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HaDivadlo

scéna Centra experimentálního divadla, p.o.

box office & tickets

Box Office and Tickets

HaDivadlo Box Office

tel.: 530 330 869 or 731 457 204, pokladna@hadivadlo.cz

Alfa pasáž, Poštovská 8d, 602 00 Brno

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

When there is a performance, the box office is opened until the beginning of the performance

On weekends and holidays one hour before the performance.

The box office accepts cash, credit cards and Sodexo vouchers.

Validity of booking (the date when the booked tickets must be picked up) is specified in an information email, or as agreed by phone.

Ticket sale online

You can book tickets to our productions on the webpages of the theatre in the section Programme.

Discounts

We provide discounts for performances and events organized by HaDivadlo. Discounts for other events are provided according to contract terms with co-organizers.

Discounts for students – under 26 years of age, a valid student card must be shown.

Discounts for senior citizens – 65 and older (the same price as for students)

Discounts for school groups

Discount for ZTP, TZP/P card holders

Dicsounts for ITIC, ITIC, EYCA holders

Discounts for students of theatre schools – a valid student card must be shown. Tickets are available only if the performance has not been sold out, just before the beginning of the performance.

Invoice and bulk orders

If you wish to pay for tickets by an invoice or if you want to make a bulk order, contact the production of the theatre by email: produkce@hadivadlo.cz

Invoice details:

Centrum experimentálního divadla, příspěvková organizace

Zelný trh 294/9, 602 00 Brno

IČO: 00400921

zapsána v Obchodním rejstříku spis. zn. Pr. 29 u Krajského soudu v Brně

Important notice

Performances start at 7.30 p.m., if it is not specified otherwise in the month´s programme.

Nobody can be let in the hall after the beginning of the performance due to technical reasons.

Due to variability and changes of the auditorium space for each performance our seats are not numbered.

Theatre has barrier-free access.

Tickets can be changed for another performance, and money for cancelled performance can be returned only before the end of the month, in which the performance was supposed to take place.

Subscription

HaDivadlo subscription for the 2015/2016 season

card with five coupons

The subscription is not fixed to any place in the auditorium, nor to a  particular day, nor to a  particular person. It can be used by one spectator for any five performances of HaDivadlo in the course of one season or in a  week or by a  group of five friends when each of them will choose a  performance ad lib. With the subscription one performance will cost only two thirds of the usual price. You will get a  card with five coupons for 1000 Czech crowns – or 600 Czech crowns for students/seniors at the box office. Then you can just choose a  performance, send an email a  week in advance, or call or just come to the box office and confirm the reservation of a particular performance.

Gift Vouchers

Gift voucher for 500 Czech crowns entitles two people to come to any HaDivadlo performance. It is always valid until the end of the theatre season, when the voucher has been bought.

You can buy it at the theatre box office, just as the subscription card.

 

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technical equipment

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The hall is in the style of the Black box with small stage on one side (3,5 m deep, 7 m wide, 1 m high, which can be entered from both sides on movable steps), barrier-free entrance to the hall, set-pieces can be brought by the lift (2.2 m x 0.9 m) or via staircase (1st floor).

the largest (optimum) stage space: 9 m (depth) x 10 m (width) with the capacity of 145 seats

the highest capacity: 200 seats (stage space 6 m x 10 m)

standing room for about 400 people

Height of the hall:   6.,5m
Length of the hall:   14 m
Width of the hall:   10 – 12 m (the hall narrows)
5 entrances to the hall

variable elevation (not movable platforms) (8 m wide, step height: 30 cm) – maximum 9 rows

Sandler chairs: 200 pieces

Apart from elevation there are:

12 pieces of movable platforms (2 m x 1 m, height adjustable: 20 cm, 40 cm, 60 cm, 80 cm, 100 cm)

2 pieces of movable platforms (1 m x 1 m, height 60 to 100 cm

Other equipment:

floor: black wooden, possibility of drilling

over the whole area of the hall there is a lighting grid, fly lines: 0

lights can be set from the movable lighting bridge

lighting bridges are on both sides of the hall

Lights:

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Lighting console:

ETC 48/96, 24 submasters, 10 sides, programmable

DMX 1 – 512, 513 – 1024

Equipment:

FHR (PC) 1000 W: 35 pieces

FHR (PC) 500 W: 20 pieces

flaps

profile lights 1000 W, zoom 23 – 50, IRIS : 4 pieces

Follow spots 1200 W: 1 piece

Follow spots 1000 W: 1 piece

various tripods (1,5 m – 5m): 8 pieces

PAR lights 64: CP62: 6 pieces, CP61: 2 pieces

PAR lights 56: 12 pieces

floodlights 500 W: 6 pieces

floodlights 1000 W: 6 pieces

glass filters

hazer – Look Unique DMX, Mad DMX

Moving heads ROBE 575: 2 pieces

Video data projector: 1 piece

projection screen

Lights are hanging from the grid, on side bridges, above the stage and on the balcony. Movable lighting bridge for controlling lights and technical equipment in the grid.

