The Prague Summer Theatre School


The Prague Summer Theatre School


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Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts


June 3rd to June 21st 2013

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Studying and Making Theatre in Prague

The Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU) is pleased to announce its fourth annual summer theatre school. Courses are in English and will take place at DAMU, located in the heart of Prague’s historical center.

The Prague Summer Theatre School (PSTS) provides theatre students and practitioners with a diverse, hands-on immersion in the principles and practices of authorial performance, mask making & performance, nonverbal comedy theatre, puppetry, set design, and site-specific theatre.

The PSTS is rooted in the Czech Republic’s long history of puppet and object theatre, innovative set design and its unique contributions to small-forms and authorial theatre since the 1950s.

Experience the Theatre Academy in English

The PSTS is an excellent way for non-Czech speaking students to acquaint themselves with DAMU, especially for those who may be interested in applying to its Erasmus program and/or the M.A. programs in English. University students interested in obtaining credit for the coursework may do so. The PSTS can also benefit professionals who are looking to diversify their practice. Access to the school’s theatrical and technical facilities (theatre and rehearsal spaces, internet) is included.

A Diverse and Expanded program

This year’s PSTS features eight three-week courses. PSTS students will also attend performances with DAMU staff at local venues in order to experience Prague’s theatre scene. Please see the Course Descriptions link on the left for more information.

Applying to the PSTS


Applications are being accepted from January 14th to April 30th, 2013. DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 24th, 2013. LIMITED SPACES STILL AVAILABLE IN MOST COURSES. The PSTS admits qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis. Early applicants may receive a tuition discount.

Contact us

For general information or an application, please contact Irena Feithová, Communications Coordinator, at:

For more specific questions, please contact the Director of the PSTS, Alexander Komlosi, at:, cell: +420 776 072 092.

Please click a link on the left for more information