Upcoming events

03.12 - 04.12 / 10:00 - 20:00

KNIHEX or Book Blizzard

This year´s winter Knihex will present over 40 small publishers. The accompanying program includes book launches, debates, readings, creative workshops, Recykliteratura, theatre, music and dance performances from ALTA´s repertoire.

04.12 - 09.12

Festival Partitura

The Dance Studio Light presents the sixth edition of the festival for community theatre for children, who can set off on “tours” inspired by literature and arts.

05.12 / 16:00 + 17:30

St. Nicholas Day for children with games and gift-giving

A St. Nicolas dance with present giving will enliven both children and adults. How can angels and devils josh together and are they even friends? Come and find out!

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10.12 / 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 19:30

Lucia Kašiarová, Peter Šavel, Tomáš Vtípil: Eau de Vie / First show

Let´s experience the present moment. Let´s taste it. Let´s smell it. Let´s listen to it. Let´s see it. Maybe it will touch us. Eau de Vie is not a performance. Eau de Vie is a shared event.

10.12 / 19:00 / Living Room

NANOHACH ON THE WALL / Exhibition opening

The NANOHACH ensemble (2004-2016) is saying goodbye with a collective exhibition of graphics. Created by: Jana Baladová, Olga Benešová, Pavel Paster Strnad, Bohumil Vašák. The exhibition will last until Jan 15th, 2017.

11.12 / 19:30

Ufftenživot: Loneliness & Stuff

This duet about loneliness and sharing is looking for missing parts of human happiness with bitter humor and amusing pathos.

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12.12 / 19:30

VerTeDance, Jaro Viňarský: Absent

A dance performance about losses that can be advantageous. How do we know, who is actually strong? Do inner or physical handicaps bring weakening or strengthening of one´s position?

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13.12 / 20:00 / Living Room

Cinema in the Living Room: Czech Allah (Zuzana Piussi, SK/CZ, 2016)

The latest documentary by director Zuzana Piussi explores the impact of the refugee simulacrum on the collective imagination and real society. The film closely analyses the rise of the Czech version of Germany's Pegida. The screening is followed by discussion with the director and the entry is free!

15.12 / 17:00

Theatre Continuo: Murgila and Zorila (Work in progress)

Musical puppet fairy tail inspired by expedition into Romania‘s stories. After the performance, there will be a music workshop for kids 4+ and their parents and at 8PM a concert of the JIH band.

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16.12 / 19:00 / Living Room

Launch of the book Melancholy and Adventurousness of Construction – 25 Forgotten Buildings

A Czech-German publication of 25 architectural adventure stories – portraits of forgotten houses, written by German visual artist Gottfried Müller. Stories tell about troubles of building process, strangeness of builders and the whims of investors.



SatSang – the project by dance groups ME-SA and Artyci

SatSang is an improvised performance created by experienced dancers and improvisors with a live music by Slovak musician Maok, led by Zuna Kozánková. Don´t miss the only Prague show at ALTA on Dec 1st!

Festival New Generation will present works of young choreographers

The 5th edition of the international festival for dance academies New Generation takes place at ALTA on Nov 24th – 26th. The festival connects contemporary dance and physical theatre and it is a platform for presentation and confrontation of students and young graduates.

The night of open theatres and unique experiences at ALTA!

This year, Studio ALTA will again join the European Theatre Night, which will take place on November 19th. You can look forward to rich program for both children and adults – besides theatre and dance, there will be also workshops, tour through ALTA´s premises and discussion. The program is free!

A renewed premier of Absent at ALTA

This dance performance about losses that can be advantageous will be presented at ALTA as a renewed premiere on October 31st and December 12th. Don´t miss this performance, that was created for the VerTeDance ensemble by Jaro Viňarský, who was awarded the American Bessie Award 2013!

Don´t Miss HYBAJ HO!

The best of contemporary Slovak dance after two years again in Prague! The 8th edition of festival for contemporary Slovak dance will take place on October 20th – 24th and it will offer both very well-known stars and young artists, as well as a rich accompanying programme. Follow our website and facebook for the updates!

