Stromovka's summer circus tent to be transformed into autumn hangout

This summer's open-air venue is being extended for the autumn season and will offer a range of performances as well as bar service.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 15.10.2021 13:13 (updated on 15.10.2021) Reading time: 1 minute

A new temporary venue that sprung up earlier this year near Výstaviště in Prague’s Holešovice district has announced that it’ll transition to an autumn hangout.

Circus tent Azyl78 which debuted on May 25 staged live theater and concerts throughout the summer months, an “asylum” for performing artists. Cirk La Putyka, the driving force behind the project, used it as a temporary performance during the renovation of its Jatka78 venue.

Organizers have now announced that the tent will be extended into the autumn season.

“While many outdoor seasonal establishments are closing, Jungle BKAO (Bar of Culture and Leisure at the theater tent Azyl78) has decided to insulate the Bedouin tent in Stromovka and extend the season for at least another month,” said Ema Šlechtová a spokesperson for the venue.

Although the tent will eventually be dismantled, the Džungle BKAO bar will remain in place throughout October with the addition of electric heaters as well as a fall lineup sure to please fans of Prague’s alternative music scene.

“Upcoming performers include Mutanti, TOOT Ensemble, pianist Daniel Bulatkin, and his jazz project B / Y Organism, Turkish singer ILAEY, and King Cocoman's reggae, ” said Šlechtová.

The October-long program will also include Dj sets, audiovisual performances, as well as a swing dance floor organized by Zig-Zag studio. 

Azyl78 is on Výstaviště’s border with Stromovka Park.

“For me, it is important to have grass, nature, and trees around,” Štěpán Kubišta, director of the Jatka78 theater, said when he initially established the performance space earlier this year.

Kubišta added that it was necessary to take a new approach to the audience after such a long separation from culture.

To read more about the program, follow Džungle BKAO on Facebook.

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