#LifeInCzechia Are you a connoisseur of culture? Is the theatre important to you? Then you should consider becoming a friend of National Theatre Brno. You will certainly find gratification in donating in aid to the excellent productions there. What is more, as a friend of the theatre, you’ll gain special friends-only exclusive benefits that will enrich your life. Are you in?
The number of foreigners in Czechia has been steadily going up. In the second-largest city, Brno, there are currently more than 40 000 of them. This is also why cultural institutions such as cinemas and theatres slowly begin catering to English and German-speaking audiences. One of such institutions is National Theatre Brno, which now offers performances with English and sometimes German subtitles in its programme in addition to Czech subtitles.
If you’re a fan of ballet, you can start dusting off your fanciest dresses and suits! On 8 February 2022, do not miss Ludwig Minkus’s La Bayadère Gala presented by National Theatre Brno and starring principal Royal Ballet London dancers in lead roles. This premiere will take place in Janáček Theatre and there are still tickets up for grabs. Snatch them before they’re gone!
Are you a fan of ballet? DANCE BRNO festival is back after a hiatus of two years and it will surely make you want to put on your fancy clothes! The event, taking place on 18-23 October, offers a showcase of almost the entire Czech professional ballet scene. The programme includes performances by companies from Prague, Pilsen, Ostrava, Olomouc, České Budějovice, and Brno. Audiences will be able to see both original works and famous pieces by world-renowned choreographers.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Czech cuisine is quite heavy and fatty, so it can be a shock to a foreigner’s system. However, not all of the traditional Bohemian, Moravian, and Silesian dishes are like that. For example, Czechs tend to enjoy soups, which tend to be a little bit lighter. In this article, we’re going to talk about 5 traditional Czech soups – perfect for the upcoming autumn temperatures.
Theaters in Brno are finally reopening after the pandemic restrictions being relaxed with exciting programs to make your evenings unforgettable. This fall, discover the first of the National Theater Brno (NdB) ballet this season, Stabat Mater. It has now been five years since an awe-inspiring legend of Czech choreography, Pavel Šmok, passed away. To commemorate his iconic talent, the NdB has decided to dedicate the premiere to this choreographer, who was essential to the Czech independent dance scene of the second half of the 20th century. The premiere will take place on 3 September at Mahen Theatre. And thanks to our partnership with the theater, we are bringing you information on how you can purchase tickets a whole month in advance!
The Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul is probably the first thing you will notice upon your arrival to Brno. The city of Brno is full of beautiful churches, 45 to be precise, but the Basilica of St. Peter and Paul stands out from the rest and embodies one of the symbols of the town. If you’ve heard of Brno, chances are you’ve also heard of “Petrov”. This impressive monument was built on the Petrov hill from which it gets its nickname. No matter where you stand in Brno, the cathedral is looking down on you and has been doing so since the 11th and 12th centuries.
Summer is a great time to get off our couch to enjoy an open-air movie session during a refreshing evening. You can find several open-air cinemas screening at various places throughout the city of Brno. Pick the film genre that suits you best from a vast selection: Comedy, romance, action, horror, adventure, fantasy, or documentary. And no need to speak Czech to go! Spend an unforgettable evening alone or with your partner or friends in one of the fabulous open-air cinemas in the city.
Are you bored of indoor cinemas that have been open a little while ago after some more coronavirus restrictions had been lifted? Or are you just looking for a place to spend some free time? If you enjoy outdoor activities, open-air cinemas will be perfect for you! There are a couple of nice places in the capital that play different movies and also hold various events, including both free and paid ones. Find out more about them in this article.
As a European citizen, you have probably noticed there is little difference between Czech culture and other European countries and maybe even non-European countries. However, these are the little details that make Czech culture so unique. Have you seen the impressive number of dogs in the streets or the famous socks in sandals the locals wear basically any season of the year? In this article, I share my experience as a French expat in the Czech Republic. Let’s dive into these particular Czech traditions together!