Family Day, Accompanying Programme


Sunday, September 8, 10.00 am

Programme in Czech language only

Free Admission - without prior reservation


10.00: theatre performance Čert a Káča (garden of St. Agnes Monastery)11.15: creative workshops on the theme of Prodaná nevěda (in the premises of the Agnesian Monastery)

As part of the Family Day, we are offering our big and small audience members a performance based on themes from Dvořák’s fairytale opera The Devil and Kate by the troupe of the Quite Big Theatre. The jolly tale of cheeky Kate who outwits even hell itself will be performed in the garden of the Saint Agnes Convent. And again this year there will be our popular children’s workshops, this time on the topic of the great opera The Bartered Bride by Bedřich Smetana, who is celebrating a major anniversary this year.


Quite A Great Theatre

A professional theatre that performs for adult audiences, but also has a strong focus on original work for children and young people. The main authors are Jana Galinová, author of theatre texts, and Jan Turek, lyricist and composer. The artistic director of the Quite a Big Theatre is director Yuri Galin. The director, drama lecturer and choreographer is Lenka Lavičková. Today the theatre brings together almost 30 artists who participate in individual productions. So far, it has produced almost 9,000 performances, which have been seen by more than 2,000,000 spectators at home and abroad.

Creative Workshops

Creative workshops are traditionally prepared for us by an experienced team of lecturers led by Lenka Pospíšilová.

St Agnes Convent

The Convent of St Agnes in the 'Na Františku' neighbourhood of Prague's Old Town is considered the first Gothic structure not only in Prague but in all of Bohemia. It was founded by King Wenceslas I in 1233–34 at the instigation of his sister, the Přemyslid princess Agnes of Bohemia, for the Order of Saint Clare which Agnes introduced into Bohemia and of which she was the first abbess. The convent was preceded by a hospital. The 'Poor Clares' originated as an offshoot of the Order of St Francis of Assisi, and the convent was at one time known as the Prague Assisi. Agnes was an outstanding figure in religious life of the thirteenth century. Besides this Clarist convent she also founded the only Czech religious order – the Hospital Order of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star. She was canonized in 1989.