Komorní scéna Aréna now in English!
…with us, you’re in good company.
Aréna Chamber Theatre was founded in 1994. Since its foundation, Aréna has gradually evolved from an unknown small scene to one of the most acknowledged theatres in the Czech Republic. Our productions are favoured not only by the general public but also by critics. This is evidenced by extraordinary successes on a nationwide scale and many awards for our theatrical work, which four times culminated in the highest award for the Theatre of the Year. Aréna focuses on the so-called acting theatre. The main goal of the theatre is to critically reflect the modern world through both classical and contemporary plays, which are often tragicomedies.
We are proud to announce that from November, we introduce to our audiences a new subtitle machine, which will finally allow us to welcome English speaking residents of Ostrava to our theatre.
For your own comfort whilst reading the surtitles, we recommend to buy tickets to the upper rows (6 to 8).
Plays with English surtitles
directed by Ivan Krejčí
Away, and mock the time with the fairest show!
Shakespeare’s Macbeth is the shortest and most compact tragedy of the Bard and it has both rabid rhythm and great psychological depth. The playwright reveals the dark side of a human soul, showing how evil is born and eventually ends up dominating the man. It is a captivating drama of Macbeth’s rise and fall. A drama of a man who had found his way to power and when he pursued it, he lost everything he had lived for. A drama that makes us realise how little it takes to awaken the worst in us. A classical Elizabethan drama loaded with murders and witty speeches and sometimes even with humour, although quite a dark one.
on programme with surtitles: Friday 17/6
directed by Ivan Krejčí
Use your head, you’re on earth, there’s no cure for that!
Even though Samuel Beckett’s well-known Endgame shook the traditional theatre during its premiere in 1957, nowadays it is considered a part of the classical world repertoire. Beckett has created a post-apocalyptic image of the survival of the last people in the wasteland of a devastated world. What is the worth of humanity and what is worth maintaining when we’re experiencing the last days of mankind with no hope for the future? The author, notoriously known for his sarcastic humour, acts out an existential buffoonery of barely surviving characters, who are waiting in vain for any meaningful change in their lives in a nameless space-time, in which we can recognize the contours of our world.
on programme with surtitles: Thursday 26/5
directed by Jiří Pokorný
Well, that’s all anybody really cares about, isn’t it?
Killer Joe is a masterfully written black comedy about a bizarre Texan family trying to solve their financial situation by hiring a professional killer. However, everything gets complicated and their situation gets even worse when the murder is performed, because they find out their whole plan was just a big mistake. Josef Kaluža was awarded a Jantar Award 2018 for his portrayal of Joe.
on programme with surtitles: Friday 27/5
directed by Petr Svojtka
It’s all gone horribly wrong somewhere along the line.
Invincible has become a box-office hit right after its London premiere in 2014. Metropolitan intellectuals Emily and Oliver move out from London to a cheaper house in the North of England in order to be closer to “the real people”. Those are represented by a married couple from their neighbourhood, Alan and Dawn, who prefer soccer and drinking canned beer to talks about politics and the arts. A witty drawing-room comedy about a clash of two cultures reflects both funny and less funny aspects of our time. Petra Kocmanová was nominated for a Thalia Award 2019 for her portrayal of Emily
on programme with surtitles:
directed by Kateřina Dušková
When all we’re talking about is, what? The force of two mosquitoes, flying into each other.
Do you trust scientists? Or is their effort to find the answers for questions, that would never occur to you, is scaring you to death? The scientific development and its (dis)aceptance by the society is one of the main themes of the British tragicomedy Mosquitoes. Karen is an acknowledged emeritus scientist, who almost won a Nobel prize, her older daughter Alice is a nuclear physicist, who may be awarded a Nobel prize someday in the future, and her younger daughter Jenny doesn’tcare about a Nobel prize, because all the answers, she needs to know, can be found on Google, on which she boundlessly relies… A witty intimate drama, asking for the meaning of our own existence and whether we’re still capable to return to the elementary human values.
on programme with surtitles:
Theatre membership programme and gift vouchers
English membership programme
Do you like what we do and are you considering visiting our theatre more regularly? If your answer is YES, then we have a unique offer right here for you! Become a member of our club and get a subscription to a selection of the best theater plays with English surtitles. With our membership, you will be able to see five plays with English surtitles anytime you want to, you just have to choose from dates when the plays are scheduled with surtitles.
Plays offered in English membership
William Shakespeare: Macbeth
Tracy Letts: Zabiják Joe (Killer Joe)
Torben Betts: Kočka v oreganu (Invincible)
Christopher Hampton: Úplné zatmění (Total Eclipse)
Patrick Marber: Na dotek (Closer)
The membership cards will be available at the box office from 16th of May until 16th of October at the price of 1200 CZK (basic) or 800 CZK (reduced).
If interested in purchasing English membership please contact us via email email@example.com.
Would you like to surprise your loved ones with a ticket to our theater, but you are not certain which performance would be right for them? Choose our gift voucher and leave the decision to them. Vouchers for this season are valid until the end of June 2022 and you can exchange them for tickets to any performance in the Komorní Scéna Aréna box office.
The voucher does not apply to premieres, assigned performances and events outside the repertoire.
Gift vouchers can be purchased at the price of a regular ticket (260 CZK) or a reduced ticket (180 CZK).
Mo — Fri 3 pm — 6.30 pm
and also an hour before the start of the show.
For your own comfort whilst reading the surtitles, we recommend buying tickets to the upper rows (6 to 8).
basic – 260 CZK
reduced – 180 CZK
(students / seniors / teachers / ZTP and ZTP/P / members of emergency service)
opening night – 350 CZK
Discount will be provided only after presenting a valid card!
PLEASE COME ON TIME.
Entry after the start of the show is not allowed.
The programme may be subject to change.