The Climax of the Year-Long Project RespondART Will Take Place on Sept 24th – 26th!

Is dance or theatre capable of moving the world behind the walls of theatres? Should artists be engaged? These and other questions will be asked by Czech and German artists during the RespondART weekend. The performances are followed by discussions!

This season´s first premiere will be a counterpoint of two forces of nature

Counterpoint by Andrea Miltnerová, Rita Góbi and Jan Komárek is inspired by nature and the fascinating microscopic world of insects. The precisely executed choreography comprises instinctively generated movements in which the human and the animal constantly intertwine. Coproduced by theatre Alfred ve dvoře. Premiere on September 4th and 5th.

The next season of the Living Room will be opened with the Dance Movies Marathon!

After the summer reconstruction, we are opening the Living Room for you on August 22nd. Come and check out the new ALTA and enjoy the Dance movies Marathon!

Summer Trainings For All Dance Enthusiasts!

Come and dance, stretch yourself, improvise, have fun, frolic and share the joy of motion! This year´s summer trainings will be led by Michal Záhora (12. – 14.7.), Věrka Ondrašíková (19. – 21.7.) and Soňa Ferienčíková (16. – 18.8.). For more information go to http://www.altart.cz/workshops/?lang=en.

Milan Tomášik in PROGRESS

On May 25th, Slovak dancer and choreographer, member of the world-famous Les SlovaKs Dance Ensemble, Milan Tomášik will make a presentation within the ALTA in PROGRESS programme. Don´t miss the unique opportunity to see a work in progress of his upcoming Solo!

Celebrate the Mother´s day with Yellow Sisters and NANOHACH!

Moms, leave your kids with their dads and enjoy a weekend full of dance and music dedicated above all, to women. Besides the vocal and dance workshops, you can look forward to the performance Suna no onna by the NANOHACH ensemble and a short concert of Yellow Sisters at the Stromovka park.

Festival for Music Improvisation overlapping to other media coming soon!

This year, Studio ALTA will become the main venue for the festival Vs. Interpretation. You can look forward to stars of (not only) music improvisation from all around the world. We start on April 28th!

The Ufftenživot ensemble has a hard time. They suffer from loneliness.

In their latest project, the inseparable duo of young and self-ironical performers and dancers – Sára Arnstein and Jiří Šimek, will dig into loneliness with bitter humour. Premiere on 15th and 16th April!

The workshop Medicine In Dance led by Zuna Vesan Kozánková continues!

The first weekend in April will be dedicated to the second workshop from the series that connects contemporary dance, contact improvisation, and Chinese medicine principles together. Follow the news at the Workshops page!

The Festival of identity in art and motion BAZAAR coming soon!

This year, Studio ALTA will again host the international dance and performing arts festival featuring the visions of artists not only from the Czech Republic but from other countries in central and eastern Europe. All are dealing with questions of identity in art and motion. We start on March 19th!

Angelic closing night

Don´t miss the last performance of ANGEL-y, a popular clownish show by Lucia Kašiarová and Vanda Hybnerová. The last trip to the Heaven´s door will take place on March 11th!

Studio ALTA was awarded the Czech Theatre DNA prize for an exceptional action in the field of new theatre!

A few days before the first birthday of the new halls of Studio ALTA, the Czech cultural network Nová síť has decided to acknowledge their contribution by awarding us for the community activities and rehearsal room 23. Thank you and let´s celebrate together on Feb 27th!

Celebrate with us the first year in our expanded space!

In the last year, Studio ALTA has become one of the most important creative hubs in the Czech Republic! In the Living Room, almost a hundred interdisciplinary, cultural, educational and community activities took place. The team of the Malá inventura festival recognized the contribution of the new halls by nominating Studio ALTA for the Czech Theatre DNA Prize for an exceptional action in the field of new theatre. Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing you!

RespondART – series of socially engaged performances

RespondART is a year-long project of Studio ALTA in cooperation with theatres Alfred ve dvoře (Prague), Tanzfaktur (Cologne, Germany) and Brottfabrik (Bonn, Germany). During the project, these four theatres will show several socially engaged performances followed by discussions led by Alice Koubová. The aim of the project is to initiate and reinforce active reception of performing arts, better understanding of today´s world and own critical thinking.

