Every Friday night, the audience thronging a small 13th century cellar in St Thomas Corner (Zaułek Św. Tomasza) watches a performance that unfolds to rich musical accompaniment. The programme is a blend of styles and genres, from poetry to satire to comedy. There are performances of works by Polish, French, Russian, German and Anglo-Saxon authors. The Loch Camelot follows on from the tradition of literary cabaret created by the Lambs Cellar cabaret, often called the Krakow cabaret. However, the use of the term cabaret for the Loch Camelot is not entirely accurate, as it may conjure up associations with the French form of cabaret, the central element of which is a revue.
You can meet here both professional performers and people with great artistic passion; the only criterion for their presence in the Loch Camelot is a high standard of artistic skill and originality. Their artistic development is fostered by Kazimierz Madej, artistic director, scenographer and director in one, and the famed composer Ewa Kornecka, who is also the music director.
The location of the cabaret is imbued with a bohemian atmosphere, so rare these days. A few times a year the artists meet their audience and friends at soirees, e.g. Christmas parties, Easter get-togethers, or the superb New Year's Ball organised on New Year's Eve.