract electronic music.

Yann Tiersen: “DUST LANE” EUROPEAN TOUR 2010 - MAY 10 / 20:00

10.5.2010

The voice of Amelie from Montmartre returns to Prague May 10. Yann Tiersen: “Forget about Amelie! The new album is different from anything that I did before!” Prague International Bluenight no.79 presented by LIVER MUSIC.

MGMT AT ARCHA THEATRE

9.5.2010

America’s MGMT will perform at the Archa Theatre on December 10, 2010! Presented by 10:15 Entertainment.

VERTEDANCE - EMIGRANTES / FESTIVAL DANCE FOR CHILDREN

5.5.2010

Emigrantes is the next performance in a series of projects by VerTeDance, in which child dancers perform together with adults. The phenomenon of refugees is seen through children’s eyes. Choreography and direction: Tereza Ondrová and Veronika Kotlíková. Music: DVA.

Dance Through the Fence – Everyone has a different story - MAY 4 / 20.00

4.5.2010

A theatrical mosaic which tells the real stories of refugees from Chechnya, Burma, Georgia and Kurdistan accompanied by the Allstar Refugee Band. FOR THE LAST TIME IN THIS SEASON!!

STIMUL FESTIVAL PRESENTS: NURSE WITH WOUND /UK/, ARANOS /IR/ - APRIL 30 / 20.00

30.4.2010

A legend of the post-industrial scene and one of the most original projects of experimental electronic music Nurse With Wound is coming for the first time ever in the Czech Republic. Opening for them will be Aranos, a multi-instrumentalist of Czech origin who spices his experimental omnivorousness with plenty of energy.

WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY - APRIL 27 / 20.00 - IN ENGLISH!

27.4.2010

A multimedia documentary theatre project directed by Jana Svobodová on April 27 will be presented in English.

HaDivadlo – Indian in Danger - APRIL 28 / 20.00

27.4.2010

The second production of the original theatre project by HaDivadlo Transformations of the 20th Century this time focuses on the beginning of the last century, the theory of relativity and Albert Einstein. If everything that is in motion constantly affects all other motions, the whole thing starts to get complicated. “A true Cherokee believes that no matter where he is, he is always at the centre of the universe. Is that true?”

YANN TIERSEN COMING TO ARCHA THEATRE MAY 10

25.4.2010

The voice of Amelie from Montmartre returns to Prague May 10. Yann Tiersen: “Forget about Amélie! The new album is different from anything that I did before!”

Jan Burian and guests – Twelve Types of Solitude or an evening of alternative pop music - APRIL 25 / 20.00

25.4.2010

A celebration of the new album Twelve Types of Solitude (Dvanáct druhů samoty). Featuring Jan Burian, Křehcí muži (Jiří Burian, Mikoláš Růžička and Jan Janečka) and guests: Lenka Dusilová, Terezie Palková, Republic of Two and Kapitán DEMO.

Allstar Refjúdží Company - Jesters, Spies and Presidents - A politically incorrect cabaret - APRIL 21 - 23 / 20.00

21.4.2010

Patriots against gooks and coons. A cabaret or a tragedy? A political-satiric cabaret in which the ambitions, thoughts, longings and dreams of each of the characters alternate against the backdrop of contemporary political situations. At a time when America is led by a black president, we asked ourselves at the beginning of the project: what would it be like if Abdulrahman wanted to be the Czech president? What would his election campaign be like? What would he promise and what would we expect from him? Would he be able to pull us out of the crisis?

420PEOPLE - A Small Hour Ago / CZECH DANCE PLATFORM - APRIL 17 / 20.00

17.4.2010

After the success of Small Hour and its successor On an Even Keel, the international dance group 420PEOPLE presents its new piece A Small Hour Ago.

VERTEDANCE - EMIGRANTES / CZECH DANCE PLATFORM - APRIL 16 / 16.00

16.4.2010

Emigrantes is the next performance in a series of projects by VerTeDance, in which child dancers perform together with adults. The phenomenon of refugees is seen through children’s eyes. Choreography and direction: Tereza Ondrová and Veronika Kotlíková. Music: DVA.

EKG - OF LOVE AND IGOR - APRIL 15 / 20.00

15.4.2010

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevsky and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Pavlína Brzáková, Reinhard Gorn, Hlinomaz’s appetite, the torso of the Ikaros band, Vít Janota, Václav Kahuda, Vojtěch Kovařík, Karel Kuna, Ondřej Linhart, Tomáš Pastrňák, Karel Vepřek and many others.

EKG - OF LOVE AND POLAND - APRIL 14 / 20.00

14.4.2010

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevsky and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests of the evening: Václav Burian, Vladimír Merta, Ewelina Niemczura, Marek Sóbol, John Paul II and others.

Divadlo Husa na provázku - F. M. Dostoevsky: Count Myshkin is an Idiot

13.4.2010

“Our country developed and matured in a very unhealthy way.” The second part of the celebrated four-part series One Hundred Years of the Cobra. Featuring the touchingly fragile Pavel Liška or Jiří Vyorálek in the lead role.

DIVADLO HUSA NA PROVÁZKU - VÁCLAV HAVEL'S HUNT FOR A PIG - APRIL 12 / 20.00

12.4.2010

A completely unknown text by Havel (yet to be included in his collected works) on the theme of Czechs and the World. The plot: An English journalist wants to know everything about the hopes of Europe, the Czech soul and Gorbachev. So he visits Havel at the Hrádeček in order to debate, infer, and juggle with deeper meanings and shallow subtexts...

Divadlo Husa na provázku - The Metamorphosis - APRIL 11 / 20.00

11.4.2010

The Metamorphosis or Budař is on Fire Again, Buršová is Watching – here and there tries to touch him, but is unable. Jan Budař has again changed his image. In various costumes he always comes back pretending to be someone else, someone he’s not – Jan Budař. The whole time his back is covered – Andrea Buršová. Bittersweet songs, a hot atmosphere.

Havel’s Leaving enjoys enormous success in Seoul; will return to the Archa stage with ten encore performances in June 2010

10.4.2010

The Archa Theatre’s production of Václav Havel’s play Leaving, directed by David Radok, met with great success at its first ever foreign guest appearance in Seoul, South Korea. The play was presented three times at the state-of-the-art LG Arts Center, which thanks to its seating capacity and technical equipment is one of the leading arts centres in the world.

Divadlo Husa na provázku - Karel Čapek: Hordubal (ah, table, chair, light and column) - APRIL 9 & 10 / 20.00

9.4.2010

A ballad about love, sin and guilt, about a return home and a search for a lost heart. A bit of a detective story. One of the master works of Karel Čapek in a production by J. A. Pitínský. PRAGUE PREMIERE !

Divadlo Husa na provázku - Astrid Saalbach: Ballet pieces - APRIL 8 / 20.00

8.4.2010

An hour of dance: When the children and men are asleep, the women dance. After achieving great popular success, a fragile, impenetrable, gentle, touching, comic and moody production returns to the stage. Don’t miss this performance with new twists! Director: Pavel Šimák. RENEWED PREMIERE!

The STIMUL Festival announces its full spring programme!

31.3.2010

The long-running Stimul Festival, now in its sixth season, brings you the most important figures in alternative and experimental music. It opens the year 2010 in style. In addition to the visionary hip-hop ANTI-POP CONSORTIUM (March 4) in April and May, Prague's Archa Theatre will host the Czech premieres of post-industrial legend NURSE WITH WOUND, Canadian breakcore king VENETIAN SNARES, and possibly the biggest star of the contemporary noise scene, WOLF EYES. Over four groundbreaking spring nights, the Stimul Festival will again try to persuade you of this event's emblematic motto: Experiment is future mainstream! You won't want to miss it.

Brendan Perry (ex-Dead Can Dance) - March 31 / 20.00

31.3.2010

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Brendan Perry, the male half of the already legendary band Dead Can Dance, will present his second solo album Ark, which will be released in the spring.

The Tap Tap – Party on Wheels - MARCH 27 / 20.00

27.3.2010

The best non-profit party of the year. The 8th annual legendary Party on Wheels will immediately bring you up to date: the The Tap Tap band will introduce its new CD, which it recorded with the Berg orchestra, the Prague mixed group and La Grande Bande in the SONO RECORDS studio.

Havel's Leaving heads to Seoul; will return to Archa for ten performances in June 2010

25.3.2010

Václav Havel's Leaving directed by David Radok is headed to Seoul, South Korea. The production, which was created for the space of the Archa Theatre, is embarking on its first ever foreign appearance.

ASRB to play for the Easter Bunny

25.3.2010

The Allstar Refjúdží Band has accepted an invitation from dramaturge Monika Nevolova to play on the charity programme Pomozte dětem (Help Children). The Allstar Refjúdží Band and other performers will play live on Czech TV 1 and 2 on Easter Sunday, April 5 starting at 8:00 p.m.

Allstar Refjúdží Company - Jesters, Spies and Presidents / A politically incorrect cabaret - MARCH 24 - 26 / 20.00

24.3.2010

Patriots against gooks and coons. A cabaret or a tragedy? A political-satiric cabaret in which the ambitions, thoughts, longings and dreams of each of the characters alternate against the backdrop of contemporary political situations. PREMIERE!

ONE WORLD 2010 - MARCH 11 - 17

11.3.2010

International Human Rights Film Festival - 12th edition. Presented by People In Need organisation.

The Young Gods “Knock on Wood” - March 9 / 20:00

9.3.2010

The Young Gods are coming to Prague as part of their last acoustic tour “Knock on Wood” before the release of their new electronic album! This is probably the last chance to hear their revolutionary project live, which two years ago sold out two nights. Support: Kuzmich Orchestra (CZ)

STIMUL FESTIVAL PRESENTS: ANTI-POP CONSORTIUM (USA), WWW (CZ) - MARCH 4 / 20.00

4.3.2010

The futuristic hip-hop Anti-Pop Consortium (Big Dada, Ninja Tune) will perform in the Czech Republic for the first time ever! One of the pioneers of intelligent hip-hop in the Czech Republic, WWW, will open the concert in Archa Theatre.

IMOGEN HEAP /UK/ - MARCH 2 / 20.00

2.3.2010

For many fans of indie, ambient, pop, rock, trip hop and electro, the arrival of talented British singer and songwriter Imogen Heap will be a dream come true. The tour to promote her new album Ellipse also includes a stop in Prague on March 2 at the Archa Theatre!

VERTEDANCE - EMIGRANTES - FEBRUARY 27 / 20.00, FEBRUARY 28 / 18.00

27.2.2010

The artist group VerTedance presents the new project Emigrantes, which was created during their two-year residence at the Archa.lab. Emigrantes examines the phenomenon of refugees through the eyes of children, adult and child dancers perform together on the stage.

CZECH DANCE PLATFORM 2010

26.2.2010

6th Czech Dance Platform festival 2010 will be held in April 16 – 20. Archa Theatre will present a choreography by 420PEOPLE - A SMALL HOUR AGO and a performance by the group VerTeDance - Emigrantes.

VerTeDance offers movement classes for kids!

26.2.2010

As part of the Archa.lab led by VerTeDance, the Archa Theatre is offering movement classes for kids! When: April and May 2010, 12 lessons.

WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY - FEBRUARY 25 / 22.00

24.2.2010

The Archa Theatre's multimedia project returns in a shortened version! In November 2009 WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY was staged with great responses at the Czech National Building in New York.

Brendan Perry (ex-Dead Can Dance) coming to Archa Theatre!

20.2.2010

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Brendan Perry, the male half of the already legendary band Dead Can Dance, will perform on March 31 in Prague’s Archa Theatre. He will present his second solo album Ark, which will be released in the spring.

STIMUL Festival presents: Anti-Pop Consortium /USA/, WWW (CZ)

18.2.2010

The Stimul Festival 2010 will open on March 4 with the futuristic hip-hop Anti-Pop Consortium. The legendary hip hop experimenters will be performing in the Czech Republic for the first time.

Ján Mančuška – The Backwards Play - FEBRUARY 16 AND 17 / 20.00

14.2.2010

The Backwards Play by conceptual artist Ján Mančuška is a performance that works simultaneously with two directions of action. All action on the stage is played out backwards, movements, gestures, the unreeling of action.

Music 2009 – The End is Near or The Golden Age - FEBRUARY 12 / 20.00

12.2.2010

What happened in the music scene last year? In keeping with tradition, several music publicists will meet at the Archa Theatre to discuss this question.

ALLSTAR REFJÚDŽÍ COMPANY - NEW PROJECT TO COME!

11.2.2010

"Brigands and Foot Soldiers" - a politically incorrect performance, which mixes musical numbers with new scenery and everyday reality will be premiered at Archa Theatre on March 25.

WWW (CZ) will open for the Anti-Pop Consortium

11.2.2010

WWW, one of the pioneers of intelligent hip-hop in the Czech Republic, will open for the Anti-Pop Consortium on March 4. Presented by STIMUL festival.

Contest!

10.2.2010

Win a free CD and 2 tickets to the concert by New York hip hop quartet the Anti-Pop Consortium!

EKG - Of Love and Discoveries - FEBRUARY 8 & 9 / 20:00

8.2.2010

An evening of new literary talents. Presented by Igor Malijevsky and Jaroslav Rudiš, with guests Hynek Trojánek, Tereza Verecká, the Dancing Mirror and others.

Divadlo Husa na provázku – The Czech Sea - February 7 / 20:00

7.2.2010

A play about hope in the year 2009. A dramatic tram ride -- or -- from Florenc to Náměstí bratří Mašínů. I’m not saying that it isn’t schizo. More like a dream. A little erotic, a little crazy, a little perverse.

DON'T MISS

3.2.2010

Vlasta Chramostová and Zuzana Stivínová talk about the life and staging of "Leaving" on the Zátiší programme, Wednesday, February 10 at 21:00 on Radio 1.

Bad, Mother, Bad, the Schwarzenbergs are Here! - February 5 / 20:00

25.1.2010

The premiere of a documentary film about a princely life in which there never was a dull moment. Director: Břetislav Rychlík. Presented in cooperation with Czech Television TS Brno and Plum. Production.

IMOGEN HEAP (GB) - March 2, 2010 - tickets also available at the Archa Theatre box office!

20.1.2010

For many fans of indie, ambient, pop, rock, trip hop and electro, the arrival of talented British singer and songwriter Imogen Heap will be a dream come true!

Havel’s Leaving returns to Archa; in April it heads to Seoul

19.1.2010

On Monday, January 18, Václav Havel’s Leaving directed by David Radok will return to the Archa Theatre. After successfully presenting about 50 encore performances, all sell outs, Archa will stage twelve performances in January and February. The play, which was among the most eagerly anticipated premieres of 2008, again features Zuzana Stivínová and Jan Tříska in the lead roles. Dora Bouzková and Hana Vagnerová will alternate in the role of Bea in the winter series. Tickets to January and February performances are still available at the Archa Theatre box office.

Premiere of a new play by Ján Mančuška – The Backwards Play

13.1.2010

Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region /GASK/ + Archa Theatre + Four Days present: Ján Mančuška - The Backwards Play - February 14, 16 and 17 at the Archa Theatre. PREMIERE.

