‘Play in a Week’ Drama Summer Camp and other top summer activities in Prague

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The summer holidays are right around the corner and staying inside just isn’t an option when there are so many fun things to do in Prague. Summer camps can offer a multitude of activities to suit every child and are a perfect solution for parents and caregivers who still have to work throughout the summer.

This year, Prague Youth Theatre are super excited to be hosting our very own summer camp, giving children aged 9-14 the opportunity to create and rehearse a play in a week and perform the finishing product to family and friends. Throughout the week, students will have the opportunity to practice their English, be introduced to fun devising and improvisation games and become all round theatre-makers! You don’t need any experience or to be a PYT student to join in on the fun and it’s a great opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills and gain confidence both on and off stage. There are still a few places that need to be filled for both weeks so hurry now and sign up here to avoid disappointment!

When?
Week 1: Monday 9th-Friday 13th July (9am-4pm).
Week 2: Monday 16th– Friday 20th July (9am-4pm).
Students can attend the first or second week, or both. We offer discounts for siblings and for children attending both weeks.

Where? The venue is Limpid Works, a newly opened arts space in Vrsovice, Prague 10. We will work in one of their larger studio spaces, and will spend some of each day on the outdoor terrace and in the local Grebovka Park.

Who? ‘Play in a Week’ will be lead by some of PYT’s most experienced staff and members. Meet the team…

Adam Stewart (PYT Founder and Artistic Director)

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Before moving to the Czech Republic in 2005, Adam honed his theatre skills in London and at the Edinburgh Festival as a member of the National Youth Music Theatre. He then studied Acting and Education at Bretton Hall University in the north of England where he received a BA (hons). For the last 15 years Adam has worked extensively in theatre, television and as a freelance drama practitioner/educator in New York and throughout the United Kingdom. Adam holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and was Head of Drama at the English International School of Prague for 5 years. As well as being the Artistic Director of PYT, Adam also regularly performs as Barta in the first official English adaption of Cimrman’s ‘Zaskok’ at Zizkovske Divadlo.

Rosie Dwelly (Company Manager)

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After a childhood spent dancing, acting, singing and playing music, Rosie graduated with a degree in performing arts and dance studies from the University of Winchester (UK) in 2003. She went on to pursue a career in event management, spending five years organising large-scale corporate, fundraising, and faculty events for various British university institutions. She also co-founded and managed a successful, regular, live music night and PR/artist management solutions company. Since re-locating to Prague, she has been busy putting her organisational and administrative skills to good use as the General Manager of the Prague Fringe Festival and the Administrative Director of the Prague Film & Theater Center.

Bernice delos Reyes (Prague Youth Theatre Intern)

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Bernice is currently studying Theatre and Sociology at New York University, Abu Dhabi. She was born and raised in Manila, Philippines where she dedicated her time to teaching English to unprivileged kids through theatre, dance and visual arts. As a theatre maker, she us currently honing her artistic body of work, focussing her interest in physical and devised theatre. She draws inspiration from her exposure to global theatre in University, as well as her adventures in her home country, the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

29023982058_75fd30477f_zThe summer camps will also be lead by Anna, a PYT Advanced student and PYT veteran of four years who regularly assists with our Saturday rehearsals. 

There is a whole heap of other fantastic outdoor activities to try out. Here’s what else we think that you should check out this summer…

Other summer camps in Prague

There are lots of other summer camp opportunities advertised on this Facebook page covering a wide range of activities. From football to horse riding and climbing to trampolining, there’s guaranteed to be something that everybody can get stuck into!

Take a trip to Žluté lázně

Longing for the seaside but stuck in Prague this summer? Well look no further. Prague’s very own fake beach- Žluté lázně – offers the perfect solution to all your landlocked blues! Žluté lázně runs along a section of the River Vltava where you can swim, paddleboard and kayak and has a section with a large paddling pool for younger kids. There are lots of other exciting activities on offer that the whole family can enjoy including cycling, longboarding, table tennis and volleyball. There is also plenty of space to relax and enjoy the sun with a range of restaurants and cafes to keep you refreshed throughout the day.

When? Open 9am-1am, Monday-Sunday

Where? Podolské nábř. 1184/3, 140 00 Podolí, Czechia

How much? Entrance fees range from 30-80 CZK. Full price list here.

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Pedal boat along the Vltava

If none of this is floating your boat, then hopefully a trip down the Vltava is sure to keep the family cool and entertained! Head to Slovanka on the Slavic Island where you can rent pedal boats, rowing boats, motor boats with even an extra special swan pedal boat!

Where? Slovanský ostrov, Praha 1

When? Open 11am-10pm, April-October

How much? Prices range from 200-250 CZK per hour.

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Miniature Railway

Looking for something to do on a rainy day or maybe when you want to stay cool indoors? Head to the Kingdom of Railways– the largest miniature model of the Czech Republic! Located in the heart of Smichov, the Kingdom of Railways offers an interactive experience for families to explore the Czech Republic with a working miniature railway, digitally operated cars and models of all of Prague’s famous sights. Open Monday- Sunday, 9am-7pm

Where? Stroupeznickeho 23, Andel, 150 00 Praha 5-Smichov

When? Open Monday-Sundat, 9am-7pm

How much? Tickets range from 50 CZK-260 CZK with group discounts available

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Strawberry Picking

Summer means berry season and there are lots of beautiful places in and around Prague that offer you the opportunity to pick your own strawberries with the family! We recommend that you check out City Spy Prague’s  handy list of some of the best farms and spots to pick strawberries that are nearby.

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Water Zorbing

Water Zorbing is a super fun water activity offers you the chance to walk on water without getting wet. Roll around in an inflatable on the surface of the Vlatava and have heaps of fun on your own or with a friend!

Where? Smetanovo nabrezi

When? Open every day 10am-9pm

How much? Single sorb- 200 CZK per 10 minutes

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Bobsleigh

The Winter Olympics may not be due for another four years but at least there’s still plenty of time to prepare for Beijing 2022. Bobova Draha is Prague’s only bobsled run with a 800m long track for 1 or 2 people to sled as fast as they can to the bottom! There’s also a restaurant and two high ropes courses for adults and small children.

Where? Prosecká 906/34b, Praha 9, Prosek.

When? Open 10am-10pm

How much? Prices start at 50 CZK for kids. Full price list here.

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Pet animals at the mini zoo

Visit Stanice Mladych Prirodovedcu (Station of Young Biologists) located in the heart of Andel to see their free mini zoo! Come and say hello to kangaroos, parrots, goats and turtles for free or dare to enter the greenhouse of crocodiles, iguanas, snakes and other reptiles (extra fee). There is also a beautiful seating area and a children’s playground to keep you busy on a sunny day.

Where? Drtinova 199/1A, Praha 5-Smíchov

When? Open 8am-7pm, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday

How much? Free

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Looking for even more things to do? Make sure that you take a look at our top summer activities from last year, or head over to Prague.eu and Prague Experience  to see listings of events in Prague this summer.

Prague Youth Theatre

English-speaking youth theatre in Prague. Empowering students aged 3-17 to connect with one another, develop confidence, and create impactful stories. www.pyt.cz

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