Prague City Theatres are one of Prague’s most significant cultural institutions with a rich history dating back to 1950. Beginning in 2018, with a new management headed by Daniel Přibyl as managing director and Michal Dočekal as artistic chief, Prague City Theatres are comprised of three main venues: Rokoko, ABC, and Komedie Theatre. In addition to those venues, activities and productions in the open air or in various non-theatrical buildings are planned. The aim is to transform Prague City Theatres into a theatre institution with international connections, one that will tackle deep issues of the modern day and play an active role in the development of Czech and European theatre and society.
The ABC theatre is the largest of the three theatres. A venue with a proscenium stage and an elegant auditorium that can seat almost 500 spectators in the stalls, boxes and on balcony, it was built in the late 1920s. ABC is focused on more serious repertoire, with strong personalities of modern European stage direction invited to stage contemporary drama as well as daring new looks at classic plays.