FAQ

  • What is Signal Plus?

    We're celebrating 10 years of the festival this year. Join us for the biggest gallery zone we've ever put together. Signal Plus is a ticket to 6 unique installations that you can visit repeatedly over the 4 days of the festival. Support the creation of artworks and enjoy Signal Festival to the last dot on the festival map. With Signal Plus you will experience the best artworks of this year's festival.

  • How much does Signal Plus cost?

    You can get the best deal on the festival ticket in advance from 21st September for 290 CZK.  It will be available at the venue for 340 CZK. We also offer a ticket for the whole family (2 adults and up to 3 children). This can be purchased now for 650 CZK, from 21st September for 800 CZK, and at the venue for 950 CZK. Children under 6 years of age and disabled persons are free of charge.

  • What do I need a ticket for?

    With a ticket you get the opportunity to see 6 unique installations that you won't see otherwise. The ticket is not time-limited, so you can come any day, any time from 7 p.m. to midnight. Support Czech and international art with us. We promise it will be worth it!

  • What can you expect:

    • a large-scale projection of digital artist Refik Anadol working with Prague's urban data (Centre for Architecture and Urban Planning)
    • a vibrant interactive projection by Ondřej Zunka, a Czech digital artist based in London, and 5 other works by Czech artists working in digital art (Kunsthalle Praha)
    • an immersive laser installation created especially for the church premises by Japanese artist Shohei Fujimoto (St. Salvator Church)
    • performance directed by Laterna magika, the National Theatre ensemble (Kateřinská Garden)
    • contemplative light scenography created by the Prague collective Tabula Rasa (Vzlet)
    • moving light installation by the French studio Collectif Scale (Herold Gardens)

    Special tip: If you really want to enjoy the festival, hit the streets on Sunday! The last day of the festival is usually the quietest and you can plan everything perfectly. If you prefer more peace and quiet, plan your walk through Prague at night for the late festival hours. The festival is open every night until midnight.

  • What is Signal VIP?

    For the first time ever, Signal VIP can also be purchased. This is an express ticket that allows you to enjoy the Signal Festival in peace, privacy and without queues. Signal VIP includes access to 6 exclusive installations within the gallery zone, which you can return to repeatedly during the 4 days of the festival. You can go to see the art installations every day just one hour before the official start of the program (18:00-19:00). From 19:00-00:00 you don't have to wait in any queue. Just show your Signal VIP ticket at the entrance and head straight for the light. Experience the intimate and unique Signal Festival without the crowds and with a welcome drink. Signal VIP capacity is limited to just a few hundred, so don't hesitate long.

  • What's free?

    Most of the Signal X programme is still free. We want to be there for everyone without distinction, so we offer the 9 installations and the entire accompanying program without an entrance fee. You will find everything clearly marked in the programme on the website and in the app.

  • Is there a fee for the accompanying programme?

    Most of the accompanying programme is free this year. Don't miss the discussions with artists and workshops. Only admission to the multimedia performance VEKTROSKOP and events held within the gallery zone are charged.

  • Why does Signal Festival need a paid part?

    Culture has fallen on hard times. Still, we want to prepare the best programme for you. By buying a ticket, you will support the festival artists and the creation of other works of art.

  • Are there any discounts?

    Children under 6 can go to the festival for free. People with disabilities get a free ticket.

  • How can I pay?

    You can pay for your tickets online at the GoOut portal. We accept cash and credit cards at the festival.

  • Where can I pick up my festival ribbon?

    After purchasing your ticket online, you will receive an email with detailed information. With your ticket, just come to the festival box offices (Kunsthalle Praha, CAMP, Vzlet), where we will exchange it for a festival ribbon, which you can comfortably wear to enter all paid installations.

  • When does the festival take place?

    The festival will run from Thursday 13th October to Sunday 16th October 2022 from 7p.m. to midnight each day. The exception to this is our weekly accompanying programme and a special screening at St. Ludmila's Church on the occasion of the Czech EU Presidency, which will take place on the eve of the festival on 12th October.

