AKCENT has been presenting documentary theatre to Czech audiences for ten years.

AKCENT connects Czech theatre-makers with world creators.

AKCENT presents theatrical work based on authentic stories.

AKCENT responds to current social issues.

AKCENT is here even during the pandemic.

AKCENT 2020 was online! See you at AKCENT 2021!


Virtual Ritual_home

19. 11. 20:00

 Virtual Ritual_home

Jan Mocek

An original gaming performance brings viewers into the parallel world of online video games (MMOG), for which millions of people around the world sign up every day. Into a world where almost anything is possible. / With English subtitles.

Urbanist Osamu Okamura, YouTuber Atlet, and photographer and gamer Adéla Vosičková will return the performance to the YouTube platform where it was born. It will not be merely streaming theatre to the online space, but a thorough "live" analysis of a digital society in its own environment.


Concept, director, sets: Jan Mocek
Performers: Osamu Okamura, Adéla Vosičková, Ondřej Pokorný (Atlet)
Artistic collaboration: Irina Andreeva, Sodja Lotker, Táňa Švehlová
Lights: Patrik Sedlák
Sound: Ladislav Štěrba
Video: Jan Mocek, Ondřej Pokorný (Atlet), Jan Hofman
Photography: Adéla Vosičková

The production is co-produced by the Archa Theatre and Sixhouses.
With the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.


Hlavní město Praha         

Ministerstvo kultury ČR             

Six Houses


House (Without) Sleep

20. 11. 22:00

Nesladim Collective

Do you also sometimes have trouble falling asleep? The Nesladim Collective has prepared a video invitation to sleep for you.

"One sheep… two sheep… three sheep… four… that fourth one is taking its time. Four sheep… Do I always have to say sheep or is the number enough?"  

Do you also sometimes have trouble falling asleep? The Nesladim Collective has prepared a video invitation to sleep for you. Lie down in a comfortable place, put on your headphones, and start counting with us. 

Director: Linda Dušková
Collaboration on the concept, production: Lucie Špačková, Zdeňka Valečková
Performers: Michal Kern, Matyáš Řezníček, Lucia Čižinská
Music: Matyáš Řezníček
Video: Vojtěch Kába

Expert consultants: Karolina Janků, Monika Kliková, Tereza Domínová


Supported by

Hlavní město Praha


Useless Things

21. 11. 20:00

Spielraum Kollektiv / Akcent Festival and Theatre Night.

Useless present or future? Useless progress. Useless, me, you. What from 2020 will be necessary in 10 years? Or in 500 years? What will be left of us for future generations? Waste or treasure? What about Christmas? Have you done your shopping yet?

We are setting up a tele-bridge between an empty theatre and overcrowded households. We will move to the Archa of the future and look at the past of 2020. Until dreams come true, in the middle of an adventurous apocalypse. We have everything and we can have more – a pocket full of useless things, a handbag, a bag, a living room, a whole house! To have or not to have?

Concept: Linda Straub, Mathias Straub, Philipp Schenker, Teresa Weiser, Heda Bayer
Director: Linda Straub
Scenography: Mathias Straub
Costumes: Barbora Burdová
Light design: Michal Horáček
Performers: Linda Straub, Philipp Schenker, Heda Bayer
Music: Myko
Video: Verena Russel / Martin Krupa
Production: Teresa Weiser

Spielraum Collective is a free theatre group of creators centred around Linda Straub and Mathias Straub, focusing mainly on site-specific and documentary theatre. Significant features of previous projects include innovative ways of involving the viewer in the performance and an emphasis on working with space. In 2020, their work thematically focuses on ecology and the climate crisis.

Project cooperation: Taupunkt e.V. / Off-Bühne Chemnitz

Supported by Deutsch-Tschechische Zukunftsfonds and Ministry of Culture Czech Republic.

Hlavní město Praha

Ministerstvo kultury ČR

Česko-německý fond budoucnosti


Archa meets Radio Laude

21. 11. 21:30

Niels Doucet / Live set. Watch the recording of the live set from Archa Theatre.

Nibiru III – Loud Ring

22. 11. 18:00

 Nibiru III – Loud Ring

Tamara Zsófia Vadas, Ábris Gryllus, Márton Emil Tóth

The workshop and performance of Nibiru III will take place in a virtual space. - LOUD RING, including a documentary look at the whole process and the introduction to the world of Nibiru from the point of view of its creators.

What will happen when the end of the world comes? How do we plan to save it, how will we take care of others? And what can girl power teach us? Are we open enough to it?  

