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Classic on Trial in 2024

Dear visitors, in 2024 the reconstruction of the Litomyšl castle continues and unfortunately we do not have a suitable space from which to observe the events on the replacement main stage of Smetana Litomyšl undisturbed (and undisturbing).

Families with children and students are therefore advised to take advantage of the freely accessible programme of the Festival Gardens, which also includes pure classics, or any of the 66th Smetana’s Litomyšl shows designed for families. Younger children will be introduced to the world of the opera by puppet Hurvínek, while the bigger ones can dare to see the real Bartered Bride, performed especially for families in the afternoon.

27. 6. 15:00 Smetana House – Hurvínek barters the bride | 27. 6. 18:00 Smetana House – Hurvínek barters the bride | 29. 6. 15:00 Festival Hall – The Bartered Bride

Without the possibility of slipping in and out unobtrusively, but at a reasonable price, you can get tickets at the Friends of Free Seats Club. Becoming a member may also be a good substitute for the Classics on Trial, which is not available this year. All you have to do is keep an eye out for “last-minute” deals on tickets for a song and apply for tickets when the time is right. Detailed information and the registration form can be found here:

Come and try it out! For adults with children aged 6 and over and students up to the age of 26 who are still unsure about their relationship to classical music, we offer discounted tickets for standing in the second arcade of the castle courtyard (in 2024, in the Festival Hall Grandstand). Here, you can enjoy the entire program or only part of it – moreover, the second arcade is also privy to a fascinating view of the festival’s backstage area.

Standing tickets (for 100 CZK) can be booked from May 2024 at or by calling 461 616 070. After the festival has begun, they’re also available at the information stand in the Festival Gardens. Capacity is limited. Visitors can meet at the information booth in the Monastery Gardens 20 minutes before the show (where you can also pay). With Give Classical a Try, you can even visit Smetana’s Litomyšl performances without high heels or a bow tie, although you may find that donning elegant clothes also conjures up a festive mood.

With Classic on Trial you may visit all the performances held in the Festival Hall.



performances to visit:

9. 6. 2024, 7.30 p.m., This beer is a heavenly gift! 

13. 6. 2024, 21.00, Two Widows

14. 6. 2024, 21.00, Braniboři v Čechách

15. 6. 2024, 21.00, Devil’s Wall

16. 6. 2024, 18.00, Libuše – Kněžíková & Hrůša & Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

18. 6. 2024, 20.30, Sylvie Bodorová: Quo vadis

21. 6. 2024, 21.00, L. Janáček: Jenůfa

22. 6. 2024, 21.00, The Secret

23. 6. 2024, 19.30, Smetana Triumphal & Bruckner Te Deum

25. 6. 2024, 19.00, Solo for 100 strings IV. – Finals

28. 6. 2024, 21.00, Dalibor

29. 6. 2024, 21.00, The Bartered Bride

30. 6. 2024, 19.30, Our Country – Czech Song

2. 7. 2024, 20.30, Hub

3. 7. 2024, 20.00, Stars of Opera Heaven – Freddie De Tommaso & Iulia Maria Dan

4. 7. 2024,20.00, Jubilee Concert on a Wish – Century of Czech Song

5. 7. 2024, 20.00, Jubilee Concert on a Wish – Century of Czech Song

6. 7. 2024, 18.30, Grand Final – My Country

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