     

  • When is the best time to go to the festival?

    If you really want to enjoy the festival, we recommend Sunday. It tends to be the quietest day. The crowds are thinning out, but the installations are still beautiful. Everywhere is more relaxed and you can plan your visit to the festival more easily, for example by looking at the photos on our social media.

  • When can I walk the Signal AR route in augmented reality?

    The augmented reality installations are shown through the camera on your phone. We recommend visiting the route during daylight hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. However, Signal AR is available in Karlín all year round, you can enjoy it in peace outside the festival. The artistic content of Signal AR is the same as in 2021, but this year there is a project for those of you who haven't made it yet.

  • Where can I find the map this year?

    Just download our Signal Festival app. You can then conveniently view the map on your mobile phone, including the full schedule and all the information you need about the festival. You can also find the festival map on our website in the Programme section.

  • What if I prefer a printed copy of the map?

    Together with our partner Deník N, we are preparing a special edition with a reliable festival guide during the festival. You can get it at all ticket offices at paid installations. You will find stories of the art installations, a selection of the best of the programme and of course a printed map. It is also handed out on the streets by our volunteers – SIGNALISTS –in distinctive yellow jackets. Be sure not to miss it.

  • Where does the Signal Festival take place this year?

    Find your way around by looking at our map: signalfestival.com/map. The festival will take place again this year on 2 routes in the city streets – The City Centre and Vinohrady/Vršovice. As an added bonus, you can enjoy a virtual route that features works in augmented reality. Just download our app and follow Signal AR.

  • How do I get to the festival?

    The best way to reach us is by public transport. The starting point can be, for example, the Staroměstská, Náměstí Míru or Karlovo náměstí metro stations. We also recommend Čechovo náměstí as a great starting point for the Vinohrady/Vršovice route. You can also use the tram stops Krymská, Čechovo náměstí or Staroměstská as a landmark.

  • Where is a good place to park?

    If you're not from Prague, try using one of the adjacent public car parks (P+R) and take public transport to the centre.

  • How do I get around the festival?

    The best way to enjoy the festival is on your own. You can avoid congested public transport and parking worries. An evening stroll through Prague is an added bonus. Together with our partner ČEZ Group, we are introducing the Help with Movement app this year. So, whether you run, ride a bike, or walk from one installation to another, your activity and energy with the EPP app always generates points for a unique project that the ČEZ Group will financially support through the ČEZ Foundation.

  • Are the installations safe for epileptics?

    The rapidly flashing lights and effects of some installations can cause photosensitive epileptic seizures in more sensitive people. It is best to consider your participation in light of your medical condition. Installations that are unfortunately not suitable for epileptics are located at St. Salvator Church, the National Theatre Piazzetta, the CTU Campus on Charles Square, CAMP, Catherine's Garden, Náměstí Míru, Herold Gardens, Vzlet and St. Wenceslas Church on Svatopluk Čech Square.

  • What will the children enjoy?

    We recommend the Landscape of Levitation by two young artists Pavla Beranová and Tereza Bartůňková in Klementinum, the installation Nezmar by Ondřej Drahokoupil, Vítězslav Plavec and Filip Zeman, which resembles a mysterious living, luminous organism, in Bezruč Gardens or the playful composition of objects, lights, projections, shapes and sounds TEEPEE by the Prague collective TABULA RASA at the Vzlet cultural crossroads in Vršovice.

  • Can I take my dog with me?

    Signal Festival is a big event full of people, lights and sounds. We recommend leaving your animal friends at home. They are not allowed in the indoor gallery areas.

  • Are the installations wheelchair accessible?

    Yes. We choose festival locations to be accessible to all.

  • Do you have any volunteers on the streets?