Václav Havel's Leaving - January and February 2010/ 20:00

11.1.2010

Václav Havel’s new play, featuring Zuzana Stivínová and Jan Tříska and directed by David Radok.

EKG - Of Love and Vietnam - JANUARY 24 & 25 / 20:00

10.1.2010

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevsky and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Jan Cempírek, Lan Pham Thi, Zdenko Pavelka, Tran Thu Hien, David Žák.

THE ALLSTAR REFJÚDŽÍ BAND IN THE NEW YEAR

8.1.2010

The Allstar Refjúdží Band will perform on January 16 at the January Underground Festival in Kralupy nad Vltavou.
Also performing at the festival will be Jana Budař and Eliščin band. Jan Budař created one of the supporting characters in Dance Through the Fence. We are looking forward to seeing him, and you!

ARCHA.LAB 2010 – NEW SEMESTER OF ATELIERS NOW STARTING!

8.1.2010

Regular ateliers for children and youth ending with a public performance in the Archa Theatre – come test your abilities on the stage of a professional theatre! We are starting in February – application forms are available at the Archa Theatre box office.

EMIGRANTES - January 7 & 8 / 20:00

7.1.2010

Choreographers and dancers Veronika Kotlíková and Tereza Ondrová, who also make up the artist group VerTedance, present the new project Emigrantes, which was created during their two-year residence at the Archa.lab. Premiere.

Music 2009: The End is Near or The Golden Age

7.1.2010

What happened in the music scene last year? In keeping with tradition, several music publicists will meet at the Archa Theatre to discuss this question. On February 12, Karel Veselý, Aleš Stuchlý and Pavel Klusák will share their stories from the labyrinth of today’s music.

Give the gift of culture

16.12.2009

This Christmas give your loved ones a non-traditional gift - a cultural experience. Give certificates in any amount for performances produced by the Archa Theatre are now available at the box office.

Tickets to EKG - Of Love and Vietnam now on sale!

16.12.2009

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevsky and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Jan Cempírek, Lan Pham Thi, Zdenko Pavelka, Tran Thu Hien, David Žák.

MICHAL PROKOP & FRAMUS FIVE - ŠRUTOVINY - December 20 / 20:00

16.12.2009

A Christmas concert with guests: Luboš Pospíšil & 5P, Jiří "Šlupka" Svěrák, Cymbelín.

František Vítek and Věra Říčařová – Piškanderdulá - December 19 / 14:00, 17:00 & 20:00

14.12.2009

A charming puppet show inspired by children’s plays. Featuring: dancers, artists, knights, horses, devils, coxcombs and other puppets.

EMIGRANTES - December 18 / 20:00

14.12.2009

A new project by the Archa.lab and the VERTEDANCE company. Choreographers and dancers Veronika Kotlíková and Tereza Ondrová, who make up the artist group VerTedance, present Emigrantes, a new project created during their two-year residence at the Archa.lab. Preview.

FREEDOM? FREEDOM!

10.12.2009

After our experiences in Hamburg and Berlin, we have decided to change the order of the performances.

EKG - Of Love and Fate - December 14 & 15 / 20:00

10.12.2009

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevsky and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Pavel Hudec Ahasver, Vít Janota, Jezulátko, Ester Kočičková, Jaromír Konečný, Lubomír Nohavica and others.

SVOBODA?SVOBODA!SLOBODA?SLOBODA!FREIHEIT?FREIHEIT!

3.12.2009

The international theatre project FREEDOM? FREEDOM!, which was created by Czech, German and Slovak playwrights as a contribution to the anniversary of the revolutionary changes of 1989 will be performed on December 5 and 8 at the Theaterdiscounter in Berlin and the Kampnagel Theatre in Hamburg. The project also includes a production by the Archa Theatre, Window of Opportunity, directed by Jana Svobodova. Window of Opportunity is always a premiere and a finale. The performances are always created based on the given space and the given cultural-historic conditions. The project also features workshops for students from local high schools and universities, who also actively participate in the performances.

Divadlo Husa na provázku – The Czech Sea - December 13 / 20:00

3.12.2009

A play about hope in the year 2009. A dramatic tram ride -- or -- from Florenc to Náměstí bratří Mašínů. I’m not saying that it isn’t schizo. More like a dream. A little erotic, a little crazy, a little perverse. The third and final part of Divadlo Husa na provázku’s PERVERSION in Bohemia project.

Freedom! Freedom? - December 11 / 18:15

30.11.2009

A collective presentation of an international project. Czech, German and Slovak theatrical contributions to the anniversary of the revolutionary changes in 1989.

Divadlo Vizita - December 5 & 6 / 20:00

30.11.2009

Two evenings of spontaneous improvisation with Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeněk Konopásek and Viktor Zborník.

420PEOPLE - A Small Hour Ago - November 30 to December 2 / 20:00 - premiere!

26.11.2009

After the success of Small Hour and its successor On an Even Keel, the international dance group 420PEOPLE presents its new piece, Small Hour Ago. The piece is a free continuation of Small Hour and the choreography which it inspired, On an Even Keel. The new full-length piece centres around three duets, which are united by their perception of the defining events of our time.

Window of Opportunity continues!

23.11.2009

After the successful presentation of the documentary theatre project directed by Jana Svobodova at the international theatre festival in Nitra and at the Czech National Building in New York, Window of Opportunity continues as part of the prestigious Czech-German-Slovak project Freedom! Freedom?

EKG - A Literary Cabaret - November 28 & 29 / 20:00

23.11.2009

Two evenings of literary cardiograms by Igor Malijevsky and Jaroslav Rudiš.

Diamanda Galás (USA) - November 27 / 20:00

23.11.2009

In the 1990s the singer and pianist was enthusiastically received by Czech audiences on several occasions. After a prolonged absence, she finally returns to Prague. As part of the STIMUL Festival she will perform on November 27 on her “home” stage at the Archa Theatre.

The Allstar Refjúdží Band records for the Semafor Theatre

19.11.2009

The Semafor Theatre this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. To honour the occasion, music publicist and producer Pavel Klusák and the Klíče recording studio prepared an album called For Semafor. The CD features twenty cover versions of hits by Jiří Suchý and Jiří Šlitr by leading representatives of the contemporary music scene.

WE RECOMMEND - CD "FOR SEMAFOR"

18.11.2009

About twenty bands and musicians created an album based on their songs from the Semafor Theatre and the songs of Jiří Suchý and Jiří Šlitr. The For Semafor album features musicians of the most diverse styles.

EMIGRANTES – a new project by the Archa.lab and the VERTEDANCE company

18.11.2009

Choreographers and dancers Veronika Kotlíková and Tereza Ondrová, who also make up the artist group VerTedance, on December 18 present the new project Emigrantes, which was created during their two-year residence at the Archa.lab. Preview.

WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY IN NEW YORK

17.11.2009

The Archa Theatre successfully presented its production of WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY in New York on Tuesday, November 10. The multimedia project, the Archa Theatre’s contribution to the 20th anniversary of the political changes in 1989, was an enormous success with the audience, who filled the large hall of the Czech National Building to capacity.

ALTERNATIVE FESTIVAL 09 - Phil Minton’s Feral Choir, Ivan Martin Jirous & Agon Orchestra - November 23 / 20:00

17.11.2009

A series of workshops for amateur singers leading to a performance in front of an audience. The project was created in the late 1980s when Phil Minton was asked to organize a workshop for amateur musicians in Stockholm.

Don't miss

11.11.2009

Diamanda Galás - DIVINE PUNISHMENT & SAINT OF THE PIT (1989) on the CD nonstop show on Radio 1 91,1 FM on Monday, November 23 from 19:00.

Allstar Refjúdží Band to play at the Spinning Jenny Theatertage intercultural theatre festival

11.11.2009

On November 13 the Allstar Refjúdží Band will play at the intercultural theatre festival, whose theme this year is migration. A day later in Chemnitz it will present the Archa Theatre’s production of Dance Through the Fence, a theatrical mosaic directed by Jana Svobodová.

International Women's Weekend - November 22 / 16:00

9.11.2009

Zuby Nehty (CZ), Forgo (HUN), Psio Crew (POL), Sheema Mukherjee Trio (UK), Jana Vébrová (CZ) and others.

Wim Vandekeybus and ULTIMA VEZ - NIEUWZWART - November 19, 20 & 21 / 20:00

9.11.2009

nieuwZwart, the latest production by the legendary Flemish company and Wim Vandekeybus, comes to the Archa Theatre on November 19, 20 and 21. The choreography of nieuwZwart (New Black) for seven dancers with a live band on the stage is an odyssey into a new world of wild and turbulent energy.

FAMU FANTOMAS FEST - November 12 - 15

6.11.2009

The 26th annual FAMU festival. Student films, concerts, lectures and workshops, opening and closing ceremonies, awards, parties, alcohol, artists and pseudo artists…

420PEOPLE November 15 and 16 at the Ponec Theatre

4.11.2009

The choreographers and dancers Nataša Novotná and Václav Kuneš will perform their pieces Small Hour, Paedocypris Progenetica (Small Fish) and B/olero at the Ponec Theatre with the work of world-renowned Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin.

Alternative Festival 09 - Lydia Lunch & Big Sexy Noise - November 8 / 20:00

4.11.2009

LYDIA LUNCH, a legend of the New York underground scene, returns to Prague after a ten-year absence with her brand-new project BIG SEXY NOISE! Part of the Alternative Festival.

Archa presents Window of Opportunity in New York

3.11.2009

On Tuesday, November 10, the Archa Theatre will present its production of WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY in New York. A special adaptation of the multimedia project – the theatre’s contribution to the 20th anniversary of the political changes in 1989 – will be presented by Archa in an exclusive engagement at the Czech Center in New York.

The Alternative Festival 2009 at Archa

3.11.2009

The 17th annual festival of alternative music comes to the Archa Theatre, featuring LYDIA LUNCH & Big Sexy Noise, PHIL MINTON'S FERAL CHOIR, Agon Orchestra & Ivan Martin Jirous, and the NTS trio.

Prague Festival of German-language Theatre - Dritte Generation - November 6 & 7 / 20:00

3.11.2009

Yael Ronen, one of Isreal’s most important and provocative directors, interprets a young and war-weary generation hungry for life. She writes her plays with a team of Israeli and Arab actors, who with a video camera capture inane scenes from both sides of the wall and the daily madness that is resisted with furious humour.

Special 2 for 1 offer to Divadlo Vizita

3.11.2009

Buy one ticket for Divadlo Vizita - A Reflected Approximation on Thursday, November 5 and get a second ticket for free! This special offer applies only to tickets sold at the Archa Theatre box office and for a limited number of tickets.

AUTUMN DANCE SEASON AT ARCHA

3.11.2009

This autumn, the Archa Theatre presents a series of extraordinary dance performances! Les SlovaKs Dance Collective, Wim Vandekeybus & Ultima Vez, and 420 PEOPLE

ARCHA.LAB ATELIERS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH - STARTING OCTOBER 1!

3.11.2009

The Archa.lab ateliers are regular courses for children and young people ending with a public performance at the Archa Theatre.
Come and test your abilities in a professional theatre!

Divadlo Vizita - November 4 & 5 / 20:00

1.11.2009

Two evenings of spontaneous improvisation by Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeňek Konopásek and Viktor Zborník.

Czech-Polish Solidarity Concert - November 3 / 20:00

28.10.2009

A rock concert celebrating the Polish overture to the Velvet Revolution. The concert will feature the biggest stars of the Polish underground scene of the 1980s, Lech Janerka and Wojciech Waglewski’s band Voo Voo, which will also present its collaborative project with the Ukrainian band Hajdamaky. The third musical event of the evening will feature legends of the Czech underground Pavel Zajíček and DG307.

Czech-Polish Solidarity Concert, November 3 at Archa

27.10.2009

A rock concert celebrating the Polish overture to the Velvet Revolution. The concert will feature the biggest stars of the Polish underground scene of the 1980s, Lech Janerka and Wojciech Waglewski’s band Voo Voo, which will also present its collaborative project with the Ukrainian band Hajdamaky. The third musical event of the evening will feature legends of the Czech underground Pavel Zajíček and DG307.

THE RESTORED FILMS OF JAN ŠPÁTA - November 2 / 20:00

27.10.2009

A selection of digitally restored classic Czech documentary films. Eighteen of the director’s most important films were digitally restored and transferred to HD format and released on four DVDs entitled JAN ŠPÁTA, 18 Classic Czech Documentary Films, which will be presented as part of the evening. Premiere!

EKG - Of Love and Madness - October 29 & 30 / 20:00

25.10.2009

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevsky and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Svatava Antošová, Ghostmother, MUDr Martin Jarolímek, Václav Kahuda, Ivan Pinkava, Václav Ryčl and others.

Stimul Festival: The Bug (UK), Zomby (UK) - October 27 / 20:00

24.10.2009

A unique look at the most progressive trends in the dark electronic style known as dubstep. The star of the evening is Kevin Martin, alias The Bug, the creator of last year’s key album London Zoo.

Lydia Lunch at Archa, November 8!

23.10.2009

LYDIA LUNCH, a legend of the New York underground scene, returns to Prague after a ten-year absence with her brand-new project BIG SEXY NOISE! Part of the Alternative Festival.

The Glasshouse - Waterkou - October 25 & 26 / 20:00

23.10.2009

An older man meets a younger woman on the Internet. Their on-line acquaintance turns into a deeper friendship. A fragile digital adventure directed by Kees Roorda and the Amsterdam group of artists The Glasshouse. Performed in English.

Stimul Festival: Arve Henriksen / Jan Bang (NOR), Marcus Schmickler (GER), John Butcher (UK) - October 24 / 20:00

21.10.2009

An evening of improvisation at the Stimul Festival with the best-known performers on the contemporary improv scene, inspired by styles as disparate as jazz, ambient, minimalist improvisation and electronica. The concert will also feature electronic musician Marcus Shmickler.

Stimul Festival:Pan Sonic (FIN), Vladislav Delay Quartet (FIN) - October 23 / 20:00

20.10.2009

The groundbreaking sounds of Finland’s Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen aka Pan Sonic return to Prague after three years with a new album. The icy magic of austere experiments with electronic frequencies, whistles, pulses and vibrations by Pan Sonic is supported by the Vladislav Delay Quartet electronic-jazz project.

Divadlo Vizita - October 21 & 22 / 20:00

18.10.2009

Two evenings of spontaneous improvisation by Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeňek Konopásek and Viktor Zborník.

The Gathering of Drummers - October 20 / 20:00

15.10.2009

The eighth annual musical meeting will take place in a Czech-Japanese spirit as a confrontation of two musical styles: Czech classical versus Japanese traditional by Pavel Fajt, Miloš Vacík, Pavel Koudelka, Tomáš Ondrušek, Leoparda Eto, Sawaka and Yumiko.

The Miran's Salon Project

15.10.2009

As part of its social program, in October the members of the music-theatre group the Allstar Refjúdží Band visited several children’s homes and youth correctional institutions in Ostrava.

Les SlovaKs Dance Collective (SK/BEL): Journey Home - October 19 / 20:00

14.10.2009

What do you get when you combine uncontrolled, physical and spontaneous contemporary dance with Slovak folk traditions, humour and live music? Les SlovaKs consists of five extraordinary Slovak dancers who have previously performed with companies such as Ultima Vez, Rosas and Akram Khan Company and have worked with choreographers such as David Zambran and Sidi Larbi Cherkaouim.