Nibiru III. - LOUD RING is a post apocalyptic healing in which we can hear the voice of young girls through their movement and imagination. The legends say that Nibiru is the tenth planet of the solar system, which will end the forms of life as we know them now when crashing into Earth. Nibiru III. - LOUD RING invites the audience in a fictional word that is created through the collaboration of a group of teenagers and professional artists.

Creative Team:
Ábris Gryllus, Márton Emil Tóth, Tamara Zsófia Vadas, Viktória Varga, Anna Zsigó

SÍN Arts Centre (HU)

Realized in the framework of Be SpectACTive! - CapoTrave/Kilowatt (IT), Artemrede (PT), Bakelit Multi Art Center (HU), Brut (AT), Buda Kunstencentrum (BE), Cafè de las Artes Teatro (ES), Domino (HR), Divadelná Nitra(SK), Dublin theatre festival (IE), Göteborgsstadss, kulturförvaltning/ Storateatern (SE), Institution Student Cultural Centre (RS),  Occitanieen scène languedoc-roussillon (FR), PlesniTeater Ljubljana (SI), The TANEC PRAHA International Festival (CZ), Teatrul national RaduStanca (RO).

Supported by: National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Workshop Foundation, Katlan Group, EU Culture Programme

Presented in cooperation with The TANEC PRAHA International Festival and the Be SpectACTive! project, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Supported by

Hlavní město Praha

Ministerstvo kultury ČR

Ceative Europe

Mezinárodní festival TANEC PRAHA

BE SpectACTive!


24. 11. 20:00

Continuo Theatre

What is the meaning of the individual's civic stance in the current social and political situation in Central Europe? / Watch online premiere. / With Czech and English subtitles (choose subtitles in the video).

The Continuo Theatre and its online documentary, which combines fragments from the production of Noon with interviews with participants in the demonstrations against the occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968, ask this question in the context of news and reflections on recent events. The context is complemented by period materials and radio and film recordings. 

Director: Pavel Štourač
Theme and concept: Continuo Theatre
Scenography: Helena Štouračová, Pavel Štourač
Music: Elia Moretti and coll.
Video: Amador Artiga
Light design: Jan Hugo Hejzlar
Performers: Kateřina Šobáñová, Sara Bocchini, Natália Vañová, Felix Baumann, Pavel Štourač, Sean Henderson

Supported by

Hlavní město Praha




No More Social Kissing

25. 11. 15:00 – 17:30

 No More Social Kissing

In English

An international conference on the future of performing arts.

Is it important to greet one another with social kisses? Is it possible to create a theatre without physical contact? How are our cultural patterns changing? What will artistic mobility look like in the coming years?

Archa will connect with artists and producers in Edinburgh, Vienna, Ghent, Budapest, Brussels, Sheffield, Aarhus, Philadelphia, Buenos Aires, Prague and Beijing.

The panelists of the conference:
Tim Etchells – director, Forced Entertainment, Sheffield
Pieter De Buysser – author, playwright and performer, Brussels
Wen Hui – dancer, choreographer and documentary filmmaker, Beijing
Kira Kirsch – artistic director of the Brut Theatre, Vienna
Kristof Blom – artistic director, CAMPO, Ghent
Gyuri Szabó – director, Trafó, Budapest
Henk Keizer – coordinator of artistic activities in agricultural areas, Arhus
Jan Mocek – theatre director, Prague
Lola Arias – artist and director, Buenos Aires
James Ijamesartistic co-director of the Wilma Theater, Philadelphia
Ondrej Hrab – director of the Archa Theatre, Prague
Hester Chillingworth - non-binary performance maker, director, London
The conference is moderated from Edinburgh by Robert Palmer, international cultural expert and member of the Board of Archa Theatre.

Opening and closing remarks Jana Svobodova, theatre director, artistic director of the Akcent Festival.

German director and composer Heiner Goebbels will send his greetings.


Supported by

Flanders / State of the Art


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About festival

The AKCENT International Festival of Documentary Theatre was born in 2010 from the need to present a new theatrical form to the Czech public, one for which the term "documentary" was later established. From the very beginning, AKCENT set itself the ambition to connect European and world artists with local theatre-makers whose theatrical expression is grounded in authentic events, stories or social positions. AKCENT contributed to the development of a theatrical methodology that is not based on the interpretation of a text written in advance by a playwright. It gave impetus to a creative process directly inspired by the current social situation. AKCENT has presented the work of world-famous artists as well as prominent figures from the local scene.


Jana Svobodová
director of Akcent Festival

Ondřej Hrab
curator of Akcent Festival

Jindřich Krippner

Supported by

Hlavní město Praha 

Flanders / State of the Art