Sound

Mix pult: ALLEIJ HEATH

loudspeaker boxes: Mackie SWA 1501 4 pieces

loudspeaker boxes: Mackie SMR 450 6 pieces

Effect Yamaha REV 100

Equaliser Zeck GF215 (2x 16)

2x MDS – JE700

CD Phillips

Cassette Deck Sony TCK 390

DVD Thomson (+ video)

microphone SHURE 580 – 4 pieces

microphone SHURE 570 – 2 pieces

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history

Over more than forty years of its existence as part of Czech theatre, HaDivadlo has built up its position as an alternative theatre with a particular view of the world and its own poetry. Since the beginning it has presented itself as the scene of distinctive authorial poetics, demanding dramaturgy and strong creative personalities. HaDivadlo is a member of the Centre for Experimental Theatre together with the Theatre Goose on a String and the Theatre at the Table.

1974 Hanácké divadlo (the Haná Region Theatre) was founded in Prostějov based on an administrative decision. In the same year the director Svatopluk Vála and Josef Kovalčuk were accepted in theatre management, the latter as a dramaturge, organisational secretary and technician. The core of the theatre ensemble was formed by the members of Vála´s former LŠU Studio and amateurs, mainly students and guest actors (from Olomouc and Uherské Hradiště).

1977 The ensemble managed to gain permission to leave the proscenium theatre space and moved into the irregular space of the lecture hall in Kotěra´s Národní dům (National House). A permanent theatre ensemble was formed (Miloš Černoušek, Miloslav Maršálek, Irena Hýsková and Jan Kohut).

1978 The director and dramaturge Arnošt Goldflam became a member of the ensemble. The director Vala created his theatre triptych Ekkykléma (The Eccyclema) – Depeše na kolečkách (A Despatch on Wheels) – Chapliniáda (The Chapliniad) (1977-79). Goldflam directed Kovalčuk´s scripts Komedie o strašlivém mordu ve sviadnovské hospodě L.P. 1715 aneb Ondráš (The Comedy about a Frightening Murder in Sviadnov´s Inn A.D. 1715 or Ondráš) and Život ze sametu barvy lila (A Life of Lilac-Coloured Velvet).

1979 HaDivadlo (the still-unofficial abbreviation expresses the fondness and connection with unconventional poetics of studio theatres) was about to be closed down. Thanks to the reactions of theatre-goers and respect of experts, the official authorities did not carried out their intention. Later HaDivadlo was incorporated into the Brno State Theatre and together with the Theatre on a String became its experimental stage.

1980-83 The stage-designer Jan Konečný, visual artists Milivoj Husák and Václav Stratil, the composer Jiří Bulis and the songwriter Václav Koubek started to cooperate with HaDivadlo. Then the characteristic features of the theatre poetics included plotlessness, associativity and the penetration of inner and outer reality. New productions were created, e.g. Hra bez pravidel (Game without Rules), Bylo jich 5 a půl (There Were Five and a Half of Them), Ztráty a nálezy (Lost Property Offices).

1982 The ensemble changed with the arrival of Barbora Plichtová, Hana Müllerová, Břetislav Rychlík, Ján Sedal and later Iva Klestilová. Svatopluk Vála leaves.

1985 The situation in Prostějov became unbearable for HaDivadlo due to the official authorities´ objections. Therefore the theatre moved to Brno. The decade in Prostějov is symbolically closed with a festival of theatre productions, guest performances of associated theatre ensembles and by the premiere of the production of Útržky z nedokončeného románu (Scraps of an Unfinished Novel)

The first seat of HaDivadlo in Brno is Klub školství a vědy Bedřicha Václavka (the Bedřich Václavek Education and Science Club). In the 1980s the theatre´s productions include: Cesty (Ways), Dnes naposled (Today for the Last Time), Dcery národa (Daughters of the Nation), Žádná tragédie (No Tragedy) and Proces (The Trial).

1988 HaDivadlo moved to the Cultural Centre in Šelepova Street. The persevering tendency and effort for wide-open political and artistic expression results in a common project of the documentary theatre Rozrazil together with the Theatre on a String. Thus the ensemble wanted to participate directly in changing the social and political situation. Despite several bans and threats of cancellation of both ensembles, Rozrazil is performed from October 1988 until November 1989.

1989  On 17th November during performance of Rozrazil at Junior Club, Na chmelnici in Prague, a student beaten by the police at the demonstrations on Národní třída was brought on stage by the actors to present the first public testimony. The following day at the time of the matinée performance (4 p.m.), both ensembles were the first theatres to announce a strike in Czechoslovakia. They immediately became involved in other civic and theatre activities where they participated in the Velvet Revolution.