4+4 Days in Motion: Chunky Move (AUS) – Glow - October 16/ 19.00 + 21.00

13.10.2009

An inventive and aesthetically powerful performance that shows human beings interacting with a digital landscape created in real time according to the movements of dancers.

4+4 Days in Motion: Simone Aughterlony - The Best and the Worst of Us - October 14 / 19:30

8.10.2009

The experimenter Simone Aughterlony is interested in the theme of collective instincts, group behaviour and dynamics. She investigates mechanisms within groups and moments where harmony with the majority is disturbed.

4+4 Days in Motion: Yasmeen Godder (ISR) – Singular Sensation - october 11 & 12/ 19:30

7.10.2009

Do we still have the ability to experience real emotions, to be aware of what we really feel at any given moment? In our narcissistic, hyper-information era is their still space for real feelings?

4+4 Days in Motion: Maison dahlbonnema & Needcompany (BEL) – The Ballad of Ricky and Ronny – October 9 & 10 / 19:30

6.10.2009

The famous Needcompany will perform its controversial picture of contemporary love for the first time in Prague. Ricky and Ronny are members of the “global” middle class – they have everything except a reason to be happy. They are the first generation to separate sex from reproduction: instead of “love you” they say “fuck you”.

The Gathering of Drummers 2009

5.10.2009

The eighth annual musical meeting presents the confrontation of two musical styles: Czech classical and Japanese traditional. Featuring Pavel Fajt, Miloš Vacík, Pavel Koudelka, Tomáš Ondrušek, Leoparda Eto, Sawaka and Yumiko.

Stimul festival - Peaches (CAN) - october 3 / 20:00

3.10.2009

Can rape be interesting? The Peaches arouse something like this combination of emotions. Thanks to the Stimul Festival, Czech fans can now experience the band’s raw electronic sound and radical gender positions as well as become acquainted with the term “hermaphrodite envy”!

The HYBAJ HO! Festival at Archa - Les SlovaKs Dance Collective (SK/BE) - OCTOBER 19 / 20:00

29.9.2009

What do you get when you combine uncontrolled, physical and spontaneous contemporary dance with Slovak folk traditions, humour and live music? Les SlovaKs consists of five extraordinary Slovak dancers who have previously performed with companies such as Ultima Vez, Rosas and Akram Khan Company and have worked with choreographers such as David Zambran and Sidi Larbi Cherkaouim.

EKG – Of Love and Death - September 29 / 20:00

28.9.2009

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevsky, Jaroslav Rudiš and their guests.

Dance Through the Fence – Everyone has a different story - SEPTEMBER 23 & 24/ 20:00

23.9.2009

A theatrical mosaic which tells the real stories of refugees from Chechnya, Burma, Georgia and Kurdistan accompanied by the Allstar Refugee Band.

4+4 DAYS IN MOTION, October 9 - 16

22.9.2009

The Archa Theatre will again host the international festival of movement theatre featuring the premieres of international projects, multimedia performances and projects using interaction with the audience.

Stimul Music Festival – Tickets now on sale

21.9.2009

The STIMUL alternative music festival begins in October!

THE TIGER LILLIES (UK) / September 20 / 20:00

20.9.2009

The forefathers of Brechtian Punk Cabaret, THE TIGER LILLIES are coming back to Archa to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Support band: Allstar Refjúdží Band!

Divadlo Vizita - September 17 (with special guest Dan Barta) & 18 / 20:00

17.9.2009

Two evenings of spontaneous improvisation by Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeňek Konopásek and Viktor Zborník.

TIGER LILLIES TICKET CONTEST

8.9.2009

Answer the skill-testing question and win 2 free tickets to the Tiger Lillies concert on Sunday, September 20.

All Star Refjúdží Band: The flourishing transcultural band

4.9.2009

The Czech group All Star Refjúdží Band, whose members include asylum seekers from Czech refugee camps, have released their first album, Spas! (Kurdish for Thank you!). The album features vocals and instrumental contributions from musicians of nine different nationalities. The group’s songs contain elements of Chinese, Kurdish and Armenian music, although the group considers itself to be Czech and reworks classic Czech texts.

ŠANCE 1989 or Window of Opportunity - september 16 / 20:00 - premiere!

16.8.2009

Documentary theatre on the theme of: Freedom! Freedom? Premiere of multimedia project.

ALL STAR REFJÚDŽÍ BAND ON CZECH TELEVISION

18.7.2009

On the 3rd of July, the All Star Refugee band were guests on Czech Television’s Cultural News (Události v kultuře) programme.

Morrissey thrills sold-out Archa

17.7.2009

Legendary British singer Morrissey, former lead singer of The Smiths, performed in front of a live Prague audience for the first time on Thursday. Despite the relatively high ticket price, the concert at the Archa Theatre was sold out, so there wasn’t much elbow room in the hall. But no one was complaining: the sound was perfect, as was Morrissey’s performance.

COMING UP NEXT SEASON

15.7.2009

What’s coming up in the new season? The Archa Theatre programme will of course feature regular performances by Divadlo Vizita and the popular EKG literary cabaret by Igor Malijevsky and Jaroslav Rudiš.

Divadlo Vizita - Standing Sleeper - September 17 / 20:00

14.7.2009

An evening of spontaneous improvisation by Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeňek Konopásek and Viktor Zborník.

A MONTH WITH PETR NIKL AND THE LABYRINTHS OF LIGHT EXHIBITION – supporting programme at Archa Theatre!

9.7.2009

Over the course of Petr Nikl’s fascinating Labyrinths of Light exhibition, Archa will host a number of related concerts and performances.

PATTI SMITH (USA) - July 15 / 20:00

27.6.2009

A great favourite of the Czech public and a living legend of world underground, Patti Smith will return for an exclusive concert at the Archa Theatre on July 15, four years after her marvellous and critically acclaimed Prague concert in 2005.

Morrissey (UK) - Tour of Refusal 2009 - July 9 / 20:00

27.6.2009

This summer the long suffering of local music fans will come to an end: on July 9 Morrissey will perform in the Czech Republic for the first time.

Summer performances of Václav Havel's Leaving

26.6.2009

A series of encore performances of the former Czech president's newest play at Archa Theatre. Summer schedule.

Petition in support of Petr Nedoma

24.6.2009

Add your name to a petition against the planned termination of Petr Nedoma as the Director of the Rudolfinum Gallery.

ARCHA THEATRE - 15 YEARS

24.6.2009

A commemorative book celebrating the Archa Theatre's 15th anniversary is now on sale at the theatre box office. Price: CZK 150. Available in Czech and English.

DIVADLO VIZITA IN SEPTEMBER

24.6.2009

Tickets are now on sale for performances by Divadlo Vizita at the Archa Theatre on September 17 and 18.

Special offer from Archa Theatre: 2 Tickets for the price of one for the performances of Leaving on the 23rd and 24th of June at 8pm, at Archa Theatre.

22.6.2009

Tickets are on sale at the Archa Theatre Box Office - Na Poříčí 26, Prague 1

ALLSTAR REJFÚDŽÍ BAND - NEW CD AVAILABLE FROM ARCHA THEATRE'S BOX OFFICE

22.6.2009

New CD SPAS! of the multicultural Allstar Refjúdží Band now for 239 CZK!

OZVĚNY Z KAMENE: Clarinet Factory and Alan Vitouš - June 27 / 19:00

22.6.2009

Labyrinths of Light presents Ozvěny z kamene, featuring the Clarinet Factory and Alan Vitouš. The concert is an accompaniment to the Labyrinths of Light exhibition.

Labyrinths of Light - DÁŠA ANDRTOVÁ-VOŇKOVÁ - June 26 / 19:00

22.6.2009

A concert by Dáša Andrtová-Voňková. The programme is an accompaniment to the Labyrinths of Light exhibition.

Václav Havel – Leaving - June 22 - 25 / 20:00

22.6.2009

Václav Havel’s new play, featuring Zuzana Stivínová and Jan Tříska and directed by David Radok.

Tickets for Václav Havel's Leaving now on sale for June 23 and 24

20.6.2009

There will be two encore performances of Václav Havel's Leaving on June 23 and 24 at 20:00. A limited number of tickets are now on sale. Please note: these two performances will be recorded for a DVD.

Labyrinths of Light - KREPSKO THEATRE GROUP AND GUESTS - PETR NIKL, PETR HEPNAR - June 21 / 19:40

12.6.2009

Labyrinths of Light: From 19:40 Kolotající schodiště (Luboš Fidler, Petr Nikl - bottles; Milan Cais, Petr Křečan - drums). From 20:00 Fontána libosti – a theatre-music evening with Petr Lorenc. Featuring the Krepsko Theatre Group and guests - Petr Nikl, Petr Hepnar.

Labyrinths of Light - Richter band - Wires, pots, sorrow and hopes - June 20 / 20:00

9.6.2009

Music on electrical instruments and devices. The music programme is an accompaniment to the Labyrinths of Light exhibition.

LAST TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR MORRISSEY!

8.6.2009

This summer the long suffering of local music fans will come to an end: on July 9 Morrissey will perform in the Czech Republic for the first time.

RootlessRoot Company - UNA (Unknown Negative Activity) - June 10 & 11 / 20:00

8.6.2009

A"shouting opera in movement" that combines singing, speech, dance and live music in a performance inspired by Theodeor Kaczynski, a.k.a. the Unabomber, who tried to fight against what he saw as the “evils of industrial society”.

PAVEL KOUTECKY AWARDS - June 8 / 20:00

3.6.2009

The third annual Pavel Koutecky Awards will be announced at Archa Theatre. At the gala evening on June 8, excerpts from the new TV series Citizen Havel will be screened for the first time. More than 70 documentary films have been entered in the contest.

Archa Theatre's 15th Anniversary – Theatre for the next decade - June 7 / 15:00

2.6.2009

A meeting of artists, audiences and supporters of Archa on the occassion of the theatre's 15th birthday.

anoukvandijk dc - STAU - June 4 & 5 / 20:00

1.6.2009

STAU, a hit across Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia, breaks the traditional boundaries of theatre to examine the relationship between the audience and the performer, while also presenting a contemporary dance experience.

Win a guitar signed by Frank Zappa’s son at the Zappa Plays Zappa concert on June 1

28.5.2009

Members of the audience at Dweezil Zappa’s concert Zappa Plays Zappa on June 1 at the Archa Theatre will have the chance to win a Hagstrom Swede Gold Top guitar and original case signed by the eldest son of the famous American musician and songwriter Frank Zappa in a special raffle.

Labyrinths of Light - PETR NIKL, ALL STAR REFJÚDŽÍ BAND AND GUESTS - JUNE 2 / 20.00

27.5.2009

The second of two concerts by Petr Nikl and his guests on the occasion of the Labyrinths of Light exhibition. The evening will also feature the christening of the debut album SPAS! by the multicultural All Star Refjúdží Band.

RootlessRoot Company - UNA (Unknown Negative Activity) - June 10 & 11 at Archa

26.5.2009

A "shouting opera in movement" that combines singing, speech, dance and live music in a performance inspired by Theodeor Kaczynski, a.k.a. the Unabomber, who fought against what he saw as the “evils of industrial society”.

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA - June 1 / 20:00

24.5.2009

Guitarist Dweezil Zappa, the eldest son of famous American musician and songwriter Frank Zappa will perform his Zappa Plays Zappa project in the Czech Republic.

Vitobrothers - Insanity / Morricone's Moods - May 28 & 29 / 20:00

24.5.2009

The Dutch musical group Vitobrothers has created a unique multimedia performance based on improvisation with electro-acoustic “space jazz” and alternative “pop-scapes”, which are also accompanied by a video montage.

Dance Through the Fence – Everyone has a different story - May 26 / 20:00

18.5.2009

A theatrical mosaic which tells the real stories of refugees from Chechnya, Burma, Georgia and Kurdistan accompanied by the All Star Refugee Band. WITH ENGLISH SUBTITELS!

Webcasts of Archa performances in May

15.5.2009

In May in cooperation with Dial Telecom we will be offering webcasts of Divadlo Vizita (May 18) and the EKG literary cabaret (May 21).

Pavel Koutecky Awards, June 8

15.5.2009

The third annual Pavel Koutecky Awards will be announced at Archa Theatre. At the gala evening on June 8, excerpts from the new TV series Citizen Havel will be seen for the first time. More than 70 documentary films have been entered in the contest.

PATTI SMITH AT ARCHA JULY 15

11.5.2009

A great favourite of the Czech public and a living legend of world underground, Patti Smith will return for an exclusive concert at Archa Theatre on July 15, four years after her marvellous and critically acclaimed Prague concert in 2005.

Jiří Kylián, Sabine Kupferberg, Michael Schumacher – Last Touch First - May 23 / 20:00

11.5.2009

Last Touch First was created two years ago by world-renowned dancer and choreographer Jiří Kylián and the great dance improviser Michael Schumacher. The choreography is inspired by the performance of Last Touch, which was created for the Nederlands Dans Theater III. The dance-acting variations on a theme by A.P. Chekov are performed by six dancers in a surrealistic dance theatre.

Labyrinths - May 17 / 19:40

2.5.2009

A concert for Petr Nikl’s Labyrinths of Light exhibition. Electrified psycho performers, musicians and guests. Featuring: Petr Nikl, Luboš Fidler, Milan Cais, Jaroslav Kořán, Jiří Hradil, Ondřej Smeykal, Tomáš Pospíšil. The concert will be opened by Schodiště kloktajících at 19:40.

Tim Etchells & Campo - That Night Follows Day - May 15 & 16 / 20:00

30.4.2009

From British director Tim Etchells (Forced Entertainment) and the Flemish Victoria Gent theatre comes a performance thematically connected to Übung, a theatre-film confrontation between the world of adults and the world of children. Sixteen child actors aged 8 -14 offer a view into the world of adults through children's eyes.

Nethworks Festival of Contemporary Dutch Culture at Archa Theatre, May 23 – June 5

28.4.2009

Between May 23 and June 5 Archa Theatre will host three performances by renowned artists from the Netherlands as part of the Nethworks Festival of Contemporary Dutch Culture: Jiří Kylián’s Last Touch First, the Vitobrothers Insanity / Morricone’s Moods, and STAU by Anouk van Dijk.

Eternal Seekers - Lenka Dusilová, Clarinet Factory, Beata Hlavenková and guests - May 10 / 20:00

27.4.2009

Lenka Dusilová is again a step ahead, this time with the Eternal Seekers: Clarinet Factory, Beata Hlavenková and poet Bogdan Trojak. “Our adventure together led further than we expected.”

LIFE WITHOUT BARRIERS - May 1 / 20:00

23.4.2009

5 years without borders, 20 years without the curtain. A concert celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain.

LA CAITA, Alejandro Vega, El Peregrino and El Nene (Spain) - April 29 / 20:00

22.4.2009

A classical performer of a raw and emotional form of flamenco singing, accompanied by renowned guitarist Alejandro Vega, percussionist El Nene and dancer El Peregrino, a legend of gypsy flamenco.

