BEHIND THE DOOR FESTIVAL
Every day of the festival Za dveřmi / 11. ročník Pražského festivalu pouličního divadla we will start with street parades. Join acrobats, jugglers, and other artists and bring the center of Prague to life!
Polish theater belongs to our festival. This year, Teatr Biuro Podróży will arrive with two performances, which have received a great award at the prestigious Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. Silence is a performance full of fires, puppets and singing with a deep story of migrants and children witnessing violence and death.
Urban Astronaut is a walkabout piece and physical performance exploring the environmental issue of air pollution, one of the most serious problems affecting the environment today... But the human race still has the ability to make the changes needed now to save our planet in the future...!
Sisus is a Finnish contemporary circus company of five women who arrive with an expolsive, humoristic show called MOSH SPLIT! Don't miss them at our festival. They are co-produced by Burnt Out Punks who has been performing at our festival earlier.
Three months to go and we are looking forward to the opening performance! We chose dance acrobatic fireshow freely inspired by shamanism and mysticism. Fire props, epic costumes and opulent masks.... Don't miss Blackout Paradox paradox and their Shamaniac.
11th edition of Prague Street Theatre Festival Za dvermi / Behind the Door will be 15th - 18th of Juy 2019. See you there!
4 days, over 40 performances, artists from 11 countries and thousands of visitors! We thank everyone for the unforgettable 10th year and we look forward to see you next year!
Don't miss the best Czech artists and their performances! Bratři v tricku, Holektiv, Cink Cink Cirk, Squadra Sua, HOMBRE or V.O.S.A are looking forward to you!
Did you check the program? More than 40 performances, workshops and parties during 4 days! It seems to be incredible to us, but for the 10th time we will prepare Behind the Door festival! Join us and come to celebrate from July 16th to July 19th.
Puppetground on Behind the Door festival. Try to play the puppet theater - become an actor, director, musician or theater critic for a while
Do you remember last year's Green Man who stopped the tram and the police? :) ADRIAN SCHVARZSTEIN returns to the jubilee Behind the Door festival! This time, like Juan - a dance star who is looking for the dancer of her dreams ... Will he find her among you?
Cabinet Fatalia from Germany will stay in Prague with its vehicle of unusual curiosities throughout the festival. Let us invite you and see the world of dreams and magic.
Looking forward to MONDAY 16.7.2018?
centre of Prague and Prague Exhibition Grounds (Vystaviste Praha):
16:00 Kamchàtka/E Kamchàtka (centre of Prague)
17:00 – 21:00 Cabinet Fatalia /D
18:00 Enano /P LibertEnano
19:00 Kamchàtka/E Kamchàtka
20:30 Dulcimer trio Hudci z Kyjova /CZ
21:15 Bratři v tricku and Holektiv /CZ Hunting
22:30 Dulcmer trio Hudci z Kyjova /CZ
23:00 Jiří Juráš /CZ Vanař
Discover Prague from a different perspective and learn more about the street theater under the guidance of the best foreign lecturers! As part of the festival we have prepared an exceptional opportunity for you - the MIGRAR workshop, led by the artistic director of the legendary Kamchàtka theater group - Adrian Schvarzstein (Adriana, known as the Green Man) and Cristina Aguirre.
We are looking for fans of theater, curious people, enthusiasts. We do not look for professionals, but those who are interested in street theater. Do you attend the festival as spectators? Try it from the other side! In celebration of 10 years of the festival you have a chance to become a performer, too!
The Migrar is not just a workshop, it is the way offered by the lecturers of the Kamchàtka theatre to all who want to discover their city from another perspective, without prejudices, with the child's curiosity. Migrar will offer you the opportunity to work in a team, to share your experience, and through games to touch on strong topics such as migration. Experience improvisation and work in public space under the guidance of great lecturers!
The workshop takes place from 17th to 19th July. always from 11.00 to 17.00.
Apply for submissions by 10/07/2018 to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
lecturers: Adrian Schvarzstein, Cristina Aguirre
In English language
Admission fee: 450 CZK student / 550 CZK
A CARRER 88, S.L. production, accompanied by Melando. Special thanks to Escena Poblenou and Centre Civic Can Felipa, Barcelona. Supported on tour by INAEM– Spanish Ministry of Culture and the Ramon Llull Institute.
