The 20th edition of Malá Inventura, the festival of new theatre, will take place from 18 to 26 February 2022 in Prague.

The festival will feature the SHOWCASE – 33 theatre events at 18 venues – and introduce a new programme, REDEFINING THE PRACTICES, that reflects on perspectives of change in various areas of contemporary theatre practice. Malá Inventura is primarily centred on live networking for theatre organizations and professionals, artistic groups, performers, and the public, and we make sure that this edition is no exception. The ARTS SERVICE & NETWORKING section will feature time-tested as well as innovated formats that support networking and offer opportunities for sharing ideas and testing viewpoints, establishing collaborations and arranging for guest performances at other festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad.

This year Malá Inventura celebrates an anniversary that we do not wish to approach with reverence. We will not look back for too long, or preserve current practices and established formats. On the contrary, we will use the twenty years of experience as an opportunity to redefine the state of performing arts in the Czech Republic, particularly with respect to our post-pandemic presence. The art scene continues evolving, going gradually through transformations, facing turning points. And Malá Inventura Festival must respond.