The almost sold-out festival of new theatre is a great signal of the awakening of theatre attendance. It offered almost sixty different events in eight days, thirty-five theatre, dance and multimedia performances on twenty-one stages and an extensive accompanying programme - a number of live networking meetings, new formats and discussion events, and also events for children. This year, the retrospective showcase of the most outstanding projects created during the past year was visited by almost 4,000 spectators. The festival featured over 250 performers with the aim of presenting contemporary new theatre not only abroad, but also in the regions of the Czech Republic.

"The main dramaturgical key of this year's festival was the transformation of sensitivity," say festival dramaturgs Karolína Plicková and Petr Pola. "To a certain extent, this theme was probably started by the covid era and the social and sensory deprivation associated with it. This systemic 'black-out' allowed us to start thinking more deeply about the systems we live in and the ways in which we interact with others and the world. So the questions of perception, sensitivity and personal boundaries have finally gained space in public discourse."

"Malá Inventura is a festival for professionals as well as for the public. The festival is strongly profiled as a showcase and the professional audience is of course given special attention and care. As always, the festival has been a hub for lively networking and establishing new collaborations. We welcomed more than 160 guests from abroad and from Czechia. Twenty shows from the main programme were pre-booked already during the festival," adds festival director Adriana Světlíková. "A number of foreign delegations also came to Prague, for example from Berlin, Bavaria, Latvia, Poland and a selected international delegation from the Czech Centres. But the biggest surprise for us was the excellent attendance."

The festival will also be held in the regions, where it will take place from May to October in six cities (Kuks, Jičín, Karlovy Vary, Jihlava, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm and České Budějovice).

The 21st edition of the Malá inventura festival was organised by Nova sit z.s. in cooperation with venues Alfréd ve dvoře / Motus, Divadlo X10, MeetFactory, Palác Akropolis, PONEC - divadlo pro tanec, Studio ALTA, Studio Hrdinů, Vzlet, Venuše ve Švehlovce, National Gallery Prague - Veletržní palác, partners in the regions of the Czech Republic and individual projects.

With support:

Ministerstvo kultury ČR / Státní fond kultury ČR / Perform Czech / Institut umění – Divadelní ústav / Art District Praha 7 / NextGenerationEU / Národní plán obnovy / Česká centra.
Projekt je realizován s finanční podporou hl. m. Prahy.

Home venues of the festival:
Alfred ve dvoře / Divadlo X10 / MeetFactory / Národní galerie Praha – Veletržní palác / Palác Akropolis / PONEC – divadlo pro tanec / Studio ALTA / Studio Hrdinů / Venuše ve Švehlovce / VZLET

Media partners:
I-DIVADLO.CZ / A2 / Radio 1 / Taneční aktuality / GoOut / Taneční zóna / Divadelní noviny / SAD / Místní Kultura / Deník N

Other festival venues:
A studio Rubín / Cross Attic / Divadlo VILA Štvanice / Duncan Centre / Letka – divadelní klub / Libeňská synagoga / Plechárna / Studio Paměť / Za Poříčskou bránou 7 - Pomezí / Jatka78

Partners in the regions:
Valdštejnská lodžie / THEATRUM KUKS / Kredance / Fujaré / Vzbuďme Vary / DIOD

Further supported by
Ebel Coffee / Mama Shelter / Metamorphosis FLOWERS / DYNAMO technik / IETM / EFFE Label / Tanec Praha

Thanks to our partners!