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When is the next PQ?
How can I exhibit/perform at the PQ?
How do I get tickets to the PQ? Should I buy two-day tickets in advance?
How do I get group tickets?
Is it possible to buy tickets in advance?
Is PQ accreditation/ticket valid also for the Phillip Glass Opera?
Can I make a reservation to see the Intersection? 
What can I see for free?
How do I get tickets to PQ+ events?
Help! I have not been selected into a workshop, what now?

When is the next PQ?
The next PQ is going to be this June 16th-26th, 2011, held in Prague.

How can I exhibit/perform at the PQ?
As the Quadrennial is not a festival, we do not accept proposals for shows or exhibitions from individual artists. To expand the possibilities for individuals to present at PQ, we introduced a Pecha Kucha night (deadline was 28/2/2011) and we encourage artists to bring/send their portfolios (deadline 30/4/2011). The official invitations for individual countries and regions to take part in the PQ are sent out with assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and Czech embassies abroad approximately two and a half years before the next edition of the PQ. Czech embassies distribute the official invitation to the appropriate cultural and performing arts institutions and organizations in each country and region (e.g. ministries of culture, International Theatre Institute, OISTAT national centres etc.). These institutions and organizations are asked to inform performing arts practitioners and organizations in their countries about the PQ, and to organize and curate their countries and regions' participation in the Quadrennial, or appoint another institution to supervise the artistic and organizational preparation of exhibitions.

How do I get tickets to the PQ? Should I buy two-day tickets in advance? 
Tickets can be bought in the Veletrzni Palace - National Gallery, at the Prague Crossroads - St. Anne´s Church, and at the Piazzeta of the National Theatre. It is not necessary to buy two-day tickets in advance. You can buy two-day tickets on the first day of your visit.

How do I get group tickets?
Group Tickets: it is not necessary to buy tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased the day of your visit. If you want to purchase tickets with an invoice, please contact pq@pq.cz.

Is it possible to buy tickets in advance?
Yes, tickets will be available at the beginning of June but please be informed that enough tickets will be available on the spot and they cannot be sold out.

Is PQ accreditation/ticket valid also for the Phillip Glass Opera?
It is not. The opera is created by the National Theatre and you need to buy a ticket there. We advise all interested audiences to book well in advance online at: http://www.narodni-divadlo.cz/Default.aspx?jz=en&dk=predstaveni.aspx&sb=1&ic=5521

Can I make a reservation to see the Intersection?
Unfortunately, it is not possible. Please note that the Intersection project includes almost three dozen projects and will require a good deal of time on your behalf. The good news is that your ticket is valid throughout the PQ, so you may revisit it any time and the roof bar will provide a resting place. If there is a terrible queue, check out the Light and Sound project inside the New Stage of the National Theatre.

What can I see for free?
A lot, especially performances and spectacles! Intersection Out of the Box shows and spectacles as well as the Six Acts spectacles from Scenofest. Student performances called Street Stories and Disk Stories are also free and they take place daily in Jungmannovo náměstí. Also daily, the Intersection bar turns into a night cinema!

How do I get tickets to PQ+ events?
As the PQ+ is an accompanying program of the Prague Quadrennial, all of the events (exhibitions /theatre performances...) have their own tickets that you have to buy directly at the place of event.  But for the theatre performances you will be able to make an online reservation through our websites about a month before PQ and most of the exhibition are for free.

Help! I have not been selected into a workshop, what now?
There will be the second round of the student registration for workshops open on March 27, 2011. There will be no random computer selection n the second round – so don’t wait for a long time. Who will come first will have the slot! The list of free slots will be announced in all student user’s profile on March 27, 2011.

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What are the best days to attend the PQ?
The Prague Quadrennial is the largest scenography and performance design event in the world packed with dozens of shows, talks, workshops and more. The official gala opening takes place on the 15th June and the expositions open the following day to the general public. The line up of live events is busiest from the 16th to the 23rd.

Where can I get a list of events at the PQ?
Once in town, you can get a complimentary copy of the schedule, which you will also be able to download as a pdf in the section “for visitors”. However, our online service enables you to select individual events and create your own programme: make sure you are registered for the service: http://www.pq.cz/en/user-registration.html. In the meantime, you can see the complete program HERE.   

Where can I get a list of exhibiting artists at the PQ?
We are working on our programme database and once it’s up and running, which should be until mid-May, you will be able to browse all the great names that are making PQ 2011 the world’s greatest scenopgraphy and performance event.

Where is the best place to stay in Prague?
It depends on your preferences. It is good to stay in hostels in the centre of Prague. Check out the offerings here.

Does PQ provide any funding for students?
PQ doesn’t provide any funding for students. However students are also welcome to take part as volunteers, who can have free accreditation for the whole PQ (depends on the length of volunteering).

Is it possible to participate in more Scenofest projects?
Students who participate in Six Acts project can’t join another Scenofest projects. Students who participate in Street Stories or Disk Stories can also register for workshops.

Is there any chance for young artists and professionals to take part in Scenofest programme?
All Scenofest projects are open only for students. However we invite young artists and professionals to visit student performances or masterclasses, that will be open to the public.

How should I travel to the Prague centre from the airport?
From the airport take bus no. 100 to the station Zličín (metro line B), which will approx. take 18 minutes to get to. From Zličín you can go directly to the centre of Prague via metro (line B). Or take bus no. 119 to the station Dejvická (metro line A), it will approx. take 24 minutes. From Dejvická you can go directly to the centre of Prague via metro (line A).