This weekend in Prague: Party like a student for Majáles, check out English-language Shakespeare

Plus: Get your body moving for International Dance Day, watch flamingoes at Prague Zoo, and much more.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 27.04.2023 16:09:00 (updated on 27.09.2023) Reading time: 4 minutes


German Shakespeare|Bremer Shakespeare Company’s Macbeth is at Divadlo Na Prádle on April 28. Performed in English, and directed by Prague Shakespeare Company’s Artistic Director Guy Roberts, the modern adaption of William Shakespeare’s play uses a cinematic way of story-telling that makes it appealing to a younger, contemporary audience. 

Original comedy|“Jack’s Cake” is at Divadlo Kolowrat on April 28 and 29 and May 5 and 6, in English with Czech subtitles. An original play written by one of the cast members of the British version of “The Office,” it will run for four shows at Divadlo Kolowrat. “Jack’s Cake” tells the tale of an unhappily married man who decides to arrange an affair through a website – with comedic but disastrous results.


Psychological mayhem|The horror-comedy Beau is afraid is at Kino Aero on April 28. The passion project of director Ari Aster, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as a middle-aged man who decides to take life into his own hands, aims to “break down barriers of genre and audience expectations.”

French movies|Watch The owl story and Mama cries like a turtle at the French Institute in Prague on April 29 (with English subtitles). The animated movies, which are suitable for the entire family, tell the story of a motherless baby owl that sets out on an epic adventure, and that of a little girl who learns that life can be fun in spite of hardships.  

No actors and dogs allowed|The LA-themed movie Babylon is at Kino Pilotů on April 29. With a star-studded cast that includes Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Tobey Maguire, this is an ode to silent-era Hollywood on the brink of change that the Guardian praised for its “wild, event-movie gigantism.”


Flea market|The Blešení flea market experience is back for its second year on April 29 at Hall 13 of the Holešovice Market Hall in Prague. The concept behind the event links sustainable shopping with concerts, workshops, and a food festival. The first half is dedicated to children's items, and includes a children's zone with babysitting services; the afternoon part will feature concerts, workshops, and an after-party.


Explosive techo|Polish artist Martyna Maja, known as VTSS, plays at Roxy on April 29. The style of the rave queen is at the border between EBM and industrial, alternating with electroclash and her own sensitive vocals. The lineup of the evening also includes Oli_n, Pink Concrete, and Michael C.

Student festival|The annual Prague Majáles open-air festival, which celebrates the “beauties of student life” and the approach of May, takes place on April 29 at Letiště Letňany. Party like a student to the music of Czech artists like Ewa Farna, Horkýže Slíže, Calin, Yzomandias, and many others. 

Witches Night-themed events

Beer and barbecue|Enjoy the traditional pairing of beer and barbecue for Beer and Fire Fest! held at Riegrovy sady on April 29 and 30. Learn how to pour the most popular beer styles and how to properly grill, taste hop specials, and take part in a competition with valuable prizes from the world of barbecue.

Food fair|The 20th edition of a spring market and witch burning takes place at Břevnovský klášter, on April 30 starting at noon. Over two dozen stalls will sell cheese, wine, beer, soft drinks, meat, and handcrafted items. A fire for cooking sausages and skewers will be lit at 3 p.m. and a larger fire for Witches Night will be lit at 4 p.m., followed by a musical program later on.

Witches on the waterfront| A street food festival on April 30 at Smíchovská náplavka will have face painting, games, juggling, and a historical carousel during the day, a concert by musician Jan Ponocný at 7 p.m., and a fire show at 9 p.m.

Music and fun|Food, music, and children’s entertainment will be on April 30 at Karlínské náměstí from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. Children can have fun on trampolines, a carousel, a train, and a bouncy castle. Workshops will include making sand sculptures and decorating gingerbread.

Wine and fire|A wine festival at Střelecký ostrov on April 30 will also include a fire show as well as wines from small producers from South Moravia and elsewhere, plus food and music. Admission is free but if you want to sample the wine you need to buy a special glass for CZK 100. 

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Dance extravaganza|Celebrate International Dance Day on April 29 together with Art 4 People at Střelecký ostrov. The all-day program is filled with various dance genres, performances of the best Czech and foreign dancers and groups, dance workshops for everybody, open ballet bar training, a nationwide dance flash mob, evening gala performances of professional dance ensembles, and many more activities.

Flamingo day| Visit Prague Zoo on April 29, which is International Flamingo Day, for a chance to meet and learn more about the different types of flamingoes, attend guided feedings, and receive a small gift if you come dressed up in pink. 

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