Tickets for the TANEC PRAHA (Dance Prague) Festival go on sale April 15

17.4.2009

On Wednesday, April 15 tickets will go on sale for the Prague programme of the international festival of contemporary dance and movement theatre TANEC PRAHA 2009.

Eternal Seekers - May 10 at Archa - Tickets now on sale!

17.4.2009

Lenka Dusilová is again a step ahead, this time with the Eternal Seekers: Clarinet Factory, Beata Hlavenková and poet Bogdan Trojak. “Our adventure together led further than we expected.”

Tickets to May performances by EKG now on sale

8.4.2009

The literary cardiograms by Igor Malijevsky and Jaroslav Rudiš will in May be devoted to love, wine and vodka over two evenings. Guests include Jaromír 99 & The Bombers, Petr Sís, Petr Maršálek, Marek Šindelka, Hlinomazův Apetit, Bob Dylan and others.

All Star Refjúdží Band at Jarní povaleč at La Fabrika!

8.4.2009

The multicultural brass band will perform at the Jarní povaleč festival in La Fabrika on Friday, April 17.

LIFE WITHOUT BARRIERS - 5 years without borders, 20 years without the curtain – May 1 concert at Archa Theatre

8.4.2009

Featuring stars of Czech folk, rock, funk and hip-hop. The non-traditional concert will allow the audience to hear surprising cover versions of formerly banned songs in new arrangements by Roman Holy and his band Monkey Business.

Josef Fruček and Linda Kapetanea – RootlessRoot Company: Sudden Showers of Silence - April 25 & 26 / 20:00

8.4.2009

A coproduction by Archa Theatre and the Flemish dance company Ultima Vez, created by Josef Fruček and Greek choreographer and dancer Linda Kapetanea. CZECH DANCE PLATFORM 09.

STIMUL FESTIVAL to feature SUNN 0))) – TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT ARCHA THEATRE

6.4.2009

Sunn O))) will perform on June 4 at the Sacré Coeur Church in Prague. The American band is the biggest star on the contemporary experimental metal scene.

Statement by Archa Theatre to The Sisters of Mercy concert

3.4.2009

THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS (USA), BLACK DICE (USA), Zkouška sirén (CZ) - April 22 / 20:00

3.4.2009

The legendary American psychedelic band returns to the stage.

PATTI SMITH - July 15 at Archa Theatre

31.3.2009

A great favourite of the Czech public and a living legend of world underground, Patti Smith will return to Prague for an exclusive concert at Archa Theatre on July 15.

Nataša Novotná wins Thalie Award

30.3.2009

Nataša Novotná has won a Thalie Award for best dance performance in 2008 for her role in Václav Kuneš's duet Small Hour. The dance company 420People, of which Nataša Novotná is a member, presented Small Hour at Archa Theatre.

ALL WILL BE DIFFERENT (Kampnagel Hamburg - Alles wird anders) - April 20 & 21 / 20:00

30.3.2009

1968 is a myth and a cliché: In the West the summer of love began and in Czechoslovakia Soviet tanks rolled through the Prague Spring. Film director Thorsten Trimpop (34) uses stories, footage, documents and interviews to create a documentary play.

SPECIAL PRICE FOR DIVADLO HUSA NA PROVÁZKU – PERVERSION IN BOHEMIA

26.3.2009

On Sunday, April 5, Divadlo Husa na provázku will present from 15:00 the first two parts of its PERVERSION IN BOHEMIA project at Archa Theatre. We are now offering reduced price tickets for the whole day!

Boban i Marko Marković Orkestar (Serbia) - April 7 / 20:00

25.3.2009

A real Balkan fiesta with the king of Serbian brass music and his twelve member orchestra!

THE SISTERS OF MERCY (UK) - APRIL 1 / 20:00

20.3.2009

One of the most renowned and influential cult bands of the 1980s hits Prague on April 1! Presented by Charm Music.

Jan Burian - March 29 / 20:00

20.3.2009

A celebration of the new book PŘÍZRAK V NÁKUPNÍM STŘEDISKU and the CD DRTIVÉ JISTOTY (Edice Respekt). Guests of the evening: Lenka Dusilová, Xindl X, Jana Šteflíčková and the band Křehcí muži.

Vaclav Havel's Leaving at Archa

17.3.2009

Did you miss it the first time? Tickets for the summer series of performances are now on sale!

Leaving wins the Alfred Radok Award for best Czech play of 2008

16.3.2009

Václav Havel's new play was named last year's best. The performance, which premiered at Archa Theatre in May 2008, also won an award for best stage setting.

Morrissey in Prague: July 9 at Archa Theatre!

12.3.2009

This summer the long suffering of local music fans will come to an end: on July 9 Morrissey will perform in the Czech Republic for the first time.

DC Profile 2009 - Michal Záhora & NANOHACH - March 23 / 20:00

12.3.2009

A review of dance pieces by the Duncan Centre conservatory from the last two years, featuring Resonance and Synchronicity "Life According to Jung".

IMPROV THEATRE ATELIER V. - INTENSIVE WEEKEND COURSE - March 27 and 28

10.3.2009

The atelier is for anyone interested in free improvisation. In the first part, called "inside", we will investigate the possibilities of the body through acting-improv excercises, prompting your partner, situational observations and humour. In the second part, called "outside", we will take what we have learned out to the Masarykovo Train Station!

Barack Obama: On the race question in America - March 18 / 21:30

10.3.2009

Archa Theatre, the One World Festival, and Afrique en création or We Are All Africans present a French stage rendering of Barack Obama's speech on the race question in America.

ONE WORLD 2009 - March 12- 19

9.3.2009

The eleventh annual One World Festival is organised by the People in Need foundation. As one of this year’s festival venues, Archa Theatre will screen films as well as hold debates.

All Star Refugee Band, Prague Ska Conspiracy, Mario Bihári - March 10 / 20:00

9.3.2009

On the eve of the One World Festival, Prague’s Archa Theatre will host a wild party. In addition to the multicultural All Star Refugee Band, which energetically mixes brass band, ska, rap, klezmer, Dixieland, Chinese opera and Armenian and Kurdish sounds, the Prague Ska Conspiracy, Mario Bihári and Bug´n´Dub will also grace the Archa stage.

We recommend

5.3.2009

Jan Burian's CD DRTIVÉ JISTOTY, which was released on March 16 in Edici Respekt, is now on sale at the Archa Theatre box office. We also invite you to a spring concert by Jan Burian on Sunday, March 29 at 20:00!

ONE WORLD 09 - TICKETS FOR SCREENINGS AT ARCHA NOW ON SALE

3.3.2009

Tickets for screenings of One World Festival films at Archa Theatre are on sale starting Tuesday, March 3.

VÁCLAV HAVEL'S LEAVING NOMINATED FOR RADOK AWARDS

27.2.2009

Leaving by Václav Havel has been nominated for several Alfréd Radok Awards. It is one of the contenders in the Czech play of the year category and the performance at Archa Theatre directed by David Radok aspires to win in the prestigious staging and sets categories.

Divadlo Husa na provázku – Hamlet - March 7 and 8 / 20:00

27.2.2009

Shakespeare’s most peculiar play, internally inconsistent and yet enticing for each new generation of audiences. Prague permiere. Preceded by Jiří Jelínek's VISITORS - CO(S)MIC COMICS on March 8 at 18:00.

Atelier of creative motion with Robert Janč

26.2.2009

In March and April, Tereza Ondrová and Veronika Knytlová will be guest choreographers at the Vorpommern Theatre in Greifswald, Germany. During that time, the Atelier of Creative Motion will be led by Robert Janč. The Atelier of Creative Motion has a spring break from March 2 – 6, 2009.

The Tap Tap and guests - The party on wheels returns to Archa! - MARCH 6 / 20:00

23.2.2009

A benefit concert with The Tap Tap and guests: David Koller, Ivan Mládik, Ondřej Hejma, Tomáš Hanák and many others.

EXIT 89 - A TRAGIC OPERETTA. HORROR WITH A HUMAN FACE - March 1 - 3

17.2.2009

A motorway service station somewhere between Berlin and Brno. A long August night: six people, six stories, all somehow connected to 1968. On March 1, as part of the MALÁ INVENTURA Festival, the performance will begin at 18:30. On March 2 and 3 at 20:00.

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA JUNE 1st

17.2.2009

Guitarist Dweezil Zappa, the eldest son of famous American musician and songwriter Frank Zappa will perform his Zappa Plays Zappa project in the Czech Republic.

The All Star Refugee Band will perform at the opening of the One World Festival.

16.2.2009

March 10 from 20:00 at Archa Theatre: the All Star Refugee Band, Prague Ska Conspiracy and Mário Bihári.

Performances by Archa Theatre at the MALÁ INVENTURA Festival

16.2.2009

Archa Theatre will present Dance Through the Fence and EXIT89 at this year's Malá inventura Festival (24.2 - 1.3.2009).

One World Festival at Archa Theatre

10.2.2009

The eleventh annual One World Festival organised by People in Need. As one of this year’s festival venues, Archa Theatre will screen films as well as hold debates on this year’s main topics, among which are water, oil, gas, energy, heating, the economy and the financial crisis.

Tickets for June and July performances of Václav Havel's Leaving go on sale Monday, February 9

5.2.2009

Tickets from CZK 220 to CZK 690 can be purchased at the Archa Theatre box office.

First Stimul Festival concert of 2009

30.1.2009

An occasion for high-pitched noises and gentle crashes. Noise music legend Merzbow from Japan will perform together with the Czech Republic's Birds Build Nests Underground, who are looking for "music for music's sake" on vinyl records and hold an Anděl Award for alternative music in 2007.

DIVADLO VIZITA TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

30.1.2009

Pre-spring improv by Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeněk Konopásek and Viktor Zborník at Archa Theatre.

Black Eyes

28.1.2009

Archa Theatre this year invited the renowned VerTeDance Company to collaborate on a project at Archa.lab. The VerTeDance Company, which is made up of dancers and choreographers Veronika Kotlíková-Knytlová and Tereza Ondrová, in 2005 won a Sazka Award for the dance show Tichomluvahas. The group has for a long time been working with child dancers. Their performance Forty-three Sunsets, based on The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, was in 2007 danced by a ten-year-old boy and an adult dancer.

MUSIC 2008: Crisis? What crisis?

28.1.2009

What happened in the music scene over the last year? Several music publicists have traditionally met at Archa to share their opinions on this question. On February 11 Karel Veselý (Reflex, A2, His voice), Aleš Stuchlý (Týden, festival Stimul) and Pavel Klusák (Respekt) will present stories from the music world in a time of financial crisis. Sounds, clips, interpretations and a filling station for musical gourmands. Bring your USB disks and CDRs!

WE RECOMMEND

28.1.2009

The All Star Refugee Band (a multi-ethno brass band), The Spankers (ska) and Bug´n´Dub (progressive reggae) invite you to a wild concert at a well-known Prague corner. Cross Club, Wednesday, February 4, 2009 from 20:30, entry CZK 100.

Dance Through the Fence and the All Star Refugee Band return to Archa Theatre. Now with English subtitles!

27.1.2009

After a series of fall performances at Archa Theatre, Divadlo Husa na Provázku and a guest appearance at the international theatre festival in Plzen, Jana Svobodova’s team returns for performances as part of the Malá Inventura Festival.

EKG - OF LOVE AND MEN - FEB. 16 / 20:00

27.1.2009

A literary cardiogram by Igor Malijevsky and Jaroslav Rudiš. Guests: Jan Burian, Jaromír Konečný, Friedrich Nietzsche, Magdaléna Platzová, Evžen Sobek, Mr. Václav and others.

PRESENTATION BY THE ATELIER OF CREATIVE DRAMA

14.1.2009

Lecturers Marcela Máchová and Josef Rosen from the Atelier of Creative Drama invite you to a presentation that will take place on February 5 from 18:30 at DAMU in the Řetízek Theatre, Karlova 26. The presentation will take the form of short scenic collages from texts by selected authors: Ernst Jandl, Milena Lukešova, Tomáš Přidal and Ondřej Tuček.

Divadlo Vizita - The Bearded Woman

13.1.2009

Improv by Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeněk Konopásek and Viktor Zborník on Friday, February 27 at Archa Theatre!

Pavel Koutecky Film Award 2009

13.1.2009

The Association for Film & Sociology and Archa Theatre in cooperation with the One World International Film Festival will select this year’s winner of the Pavel Koutecky Award for documentary filmmaking.

Goodbye sex business and pop music, hello art

13.1.2009

Archa director Ondřej Hrab talks with A2 Magazine.

THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS - SPECIAL NEW YEAR'S OFFER!

7.1.2009

The first 150 tickets to THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS sold at the Archa Theatre box office are being offered for an exclusive price of CZK 590. The offer is open until Sunday, January 18 or until all the discounted tickets have been sold.

Leaving - Tickets now on sale!

7.1.2009

Tickets to encore performances of Vaclav Havel's new play in January and February 2009 are now on sale. More information about show times and tickets is available in the Programme section of our website or at the Archa box office.

EKG presents new talents

7.1.2009

Starting in January, the EKG literary cabaret will be giving unpublished authors a unique opportunity. All unpublished writers aged 15 – 30 are invited to send in their work.

THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS - APRIL 22, 2009

7.1.2009

The legendary American psychedelic band returns to the stage...

Putyka - Dec. 21 / 20:00

14.12.2008

A 40-minute preview of finished scenes of the Putyka project inspired by new circus, cabaret and Czech pubs. Acrobatics, tricks with gymnastics balls, roller-skates and choreography on a giant trampoline. Concept, choreography, director: Rostislav Novák

Michal Prokop & Framus Five – Christmas Concert - Dec. 19 / 20:00

14.12.2008

Concert programme: 60th birthday of Jan Hruby and Luboš Andršt. Featuring Michal Prokop & Framus Five and guests: Radim Hladík, Luboš Malina Band, Vladimír Mišík and Jana Šteflíčková.

Divadlo Vizita – Orthodox Aligator

11.12.2008

Will Alík alias Alig (Jaroslav Dušek) and the famous Tora alias Toreadora (Pjér la Šé´z) be atoned? Will Zdeněk Konopásek avoid losing the rhythm? Will Viktor Zborník bring light into the abyss?

EXIT 89 - A tragic operetta - Dec. 16, 17 & 18 / 20:00

10.12.2008

After its crtically acclaimed premiere, the tragic operetta EXIT 89 returns to the Archa Theatre stage on December 16, 17 and 18 at 20:00. The musical staging subtitled Horror with a Human Face was written by Jaroslav Rudiš and German author Martin Becker with music by Michal Nejtek. The production is directed by Jiří Havelka.

DIVADLO HUSA NA PROVÁZKU – COUNT MYSHKIN IS AN IDIOT - Dec. 14 / 20:00

8.12.2008

The second part of the famous four-part 100 Years of the Cobra series. In the main role, the touchingly fragile Pavel Liška or Jiří Vyorálek.

DIVADLO HUSA NA PROVÁZKU - RASKOLNIKOV – HIS CRIME AND PUNISHMENT - Dec. 13 / 20:00

5.12.2008

The first part of the unique 100 Years of the Cobra project. The dazzling theatrical staging was created by Petr Jeništa. Directed by: Vladimír Morávek. PRAGUE FINALE.

