The Prague Fringe Festival

Prague Fringe Festival

As with all fringe festivals this gives lesser known performers a chance to get noticed. It’s footloose, cutting edge stuff.

Prague fringe festival poster
Prague Fringe Festival, like Edinburgh but better beer

When is The Prague Fringe Festival?

Normally last week of May but exact dates to be announced.

Where is it?

The main venue is Malostranská Beseda opposite the Malostranské Námesti tram stop in the centre of the Lesser Town. Google map is at https://goo.gl/maps/TvrcR2qhtV82. Venues are mostly in the Lesser Town. Go to the website (listed at the end of the post) and on the English version click on the “Festival Venues” to get address and map info.

How much is it?

Prague Fringe Festival does advance booking via the goout.cz ticket website and you get coded/printable tickets via email. The standard event price is CZK170 (advance) or CZK200 (at the door) with senior and student ISIC discounts available. Most of these venues are compact so consider booking in advance. Until the end of April they may also sell the Wonderpass which gives discounted entry to 6 events (enter promo codes during advanced booking).

What to expect

Prague Fringe Festival is a 9 day event with performances from early afternoon to late evening. Events are broken down into categories like “Theatre”, “Comedy”, “Music”, “Cabaret” and “Spoken word”. Click on any of the listed performances and it will show you the target audience by age, the language of the performance, the venue (with link to map) and any previous reviews or awards. It’s clear and concise.

This is quickfire stuff with performances of no more than 60 minutes in most cases. Check the performance times because you can finish at one venue and still have time to get to another venue in the area. Most of the venues will close after the performances but some like Malostranska Beseda are regular bars as well so stay until closing time.

The Prague Fringe Festival Website is http://www.praguefringe.com

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