The workshop is supported by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), Embajada de España en PRAGA and District Prague 7.
Street theatre is going to light up Prague! Look forward to seeing the stars of street theatre from all over the world!
The best of new circus, buffoonery and street theatre!
It seems like we sleep...but we DON´T!
We are preparing for you the 10th edition of Prague Street Theatre Festival Za dvermi (Behind the Door).
Over 40 theatre, musical performances, installation, workshops etc...
10h Prague Street Theatre Festival 16. - 19.7. 2018!
The Festival starts! Tday from 5p.m. at Můstek in the centre of Prague, next program Exhibition grounds in Holešovice. See you there!
One week to go: Za Dveřmi 2017 / 9.ročník Pražského festivalu pouličního divadla! In addition to Czech ensembles, enjoy foreign stars such as Compagnie Une de Plus from France. The performance "Trois" connects puppets, dancing, pantomime, nad masks to create a poetic and fragile universe that reflects the life cycle. Two puppets on the stage, two actors whose costumes cover every single piece of their body...
The holidays are coming and the our festival as well! Find complete program on the website and do not miss the first day with V.O.S.A., AMANITAS fire theater show, Bratři v tricku, La Industrial Teatrera (ES). MoveBreakers will take part in the opening party!
The Czech-French LE CABARET NOMADE is cming to us, and for three days you will have fun - storytelling, concerts or a flea. À bientôt!
Behind the Door 2017, the 9th year of the Prague Street Theater Festival is coming! Watch the news, we reveal the program little by little ... Our favorite The Trick Brothers will also be performing at this year's edition. With the Cross-Country Odyssey. Let´s ski in July together! The picture was designed by Jiří Grus for Cirkuff festival in Trutnov. Thanks!
Fire punk, a ballet show of excavators and acrobats or a yurt with silent cinema. The 8th Prague street theatre festival Behind the Door will again offer an unconventional theatre show. It takes place at the exhibition grounds Výstaviště Praha Holešovice and its surroundings on 11 – 14 July 2016. A strong line-up of top world as well as Czech street theatre companies is on! The entrance is free!
Acrobats, actors, performers as well as musicians will enliven the exhibition premises in Holešovice during the second week in July when the 8th Prague street theatre festival Behind the Door takes place. As usual, you can look forward to seeing some stars of street theatre from all over the world and the best Czech productions. Michaela Holbíková, the manager of the festival, is inviting to one of numerous performances: “The special performance called Punk Soul Excavator, which mixes dance, acrobatics and fire show using excavators, is being made just for the festival in cooperation with Amanitas Fire Theatre.”
Artists from all over the world will perform on the exhibition premises from Monday to Thursday. At the beginning of the festival you can see Swedish punk circus Burnt Out Punks. Their fire show is followed by an Italian clown and performer Matteo Galbusera, who has performed in Cirque du Soleil, or by a Czech-Italian acrobatic duo Circo Frico. After a year you can look forward to seeing Spanish company La Tal. “La Tal performed at the festival Behind the Door last year for the first time and they were extremely successful. We are really pleased that they showed interest to perform at the festival again. This time their performance is called Carilló and it is about clowns, knights, their quarrels and passions,” says Michaela Holbíková. As for other performances, you will see a legendary Polish company Teatr Osmégo Dnia or unusual musicians from Scena C. The latter ones will take the audience to a silent cinema showing their own versions of a silent film, horror, western or Star Wars in a fairground yurt. All the sounds, film music or special effects are performed live.
Besides foreign artists, there are a lot of Czech street artists and performers on the programme, e.g. a juggling duo Brothers in Trick or Squadra Sua with their new performance Happy Hour. Continuo Theatre from southern Bohemian village Malovice are coming with a performance Now…? that reflects current sports and cultural affairs with humour and a bit of exaggeration. You might also enjoy storytelling for children as well as adults and music programmes after the evening performances.
The festival performances start at 5 p.m. every day except Monday when the programme starts at 9 p.m. The main evening performances start at 9 p.m. every day. The entrance is free.
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FREE ENTRY (except the performances Teatro Tatro)
Helium balloon with an acrobat above the Industrial Palace. Tightrope walker and a lot of artists. Be there with us.