1991 HaDivadlo found a new venue after a difficult search – it was a small hall on Sukova Street, which was christened Kabinet Múz (Cabinet of Muses), which was also the name of the new artistic programme. The director Jan Antonín Pitínský also participated in its creation and thus the Amateur Circle and HaDivadlo were joined together.

The first premiere at the new venue was Ladislav Klíma´s Lidská tragikomedie (Human Tragicomedy – adaptation by Miloš Černoušek, directed by Arnošt Goldflam), which became one of the most important events of the Czech post-November theatre.

Apart from theatre productions there were many other activities on the programme of Kabinet Múz – such as a literary and musical café, exhibitions, author´s readings, discussions, artistic and para-theatre events, shows and performances of associated ensembles, publishing a journal and other publications and dances of the last day.

HaDivadlo enters Kabinet Múz with a number of new faces, that had gradually appeared in the ensemble since the late 1980s, including Mariana and Hynek Chmelař, Michaela Maláčová and Naďa Kovářová. The members of the Amateur Circle included J.A. Pitínský, Marie Ludvíková, manager-actor Milan Sedláček, actor, musician and composer Martin Dohnal, cooperating architect, stage designer and actor Tomáš Rusín, M. Zavadil, J. Ludvík, Štěpán Rusín and others. The poet, lyrics writer and rock musician Karel David became the manager and Jiřina Halounová, Dana Poláková and Gustav Řezníček arrived from theatre schools.

1992 Director Pitínský left, followed later by the director Goldflam. Probably the most popular production in the history of the ensemble was created – the retro-musical Hvězdy na vrbě (Stars on the Willow) by Karel David.

1996 The director David Jařab became artistic director together with Iva Voláková (Klestilová). After Josef Kovalčuk leaves the theatre, Luboš Balák becomes a new dramaturge. Fresh graduates from the Janáček Academy who join the theatre ensemble include significant personalities, such as Marek Daniel, Pavel Liška, Josef Polášek and Tomáš Matonoha.

1999 Jiří Pokorný became the new artistic director after a short period of change when Břetislav Rychlík, Janoš Krist and Miloš Černoušek held this position. Pokorný based his artistic vision of the theatre on searching and producing contemporary Czech and foreign dramatic texts.

2004 HaDivadlo moved from Kabinet Múz to a former cinema in the Alfa arcade. When Jiří Pokorný left the theatre, Valeria Schulczová became the artistic director. Until then she had been the financial director. In June one of the foundation members of the theatre Josef Kovalčuk became the head of management. Oxana Smilková became the full-time director and Ondřej Elbel became both director and dramaturge.

2005 Luboš Balák (Artistic Director) and Ondřej Elbel (director and dramaturge) won the competition for theatre management. New actors join the ensemble – Helena Baráthová, Kamila Kalousová, Václav Neužil and Jiří Hájek. A number of new productions were created, including Luboš Balák´s authorial projects. ;  “Studio”, a new venue for small-size productions was created. The pivotal dramaturgical project of the period was the cycle Proměny 20. století (Changes of the 20th century) which attempted to reflect on the individual decades of the previous century and brought about a number of remarkable productions.

2007 Marián Amsler became a full time director.

2010 When Luboš Balák left the ensemble, Marián Amsler took up the post of artistic director. Amsler worked with the dramaturge Jan Havlice and later, after his departure, with the dramaturge and playwright Anna Saavedra. Under Amsler´s leadership HaDivadlo worked closely with the Prague theatre Letí and the Centre for Contemporary Drama. As part of the residential programmes for contemporary authors, HaDivadlo presented the plays Jsem Kraftwerk! (I am Kraftwerk!) by Viliam Klimáček, Tajná zpráva z planety matek (A Secret Message from the Planet of Mothers) by Anna Saavedra and Roky 90: Láska, pank a Nesmírnost (The 1990s: Love, Punk and Immensity) by Ondřej Novotný.

2012 The dramaturge Jan Havlice left. Marián Amsler started to work with the dramaturge and playwright Anna Saavedra. The dramaturgical cycle Konec civilizace (The End of Civilization) is created, which is completed by the festival Apocalypse Now. During Amsler´s period, the theatre dramaturgy clearly inclined to contemporary dramatical texts especially of German origin by Falk Richter, David Gieselmann, Marius von Mayenburg, etc.

2014 Amsler finished his artistic work in HaDivadlo with the production of Vyhnání Gerty Schnirch (The Explusion of Gerta Schnirch) and he left at the end of the year.

2015 The director Ivan Buraj became the artistic director of the theatre. Previously, he had made his name with the authorial production Kreatury (Creatures) and the authorial adaptation of Kafka´s Trial under the title Záře integrace (Blaze of Integration).

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