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23. Flora Theatre Festival (Olomouc 14 – 26 May 2019) in numbers:

12 days           

86 events       

10 venues        

10 000 spectators  

150 festival staff


Programme sections of the 23. Flora Theatre Festival:



Flora Theatre Festival is


— one of the most prestigious and most progressively developing theatre events in the Czech Republic

— a festival, whose programme is enormously popular with the audiences

— the only Czech festival which, on an international level, combines staging of drama productions of renowned repertoire theatres (even from Berlin, Munich, Vienna, and Bratislava) + productions of independent scenes with productions of the contemporary dance and performing arts scene (not only from Europe but also from the USA and Asia) which are accompanied by an exceptionally rich off programme and educational programme (audience discussions – music productions – workshops – seminars – lectures – projections – installations)

— undoubtedly the largest presentation of live art in the Olomouc Region and for a long period of time the most important Moravian theatre festival, which has over the two decades of its existence presented projects by leading ensembles, directors and choreographers from more than 30 countries

— a project which has broadened, in a unique way, the offerings of cultural activities for a very wide spectrum of residents in terms of age and social status as well as visitors to the larger region

— an event which regularly enlivens interesting parts of the university city – attractive non-theatre spaces, which the festival temporarily turns into (fully equipped) festival venues

— a festival that initiates world premieres; regularly, contextually maps the latest trends in contemporary theatre and purposefully cultivates and educates thousands of people in the audiences – including university students of Academies and Theatre Studies from Prague, Olomouc, Brno and Bratislava taking part in the FloraLab project

— a platform original in its dramaturgical structure well respected by the theatre makers – a place for interdisciplinary encounters with a unique and spontaneous atmosphere

— a festival with a strong and positive media response


This pleasantly unpretentious event is more and more often considered the best theatre festival in the country due to its openness and spontaneity.
Jan H. Vitvar, weekly magazine Respekt
I consider Flora the most progressive festival in the country. (…) when you arrive there, you will not want to leave.
Lenka Dombrovská, Theatre Newspaper

Flora maintains a sharp upward tendency and each year I am surprised at how they can move even higher. Flora is a world-class festival.                              
Kamila Polívková, director and costume designer

There is no need to look all that far when looking for well-running examples of „good practice“.
Ján Balaj, curator of the international festival Divadelná Nitra, Slovakia
Flora Theatre Festival is the most amazing festival I know!
Stefanie Reinsperger, German-speaking Actress of 2015
Flora attempts to express clear views as to what contemporary progressive theatre is all about.
Ivan Buraj, Artistic Director of HaDivadlo, Brno

The city of Olomouc can be really proud of Flora. It is of course my honour to be the face of such a festival!
Stanislav Majer, Czech Actor of 2016
It’s amazing here! People don’t disperse after the productions, but go together to the next one – it’s like a rock’n’roll festival. Amazing, I love it here!
Franz Pätzold, Actor of the Year 2016,  laureate

I consider Flora Theatre Festival the most prestigious theatre festival in the Czech Republic.
Jan Horák, Artistic Director of Studio Hrdinů, Prague


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