About the festival

Open Air Festival ARENA founded by the Forman Brothers’ Theatre is a showcase of theatre, new circus, music and contemporary performing art. It includes performances produced by the Forman Brothers as well as performances by artists that Petr and Matěj Forman met during their travels around the world.

ARENA 2023 offers circus novelties unprecedented in the Czech Republic yet, brand new performances, concerts, art workshops and other attractions for young and old alike. The sixth year of the festival will welcome visitors again in Prague on Smíchovská náplavka and also in the nearby Erpet Centrum. Performances will take place in tents or in the open air at the football field of the Erpet Centrum, in the park on the Hořejší nábřeží, and on the theater ship Tajemství moored at Smíchovská náplavka. Entry to the festival area is also free of charge this year!

Main program

Rouge Nord

A mechanical ballet: the relationship between man and machine.

Low Cost Paradise

French Cirque Pardi! offers a modern circus celebrating confusion.

Mortel Jus de Mortel

An acrobatic motorcycle show with a magical theater.

Weekend program for children

On 6/18, our favorite nomadic game room Brewery will arrive!

For the weekends, we have prepared art workshops for children: screen printing on T-shirts and woodworking.

Accompanying program

Monika Sonk

Launch of the album „Lodivod” with a French dinner.

Tango Party

Popular milonga with lessons for everyone.