The modern New Theatre is the only theatre to be built in the Czech Republic since 1989. Its protruding façade, made of cast cement with 28 irregular bubbles, was meant to reflect the theatre’s stage curtain and has become one of the city’s most dominant features. It’s thanks to this distinct look that locals have given the New Theatre the nickname ‘Swiss cheese’. Visitors can expect an above-standard theatre experience, thanks to the theatre’s utilization of the most modern stage technology to date.
Advance booking desk:
Smetanovy sady 16 (map)
Monday – Friday
Price tickets vary depending on the performance and your desired seat in the hall.
01 02 04
301 00 Pilsen
Pilsen’s J.K. Tyl Theatre
Pilsen’s four-ensemble J.K. Tyl Theatre is split into two main buildings – the Great Theatre and the New Theatre. Either way, there’s no question a unique experience is offered by both. Even though each structure comes from a separate century, they both belong to the city’s architectural jewels. The New Theatre was designed in such a way that four genres of theatre could be performed here: operas, dramas, musicals and even operettas and ballets. These genres are supported by the building’s equipment which includes the most modern stage technology. Two stages can be found here. The Main Hall or New Stage which holds up to 460 audience members and provides a background for performances that are demanding in both a modern and technical sense. The second stage is the Small Hall which seats 150 spectators, and has equipment for both chamber and club performances at its disposal.
The Theatre’s opening
The city of Pilsen considered building a new theatre for a long time. The idea was that this new theatre would replace the now inconvenient Chamber Theatre. The decision was finally approved after Pilsen won the candidacy for the European Capital of Culture for 2015. In the end, Pilsen took home the title, just beating Ostrava in the process. The New Theatre greeted its first visitors in September of 2014. The inaugural performance was a sneak preview of the new rendition of The Bartered Bride.