Prague premiere of Un by French set designer Marie Gourdain

A solo for one dancer, who reacts to the space and structures on the stage and lets them affect him. His motions and development process are created in space and become his function at the same time. The Prague premiere will take place on Feb 6th and 7th!

Series of workshops Think Through Dance continues!

The project Think Through Dance! will continue also in 2016. Czech dancers will have the opportunity to get to know the works of artists from around the world. This year´s workshops will be lead by Zuna Kozánková, Lali Ayguade Farro, Jos Baker, Michael Simon, Jaro Viňarský and Peter Šavel. Moreover, a symposium of all tutors will take place at ALTA at the end of the year. For more information, go to http://www.altart.cz/workshops/?lang=en.


ALTA IN PROGRESS is a new series of work in progress presentations of works from the fields of dance and nonverbal theatre. During the presentations, you can reveal the secrets of experimental artists, understand the process of creating a performance, and discuss with the artists. The entrance is always free! The first work in progress presentation entitled Partial Uncertainty by Jana Novorytová and Michaela Raisová will take place on January 14th.

Thank you for making ALTA homely with us!

Only thanks to you we have an outstanding year behind us, let´s jump together into the next one! After a short Christmas break, we will open the Living Room on January 4th. Marry Christmas to you and we are looking foreward to meeting you in the new year! Yours Lucia, Karolína, Lukáš, Andrea, Klára, Eliška, Štěpán and Táňa.

You will experience Much More Than Christmas at ALTA!

At ALTA, we will say goodbye to the past year with dance and Czechoslovak humor. Come and enjoy two days of workshops, performance Clear by the Slovak Debris Company and the last performance of our emblematic Much More Than Nothing with an unrestrained after party! Much More than Christmas – December 18th and 19. Looking forward to seeing you!

Cinema in the Living Room will welcome the director Veronika Lišková

The guest of the last screening in November will be the author of the documentary movie Daniel´s World. Come to discuss about the fates of the paedophiles and the director´s experiences from the movie shooting!

Karel Vaněk´s Hidden Tracks at Studio ALTA

Karel Vaněk returns to Studio ALTA to perform his latest music and dance production Hidden Tracks, in which he meets after 25 years the artists from the legendary performance Little Blue Nothing. The only performances in Prague will take place on November 8th and 9th!

Cinema in the Living Room

Since August 2015, we launch the cinema in the living room! Great films in the cozy ALTA café – we have sofas, comfort and drinks for you. Check our program and select a movie according to your taste – FREE ENTRY!

Summer at Studio ALTA

After the summer break, we are opening for you on August 17. If you miss dance, visit our summer courses: http://www.altart.cz/program/myslet-tancem-letni-treninky-ve-studiu-alta/
Thank you for the perfect season and we are looking foreward to meeting you after the holidays!

Studio ALTA became a member of the international network Trans Europe Halles

Studio ALTA is the first cultural institution in Prague that became a member of the network Trans Europe Halles (TEH). This organization brings together independent cultural centres usually built in abandoned industrial buildings and supports their international artistic cooperation across Europe.

Member of the world-famous ensemble Les SlovaKs is going to give a guest performance at Studio ALTA

Milan Tomášik and his international ensemble are going to present their latest project Hunting Season at Studio ALTA on May 18th. The performers studied body as the primal resource – fast, rapid and brave, but also accurate and cautious. The only show in Prague!


Martina Hajdyla Lacová has been awarded The Best Dancer of the Year Prize!

The supernatural heroin Martina was awarded at this year´s Czech Dance Platform The Best Dancer of the Year Prize, for her superhuman performance – congratulations!!!


The series of workshops THINK THROUGH DANCE! continues

In April, the Norwegian choreographer Karen Foss is going to lead a workshop at Studio ALTA, later in June Nicole Mossoux and Patrick Bonté. For more information see: http://www.altart.cz/workshops/?lang=en