    Yes, right on the streets you will find our volunteers, or SIGNALISTS, in reflective yellow jackets. They'll be happy to give you advice on how to get to the next installation, how to download the app or even where to go with the kids. Take a look at the recommendations on how to enjoy the Signal Festival safely and comfortably, which we have prepared for you in cooperation with Kooperativa.

  • Do you behave sustainably?

    We try to. We sort waste carefully and you can too. We've done away with single-use plastics, and we don't make unnecessary promotional items from unsustainable materials. Electricity consumption during the festival is approximately 10,000 kWh. That's the equivalent of 26 kettles per week. The Signal Festival is surprisingly energy-efficient.

  • Do you have any promotional items?

    We don't. We said we didn't want to produce any more waste. We'd love for you to remember us in your photos, experiences and shared stories on social media. To support us and the festival artists, buy a Signal Plus or Signal VIP ticket.

  • Where can I find the festival app?

    The app is available for download on Apple Store and Google Play. Follow our social media, website and sign up for our newsletter. You'll know everything in time.

  • What can I find in the app besides the map and festival programme?

    Just like last year, you will find the Signal AR virtual route in the app, offering 6 artworks in a virtual space. The installations were created during the 9th Signal Festival in 2021 in response to the government's anti-pandemic measures. But you can enjoy it this year as well. Simply download our app, head to a point on the map, scan the Signal Marker and then discover the works in augmented reality through your phone. You don't need anything else.

  • Where can I find out more about Signal AR?

    The best way to find out more is to download the app, explore the instructions and the programme and head to Karlín. Of course, you can also find information about AR in the Signal AR section of our website.

  • What do I need to know before I go to Signal AR?

    It's simple. You download our app. Log in to it via email and check if your phone supports Signal AR. You'll tick Signal AR on your map and head to Karlín. You'll find the Signal Marker on the spot, scan it through the app and then enjoy the view of your chosen artwork through your phone. The virtual tour runs every day from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • When can I visit Signal AR?

    Signal AR operates all year round, every day from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Does the AR have sound?

    Most installations contain an audio component. We therefore recommend using headphones and experiencing Signal AR with all your senses

  • What is Signal Plus?

    We're celebrating 10 years of the festival this year. Join us for the biggest gallery zone we've ever put together. Signal Plus is a ticket to 6 unique installations that you can visit repeatedly over the 4 days of the festival. Support the creation of artworks and enjoy Signal Festival to the last dot on the festival map. With Signal Plus you will experience the best artworks of this year's festival.

  • How much does Signal Plus cost?

    You can get the best deal on the festival ticket in advance from 21st September for 290 CZK.  It will be available at the venue for 340 CZK. We also offer a ticket for the whole family (2 adults and up to 3 children). This can be purchased now for 650 CZK, from 21st September for 800 CZK, and at the venue for 950 CZK. Children under 6 years of age and disabled persons are free of charge.

  • What do I need a ticket for?

    With a ticket you get the opportunity to see 6 unique installations that you won't see otherwise. The ticket is not time-limited, so you can come any day, any time from 7 p.m. to midnight. Support Czech and international art with us. We promise it will be worth it!

  • What can you expect:

    • a large-scale projection of digital artist Refik Anadol working with Prague's urban data (Centre for Architecture and Urban Planning)
    • a vibrant interactive projection by Ondřej Zunka, a Czech digital artist based in London, and 5 other works by Czech artists working in digital art (Kunsthalle Praha)
    • an immersive laser installation created especially for the church premises by Japanese artist Shohei Fujimoto (St. Salvator Church)
    • performance directed by Laterna magika, the National Theatre ensemble (Kateřinská Garden)
    • contemplative light scenography created by the Prague collective Tabula Rasa (Vzlet)
    • moving light installation by the French studio Collectif Scale (Herold Gardens)

    Special tip: If you really want to enjoy the festival, hit the streets on Sunday! The last day of the festival is usually the quietest and you can plan everything perfectly. If you prefer more peace and quiet, plan your walk through Prague at night for the late festival hours. The festival is open every night until midnight.

  • What is Signal VIP?

