100th show of The Nutcracker!

The family ballet The Nutcracker, choreographed by Fernand Nault, had its premiere in Brno in 2014. This year we will celebrate the 100th run of this popular family ballet.

Do you enjoy ballet and want to take a look behind the curtain, meet the main characters, try on costumes or just spend a beautiful afternoon in the biggest functionalist theatre? In celebration of the 100th run of The Nutcracker, we have prepared another Family Day with Ballet NdB for you on Thursday December 8th 2022! Come learn world dances from The Nutcracker or meet the King of Sweets!

We look forward to seeing you on December 8th from 16:00 in the foyer of Janáček Theatre.

Janáček Brno festival has had another successful year and record sales

Once again something quite extraordinary has been achieved in Brno – the internationally highly acclaimed Janáček Brno festival brought a world-class programme from 2 to 20 November, to which both the Czech and foreign public reacted positively with large audience numbers. The city where Leoš Janáček lived and worked, and which is essentially linked to the festival is making full use of its assets and with an ever-increasing standard. The festival has proven that even the coronavirus restrictions of last year did not diminish the interest of the audience, which has been demonstrated by the highest sales in the history of the festival. But Janáček Brno 2022 is not over yet – the last “echo” in the form of the performance From the House of the Dead / Glagolitic Mass on 26 November is still scheduled, so the numbers will grow even higher.

In numbers, Janáček Brno 2022 surpassed many limits: an example is the sales of festival tickets, which totalled a record of CZK 4 269 249. The festival was attended by 10 744 paying spectators, so the average attendance was 73,3 %.

During the 19 days, a total of 36 productions were performed, some of which were world premieres or constituted a programme specially created for the festival. The younger generation, led by the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno and the Brno Conservatory, was also given space.

Selected festival photos are available for download on the festival FLICKR.

The Janáček Brno 2024 festival will take place between 1 and 24 November 2024. Pre-sale of tickets for the festival will be officially launched on 4 November 2023. All information about the festival, including archives of past years, can be found on the website www.janacek-brno.cz

Royal Opera House appoints Jakub Hrůša as Music Director

The Royal Opera House announces the appointment of Jakub Hrůša as Music Director of The Royal Opera. Hrůša will assume the position of Music Director Designate with immediate effect and will begin his tenure as Music Director in September 2025. We are really happy, that this so talented artist is now working on our new production of Glagolitic mass / From the House of the Dead with our artistic director Jiří Heřman.


Read our beautiful review of La traviata, which we performed in August at the Mikulov amphitheatre. Review HERE.

Results of the talent exams for I. V. Psota Ballet School!

Thank you for your interest in I. V. Psota Ballet School!

The results of the talent exams can be found HERE!


Summer with Opera 2022 will be played in Mikulov Amphitheatre

Janáček Opera of the National Theatre Brno is preparing a spectacular summer programme in the open air. The popular open-air performances by the Janáček Opera’s renowned soloists, choir and orchestra will take place at the Mikulov Amphitheatre, which will host the famous operas La traviata (30 August) and Carmen (31 August).
Since last year, the summer atmosphere of the Janáček Opera of the National Theatre Brno has been based in the picturesque Mikulov, in addition to Brno’s Špilberk Castle. The local amphitheatre invites to a pleasant, informal sitting under the open sky, with a view of Mikulov’s attributes and a glass of local wine in hand. Buses from Brno and the surrounding Czech and Austrian villages will be available to Mikulov from the ČEBUS travel agency.
“Summer evenings with the Janáček Opera are undoubtedly among the most inspiring and unforgettable. The surroundings of Špilberk Castle and the Mikulov Amphitheatre are for our company an environment in which we have been a little closer to you, the audience, for seven years now. This year’s programme brings works of world opera classics with exceptional performers from our successful company,” describes the artistic director of the opera Jiří Heřman.
Among the soloists to be presented in Mikulov are Jana Šrejma Kačírková as Violetta, Jana Hrochová as Carmen and Peter Berger will sing both Don José in Carmen and Alfredo Germont in La traviata.
The best soloists of the Janáček Opera of the National Theatre Brno will perform in Mikulov.
The event is under the auspices of the Mayor of Mikulov Rostislav Koštial.

You can get your tickets here and here.

Conditions for entering the I. V. Psota Ballet School courses from 22nd of November.

From 22 November 2021, the following conditions for entering the I. V. Psota Ballet School courses apply:

Dear parents and visitors of the I. V. Psota Ballet School, please read the following obligations to enter the ballet courses carefully:

We dance and practice without respirators, but it is necessary to have them on in all other public areas on the premises.

It is necessary to show one of the following documents to your lecturer:

  • confirmation of vaccination (at least 14 days after complete vaccination),
  • confirmation of the recovery (less than 180 days after your positive Covid Test)


  • children under the age of 12 do not have to prove their infectivity by a test, but please do not bring children who are unhealthy (flu, etc.) in the courses: it is better to replace the lesson later in another group when the child is healthy
  • you can show a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours) if you are between 12 and 18 years old and you are “in the process of vaccination” (i.e. after the first dose and before 14 days have passed since the second dose)
  • you cannot be vaccinated for health reasons (this fact must be entered by your doctor in the ISIN Infectious Diseases Information System) and you will prove this fact by a medical certificate


Thank you for following the regulations to help us create a safe environment for the school to remain open!

Ballet school – autumn break

Dear parents and students of I. V. Psota Ballet school,

Classes for children will not be taking place on the 27th and 29th of October due to the school holidays. Classes for adults will not be affected.

The entire Ballet school (classes for children and adults) will be closed from 23rd of December, 2021 until 9th of Januray, 2022.


Rules and recommendations

Theater performances can take place.

In areas with a capacity of up to 3,000 spectators, all spectators must demonstrate that one of the following conditions is met upon arrival:

  • have a negative RT-PCR test not exceeding 7 days old,
  • have a negative RAT antigen test up to 72 hours old,
  • pass a self-test on the spot with a negative result,
  • have a confirmation from a health service provider of passing a RAT antigen test under the supervision of a healthcare professional through an online service with a negative result no more than 24 hours before the event,
  • have laboratory confirmation of having recovered from covid-19 disease in the period not longer than 180 days before the day of the event,
  • have proof of covid-19 vaccination, with at least 14 days since the last vaccine dose (second for two-dose vaccines, first for single-dose vaccines).

In larger areas, at least 50% of spectators over the limit of 3,000 people must be fully vaccinated or must meet the condition of having covid-19 in the past. Another 50% of viewers can prove infectivity in other ways.

Also, everyone present must have a respirator without an exhalation valve of min. class FFP2 (KN95 / N95) on at all times.

Tickets for DANCE BRNO 2021 festival are on sale now!

Ballet Company of the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Dustin Klein

18th of October at the Mahen Theatre  TICKETS

The Czech National Ballet in Prague – Forsythe / Clug / McGregor

19th of October at the Janáček Theatre TICKETS

South Bohemian Theatre Ballet in České Budějovice – Radio Free Cunning Little Vixen

Petr Zuska

20th of October at the Mahen Theatre TICKETS

National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Ballet in Ostrava – Rossini Cards

Mauro Bigonzetti, Juanjo Arques

21st of October at the Janáček Theatre  TICKETS

Moravian Theatre Olomouc Ballet – Giselle

Michal Štípa

22nd of October at the Mahen Theatre TICKETS

Ballet of the National Theatre Brno – The Lady of the Camellias

Valentina Turcu

23rd of October at the Janáček Theatre TICKETS