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The Snow Queen

Venue: Prague National Theatre

Národní 2
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic
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"The Snow Queen" (Danish: Snedronningen) is an original fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875). The tale was first published 21 December 1844 in New Fairy Tales. First Volume. Second Collection. 1845. (Danish: Nye Eventyr. Første Bind. Anden Samling. 1845.) The story centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by Gerda and her friend, Kai.


The evil Queen casts a spell on the little boy Kai by means of a shard from the magic mirror and imprisons him in her world, in which there is no room for love. The famous fairy tale by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen about the invincible power of friendship, which can prevail over evil itself in all its forms, has never ceased to touch the hearts of readers and viewers. The well-known story has been adapted into several film and theatre versions. The work’s ballet version was created by the renowned choreographer Michael Corder in 2007 for English National Ballet to Sergey Prokofiev’s music. The acclaimed production will now be presented to Czech audiences on our prime stage.

Program details

Libretto: Michael Corder
Choreography & Stage direction: Michael Corder
Sets and Costumes: Mark Bailey




The Snow Queen

Alina Nanu  

Nikola Márová

Miho Ogimoto



Magdaléna Matějková  

Andrea Kramešová

Alexandra Pera



Ondřej Vinklát  

Matěj Šust

Karel Audy


Gipsy girl

Michaela Wenzelová  

Zuzana Šimáková

Monika Hejduková


Gipsy boy

Giovanni Rotolo  

Guido Sarno

Veaceslav Burlac



Nelly Danko  

Michaela Černá



Michal Štípa  

Marek Svobodník

Jiří Kodym  

Mathieu Rouaux

Sergi Nicolau  

Patrik Holeček



Zuzana Šimáková  

Alexandra Pera

Sophie Benoit  

Irina Burduja

Aya Watanabe



Monika Hejduková  

Aya Watanabe

Louise Corpechot  

Marina Zhukovskaya

Kryštof Šimek  

Patrik Holeček

Paul Tudor Moldoveanu  

Sergi Nicolau

Mária Dorková  

Karin Fouz Johansson

Laura Moreno Gasulla  

Nela Čelišová

Francesco Scarpato  

Mathias Deneux

Petr Strnad  

Jonáš Dolník



Jonáš Dolník  

Jiří Waňka

Kryštof Šimek  

Matěj Šust

Petr Strnad  

Paul Tudor Moldoveanu



Federico Ievoli  

Domenico di Cristo


Lapland girl

Cornelia Seibold  

Tereza Ulrichová

Prague National Theatre

The National Theatre today


The historical building of the National Theatre, constructed in 1883, is generally considered the prime stage in the CzechRepublic. It is the flagship of the National Theatre institution, today amounting to five buildings and encompassing four companies. You can see there Opera, Drama and Ballet performances.


Idea of building a stately theatre for the Czech nation


The National Theatre is the embodiment of the will of the Czech nation for a national identity and independence. Collections of money among the broad mass of the people facilitated its construction and hence the ceremonial laying of its foundation stone on 16 May 1868 was tantamount a nationwide political manifestation.


The idea of building a stately edifice to serve as a theatre was first mooted in the autumn of 1844 at meetings of patriots in Prague. It began to materialise through a request for “the privilege of constructing, furnishing, maintaining and managing” an independent Czech theatre, which was submitted to the Provincial Committee of the Czech Assembly by František Palacký on 29 January 1845. The privilege was granted in April 1845. Yet it was not until six years later – in April 1851 – that the Society for the Establishment of a Czech National Theatre in Prague (founded in the meantime) made its first public appeal to start collections. A year later the proceeds of the first collections allowed for the purchase of land belonging to a former salt works with the area of less than 28 acres, which predetermined the magnificent location of the theatre on the bank of the river Vltava facing the panorama of Prague Castle, yet at the same time the cramped area and trapezoidal shape posed challenging problems for the building’s designers.

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To the centre (OldTown), approach on Masarykovo nábřeží (Masaryk embankment) in the direction from the Dancing House, at the crossroads in front of the National Theatre turn right to Divadelní street and then right again to Ostrovní street to the National Theatre car park. Parking costs 50 CZK/h.


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By daytime trams Nos. 6, 9, 18 and 22 and night trams Nos. 53, 57, 58, 59 to the stop “Národní divadlo” – in front of the NT historical building; by daytime tram No. 17 to the stop “Národní divadlo”.


By metro

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