2024 Prague Fringe Festival brings a cultural kaleidoscope to Malá Strana

This year's 23rd edition of the Prague Fringe Festival will see 140 English-friendly productions come to central Prague from May 27 through June 1.

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Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 18.05.2024 11:48:00 (updated on 18.05.2024) Reading time: 2 minutes

The 2024 edition of the Prague Fringe Festival is set to bring an array of diverse performances from across the globe to the Czech capital's Malá Strana neighborhood from May 27 to June 1. Often dubbed Prague's own slice of Edinburgh, the festival will feature over 140 performances of 36 productions from 15 countries, promising a vibrant cultural experience all next week.

The Fringe Festival showcases a variety of genres, including theatre, comedy, children's shows, and spoken word, filling traditional and unconventional venues throughout central Prague. Audiences can look forward to family-friendly performances like The Untold Fable of Fritz and King John and late-night stand-up comedy from Bombay Comedy.

Returning favorites coming back to Prague this year include award-winning performers such as Pip Utton and Henry Naylor and Emily Carding, who will be joined by fresh young talents and productions from Japan, Taiwan, Finland, Australia, and Ukraine.

"It’s going to be a belter!" Prague Fringe Festival founder and director Steve Gove says through a press release. "We’ve curated our most international Fringe in years, packed full of incredible quality productions from around the world, brand-new works, and Czech premieres."

Key venues for this year’s festival include Divadlo Inspirace, A Studio Rubín, Museum of Alchemists, and Café Club Míšeňská. Notably, there will be two venues dedicated to comedy: the returning Charles Bridge Comedy Club and a new venue in the basement of OG Glenn’s Bar, both hosting a full lineup of stand-up and comedy shows throughout the festival.

Highlights of the festival include performances by the Australian Shakespeare Company, the queer-themed musical Happily Ever Poofter, and UnErase Poetry - Stories from India, a YouTube hit sensation from Mumbai. Additionally, Dr. Michael Londesborough, MBE will present The Chemistry Of Love, and Prague's Cimrman English Theatre will perform a special Fringe version of the legendary Czech play The Stand-In.

On May 30, international performances will feature two shows in Italian (Alice No and Be My Guest) and one in Hindi (UnErase Poetry - Stories from India). All other shows will be performed in English.

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Advance tickets to individual shows at Prague Fringe Festival run CZK 250 (CZK 220 for students and seniors), with tickets at the venue costing CZK 300, subject to availability. A Prague Fringe Pass offering savings on each ticket and a single booking fee per transaction runs CZK 1,100. The festival operates cash-free, accepting all major credit cards.

For more information about this year's festival and to browse the full program, visit the official Prague Fringe Festival website.

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