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As of January 2024, the Archa Theatre has been transformed into ARCHA+, a multifunctional cultural space open to collaboration with many partners and its own work for the upcoming generation.

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Ondřej Hrab and Jana Svobodová continue their creative activity in the newly founded organization Archa - Centre of Documentary Theatre, z.ú.

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Archa Theatre is open to all kinds of performing arts.

The Archa Theatre functions as a production house that provides artists with space for their work. We do not have a permanent ensemble but collaborate with artists in the form of co-productions. At the same time, we have established the Centre for Documentary and Social-Specific Theatre, which is dedicated to both artistic and educational activities.
The theatre's dramaturgy ignores the boundaries between genres as well as geographical, cultural and political borders. The program consists of the theatre's own projects and performances by artists and ensembles, which the Archa Theatre seeks out at home and abroad and invites to perform on its stage.

Every year, several original projects are created at the Archa Theatre that reflect current social issues. Since 2010, the Archa Theatre has regularly organized the AKCENT International Documentary Theatre Festival. It has long collaborated with many domestic and foreign theatres, festivals and cultural institutions. A significant part of the theatre's international activities is supported by grants from the European Commission's Culture program. The Archa Theatre is a member of IETM – the international network for contemporary performing arts.


International Summer School of Documentary Theatre 2023

25 August – 7 September 2023, Archa Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic

international cooperation
residency documentary theatre performance

Hana Kokšalová – Inside You, There Are Two Wolves

premieres February 27 and March 2, 2023, Archa Theatre, Prague

international cooperation

Perché non io? / Why Not Me?

Jana Svobodová & coll. / Teatro NEST, Fondazione Campania dei Festival, Neapol, Archa Theatre


Democracy Through Theatre

A project aimed at connecting theatre and democratic education. It focuses on decision-making processes in collective creative activity, the ability to perceive contemporary creation and tolerance, and openness to the unknown.

international cooperation

What’SAP – Exchange of Social Art Practices

The What’SAP project is a 2-year international project co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. It is based on the exchange of the methodologies between the four project partners from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Serbia, and France. / 2021 – 2022

methodological manual

Social-specific Theatre in Practice

A practical handbook by Jana Svobodová – Social-Specific Theatre in Practice / Involving “Real People” Into the Process of Theatre Creation – is available online!

AKCENT Festival

International Festival of Documentary Theatre presented annually since 2010.

international cooperation

Artists in War

Amplify the artist's voice - let the story be heard!


International Summer School of Theatre in Social Context 2022

22 August - 4 September 2022, Archa Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic

documentary theatre performance

Those Who Speak For Themselves

The Only Story Is Yours / concept, screenplay & director: Jana Svobodová

international cooperation

Those Who Speak For Themselves

This project by the Archa Theatre combines theatrical production and education in the field of documentary theatre and theatre in a social context. 

documentary theatre performance

Bark Beetle

Amálie Poledníčková and coll. / Archa residency / premiere April 4, 2022



rezidence Archa.Fresh / premieres 13 & 14 July 2021

Jan Mocek – Virtual Ritual

premieres: 2 & 3 October 2019

Petr Nikl – Yellow Darkness

premiere: 21 September 2018

Piano Babylon

Nejtek - Hlavenková - Nikl / premiere July 21, 2021


David Vrbík and coll.

House Without Sleep

premieres: 14 & 15 July 2020

Podcast serie: Survive Tonight

Accompanying podcast to the House Without Sleep performance / 2020

international cooperation

Ordinary People

Archa Theatre and Living Dance Studio, Beijing


Colonization – new origin

VOSTO5 / Archa Theatre / 4+4 days in motion


The After Party

Pieter De Buysser / Divadlo Archa / Robin / Kaaitheater

international cooperation

New Bohemia (In the middle of America)

Archa Theatre and Legion Arts Center Cedar Rapid

performance produced by Archa Theatre


2011 – 2020


Fidlovačka or Who are We?

Spielraum Kollektiv / Archa.lab / Studio Damúza

performance produced by Archa Theatre
performance produced by Archa Theatre


– Spielraum Kollektiv / Archa.lab

Archa Theatre project
performance produced by Archa Theatre
performance produced by Archa Theatre
performance produced by Archa Theatre
performance produced by Archa Theatre
performance produced by Archa Theatre