For many years, the Letní Letná Festival has led the way to a new circus in the Czech Republic. Over that time, it has become an integral part of both the Czech and European cultural maps. From the very beginning, the festival has presented the new circus genre and its current trends, introducing top international ensembles to Czech audiences, while relentlessly supporting and helping to develop the local scene.
The festival has brought the best of contemporary circus troupes to the Czech Republic, including Cirque Ici, Cirque Trottola, Les Colporteurs, 7 Fingers, Cirkus Cirkör, Compagnie XY, Cirque Baroque, Cahin Caha, Malabar, Atelier Lefevreu & André, Cie Galapiat, Cirque Inextremiste, La Compagnie du Poivre Rose, NoFit State Circus, Compagnie Rasposo, Cique Alfonse, Escarlata Circus, Baro d´Evel Cirk Cie, Akoreacro and others.
An integral part of the festival has always been the family and children’s program. In addition to the performances for kids, art and circus workshops as well as other activities have been prepared for small, smaller and the smallest children, including “Letní Letňák” a summer camp where they can learn circus disciplines and create their own theatre performance..
While Letní Letná attracts a huge number of visitors every year, it has also succeeded in preserving a pleasant old-world summer circus atmosphere, unsullied by mass market or commercial interests. The festival has become a meeting place not only for artists, experts and fans of new circus, but also for friends, acquaintances, families with children and people seeking active leisure activity.
55 000 — visitors per year
> 190 — performances
18 — days in August – September