    For the first time ever, Signal VIP can also be purchased. This is an express ticket that allows you to enjoy the Signal Festival in peace, privacy and without queues. Signal VIP includes access to 6 exclusive installations within the gallery zone, which you can return to repeatedly during the 4 days of the festival. You can go to see the art installations every day just one hour before the official start of the program (18:00-19:00). From 19:00-00:00 you don't have to wait in any queue. Just show your Signal VIP ticket at the entrance and head straight for the light. Experience the intimate and unique Signal Festival without the crowds and with a welcome drink. Signal VIP capacity is limited to just a few hundred, so don't hesitate long.

  • What's free?

    Most of the Signal X programme is still free. We want to be there for everyone without distinction, so we offer the 9 installations and the entire accompanying program without an entrance fee. You will find everything clearly marked in the programme on the website and in the app.

  • Is there a fee for the accompanying programme?

    Most of the accompanying programme is free this year. Don't miss the discussions with artists and workshops. Only admission to the multimedia performance VEKTROSKOP and events held within the gallery zone are charged.

  • Why does Signal Festival need a paid part?

    Culture has fallen on hard times. Still, we want to prepare the best programme for you. By buying a ticket, you will support the festival artists and the creation of other works of art.

  • Are there any discounts?

    Children under 6 can go to the festival for free. People with disabilities get a free ticket.

  • How can I pay?

    You can pay for your tickets online at the GoOut portal. We accept cash and credit cards at the festival.

  • Where can I pick up my festival ribbon?

    After purchasing your ticket online, you will receive an email with detailed information. With your ticket, just come to the festival box offices (Kunsthalle Praha, CAMP, Vzlet), where we will exchange it for a festival ribbon, which you can comfortably wear to enter all paid installations.

  • When does the festival take place?

    The festival will run from Thursday 13th October to Sunday 16th October 2022 from 7p.m. to midnight each day. The exception to this is our weekly accompanying programme and a special screening at St. Ludmila's Church on the occasion of the Czech EU Presidency, which will take place on the eve of the festival on 12th October.

     

  • When is the best time to go to the festival?

    If you really want to enjoy the festival, we recommend Sunday. It tends to be the quietest day. The crowds are thinning out, but the installations are still beautiful. Everywhere is more relaxed and you can plan your visit to the festival more easily, for example by looking at the photos on our social media.

  • When can I walk the Signal AR route in augmented reality?

    The augmented reality installations are shown through the camera on your phone. We recommend visiting the route during daylight hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. However, Signal AR is available in Karlín all year round, you can enjoy it in peace outside the festival. The artistic content of Signal AR is the same as in 2021, but this year there is a project for those of you who haven't made it yet.

  • Where can I find the map this year?

    Just download our Signal Festival app. You can then conveniently view the map on your mobile phone, including the full schedule and all the information you need about the festival. You can also find the festival map on our website in the Programme section.

  • What if I prefer a printed copy of the map?

    Together with our partner Deník N, we are preparing a special edition with a reliable festival guide during the festival. You can get it at all ticket offices at paid installations. You will find stories of the art installations, a selection of the best of the programme and of course a printed map. It is also handed out on the streets by our volunteers – SIGNALISTS –in distinctive yellow jackets. Be sure not to miss it.

  • Where does the Signal Festival take place this year?

    Find your way around by looking at our map: signalfestival.com/map. The festival will take place again this year on 2 routes in the city streets – The City Centre and Vinohrady/Vršovice. As an added bonus, you can enjoy a virtual route that features works in augmented reality. Just download our app and follow Signal AR.

  • How do I get to the festival?

    The best way to reach us is by public transport. The starting point can be, for example, the Staroměstská, Náměstí Míru or Karlovo náměstí metro stations. We also recommend Čechovo náměstí as a great starting point for the Vinohrady/Vršovice route. You can also use the tram stops Krymská, Čechovo náměstí or Staroměstská as a landmark.

  • Where is a good place to park?