13/07/2015 9 pm Exhibition Grounds Prague Holešovice OLIVER ZIMMERMANN & V.O.S.A. THEATRE - GATEWAY TO THE IMAGINATION
International Serious Clowns merged Adam Read, who formed the famous Cirque du Soleil, and Fyodor Makarov, colleague of Slava Polunin. They are coming to Prague in July with the performance The Lost Wheels of Time. Indulge yourself into the world of Alice in Wonderland, which was the inspiration for this street performance!
Do you know what the Funambus is? Definitely much more than the bus. It can dance or breathe. French Cie Underclouds will persuade you about it this year at Behind the Door festival!
Street theatre is going to light up the streets of Prague! We are just preparing the 7th year of Prague street theatre festival called Behind the Door which will offer several novelties. As usual, you can look forward to seeing the stars of street theatre from all over the world. The festival is being expanding, so we need more places where we could present the best of new circus, buffoonery and street theatre. This year the festival will be held not only at usual places in Wenceslas and Jungmann Squares in the city centre but also on the premises of the Prague Exhibition Grounds where the visitors can expect performances in the open air as well as in circus tent, dance and street parties.
Who is going to take part in on 13 – 18 July 2015? E.g. a Spanish company called Compagnie La Tal that was awarded for the best street performance at the biggest art fair in Freiburg, Germany in January 2015 or Serious Clowns consisting of Adam Read, who cooperated with famous Cirque du Soleil, and Fyodor Makarov, Slava Polunin´s colleague. French Cie Underclouds will present their night open air performance FUNAMBUS. We are going to present, for the first time in the Czech Republic, an international project called A Gate to Fantasy and Teatro Tatro is coming with their masterpiece The Master and Margarita. It is obvious that the festival cannot do without Czech masters. You can look forward to the children´s performance Angels performed by Lucie Kašiarová and Vanda Hybnerová or stilt walkers from Long Vehicle Circus with brand new Alice in Wonderland directed by Viktorie Čermáková. And that is not all! We are going to announce other companies soon. One thing is certain – you will see a lot of flying, stilt dancing, singing and playing music.
We look forward to seeing you in July!
We want to be topical and show new things because street theatre and art in public space should have these qualities. There are twenty performances on the programme. I do not deliberately use the word theatre performances because synthesis of genres without any limits has been a creative phenomenon in recent years, which is the proof of free thinking of creators as well as audience.
The issues of freedom of speech, freedom of man and fight for them are the most important topics of this year´s festival.
We do not want to be apathetic, we do not want to give up fighting against injustice, stupidity, indolence and laziness. Therefore we have again prepared a parade of hope in order to point out the difficult situation of artists in Ukraine and other countries.
The festival Behind the Door will present among others We Fulfil Our Dreams, the world premiere of Teatr Biuro Podroży, excellent Grotest Maru on the façade of a building, Teatro Só, awarded many prizes, artists and guests from eight European countries.
A good festival needs not only good acting but also good audience and authentic atmosphere. We believe you will enjoy this different Wenceslas Square with us.
Jakub Vedral, director of the International Street Theatre Festival Behind the Door
BEHIND THE DOOR FESTIVAL 2014 is knocking on the door! In the period 14th - 18th of July, form Monday to Friday, in the center of Prague, will meet artists from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Portugal and Ukraine. It will fly in the air, dancing on stilts, sing, make music ... playtheater! You'll laugh, and cry, clap, whistle, whoop ... we look forward to you!
We are happy to see you again from 14. - 18.7. 2014!
… are the streets full of experiences!
Every minute of art on streets is so rare, it can surprise and please. Street theatre festival Za dveřmi (Behind the Door) brings countless number of these priceless moments, brings them to children and adults, citizens and tourists - because street theatre doesn't know limits of language or age. You can get to the centre of one big theatre stage in the very centre of Prague in the thrilling historic scenery for 5 days.
There's a street, a yard, a square behind doors, there's the world behind doors. The world of imagination, theatre and clownery. Don't be afraid to enter it with us!
We bring performances from the whole Europe and even Asia to Prague's squares, streets and yards. Let's join our powers to animate the centre of the city even in summer months. It is a custom that every capital tries to offer a street festival not only for foreign visitors but also for its own citizens. And summer bore in Prague can be forgotten!
Doors are opened wide and we invite you warmly to enter. The theatre welcomes you with open arms!