420PEOPLE - Dec. 7, 8 & 9 / 20:00

4.12.2008

The highly anticipated premiere of the new performance by contemporary dance company 420PEOPLE. Audiences will also have the chance to see four new pieces and a completely new duet by world-renowned Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin. Nataša Novotná and Rei Watanabe will perform Bolero.

FREDDY COLE QUARTET – A JAZZ CHRISTMAS - Dec. 5 / 20:00

3.12.2008

Swing into the holiday seasons with a Christmas concert by the famous American jazzman and pianist, accompanied by his quartet. Presented by the Prague Spring.

Sylvie Krobová - Svět podivínů - Dec. 4 / 20:00

2.12.2008

Two years after her debut album, songstress Sylvie Krobová releases a new CD called Svět podivínů (The World of Oddballs), which is again being released by the Prague record label Black Point Music. Concert and launch of new CD.

TINDERSTICKS - Dec. 3 / 20:00

1.12.2008

Tindersticks, the popular British band which returned to the music scene this year, are coming to the Czech Republic on December 3rd. Organised by Charm Music.

EKG - Of Love and Incense - Dec. 2 / 20:00

30.11.2008

Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš host a literary cabaret for the living and the dead.

Ms. Slam Poetry - Dec. 1 / 20:00

30.11.2008

An international non-competitive exhibition by well-known European female slammers. Featuring: Lydia Daher, Pauline Fueg (Germany), Veronika Lewandovská (Poland), Bori Rutkai (Hungary), Mieze Medusa (Austria), Vanessa (Czech Republic). Hosted by: Jaromír Konečný (Germany). Guests: the Krása men’s choir (CZ)

JAN BURIAN – MEN ARE FRAGILE - Nov. 30 / 20:00

28.11.2008

Twenty-one stories of male imperfection. The matador of Czech freak-folk with his band Křehcí muži (Fragile Men) and Lenka Dusilova.

Ahava, Gnomus, Mika Kallio (Finland) - ALTERNATIVA FESTIVAL 08 - Nov. 29 / 20:00

27.11.2008

An evening with Finnish record label Fiasko Records. The 16th annual Alternativa Festival is organized by Unijazz.

Jablkoň + Milan Svoboda’s Big Band (CZ) - ALTERNATIVA FESTIVAL 08 - Nov. 28 / 20:00

26.11.2008

A special project for the Alternativa Festival 2008 and for the 30th anniversary of Jablkoň. Organized by Unijazz.

Michal Prokop & Framus Five invite you to a Christmas concert at Archa

25.11.2008

Michala Prokop and his band Framus Five will play a traditional Christmas concert on Friday, December 19 at Archa Theatre. The concert this year will be devoted to the 60th birthdays of Jan Hruby and Luboš Andršt. Guests will include Vladimír Mišík, Kukulín and Jana Šteflíčkova.

WOVEN HAND - INTERVIEW

25.11.2008

You can listen to an interview with Woven Hand's front man - David Eugene Edwards - on Radio Wave (www.wave.cz) on Tuesday, November 25 beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Mateřídouška (CZ), Doddodo (Japan), Akane Hosaka (Japan) - ALTERNATIVA FESTIVAL 08 - Nov. 27 / 20:00

24.11.2008

The Moravian duo bring sound fairytales and visual imagination from the inner world to the outer world... The 16th annual Alternativa Festival is organized by Unijazz.

THE SISTERS OF MERCY IN PRAGUE APRIL 1

21.11.2008

The British cult band, one of the best-known and most influential rock bands of the 1980s, will perform at the Archa Theatre on April 1.

DIVADLO HUSA NA PROVÁZKU - PROGRAMME CHANGES

21.11.2008

The performance of Count Myshkin is an Idiot, originally scheduled for December 13, has been moved to Sunday, December 14, replacing The Unbearable Lightness of Travelling, which has been cancelled. The new performance on December 13 will be the first part of the 100 Years of the Cobra series, Raskolnikov - His Crime and Punishment.

BENEFIT for TANEC PRAHA - Monday 24.11 from 8:00 p.m. at Archa Theatre

20.11.2008

The benefit for TANEC PRAHA (Dance Prague) is an event organized by the Initiative for Culture to create awareness about the continuing problems in the financing of Prague culture.

WOVEN HAND (USA/FR/BEL) + Kill The Dandies! (ex-The Nihilists, CZ) and Birch Book (USA) - Nov. 26 / 20:00

18.11.2008

After a year and a half, the charismatic David Eugene Edwards (the mind and voice behind the legendary 16 Horsepower) returns to the Czech Republic with his project Woven Hand to introduce his new album Ten Stones. D. E. Edwards’ concert at Archa Theatre will be held as part of the 16th annual Alternativa Festival.

Reportaż (Poland) + Chris Cutler (UK) - "The Media Operation" - ALTERNATIVA FESTIVAL 08 - Nov. 25 / 20:00

16.11.2008

“The Media Operation” was created by the Polish group Reportaż from Poznan and has also brought on board the great British musician Chris Cutler. The 16th annual Alternativa Festival is organized by Unijazz.

Václav Havel, Vladimír Morávek, Petr Oslzlý – HAVEL’s CIRCUS or We are all Láďa - Nov. 21 & 22 / 20:00

16.11.2008

A collage of scenes from the plays of Václav Havel from the 1970s and 1980s and the second half of the Perversion in Bohemia project.

EKG - Of Love and Beer - Nov. 16 / 20:00

13.11.2008

Igor Malijevský and Jaroslav Rudiš host a literary cabaret for the living and the dead. Guests: ČokoVoko, Vít Janota, Karel Kuna, Stanislav Musil, Bedřich Smetana and others. Beer tapped by: Václav Kahuda

STEREO TOTAL - DAISIES - CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

11.11.2008

Stereo Total's performance has been unfortunately cancelled due to the illness of one of the performers. Tickets can be returned at the Archa Theatre Box Office until November 19 at the latest.

FREDDY COLE QUARTET - A JAZZ CHRISTMAS - TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

11.11.2008

Tickets to the December 5 concert by the renowned American jazzman and pianist are now available at the Archa Theatre box office and Ticketpro outlets.

Thorsten Trimpop's All WIll Be Different cancelled!

10.11.2008

Due to the illness of one of the actresses, All Will Be Different scheduled for November 17 and 18, will be cancelled. The production by Hamburg's Kampnagel Theatre will be performed at an alternate date to be announced soon.

Famufest 2008 Awards

10.11.2008

On the last day of Famufest 2008, the awards for the best student films were handed at a ceremeny in Archa Theatre.

SARA LOWES WILL OPEN FOR TINDERSTICKS ON DECEMBER 3

10.11.2008

Tindersticks, the popular British band, which recently returned to the music scene after an absence of several years, will perform in Prague December 3. British songstress Sara Lowes will open for them.

EKG IN JANUARY - OF LOVE AND SECRETS

6.11.2008

On Wednesday, January 14 Igor Malijevsky and Jaroslav Rudiš will hold another literary cabaret at Archa. Guests will include Tomáš Kůs, Viki Shock, Detektiv Štika and others. Petr Nikl and Lakomé Barky will sing and act.

MOGWAI (SCOTLAND), Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet/ Steve Reid (UK/USA) - Nov. 15 / 20:00

5.11.2008

Mogwai, one of the world’s most important exemplars of post-rock, will play for the first time in Prague on Saturday, November 15. The band will appear at Archa Theatre in connection with the release of their new album The Hawk is Howling. The concert will also be the scene for a unique collaboration with other great musicians. Kieran Hebden (better known as Four Tet) and drummer Steve Reid will present non-traditional electronica with post-rock roots.

WOVEN HAND - SPECIAL TICKET OFFER

4.11.2008

Buy your ticket for the November 26 Woven Hand concert during the STIMUL festival or FAMUFEST for a reduced price of CZK 300!

Divadlo Vizita - Nov. 13 & 14 / 20:00

4.11.2008

Improv by Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeněk Konopásek and Viktor Zborník.

BODY WEATHER WORKSHOP

4.11.2008

A workshop conducted by Dutch dancer Frank van de Ven from December 6 to 7, 2008.

EXIT 89 at Brno's Divadlo Husa na provázku

4.11.2008

After the highly successful premiere at Archa Theatre, the tragic operetta will be performed in Brno on November 16.

THE GATHERING OF DRUMMERS 2008 - NOV. 12 / 20:00

4.11.2008

An international meeting of musicians and musical styles. The 7th annual Sletu bubeníků (Gathering of Drummers) is devoted to the confrontation between European and Japanese traditional percussion instruments. Japanese taiko drums, cymbals, ethnic drums and electronica, vocals, gongs, percussion, barels and special guests Pavel Fajt (CZ), Honda Junko (Japan), Steve Eto (Japan), Jim Meneses (USA) and others.

FAMUFEST 2008 - November 6 - 9

3.11.2008

Student films, concerts, lectures and worskhops, awards, parties, artists and pseudo-artists, DJs, fashion queens and intellectuals.

The '60s wave rolls on...

31.10.2008

As part of the 68/89 – Divadlo.Doba.Dějiny. project the Archa stage will play host to several other projects which were created on the occassion of the 40th anniversary of 1968. On November 17 and 18, Archa will present the documentary theatre play Všechno bude jinak (All Will be Different), which director Thorsten Trimpop created on the basis of stories, footage, documents and interviews.

EXIT 89 goes to Germany

31.10.2008

After the successful premiere of the tragic operetta EXIT 89, on October 31 and November 1 the Archa troupe will perform at the Kampnagel Theatre in Hamburg. As part of the 68/89 Divadlo.Doba.Dějiny project and the "Sametového festivalu aneb s podzimem sny o jaru" (Velvet Festival or Winter Dreams of Spring) EXIT 89 will appear November 16 in Brno's Divadlo Husa na provázku.

FAMUFEST 2008 - TICKETS FOR THE PRESETS CONCERT NOW ON SALE!

31.10.2008

You can now buy tickets to see the Australian band The Presets, who will perform at Archa as part of FAMUFEST on November 9 from 22:30. Buy tickets in advance at the Archa Theatre box office for CZK 200 , or CZK 280 at the door. Tickets are also available through Ticketpro (subject to a booking fee).

CLUSTER (Germany), Jazkamer (Norway) - Nov. 4 / 20:00

31.10.2008

In the 1970s, the German duo Cluster pioneered the use of synthesizers and electronica and later inspired Brian Eno in his work with David Bowie. Now, after a long revival, they will play for the first time in Prague. They will be joined by the Norwegian duo Jazkamer, the flagship of the contemporary wave of noise music. Part of the STIMUL festival.

Boban i Marko Marković Orkestar (Serbia) return to Archa!

29.10.2008

A real Balkan fiesta with the king of Serbian brass music and his twelve member orchestra returns to Archa Theatre on April 7, 2009. SPECIAL DISCOUNT on the first 100 tickets sold at the Archa box office!

Tickets now on sale for 420PEOPLE!

29.10.2008

420PEOPLE - December 7 - 9 at 20:00 in Archa Theatre. Tickets on sale at the Archa Theatre box office and Ticketpro.

KTL (USA/Austria), Gastrula (Poland) - NOV. 3 / 20:00

29.10.2008

This year’s STIMUL extreme music festival culminates with one of the most renowned figures in contemporary noise and metal music, Stephen O’Malley from the drone metal band Sunn O))). With Peter Rehberg (Pita) he will present the KTL project for the first time in the Czech Republic. Opening for them will be the improvisation-noise-jazz group Gastrula from Poland.

Respekt Magazine and Archa Theatre Ball - NOV. 1 / 20:00

27.10.2008

All Star Refugee Band, Garage, Živé kvety, Pavla Reisenauer's exhibition, and dancing till dawn...

Petr Nikl - Musicus Pictus - OCT. 30 / 20.00

27.10.2008

A psychedelic visual concert by ORBIS PICTUS exhibition artists on the occasion of the introduction of the book, CD and DVD Orbis pictus aneb.

ALTERNATIVA FESTIVAL 08 - TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

22.10.2008

The 16th annual ALTERNATIVA international music festival will take place from November 21 - 29, 2008

RUDY LINKA TRIO - SONGS - OCT. 28 / 20.00

16.10.2008

The New York trio headed by guitarist Rudy Linka returns to Archa Theatre to present its new album Songs. Featuring: Rudy Linka (guitar, vocals), Dan Loomis (bass guitar), Jared Schonig (percussion).

WEEKEND MOTION WORKSHOPS - CANCELLED!

14.10.2008

Due to technical reasons, the Weekend Motion Workshops for 31.10 - 2.11 have been cancelled.
Our apologies to all those who signed up. The Worshops will take place at a later date, which will soon be announced on our website. Thank you for your understanding.

Divadlo Husa na Provázku - Ballad for a Bandit - Oct. 25 & 26 / 20:00

14.10.2008

A legend returns after 30 years. A moving story of love and betrayal, and of men filled with rage. A story of savagery and passion.

The Twilight Sad will perform at the Mogwai concert

10.10.2008

The Stimul alternative music festival will host another major performer on November 15 at Archa Theatre. In addition to post-rock legend Mogwai and the experimental duo of Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid, the Scottish indie-rock sensation The Twilight Sad will be returning to the Prague stage.

EXIT 89 (Premiere) - Oct. 22, 23 & 24 / 20:00

10.10.2008

A motorway service station somewhere between Berlin and Brno. A long August night: six people, six stories, all somehow connected to 1968. The project 68/89 – Theatre.Era.History continues with the premiere of a new operetta.

FAMUFEST AT ARCHA THEATRE – NOV. 6 - 9

8.10.2008

This year’s Famufest, a festival of films by FAMU students, will take place from November 6th to 9th at Archa. The main feature of the programme will be 13 blocks of films which were created at the faculty over the last year.

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE (USA), ALOG (NORWAY) - Oct. 14 / 20:00

8.10.2008

One of the most vibrant groups of the independent music scene, America's Animal Collective are coming to play in the Czech Republic for the first time. The foursome, known for their experiments in pop and (freak) folk, will be supported by the Norwegian duo Alog.

Aydin Teker (Turkey) - Hars - Oct. 10 / 19:30

6.10.2008

The conventional view of the harp as a static two-dimensional instrument and its sculptural beauty is transformed by a dancer, a former harpist, into a new form based on the shape of the body. The dialogue between the body and the harp creates a magical symbiosis, as well as unexpected geometrical, sound and space associations.

Berlin (Belgium) - Bonanza - Oct. 8 & 9 / 19:30

30.9.2008

A documentary theatre-film portrait of the inhabitants of a ruined mining town in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. In English. Part of the 4 + 4 Days in Motion international theatre festival.

CIE MARTINE PISANI (FRANCE) - HORS SUJET OU LE BEL ICI - OCT. 7 / 19:30

29.9.2008

A stage séance in which six people discover the secrets and dangers of public performance. Sophisticated sequences of movement in the "non-dance" style discretely mock the demands of discipline, creativity, concentration and flair. Part of the 13th annual 4 + 4 Days in Motion festival.

ALL STAR REFUGEE BAND creates a new version of the Czech national anthem for Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek!

