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30 Jan 2018 18:30

Baroque Castle Theatres in the Czech Lands

Unrivalled in Europe, the Czech Republic boasts a wealth of historic theatres equipped with original stage machinery. There are only two similarly authentic theatres in Sweden, with none in Germany and France that is complete.

Daniel Špička will talk about the theatres in Český Krumlov, Litomyšl, Valtice, Kačina, Mnichovo Hradiště and Žleby. He is a founder of CORA, the Centre for the Preservation and Restoration of Architecture, that has, among many other projects, documented and restored theatres and musical organs in Bohemia and Moravia. His latest project as a specialist in restoring castle theatres is the reconstruction of the the Baroque theatre in Valtice to its original spatial and functional design. Opened in 2015, it can stage both historic and modern performances using the effects of authentic Baroque lighting and stage equipment.

Price £15 including a glass of wine. Online booking: www.czechfriends.net

To pay at the door please email to events@czechfriends.net       

Event organised by The Friends of Czech Herritage with the cooperation of the Embassy of the Czech Republic

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Image of the Castle Theatre at Valtice, copyright Matěj Boháč



Embassy of the Czech Republic, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY


30 Jan 2018 18:30


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