National Theater lost more than CZK 120 million during pandemic

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By Irina Nikolaeva | Prague Every day Monitor |

26 August 2020

The National Theater canceled over 400 performances from March to July because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Jan Burian, the director of the National Theater, said that the theater returned 51 million CZK to the purchasers. More than 2 million CZK are still ready to be returned for the canceled exhibits.

Burian said that the Ministry of Tradition helped to cowl the bills. The theater revenue lacks greater than 121 million CZK, and that is just the quantity for the March-June period. The anticipated amount of the entire loss is 251.eight million CZK. The Ministry coated 117.6 million CZK and provided numerous subsidies.

Lubomír Zaorálek, the Minister of Culture, permits the theater to open regardless that the pandemic isn't over, and further restrictions, such because the sporting of masks during performances, are expected from September 1st. He promises to seek out out a means of testing the artists and staff each day to keep away from any dangers.

Additionally, Burian believes that the introduction of the precise regime for altering rooms and refreshment zones can decrease the potential of an infection. As for the theater halls, they are designed to have totally different sectors.

Presently, all the collaborations with overseas corporations are postponed. For example, the Prague Crossroads International Pageant often happened originally of the season. This time, will probably be occurring all through the whole period, CTK reports.

Premieres, which have been postponed by the Nationwide Theater because of the quarantine, are both occurring or expected to happen shortly. In complete, there shall be 19 premieres this season. The celebration of the first huge opening is going to be on September 3rd at Strelecky Ostrov with a special concert.

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