26.9.2008

Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek’s call for a new Czech national anthem was answered by the All Star Refugee Band, which performed at Dance Through the Fence at Archa Theatre.

ENCORE PERFORMANCES OF VÁCLAV HAVEL'S "LEAVING" IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2009

26.9.2008

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 1.

GOB SQUAD (UK/GER) - Gob Squad's Kitchen - OCT. 3 & 4 / 19:30

19.9.2008

The renowned experimental British-German group has embarked on an original reconstruction of Andy Warhol’s film Kitchen. 4 + 4 DAYS IN MOTION International Theatre Festival

Archa Theatre opens its 2nd year of courses for children!

19.9.2008

The new season opens for the CREATIVE MOTION ATELIER for children aged 6 to 12 and the DRAMA ATELIER for children and youth aged 12 to 15.

Interview with Ondřej Hrab

19.9.2008

The director of Archa Theatre talks with Hospodářské noviny.

Hop'n'Nob by Jaro Cossiga - Sep. 27 / 19:30

18.9.2008

The launch of the latest album from beatbox producer Jaro Cossiga. Guests: Kid Lucky, Rabbi Darkside, Dyalekt (Hip-Hop Theatre) and others. Support: BeatBurger Band

The Stimul Festival brings the best alternative music to Prague, headlined by Mogwai

18.9.2008

Archa Theatre will host four concerts as part of the Stimul Festival in October and November. Stimul prepared several concerts this autumn of international stars of alternative music. Among them will be Scotland’s Mogwai, the best-known post-rock band in the world. They will play at Archa on November 15th.

4 + 4 Days in Motion - Oct. 3 - 10

18.9.2008

Tickets for the 13th annual international theatre festival go on sale Monday, September 15! Features two plays performed in English.

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS FOR THE AUTUMN SEASON NOW AVAILABLE!

26.8.2008

On line reservations for the autumn season at Archa are now up and running. Reservations are usually held for one week and you can collect reserved tickets at the Archa Theatre box office from Friday the 29th of August onwards.

Directing duo SKUTR’s show The Weepers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

22.8.2008

This month, directing duo SKUTR’s show The Weepers is being presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as part of the Czech Republic @ The Fringe 2008 season, organised by the Czech Centre in London. From the 2nd to the 25th of August, Fringe Festival audiences have a chance to see The Weepers at the ZOO venue.

CD from the ALL STAR REFUGEE BAND on sale at Black Point Music.

21.8.2008

The international ALL STAR REFUGEE BAND, which Archa audiences know from the performance Dance through the fence, have recorded a CD. Available now at Black Point Music, Zlatnická 6, Praha 1. Open: Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm

Václav Havel - Leaving – performance on the 13th of September as part of the International THEATRE festival!

19.8.2008

Tickets will go on sale at Archa Theatre on the 29th of August, once the box office reopens after the current reconstruction. Tickets will go on sale at the festival box office on Monday 18th of August. International THEATRE Festival - www.festivaltheatre.cz

Archa Theatre is looking for an International Relations Manager

12.8.2008

Archa Theatre is looking to recruit a native speaker of English for the position of International Relations Manager.

Outstanding artist, scenographer and architect Miroslav Melena, whose design helped shape Archa Theatre, has died, aged 71

12.8.2008

Tickets for September now on sale!

12.8.2008

Tickets for September at Archa Theatre are now on sale at Ticketpro and Ticketportal outlets. The Archa Theatre box office will reopen on the 29th of August.

Dance through the fence - Sep. 22 & 23 / 20:00

12.8.2008

Four stories from the lives of refugees. Created as part of Archa Theatre’s long-term project Dialogues on Escape.

THE TIGER LILLIES (UK) - Sep. 18 / 20:00

12.8.2008

Brechtian punk cabaret....and beyond! Concert from the cult British band.

Tindersticks to play at Archa on the 3rd of December - Tickets on sale now!

6.8.2008

Tickets priced at 790,- Kc on sale now at Ticketpro and Ticketportal outlets.

Animal Collective to play in Czech Republic for the first time!

29.7.2008

One of the most vibrant groups of the independent music scene, American Animal Collective, are coming to play in Czech Republic for the first time. Organised by the STIMUL festival, in cooperation with SPERM festival.

Directing duo SKUTR’s show The Weepers is heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

15.7.2008

From the 2nd to the 25th of August 2008, audiences at Edinburgh Fringe festival will have a chance to see SKUTR’s successful show The Weepers. More information at www.edfringe.com

SUMMER MUSIC WORKSHOP FROM ARCHA THEATRE

2.7.2008

Archa Theatre is organising a musical workshop, where simple musical principles will be used to get to know people from other cultures

BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS DURING THE RECONSTRUCTION OF PALÁC ARCHA

23.6.2008

Due to reconstruction of Palác Archa, from the 19th of June to the 31st of August the opening hours of the box office are reduced. We will continue to provide up to date information here on our website.

Dance through the fence – Watch a clip from the performance!

20.6.2008

Clip from the performance Dance through the fence available to download…

Václav Havel - Leaving - 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 14th - 16th September / 20.00

17.6.2008

The long awaited production, directed by David Radok and featuring Jan Tříska and Zuzana Stivínová in the lead roles.

ARCHA.MAG 03/08 – DANCE THROUGH THE FENCE – INTERVIEW

17.6.2008

Read our interview with director Jana Svobodová about Archa Theatre's social-theatrical project Dance through the fence.

SUPPORT ARCHA THEATRE BY BUYING A POSTER!

16.6.2008

The Archa Theatre box office offers a selection of unique posters designed and created for Archa performances by Robert V. Novák.

STIMUL FESTIVAL - MATMOS (USA), ZAVOLOKA (Ukraine)

16.6.2008

First Prague concert from the San Francisco duo Matmos and Ukrainian experimental musician Zavoloka

Tickets for the Roskilde 2008 music festival (Denmark) now on sale at Archa Theatre

16.6.2008

Confirmed line-up includes Radiohead, Chemical Brothers and noise legends My Bloody Valentine

!!!HAPPY HOUR AT ARCHA THEATRE!!!

13.6.2008

Each Monday, between 11am and 1pm, the Archa Theatre box office will be offering reduced-price tickets, bonuses and other surprises.

STIMUL FESTIVAL - MIKE PATTON & ZU (USA/IT) - 17th June

12.6.2008

The Stimul Festival brings you a concert from one of the most original personalities of contemporary music, ex Faith No More singer Mike Patton!

ARCHA THEATRE BOX OFFICE – LIMITED OPENING AS OF THE 19TH OF JUNE

12.6.2008

Due to reconstruction of the Palác Archa passage, as of the 19th of June the opening hours of the box office will be reduced. You will find details here soon.

Misunderstanding 68 - 16th June / 20.00

11.6.2008

Thematic evening to mark the fortieth anniversary of the revolutionary events of 1968. Part of the project 68/89 Art.Era.History

Chat - Dangerously easy liaison - 13th June / 17.30

9.6.2008

An on-line theatre performance for four players from Archa Theatre's Archa.lab. CZECH - ENGLISH VERSION!!

Colloquium for the 40th anniversary of the Prague Spring - 11th June / 16.30

9.6.2008

Afternoon and evening debates and interviews on the theme of integration in a new country.

The Pavel Koutecký Award - 10th June / 20.00

9.6.2008

Announcement and presentation of the annual Pavel Koutecký award for documentary films.

The Stimul Festival at Archa – Mike Patton & Matmos!

20.5.2008

Tickets on sale now at the Archa Theatre box office and at Ticketpro and Ticketportal outlets.

June Divadlo Vizita performances cancelled

19.5.2008

For technical reasons, the June Divadlo Vizita performances have been cancelled. To receive a refund, return your tickets to the place of purchase before the 24th of June. Please accept our apologies and thank you for your understanding.

THE SWELL SEASON - GLEN HANSARD, MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ & THE FRAMES to play at Archa on the 8th of June!

12.5.2008

Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová’s first concert in the Czech Republic since their Oscar win.

Dagmar Havlová will not appear in Leaving.

7.5.2008

Due to health reasons, Dagmar Havlová will not appear in Archa Theatre’s forthcoming production of Leaving. The lead role of Irena, in which Dagmar Havlová was to appear, will be played by Zuzana Stivínová. David Radok has chosen Dora Bouzková to take the role of Bea. The world premiere of Leaving on the 22nd of May at Archa Theatre and the reprises in May, June and September will take place according to plan.

Václav Havel – Leaving – Autumn Series

25.4.2008

Tickets for the autumn series of Leaving will go on sale at the Archa Theatre box office at 10am on Monday the 28th of April.

STIMUL FESTIVAL - AMON TOBIN (BRA/UK)

21.4.2008

Star of the renowned London label Ninja Tune, the break beat king and grandmaster of sound collage Amon Tobin in Prague for the first time!

Press conference FIVE TO TWELVE - 1/4/2008

16.4.2008

The press conference FIVE TO TWELVE on cultural policy in Prague and the results of this year’s cultural grant proceedings was held at Archa Theatre on the 1st of April. Watch the recording at http://archa.inway.cz/z_1_4_2008.html

H.R. Giger revealed dvd now on sale

16.4.2008

Two hours of unique scenes from the private life of the Swiss surrealist creator

SKUTR: Nickname – 21st & 24th April

16.4.2008

Four “chatters” meet for a moment in an Internet chat room. What type of people enter this virtual world, and why? Script and direction: SKUTR.

Einstürzende Neubauten – 19th April, 20.00

15.4.2008

Legends of industrial music Einstürzende Neubauten return to Prague with their new album Alles Wieder Offen.

DIVADLO HUSA NA PROVÁZKU - EVANGELISM SV. LUKÁŠE (NA ROVINU!)

14.4.2008

Gospel text linked with material two thousand years younger and almost contemporary, directed by J. A. Pitínský. A play on life and death.

San Francisco duo Matmos to play in Czech Republic for the first time!

14.4.2008

The Stimul Festival continues with San Francisco duo Matmos and Ukrainian experimental musician Zavoloka. TICKETS ON SALE NOW.

Dance through the fence at Zahrada Arts Centre

11.4.2008

Another chance to see Archa's sucessful social-theatrical performance Dance through the fence! Tickets available from the Archa Theatre box office.

DIVADLO HUSA NA PROVÁZKU - LUBOŠ BALÁK - HVĚZDY NAD BALTIMORE

9.4.2008

A play on laughter and the death of Vlasta Burian, told by Boleslav Polívka. Prague premiere and dernier!

DIVADLO HUSA NA PROVÁZKU - VRBKOVÁ BEZ TÍŽE, BURŠOVÁ S KYTAROU, CHMELAŘOVÁ NAD VĚCÍ, KNIHA POD TÓNEM

7.4.2008

Three radiant women, each with her own song on love, betrayal and forgiveness…. Direction: Vladimír Morávek

Divadlo Husa na Provázku – Loves of a Blond – a story from the 1960’s

31.3.2008

Based on Miloš Forman’s famous film of the same name, Divadlo Husa na provázku has created a fresco on the 1960s. Directed by Vladimír Moravek. PRAGUE PREMIERE!

Divadlo Vizita - 7th and 8th April

31.3.2008

Improvisation from Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé´z, Zdeněk Konopásek a Viktor Zborník.

SKUTR and Rosťa Novák – 8 - Birds Black, Tits Great – 3rd & 4th April

20.3.2008

SKUTR and Rost’a Novák present a one man show of puppetry and acrobatics by a descendant of the most famous family in Czech puppetry and circus.

jan burian - men are frail - 30th March

29.2.2008

21 tales of male shortcomings. Featuring: Jan Burian, the group Fragile Men and guests.

DANCE THROUGH THE FENCE – 11th-14th & 16th-18th March

25.2.2008

A theatrical mosaic presenting the authentic stories of Chechen, Burmese, Georgian and Kurdish refugees.

TOMOKO MUKAIYAMA – SONIC TAPESTRY – 28th February

22.2.2008

Unique concert from the Japanese-Dutch pianist and visual artist Tomako Mukaiyama. An historical journey through four centuries of music, zigzagging from east to west.

Music 2007: It’s up to you! 26th February

22.2.2008

What happened in music last year? Music publicists each give their own answer to this question. An evening of music and video clips from California, Kiev, Baltimore and Finland: PJ Harvey, Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Battles, Dälek, Caribou, Pan Sonic, Richard Youngs, Jens Lekman, Ricardo Villalobos, The Bug and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Ondřej Hrab and his Archa Theatre

20.2.2008

THEATRE AND CULTURAL POLICY IN CZECH REPUBLIC. Interview with Ondřej Hrab, Director of Archa Theatre, published in the magazine Xantypa

DANCE THROUGH THE FENCE – Four stories from the lives of refugees

17.2.2008

New social-theatrical project from director Jana Svobodová

SKUTR - The Weepers – 23rd February / 18.30 & 20.30

15.2.2008

A stage poem on one man and six people who together experience a strange encounter. Presented as part of the Small Inventory Festival.

THE SMALL INVENTORY FESTIVAL – HEAD OVER HEELS FOR THEATRE! 20TH – 24TH OF FEBRUARY 2008

12.2.2008

Annual festival of new theatre. This year Archa Theatre will present the latest performance from the directing duo SKUTR (Martin Kukučka / Lukáš Trpišovský), The Weepers.

AMON TOBIN (BRA/UK) - Tickets on sale now!

11.2.2008

Star of the renowned London label Ninja Tune, the break beat king and grandmaster of sound collage Amon Tobin in Prague for the first time. Presented as part of the Stimul Festival of experimental music.

DREAMING. ANDERSEN - 20th & 21st February

11.2.2008

Original project created by director Jana Svobodová’s team of stars from the Czech hip hop scene, such as Dowis, Cossiga, Rosen as well as Chinese actress Lu Jing and composer Michal Nejtek.

JANE BIRKIN - 16th February

7.2.2008

Concert. Renowned artist Jane Birkin plays songs from her last three albums Arabesque, Rendez-vous and Fictions, with compositions from Tom Waits, Neil Young, Maurice Ravel, Beth Gibbons, Kate Bush and guitar from former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Presented by Rachot Production.

Josef Fruček a Linda Kapetanea – RootlessRoot Company: Sudden Showers of Silence

4.2.2008

Slovak dancer Josef Fruček and Greek choreographer and dancer Linda Kapetanea return to Prague with their choreography “Sudden Showers of Silence”, co-produced by Archa Theatre and Belgian dance group Ultima Vez. 13th & 14th of February.

Yasunari Tamai and Vladimír Javorský - Don Quixote of Hakushu

1.2.2008

The outstanding modern butó dancer Yasunari Tamai collaborates with Vladimír Javorský in a joint performance on the theme of Don Quixote. 7th and 8th of February

Einstürzende Neubauten back in Prague!

1.2.2008

19th April 2008 / 8pm. Legends of industrial music Einstürzende Neubauten present their new album Alles Wieder Offen at Archa! Tickets on sale now at the Archa Theatre box office and Ticketpro outlets.

VÁCLAV HAVEL – LEAVING

30.1.2008

In May 2008 Archa Theatre will present the premiere of Václav Havel’s play Leaving.

ARCHA.LAB ATELIÉR – A NEW SEMESTER OF REGULAR WORKSHOPS TO START IN FEBRUARY!

