Has long shaped the character of Czech theatre
Named after Jiří Mahen’s collection of librettos
Brno’s beloved alternative theatre is easy to find
A prominent Czech alternative stage for unusual productions
Today, this experimental theatre with a glorious past is among the leading stages on the theatre map of not only Brno, but the entire Czech Republic. Its ensemble, which used to perform in such places as Dům umění města Brna (the Brno House of Arts), has performed at Dům pánů z Fanalu (the House of the Lords of Fanal) on Zelný trh (the Vegetable Market) since 1992. The ensemble was particularly successful in the 1970s and 1980s thanks to directors such as Peter Scherhaufer, Eva Tálská, and Zdeněk Pospíšil, as well as actors including Bolek Polívka, Jiří Pecha, and Pavel Zatloukal. It is currently led by Vladimír Morávek, one of the most important contemporary Czech artistic directors.