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.  

For your own comfort whilst reading the surtitles, we recommend to buy tickets to the upper rows (6 to 8).

If  you need any more information or an advice about productions with English surtitles please contact us via email pokladna@divadloarena.cz.

> Dates of the surtitled performances
> Plays with English surtitles
> Theatre membership programme and gift vouchers


Dates of the surtitled performances

We 22nd Feb / 6.30 pm / INVINCIBLE / full

Su 26th Mar / 5.00 pm / KILLER JOE / buy tickets

Mo 27th Mar / 6.30 pm / MACBETHbuy tickets

Tu 4th Apr / 6.30 pm / INVINCIBLE / buy tickets

Fr 14th Apr / 6.30 pm / TOTAL ECLIPSE / buy tickets

Su 23rd Apr / 5.00 pm / CLOSER / buy tickets


Plays with English surtitles


written by Patrick Marber
directed by Jan Holec

Why isn’t love enough?

Four lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in this densely-plotted, stinging look at modern love and betrayal. Twelve scenes chronicle the love affairs, rivalries, seductions, and betrayals of four characters (two men, two women) in a spare, intense style — sometimes coarse, sometimes obscene, but calling for real sensitivity and vulnerability in the acting.

performance length: to be specified



written by Tracy Letts
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.

performance length: 125 minutes including intermission



written by Torben Betts
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



written by William Shakespeare
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.

performance length: 135 minutes including intermission



written by Christopher Hampton
directed by André Hübner-Ochodlo

The only unbearable thing is that nothing is unbearable.

Paris in the late 1800s: the place for artists and romantics. Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine, two of the greatest French poets, embark upon a near fatal affair that sparks questions about love, poetry and the importance of present experience. Christopher Hampton’s play takes a close and very human look at the two world-famous poets, exploring the power of art and the nature of creativity, questioning how much of oneself one should give – both to one’s craft and to the person one loves.

performance length: 90 minutes without intermission



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 pokladna@divadloarena.cz.


Gift vouchers

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 (290 CZK) or a reduced ticket (210 CZK).

Box Office

+420 602 702 120

Mo – Fri   15.00–18.30
and also an hour before the performance.

For your own comfort whilst reading the surtitles, we recommend buying tickets to the upper rows (6 to 8).


basic – 290 CZK
reduced – 210 CZK
opening night – 390 CZK

These groups are elligible for reduced tickets: students / seniors / teachers / ZTP and ZTP/P / members of emergency service. You can´t use the discount when purchasing the tickets for the opening night.

Discount will be provided only after presenting a valid card!


Entry after the start of the show is not allowed.
The programme may be subject to change.