30.1.2008

Creative workshops for theatre professionals, students, children and young people!

Chat - Dangerously easy liaison – 6th February

28.1.2008

Online theatre performance for four players. A game of hidden longings, dreams and passions on the Internet. Can the players ever finish the game? And can their game have a happy ending?

skutr: Understand – 1st & 2nd February

21.1.2008

The best genius is a dead genius. We invite you into the company of dreamers, whose dreams…are sometimes somewhere realized.

Boban i Marko Marković Orkestar (Serbia) – 31st January

17.1.2008

A real Balkan fiesta with the king of Serbian brass music and his twelve member orchestra!

Nataša Novotná and Václav Kuneš / 420people – 23rd & 24th January

16.1.2008

PREMIERE! Nataša Novotná and Václav Kuneš, both long term members of Jiří Kylián’s Nederlands Dans Theater present the premiere of their new project at Prague’s Archa Theatre.

ARCHA.MAG - 1/08

15.1.2008

In the last week in January, Archa Theatre will present the premiere of the project 420people from dancer Nataša Novotná and choreographer Václav Kuneš. Both artists have worked for a long time abroad and the performance at Archa is their return to the Czech stage. Nataša Novotná talks to Archa.mag about what will come next, how many members 420people actually has, and how it is far from being just a performance title.

The Tap Tap - Party on wheels – 18th January

15.1.2008

Benefit concert and party with The Tap Tap Orchestra. After party: Segundo and DJ Baltazar. Evening presented by Eva Holubová and Ladislav Angelovič.

Jane Birkin – 16th of February, Archa Theatre. Tickets now on sale.

4.1.2008

Star of the French cultural scene Jane Birkin in concert in Prague for the first time! Tickets on sale now at Archa Theatre and Ticketpro outlets. Presented by Rachot Production.

SKUTR and Rosťa Novák – 8 - Birds Black, Tits Great – 15th & 16th January

21.12.2007

SKUTR and Rost’a Novák present a one man show of puppetry and acrobatics by a descendant of the most famous family in Czech puppetry and circus.

Archa.lab Ateliér Open Day – 15th of January

21.12.2007

Showcase of the Archa.lab Ateliér programme of workshops for the public.

BOBAN I MARKO MARKOVIĆ ORKESTAR (SERBIA) – 31st of January at Archa Theatre!

18.12.2007

A real Balkan fiesta with the king of Serbian brass music and his twelve member orchestra! Tickets on sale at the Archa Theatre box office and at Ticketpro and Ticketportal outlets. Concert organised by Transmusic Booking in collaboration with Archa Theatre.

SKUTR – Nickname – 13th & 14th January

17.12.2007

Four “chatters” meet for a moment in an Internet chat room. What type of people enter this virtual world, and why? Script and direction: SKUTR.

Michal Prokop & Framus Five - Christmas concert – 20th of December

10.12.2007

Christmas concert from Michal Prokop and the band Framus Five. Guests: Gipsy.cz, Monika Načeva & Michal Pavlíček

DAN BÁRTA & ILLUSTRATOSPHERE – CHRISTMAS CONCERT - 18th & 19th of December

5.12.2007

Christmas concert with both classic hits and pieces from the new album.

Looking for the ideal Christmas gift?

4.12.2007

Gift vouchers for Archa Theatre’s performances on sale at the Archa Theatre box office! We also sell a wide range of books, CDs and posters.

SKUTR - The Weepers – 13th & 14th of December

3.12.2007

A stage poem on one man and six people who together experience a strange encounter. A new authorial project created in Archa Theatre’s Archa.lab, as part of the thematic cycle “Tradition – Convention - Instinct”.


9th of December: MCH Band – 25th Anniversary and album release

29.11.2007

Legends of the Czech Alternative scene, MCH band, celebrate their 25th anniversary. Guests: Sylvie Krobová, Michal Pavlíček, Už jsme doma.

4th of December: SKUTR and Rosťa Novák – 8 - Birds Black, Tits Great

28.11.2007

SKUTR and Rost’a Novák present a one man show of puppetry and acrobatics by a descendant of the most famous family in Czech puppetry and circus.

1st of December: Plastic People of the Universe & Agon Orchestra – Railway Opera

27.11.2007

Musical – theatrical happening. A poet’s vision of a train passenger. New joint project from the Plastic People of the Universe and the Agon Orchestra. Organised by the Society for New Music.

Dan Bárta and Illustratosphere - Extra concert on the 18th of December

26.11.2007

Due to popular demand, Dan Bárta and Illustratosphere will now play two Christmas concerts at Archa Theatre. Tickets for the extra concert, on the 18th of December, are on sale now at the Archa Theatre box office and at Ticketpro and Ticketportal outlets.

Mikoláš Chadima and MCH BAND celebrate 25 years and the release of two new albums!

26.11.2007

Concert featuring special guests Jan Jirouch (trombone), Michal Pavlíček (guitar), Petr Ferenc (gramophone), Markéta Puršlová (vocals), Sylvie Krobová and Už jsme doma.

28th of November: Alternativa 2007 - Dienztag (A), Zloději uší (CZ), Why (Not) Patterns (CZ)

26.11.2007

Subalpine rock’ from Austrian group Dienztag, along with Why (Not) Patterns’ pseudo-minimalist sound and Zloději uší’s mosaic of musical styles and approaches. Organised by Unijazz – www.unijazz.cz

27th of November: Alternativa 2007 - duo Tucan (SK), Over4Tea (SK), Documentary on Milan Adamčiak

26.11.2007

Uncompromisingly bold Duo Tucan and the video-image inspired Over4Tea represent the Slovak alternative scene. Organised by Unijazz – www.unijazz.cz

26th November: Alternativa 2007 - Potage du jour (CH), Urs Leimgruber (CH), Jean-Luc Guionnet (F) & Seijiro Murayama (Jap)

26.11.2007

Swiss improvisational trio Potage du jour, awe-inspiring saxophonist Urs Leimgruber and a melange of free jazz and percussion from French Jean-Luc Guionnet and Japanese Seijiro Murayama. Organised by Unijazz – www.unijazz.cz

25th of November: Alternativa 2007 - Hector Zazou (F) - Quadri{+}Chromies

23.11.2007

Alchemist of sound Hector Zazou presents his unique audio-visual project Quadri{+}Chromies. Organised by Unijazz – www.unijazz.cz

24th of November: GOGOL BORDELLO

19.11.2007

Gypsy-punk band Gogol Bordello present their new album Super Taranta!

23rd of November: PS122 & LaS Company - Beethoven Live

19.11.2007

Unique documentary dance-theatre working with non-dancers as inspiration. Czech premiere.

22nd of November: Aneta for Světluška - Benefit Concert.

19.11.2007

Benefit concert from the singer Aneta Langerová and guests Hana Hegerová and NO NAME.

Café Amsterdam – Programme change

14.11.2007

We are sorry to announce that Petra Procházková will no longer be able to participate in the Café Amsterdam festival. The journalist and writer Jan Urban has kindly agreed to take her place.

17th of November: Four Stories: Esther Ending, Markéta Pilátová, Petra Hůlová and Tomas Lieské

14.11.2007

Archa Theatre in collaboration with the Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature (NLPVF) presents contemporary Dutch literature.

17th of November: Jan Urban meets Frank Westerman

12.11.2007

Archa Theatre in collaboration with the Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature (NLPVF) presents contemporary Dutch literature.

Dear Friends of the Archa Theatre

6.11.2007

Archa Theatre has never before been in such uncertainty as it is now. In September, the City of Prague suspended all grant activities to cultural institutions. Because of this, thus through no fault of its own, Archa Theatre finds itself in a very critical situation. Two months before the end of the year, we still don’t know how our theatre will be financed in the year 2008.

16th of November: EKG De Luxe – On Love and Amsterdam

5.11.2007

A literary peepshow. Archa Theatre in collaboration with the Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature (NLPVF) presents contemporary Dutch literature.

INTENSIVE WEEKEND COURSE - THE FOUNDATIONS, DEVELOPMENT AND LAWS OF THEATRICAL IMPROVISATION – 16th and 17th of November

2.11.2007

Instructors: Josef Rosen and Martin Sedláček

ARCHA.MAG 7

1.11.2007

In mid-November Archa Theatre will be transformed into an Amsterdam literary café. The festival Café Amsterdam will present a string of contemporary Dutch authors, who will appear alongside Czech authors. The festival will open on the 16th of November with the literary show EKG – On Love and Amsterdam. Igor Malijesvský and Jaroslav Rudiš talk to Archa.mag about literature and love.

50 Days for Multiple Sclerosis – 3rd Benefit Concert for Impuls

1.11.2007

Benefit concert from the Clarinet Factory (Jindra Pavliš, Luděk Boura, Vojtěch Nýdl & Petr Valášek) and guests Alan Vitouš (percussion), Tomáš Rychetský and Nataša Novotná (dance). Tickets priced at 100,- KČ + 100,- KČ donation to the Impuls foundation available at the Archa Theatre box office.

8th – 11th November: Famufest 2007

30.10.2007

Showcase of the latest work from the students of FAMU, exhibitions, interactive installations, workshops, lectures concerts and DJs. Organised by FAMU.

Boban i Marko Marković Orkestar (Serbia) - 31st of January 2008

29.10.2007

A real Balkan fiesta with the king of Serbian brass music and his twelve member orchestra! Tickets available from the Archa Theatre box office and from Ticketpro and Ticketportal outlets.

3rd of November - KOMIKSFEST!

29.10.2007

The closing evening of the 2nd annual multimedia comics festival. Special guest: David B. (F).

31st of October - Yungchen Lhamo (Tibet)

25.10.2007

The queen of spiritual music and star of this year's Colours of Ostrava festival.

29th of October: Rudy Linka Trio - Private Calls on Public Phones

25.10.2007

Concert from the New York jazz trio.

ALTERNATIVA 2007 FESTIVAL

22.10.2007

Tickets on sale now! Organised by Unijazz – www.unijazz.cz

27th of October: DREAMING. ANDERSEN

22.10.2007

Street art versus Hans Christian Andersen. Multimedia performance from director Jana Svobodová’s team of stars from the Czech hip hop scene.

Caravan of Voices Festival – 31st of October at Archa Theatre - Yungchen Lhamo (Tibet)

22.10.2007

The queen of spiritual music and star of this year’s Colours of Ostrava festival, the Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo is coming to Archa!

25th of October: SKUTR - Nickname

22.10.2007

Four “chatters” meet for a moment in an Internet chat room. What type of people enter this virtual world, and why? Script and direction: SKUTR.

22nd of October: AL KOOPER AND THE FUNKY FACULTY

22.10.2007

Concert from the legendary American guitarist, composer and producer Al Kooper. Organised by P&J Music

Archa.lab Ateliér - a series of workshops for children, young people and theatre professionals, from September onwards

22.10.2007

Come along to the Archa.lab Ateliér open and have a look at sample lessons for free!

21st of October: STIMUL festival - FRED FRITH (UK), Noël Akchoté (FR), Beth Custer (USA), Pavel Fajt (CZ)

19.10.2007

Concert from the legendary British guitarist, co-organised by Archa Theatre and the international MOFFOM festival (Music on Film, Film on Music) – www.moffom.org

20th of October: STIMUL festival - DÄLEK (USA), Regenorchester XII - Fennesz, Franz Hautzinger, Luc Ex, Tony Buck (AT/NL/AUS), MoHa! (NO)

16.10.2007

The grand masters of experimental hip-hop, Dälek, in Czech Republic for the first time! New forms of improvisation from Regenorchester XII with Christian Fennesz and the Norwegian duo MoHa!

19th of October: BU-SHI-DO

15.10.2007

Traditional music from old Edo, classic rock, trance and many other styles from the Japanese Taiko drummers BU-SHI-DO.

18th of October: The Gathering of Drummers

9.10.2007

The 6th year of the festival, featuring Pavel Fajt, Miloš Vacík, Alan Vitouš , Štěpán Smetáček, Mohamed Bangoura, Ondřej Smeykal, Yumiko and Ephraim Goldin.

14th & 15th of October: SKUTR – Understand

8.10.2007

The best genius is a dead genius. We invite you into the company of dreamers, whose dreams…are sometimes somewhere realized.

13th of October: STIMUL festival - KEIJI HAINO (JP), My Cat Is An Alien (IT), Trapist (AT/CAN)

5.10.2007

The 2007 Stimul festival continues…

7th & 8th October: SKUTR – The Weepers

3.10.2007

A stage poem on one man and six people who together experience a strange encounter. A new authorial project created in Archa Theatre’s Archa.lab, as part of the thematic cycle “Tradition – Convention - Origin”.

Archa.mag 6 - 10/07

3.10.2007

The autumn programme at Archa features some of the best of international unconventional music. In collaboration with the weekly cultural review A2 Archa will, over the course of three October weekends, be the host of the Stimul festival. The stars of the first evening of this year’s Stimul will be the aristocrats of music Kreidler, whose keyboardist Adreas Reihse answered our questions.

Archa Theatre’s new membership club: Archa.club

3.10.2007

If you are a regular visitor to Archa Theatre, or if you would like to be, the moment is here! From September onwards we will be launching our new membership system, Archa.club. Members can take advantage of big discounts, priority booking and other bonuses.

6th of October: STIMUL festival - Kreidler (DE), Bassisters Orchestra (PL), Hans Appelqvist (SE), Okapi (IT)

2.10.2007

STIMUL Festival of experimental music. Concert in cooperation with film festival DER FILM - www.derfilm.cz

3rd & 4th October: 8 - Birds Black, Tits Great

1.10.2007

SKUTR and Rost’a Novák present a one man show of puppetry and acrobatics by a descendant of the most famous family in Czech puppetry and circus.

2nd of October - Chat: Dangerously Easy Liaison

24.9.2007

Online theatre performance for four players. A game of hidden longings, dreams and passions on the Internet. Can the players ever finish the game? And can their game have a happy ending?

1st October: H.R. Giger Revealed

24.9.2007

World premiere of David N. Jahn’s documentary film on H.R. Giger.

27th of September: BEAT APETIT – Live concert!

17.9.2007

Launch of the first beatbox album from the Czech hip-hop scene. The beatbox event of the year, with special guests from the Czech and international scenes. Free CD & welcome drink!

Tickets for the STIMUL festival now on sale!

14.9.2007

Buy your tickets without leaving home!

23rd of September – Petr Nikl: Requiem for Puppets

13.9.2007

World premiere of the film of the puppet ballet “Requiem” from artist Petr Nikl.

20th, 21st & 22nd September - SKUTR: The Weepers

13.9.2007

A stage poem on one man and six people who together experience a strange encounter. Premiere of a new authorial project created in Archa Theatre’s Archa.lab, as part of the thematic cycle “Tradition – Convention - Origin”.

14th September - Joanna Newsom

13.9.2007

Concert from the renowned “freak folk” harpist, singer and songwriter Joanna Newsom, as part of her current world tour.

