You don’t need to speak Czech to enjoy the Prague Pride festival. Whether you want to talk, watch, dance, or party, the colourful programme in English has everything. Here are 6 events from this year’s programme for which you definitely won’t need the Czech language.
TIP: The date, place or time of the events may change. We cannot always update the information in this article immediately. Therefore, it’s best to also check each event in the programme using the hyperlinks below, where the information is always up-to-date.
Inspirational talk show full of emotions
At this year’s Pride Voices five Czech and foreign queer personalities share their life experiences, including but not limited to coming out:
Sister Daphne (DE) – member of the Order of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from Berlin who focuses on HIV/AIDS
Dominik Więcek (PL) – dancer and choreographer
Petra Vytejčková – lawyer (In IUSTITIA) who works with victims of prejudice crimes
Teo Hrubá – co-founder and member of the TakyTrans (meaning “also trans”) association
Petr Laně – journalist, first Czech man in a civil union to adopt a child
Saturday August 7th at 17.00
Pride House (Kasárna Karlín), Garage
Dirty Dirty Dancing: The official Pride afterparty
Forget your usual boring city-centre clubs, our official afterparty Dirty Dirty Dancing takes place at the unique industrial space of the Altenburg 1964, a ship anchored on the Vltava River.
DJs and performers:
Cormac (IR/UK), special guest
DDD is for everyone, but we also have a party for women and their friends: BOBR queer femme party.
Saturday August 7th at 22.30 (DDD)
Altenburg 1964, Partyzánská str. 18/23
Friday August 6th at 20.00 (BOBR)
Altenburg 1964, Partyzánská str. 18/23
Film: Coming out in Berlin and Q&A with the director
Silent Nora is spending her summer in the Berlin district Kreutzberg. When she meets the charismatic and openminded Romy, her life turns upside down.
The intense coming-of-age film Cocoon is a work by German director Leonie Krippnedorff. Interested in her work connected with LGBT+ and Berlin? Come to the face-to-face Q&A at 19.00 (Kasárna Karlín, Pool section).
Saturday August 6th at 21.00
Pride House (Kasárna Karlín)
Award-winning dance performance in Pride Village
Dominik Więcek, one of the speakers of Pride Voices, is an internationally recognized dancer and choreographer. He will give a live performance of the award-winning solo Dominique.
The second dance of the Dance in Village programme is I fought Piranhas performed by Monika Witkowska. Together these choreographed dances make a unique two-piece. Its presentation at Prague Pride Festival is a Czech première.
Friday August 6th at 21.00
Pride Village (Střelecký Island)
Pub Quiz with Mezipatra QFF
Fancy yourself as a smarty-pants about pop culture and LGBTQ+ community facts and history? Then shuffle along to Karlín Barracks on Monday to win BIG PRIZES in our Pub Quiz. Teams of two to five can participate. Registration on the door.
Hosted by Melancholia Blackbile.
Monday August 2nd at 19.00
Pride House (Kasárna Karlín), Pool section
The Gay Agenda: I'm Coming Out!
Come see Prague’s resident LGBT+ stand-up comedy group share stories of laughter, love, and learning to accept ourselves for who we are.
With your host Jackson Smith, you can expect a night full of laughs and the finest queer comedy. The Gay Agenda is the largest queer-oriented stand-up comedy show in Central and Eastern Europe.
Thursday August 4th at 19.00
The Globe Bookstore and Café
59 % of LGBT+ people in Czechia don’t talk about their orientation and identity, because they’re afraid of the reaction of those around them. The situation is even worse in Hungary – a new law bans LGBT+ content for the under 18s, including educational materials. Support the one week in the year in which LGBT+ people can really feel that they belong and that they are free. We will use half of your donation for events during our festival week. We will send the other half to Budapest Pride in Hungary.