    If you're not from Prague, try using one of the adjacent public car parks (P+R) and take public transport to the centre.

  • How do I get around the festival?

    The best way to enjoy the festival is on your own. You can avoid congested public transport and parking worries. An evening stroll through Prague is an added bonus. Together with our partner ČEZ Group, we are introducing the Help with Movement app this year. So, whether you run, ride a bike, or walk from one installation to another, your activity and energy with the EPP app always generates points for a unique project that the ČEZ Group will financially support through the ČEZ Foundation.

  • Are the installations safe for epileptics?

    The rapidly flashing lights and effects of some installations can cause photosensitive epileptic seizures in more sensitive people. It is best to consider your participation in light of your medical condition. Installations that are unfortunately not suitable for epileptics are located at St. Salvator Church, the National Theatre Piazzetta, the CTU Campus on Charles Square, CAMP, Catherine's Garden, Náměstí Míru, Herold Gardens, Vzlet and St. Wenceslas Church on Svatopluk Čech Square.

  • What will the children enjoy?

    We recommend the Landscape of Levitation by two young artists Pavla Beranová and Tereza Bartůňková in Klementinum, the installation Nezmar by Ondřej Drahokoupil, Vítězslav Plavec and Filip Zeman, which resembles a mysterious living, luminous organism, in Bezruč Gardens or the playful composition of objects, lights, projections, shapes and sounds TEEPEE by the Prague collective TABULA RASA at the Vzlet cultural crossroads in Vršovice.

  • Can I take my dog with me?

    Signal Festival is a big event full of people, lights and sounds. We recommend leaving your animal friends at home. They are not allowed in the indoor gallery areas.

  • Are the installations wheelchair accessible?

    Yes. We choose festival locations to be accessible to all.

  • Do you have any volunteers on the streets?

    Yes, right on the streets you will find our volunteers, or SIGNALISTS, in reflective yellow jackets. They'll be happy to give you advice on how to get to the next installation, how to download the app or even where to go with the kids. Take a look at the recommendations on how to enjoy the Signal Festival safely and comfortably, which we have prepared for you in cooperation with Kooperativa.

  • Do you behave sustainably?

    We try to. We sort waste carefully and you can too. We've done away with single-use plastics, and we don't make unnecessary promotional items from unsustainable materials. Electricity consumption during the festival is approximately 10,000 kWh. That's the equivalent of 26 kettles per week. The Signal Festival is surprisingly energy-efficient.

  • Do you have any promotional items?

    We don't. We said we didn't want to produce any more waste. We'd love for you to remember us in your photos, experiences and shared stories on social media. To support us and the festival artists, buy a Signal Plus or Signal VIP ticket.

  • Where can I find the festival app?

    The app is available for download on Apple Store and Google Play. Follow our social media, website and sign up for our newsletter. You'll know everything in time.

  • What can I find in the app besides the map and festival programme?

    Just like last year, you will find the Signal AR virtual route in the app, offering 6 artworks in a virtual space. The installations were created during the 9th Signal Festival in 2021 in response to the government's anti-pandemic measures. But you can enjoy it this year as well. Simply download our app, head to a point on the map, scan the Signal Marker and then discover the works in augmented reality through your phone. You don't need anything else.

  • Where can I find out more about Signal AR?

    The best way to find out more is to download the app, explore the instructions and the programme and head to Karlín. Of course, you can also find information about AR in the Signal AR section of our website.

  • What do I need to know before I go to Signal AR?

    It's simple. You download our app. Log in to it via email and check if your phone supports Signal AR. You'll tick Signal AR on your map and head to Karlín. You'll find the Signal Marker on the spot, scan it through the app and then enjoy the view of your chosen artwork through your phone. The virtual tour runs every day from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • When can I visit Signal AR?

    Signal AR operates all year round, every day from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Does the AR have sound?

    Most installations contain an audio component. We therefore recommend using headphones and experiencing Signal AR with all your senses