September03 2021 (Fri)
8:00 PM

Laterna magika

Wonderful Circus

The New Stage - Laterna magika | Black Light Theatre

90 minutes | Available

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Date: September 03, 2021 | 20:00 (Fri)
Venue: The New Stage - Laterna magika
Duration: 90 minutes
Status: Available
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Enter the fantastic world of Wonderful Circus, the most famous performance of Laterna magika in Prague

Since its premiere way back in 1977, Wonderful Circus has been the most-performed title of Laterna magika and it is the the most typical sample of the art of Laterna magika.

Theatrical space is transformed into a circus tent, and you will be drawn into the action by a panoramic projected picture and popular tricks involving interpenetration of imagination and reality. 

Wonderful Circus is a poetic story about a futile quest for the unachievable, embodied by figures of clowns incited by a magician – the Seducer – and a vision of the beautiful Venus, who takes on the forms of earthly women.

Excellent Czech artists took part on the creation of this wonderful performance, such as famous film director of 60´s Evald Schorm alongside with the long-time head of Laterna magika, Czech theatrical architect Josef Svoboda, world famous designer and film maker Jan Švankmajer or founder of Czech black light theatre traditon Jiří Srnec.

Their team created an outstanding piece of art. The presentation Wonderful Circus has a touch of Czech poetics. In Laterna magika you will be entertained while also gaining a deep understanding of the human soul...


  • Printed tickets required.
  • Visitors are obliged to present an electronic or paper certificate proving that they have met one of the following conditions:
    - negative POC antigen test result, not older than 72 hours, or negative PCR test result, not older than  7 days
    - 3 weeks  after the first dose of a COVID-19  vaccine  
    - up to 180 days after overcoming COVID-19 
    These conditions do not apply to children up to the age of 6.
    The National Theatre provides its audiences with certified antigen testing. Everyone with a valid ticket can have a rapid test done on the day of the respective performance next to our theatre venues from 4 to 6:30 pm. Visitors will receive a test result in the form of SMS.
    Another option is to carry out an antigen self-test on the spot. Test kits are on sale at the National Theatre evening box offices. 
    Everyone entering our theatre venues is obliged to wear the prescribed nose and mouth covering.
  • Purchased tickets cannot be returned or exchanged.
  • The price includes service fee of 3,7 € (100,- CZK)
  • No discounts are provided. 
  • Theatre is a cultural institution. Please respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.
  • One 20-minute intermission
  • The program may be subject to change.

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