About Letni Letna festival

Contemporary circus is at home at the Letní Letná festival. The international show is the largest event dedicated to this genre in the Czech Republic and one of the largest contemporary circus festivals in Central Europe. Breathtaking acts and mastery of agility can be seen every year on the "green meadow" in Letná Parks in the centre of Prague. Since its inception, Letní Letná has featured almost two thousand performances, attended by a total of almost half a million spectators.

Foreign Performances

Every year, foreign stars come to Letní Letná at the invitation of the festival. Some of the performances are premieres in the Czech Republic and often in Central Europe. The festival's dramaturgy consistently seeks out quality and progressive ensembles to introduce them to the Czech professional and general public. Fans of traditional forms of physical theatre / contemporary circus, as well as those who are attracted by experiments and pushing the boundaries of genres, will find it to their liking.

Festival of the Czech Contemporary Circus Scene

Letní Letná is also a show of the best that the domestic scene has to offer. We give opportunities to young artists and bring new work to the audience. We invite you to see contemporary circus in the main tent, but the programme always includes several free open-air performances for the general public.

We present up to five theatrical performances for children every day. There is also a largely family-friendly accompanying programme, the quality and variety of which is dear to our hearts.

Accompanying Programme

Most of the accompanying activities are free of charge for visitors. They will be entertained, for example, by the daily free circus and art workshops, and they can take a break from the festival hustle and bustle with a book from Bibliobus Oskar, the Prague City Library’s reading room on wheels. Since the recent years, visitors can also visit a tent with a photography exhibition, playful interactive installations, and a relaxation zone. Adult audiences can participate in discussions after the performances or try out some of the workshops designed for them (e.g. as part of the Jugglers & Day or artists’ workshops).

Letní Letná for Children

Young visitors are as important to Letní Letná as their parents. The fourth pillar of the festival concept is therefore are services dedicated exclusively to children – namely suburban camps and evening babysitting. Parents can choose between two camps for their offspring: the 10-day Summer Camp (Letní Letňák), during which children rehearse theatre performances and attend daily circus workshops; and Letňáček PLUS, a weekend suburban camp with a similar programme. The Night Watch, i.e., evening babysitting, operates throughout the festival.

For more information about camps, babysitting and activities for children in general, see Letná for kids.

Festival Grounds

The festival grounds are created every summer in the beautiful Letná Parks, near Prague Castle in the city centre. It is freely accessible and barrier-free, and daily cleaning of the entire area is a matter of course. Visitors can sit down to quality refreshments at affordable prices or go to the Letní Poloha bar for a musical programme every day after the evening performances. The facilities are always set up to allow visitors to spend a full day at the festival.


Tickets for the main programme have been available to buy online in advance since Christmas the previous year, and we also sell vouchers. Physical ticket sales are only available to visitors at the festival grounds approximately three days before the event and then during the event. Information on current sales can be found here: Tickets.