Archa.mag 5 - 09/07

4.9.2007

The directing duo SKUTR (Martin Kukučka and Lukáš Trpišovský) are preparing a new project, The Weepers, to premiere at Archa Theatre on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of September. Their last project at Archa was the performance Paradise of the Heart, Labyrinth of the World, which was also presented with great success at a string of festivals in Europe. The performance The Weepers has been created in Archa Theatre’s Archa.lab, as part of the thematic cycle “Tradition – Convention – Origin”. The specific inspiration for the performance is the Slavic folklore culture, filtered through the perspective of a city-dweller at the start of the 21st century.

Archa Theatre to co-organise the 2007 Stimul festival

4.9.2007

This year, the Stimul music festival is moving to Archa Theatre, where over the course of four evenings in October the latest trends in contemporary music will be on show.

AL KOOPER AND THE FUNKY FACULTY – TICKETS ON SALE NOW

30.8.2007

On the 22nd of October, the American guitarist, composer and producer AL KOOPER and his group THE FUNKY FACULTY will appear in concert at Archa Theatre.

Gogol Bordello at Archa Theatre – Tickets on sale now!

30.8.2007

On the 24th of November the gypsy punk group Gogol Bordello will be returning to Prague, as part of the tour for their latest album “Super Taranta!”.
Presented by Transmusic Booking and Archa Theatre

Joanna Newsom – 14th of September– Tickets on sale now

26.8.2007

The renowned “freak folk” harpist, singer and songwriter Joanna Newsom will be appearing in concert for the first time in Czech Republic, on the 14th of September at Archa Theatre. Tickets now on sale at the Archa Theatre box office and from Ticketpro outlets.

11th & 12th September - DREAMING. ANDERSEN

20.8.2007

Street art versus Hans Christian Andersen. Multimedia performance from director Jana Svobodová’s team of stars from the Czech hip hop scene. Nominated for the Sazka and Divadelní Noviny awards.

29th & 30th of August - Belén Maya: Dibujos

29.6.2007

One of the best flamenco dancers in the world presents her solo performance Dibujos at Archa.

BELÉN MAYA at Archa – 29th & 30th of August.

27.6.2007

Archa Theatre presents a solo performance from one of the best flamenco dancers in the world, Belén Maya.

25th of August - Sonic Youth

22.6.2007

One of the most influential groups of the turn of the century, the cult band SONIC YOUTH are coming to Prague. Concert organised by Rachot Production.

12th of July - Cocorosie

21.6.2007

The sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady, AKA CocoRosie, will play at Archa Theatre on the 12th of July.

25th - 28th of June: Marie Hélène Estienne, Peter Brook: The Grand Inquisitor

21.6.2007

Peter Brook, legend of European theatre, is returning to Prague with his stage adaptation of Dostoevsky’s unsettling parable on faith and freedom.

21st June, 18.00 - SKUTR: Understand

20.6.2007

The best genius is a dead genius. We invite you into the company of dreamers, whose dreams…are sometimes somewhere realized.

19th of June - SKUTR: Nickname

19.6.2007

Four “chatters” meet for a moment in an Internet chat room. What type of people enter this virtual world, and why? Can online communication affect our real lives?

20th of June - DREAMING. ANDERSEN

18.6.2007

Street art versus Hans Christian Andersen. Multimedia performance from director Jana Svobodová’s team of stars from the Czech hip hop scene. Nominated for the Sazka and Divadelní Noviny awards.

18th of June - SKUTR and Rosťa Novák – 8 - Birds Black, Tits Great

18.6.2007

SKUTR and Rost’a Novák present a one man show of puppetry and acrobatics by a descendant of the most famous family in Czech puppetry and circus.

Archa.club

13.6.2007

We regret to announce that application forms and membership cards for Archa Theatre’s new membership club will not be available until the 18th of June. Thank you for your understanding.

Chat - Dangerously easy liaison - 17th of June

8.6.2007

Online theatre performance for four players. A game of hidden longings, dreams and passions on the Internet. Can the players ever finish the game? And can their game have a happy ending?

SITI Company (USA) & Anne Bogart: BOB - 15th & 16th of June

7.6.2007

World renowned director Anne Bogart and her New York SITI Company present the performance BOB, a provocative homage to Robert Wilson, the artist who linked American pop culture with high art.

TANEC PRAHA 2007: Utilité Publique (CH) - Fizz, Jessica Huber (CH): Touché - 11th and 12th of June

6.6.2007

Two Swiss groups present their latest choreography as part of the 19th annual Tanec Praha festival.

Archa.lab Ateliér – THE ROAD TO NEW CIRCUS WORKSHOP – 22ND & 29TH OF JUNE

5.6.2007

Following on from the very successful workshops on the 12th and 13th of May, two further selection workshops will take place on the on the 22nd and 29th of June.

Presentation of the Pavel Koutecký Award – 7th of June

4.6.2007

Announcement and presentation of the 1st annual Pavel Koutecký award for documentary films.

Archa.Mag 4 - 06/07

1.6.2007

At the beginning of June, Archa will present the performance Sudden Showers of Silence, jointly created by Josef Fruček and Linda Kapetanea, dancers, choreographers…..and partners.

The Road to New Circus Workshop – Photos

31.5.2007

On the 12th and 13th of May Archa Theatre hosted a weekend workshop entitled “The Road to New Circus”. Here are some of Tomáš Vodňanský’s photos from the weekend:

Vladimír Mišík & ETC..."60" – 6th of June

28.5.2007

Birthday concert from one of the most expressive personalities of Czech popular music, along with a string of special guests…..

Sonic Youth – 25th of August at Archa Theatre - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

25.5.2007

Price: 890 Czk. On sale at the Archa box office and at Ticketpro outlets.

Rootlessroot Company: Sudden Showers of Silence – 4th and 5th of June

25.5.2007

WORLD PREMIERE of the joint choreography Sudden Showers of Silence from Josef Fruček and the Greek choreographer and dancer Linda Kapetanea.

Marie Hélène Estienne, Peter Brook: The Grand Inquisitor - SPECIAL OFFER OF TICKETS UNTIL THE 10TH OF JUNE!

23.5.2007

Special offer available until the 10th of June – Tickets for 350,- Kč.
STUDENTS - reduced price for students available only for the performance on Monday the 25th of June.
SPECIAL OFFER valid until the 10th of June: Discount student tickets available for the other performances (26th – 28th of June) – maximum of 10 tickets for each performance.

THE ACTOR AS AN ARCHITECT OF SPACE workshop with the American Director Anne Bogart

23.5.2007

Archa Theatre, in collaboration with the Theatre Institute and as part of the Prague Quadrennial, are from the 4th to the 14th of June 2007 organising a theatre workshop with the American director Anne Bogart and the SITI Company:

Tickets for the Roskilde 2007 music festival now available at Archa Theatre

22.5.2007

Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Björk, Beastie Boys, the Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys & more....

BERLIN RELOADED: CONSTANZA MACRAS & DORKY PARK – 29th and 30th of May

22.5.2007

The newest project from the Berlin dance group Dorky Park and the Argentinian choreographer, dance and director Constanza Macras. NEW TRENDS IN BERLIN - 29/05/2007 18.00 – Panel discussion looking at the contemporary cultural scene and new trends in Berlin.

4+4 DAYS IN MOTION: NIGEL CHARNOCK (UK): FRANK - 25TH OF MAY

21.5.2007

The performance Frank is a tragicomic monologue founded on partial improvisation, song and dance. Frank is direct and unbelievably physical and humorous.

Tickets for Mountains of Madness now reduced!

19.5.2007

Tickets for The Tiger Lillies’ show Mountains of Madness on the 21st of May are now priced at 490,- Kč. Anyone who has already bought a ticket from the Archa Theatre box office will be refunded the difference between the amount paid and the current price. Thank you for your understanding.

4+4 Days in Motion: Motus (IT) – Rumore Rosa – 23rd & 24th of May

17.5.2007

One of the most progressive contemporary Italian theatre groups present their performance inspired by R.W. Fassbinder’s melodrama The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant.

Archa.mag. Issue 3 – May 07

16.5.2007

On the 29th and 30th of May, Argentinian choreographer Constanza Macras and her group Dorky Park will present their two part work I Am Not The Only One at Archa Theatre. The performance will be presented as the grand finale to the Berlin Reloaded showcase.

The Tiger Lillies, Alexander Hacke & Danielle de Picciotto: Mountains of Madness - 21st of May

16.5.2007

A visual - musical stage-production based on the life and lyrics of the American poet H. P. Lovecraft.
Concert organised in co-operation with 10:15 Management.

4+4 Days in Motion: SUPERAMAS (FR/AT) – Big 3rd Episode. 19th & 20th of May

16.5.2007

In their latest performance, SUPERAMAS comically parody lust, jealousy and the quest for happiness in today’s contemporary consumer society.

Berlin Reloaded: fear_lab. 14th & 15th of May.

14.5.2007

How does fear work? And what causes it? fear_lab plays a game of virtual reality in the dark.

4+4 Days in Motion – The group Kinkaleri (IT) is looking for volunteers for cooperation on the multimedia project WEST!

14.5.2007

Join in the multimedia project WEST, composed of video clips from various western cities (Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Athens, Vienna, Berlin, Brussels, London, Prague)

The Tap Tap - 16th of May

14.5.2007

Benefit evening and concert from The Tap Tap. Guests: Vltava, Šilalo paňori with the project Phurikane Giĺa, United Heads, Gitans and DJ Baltazar.

The Road to New Circus workshop.

3.5.2007

On the 12th and 13th of May, Rosťa Novák will lead a selection weekend workshop entitled “The Road to New Circus”. Participants will get the chance to meet not only Rosťa Novák, but also a string of other instructors in trampolining, wu-shu, dance, acrobacy and stunt technique.

11th of May - Ruth Kanner - Israeli Storytelling

25.4.2007

Presentation of three theatrical adaptations and a discussion about them with the Israeli Director Ruth Kanner.

BERLIN RELOADED: STEREO TOTAL - 3rd of May

24.4.2007

The Berlin innovators and pioneers of trashsound Françoise Cactus and Brezel Göring, aka Stereo Total in concert at Archa.

27th of April - Lisa Gerrard at Archa Theatre!

23.4.2007

Magic Voice of Dead Can Dance

Michal Prokop and Framus Five - 24th of April at Archa!

20.4.2007

Michal Prokop and Framus Five’s only spring concert in Prague and launch of the DVD Live 60!

22nd of April – Chat: Dangerously easy liaison

20.4.2007

A performance about the pitfalls of modern communication. The story of several characters who, after spending all night “chatting”, decide to meet in person. How does it turn out?

Special event: Yasunari Tamai – solo performance at Masarykovo nádraží.

18.4.2007

A naked Yasunari Tamai caused surprise at Prague’s Masarykovo nádraží (Masaryk station) with his solo, site-specific butó performance.

Tickets for Tanec Praha 2007 now on sale!

13.4.2007

Tickets for performances at Ponec Theatre also available at the Archa Theatre box office!

Tickets for the 4+4 Days in Motion festival now on sale.

12.4.2007

Tickets for selected performances now on sale at the Archa Theatre box office.

The garage – rockabilly electro-punk duo Stereo Total to appear at Archa.

12.4.2007

The Berlin innovators and pioneers of trashsound Françoise Cactus and Brezel Göring, aka Stereo Total will be opening Archa Theatre’s Berlin Reloaded festival on the 3rd of May.

18th & 19th of April: Don Quixote of Hakushu

12.4.2007

The outstanding modern butó dancer Yasunari Tamai collaborates with Vladimír Javorský in a joint performance on the theme of Don Quixote.

15 th of April - LAS COMPANY: HANSEL AND GRETEL

4.4.2007

The latest dance project from Kristýna Lhotáková and Ladislav Soukup.

Tickets for CocoRosie now on sale

29.3.2007

American-Indian sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady, AKA CocoRosie will appear at Archa on the 12th of July. Tickets are now on sale at the Archa Theatre box office and at Ticketpro and Ticketportal sites.

4+4 Days in Motion festival – a wealth of international dance at Archa.

22.3.2007

The second half of May will see the arrival of three major international dance projects at Archa, all presented as part of the 4+4 Days in Motion festival.

Jan Burian – Big Spring Concert

16.3.2007

A new group, a new book and a re-issue of two old records.
Featuring special guests: Lenka Dusilová, Jiří Smrž, Kapitán Demo, Mikoláš Růžička and Gregory Finn.


Archa.lab Archive presents DV8

16.3.2007

Once a month, starting on the 20th of March, we will be hosting a series of multimedia evenings looking at artists connected to Archa and sharing material from our archives with the public.
The first evening will be devoted to the renowned British group DV8 and will take place at 18.00 on the 20th of March, led by Archa Theatre Director Ondřej Hrab.
Free Entry. Visitors to Archa.lab Archive will then have the chance to see directing duo SKUTR’s performance Nickname.

Paradise of the Heart, Labyrinth of the World - For the last time in Prague

16.3.2007

On Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th of March, Prague audiences will have the last chance to see directing duo SKUTR’s Paradise of the Heart, Labyrinth of the World, an international project involving theatre students from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.

ARCHA.LAB ATELIÉR

14.3.2007

This month Archa Theatre will be launching Archa.lab Ateliér, a series of regular courses for members of the public.

Yasunari Tamai and Vladimír Javorský - Don Quixote of Hakushu.

13.3.2007

The outstanding modern buto dancer Yasunari Tamai joins Vladimír Javorský in a joint performance on the theme of Don Quixote.
18th and 19th of April, 20.00

Pitcho Womba Konga

4.3.2007

The Belgian rapper with Congolese roots Pitcho Womba Konga will open the 6th annual Creative Africa festival with his concert at Archa Theatre on the 4th of March 2007.

Déja Donné - My Name is King

2.3.2007

The renowned Czech-Italian dance company Déja Donné return to Archa

Tickets for the Lisa Gerrard concert now on sale!

2.3.2007

Magic voice of Dead Can Dance

NEWS

Electronic Beats Festival Prague 2012 - May 5 / 8pm

International music programme presented by Telekom. With: The Whitest Boy Alive, Grimes, Woodkid, Mike Skinner DJ Set (The Streets). Tickets: CZK 250 / CZK 350 at the door.
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The Dramaturgy of Devised Theatre: Shared Space - April 20 and 21

An international symposium for artists working in the field of authored theatre focussing on the concept of theatre as a shared space in which creation is based on mutual dialogue between all the members of the creative team and subsequent dialogue w...
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Archa.lab in March and April

The short residence projects by young artists continue in March and April. The “Movement, Word, Space, Time” atelier led by Jana Svobodová starts on March 22.
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3x Min Tanaka - May 7 – 9

3x Min Tanaka - May 7 – 9

Famous Japanese dancer, director and farmer Min Tanaka, a legend of world dance, returns to Prague for the first time in seven years. On May 7 and 8 Archa will present two of his solo shows under the name Locus Focus and on May 9 he will appear toget...
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Lou Reed to play at Archa!

Lou Reed to play at Archa!

Lou Reed will be playing at the Archa Theatre on July 4, as part of the "FROM VU TO LULU" tour. Tickets available from February 23 at the Archa Theatre box office and Ticketpro outlets. Presented by 10:15 Entertainment.
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John Mayall - November 13

John Mayall - November 13

John Mayall coming to Archa Theatre! Concert presented by punx not dead agency together with the Archa Theatre.
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