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Revolving Auditorium 2019

Revolving auditorium Český Krumlov, archiv OIS

Náměstí Svornosti 2
38101 Český Krumlov
Contact: Infocentrum Český Krumlov

Telephone: +420 380 704 621
Fax: +420 380 704 626


Location: Český Krumlov
Type: Highlights

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The legendary Revolving Auditorium is set in the Castle Gardens, providing you an unforgettable experience of performances such as Robin Hood, Freischütz, Beauty and the Beast.

Lost world / A. C. Doyle - comedy

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19.06.2019 - 08.09.2019   (Mo-Su)

Lost world

An adventurous show for the whole family

In the depth of the Amazonian rain forest, time has come to a standstill and you can see the gigantic, terrifying beasts of the prehistory of long ago with your own eyes even today. Don’t you believe it? This is a report of amazing adventures in which the most fantastic ideas of the author meet with the results of scientific research. The age of the Romantic period is not over. Catch your pterodactyle in Český Krumlov!

Where: Revolving Auditorium, Český Krumlov

Decameron / Giovanni Boccaccio - comedy

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10.07.2019 - 20.07.2019   (Mo-Su)

Dekameron, Revolving Auditorium Český Krumlov

The famous work of the renaissance poet Giovanni Boccaccio. A comedy about love, jealousy, intriguers and the cheated, full of unexpected surprises, by the authors Martin Glaser and Olga Šubrtová, directors of other plays that have achieved high popularity with the audiences: The Three Musketeers, Robin Hood and The Wives of Henry VIII.

The Sleeping Beauty / P. I. Tchaikovsky - ballet

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24.07.2019 - 28.07.2019   (We-Su)

The Sleeping Beauty

Ballet fairy-tale en pointe

Transformed into a new dance production, this beautiful fairy-tale will delight not only little spectators, but also their parents and all adherents of the classical ballet en pointe. The soloists of the South Bohemian Theatre appear in this version of The Sleeping Beauty along with the members of the Bohemia Ballet and the students of the Dance Conservatory of the Capital City of Prague. The costumes and the stage design are created by one of the leading Czech theatre designers, Josef Jelínek, and the performance is choreographed by Jaroslav Slavický, the director of the Dance Conservatory of the Capital City of Prague and the artistic director of the Bohemia Ballet.

Turandot / G. Puccini - opera

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02.08.2019 - 10.08.2019   (Mo-Su)


The story of Prince Kalaf’s love for the beautiful yet cruel Princess Turandot, who asked her suitors riddles and had them beheaded after they failed to answer, originally comes from the collection of Persian fairy-tales of the Arabian Nights. The libretto for the opera is based on the adaptation of this tale by the Italian playwright Carlo Gozzi. When Puccini composed Turandot, he was consciously striving to create the masterpiece of the late years of his life while fighting with a mortal disease. However, he did not manage to complete his last opera. The finale was taken over by his fellow countryman Franco Alfano, whose arrangement, in the musical production of Mario De Rose and under the direction of Tomáš Pilař, poses an extraordinary experience for the audiences.

Where: Revolving Auditorium Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov

Rusalka / A. Dvořák - opera

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13.08.2019 - 17.08.2019   (Tu-Sa)

Rusalka, Revolving Auditorium Český Krumlov

Dvořák's most lyrical work about an impossible desire cannot find a better place than in front of the Revolving Auditorium. It has been at home there for over half a century. For the world, Rusalka is a gem of Czech culture – not only for its captivating music but also as a symbolical story about the victory of the power of love and sacrifice. In this way it is staged in the production of the conductor Mario De Rose and the director Jiří Heřman with an outstanding cast of Czech and Slovak singers.

Where: Revolving Auditorium, Český Krumlov

Henry the VIII´s Wives or the Poor (to Be) King / M. Glaser - comedy

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20.08.2019 - 01.09.2019   (Mo-Su)

Henry the VIII´s Wives or.. - Revolving Auditorium Český Krumlov

A comedy about Henry VIII, who had not only six wives but also a double.

Where: Revolving Auditorium, Český Krumlov


Distribution sectors of the revolving auditorium: A rose-pink, blue B-, C-yellow

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Náměstí Svornosti 2
381 01 Český Krumlov
Tel.: +420 380 704 621
Fax: +420 380 704 619

Dr. Stejskala 23
370 47 České Budějovice
Tel.: +420 386 356 643 – hromadné objednávky, +420 386 356 925 – pokladna
Fax: +420 386 355 640

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Finian's Rainbow / B. Lane, E. Y. Harburg - F. Saidy / J. Voskovec, J. Werich - Musical

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05.06.2019 - 15.06.2019   (Mo-Su)

Der goldene Regenbogen

What about saying again: We will also make a family trip to Rainbow Valley in the fictitious American state of Missitucky, the venue of the immortal fairy-tale story of the first overseas musical staged over here in Bohemia?

Where: Revolving Auditorium, Český Krumlov

Dracula / B. Stoker - horor story

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18.06.2019 - 06.07.2019   (Mo-Su)

Dracula, Revolving Auditorium Český Krumlov

The undead demon Count Dracula is leaving his castle in Transylvania to widen the range of his activities and to find the woman whose portrait has enchanted him. No one knows who the bewitching stranger is. No one except for Doctor Van Helsing...

Where: Revolving Auditorium, Český Krumlov

About Open-air Theater with Revolving Auditorium

Revolving auditorium Český Krumlov

An experimental scene - there are no other words to characterize this project which was born in the mind of script-writer Joan Brehms, who worked after 1945 as a chief art designer in a České Budějovice theater. The first improvised revolving stage first turned in 1958 so that sixty spectators could see the play Lantern by Jirásek.

The original revolving stage was driven by human power, but not many people knew about it at that time. The first night was such a success that 22 performances followed and as can be seen, it was the first step in establishing a tradition of modern summer seasons in the Open-air Theater.

We must point out that a great deal of the success was guaranteed by the beautiful surroundings of the night Castle Gardens in Český Krumlov and the use of the Bellarie summer manor, the most valuable building of garden architecture in Bohemia. The garden, summer-house and fairy-tale surroundings of the darkened night garden were the first attributes of the theatre's present success.

As time passed, the techniques changed. The present revolving stage is driven by electric motors and can hold more than 650 spectators. But the modernization did not take anything away from the magic of the surroundings where the summer theatrical seasons in Český Krumlov take place. The sold-out performances of the past years speak plainly for these natural theatrical performances. There are some voices in opposition, those who do not like the authentic historical spaces of the Baroque garden to be affected by this "commercial attraction". Some theater critics like to point out the slightly truckling tone of performances, which tned to be chosen with regard to foreign tourists.

This does not change the fact that the revolving stage will be preserved and in the following years will bring the same experiences as used to exist in the atmosphere of ancient amphitheaters. There is nothing else to compare with the performances in Český Krumlov with. Every visitor of the town can find this out for himself. In spite of all the struggles we can claim: "It still turns!"

History of the open-air theater with revolving auditorium in Český Krumlov

History of South-Bohemian Theatre Festival in Český Krumlov

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Infocentrum Český Krumlov
náměstí Svornosti 2
381 01 Český Krumlov
tel.: +420 380 704 622

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