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The National Theatre for Children

We present you the offer of the National Theatre productions appropriate for families with children. We recommend the minimal age under each title. For morning and afternoon performances you may apply the discount of 20% on tickets for your children under 15. This discount can be applied both online and at the National Theatre box offices.


Entitled to a discount is proved at the entrance to the theatre, not while purchasing tickets. Discount does not apply to rentals, guest performances and special projects for schools.

While attending the theatre students and young viewers under 26 can also use a 50% discount on selected seats for all the National Theatre performances.

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Drama

The Blue Bird

7+, The Estates Theatre
The most famous text by Flemish symbolist, the Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck, is one of the most impressive allegory of world literature, and therefore speaks to both adult and child audiences.

The Blue Bird  The Blue Bird  The Blue Bird

Ballet

Swan Lake

7+, The National Theatre
Swan Lake is the cornerstone of the ballet world – eternal challenge, pure beauty. It is one of the most famous classical ballets ever and together with the music of P. I. Tchaikovsky it paves the road toward the perfect artistic enterprise.

The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol

5+, National Theatre
The widely popular production for families with children is not only a celebration of Christmas, it also conveys a profound message, revealing how kindness and compassion can make the people around us happy. In his adaptation, based on Marius Petipa’s famous ballet to P. I. Tchaikovsky’s splendid music, Youri Vàmos drew inspiration from E. T. A. Hoffmann’s fantasy tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and Charles Dickens’s story A Christmas Carol.

La Fille mal gardée / The Wayward Daughter

5+, National Theatre
One of the oldest ballets still staged worldwide, it has enthused audiences since 1789. Over the centuries, it has fascinated numerous choreographers, including Sir Frederick Ashton, the creator of the current Czech National Ballet production. La Fille mal gardée celebrates joie de vivre and, above all, love. It is a traditionally conceived ballet, featuring painted props and a live pony, replete with humour and engrossing dance.

The Little Mermaid  The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol  La Fille mal gardée / The Wayward Daughter  Swan Lake

We Love Ballet

A special Czech National Ballet project, intended for all lovers of dance art. It includes regular workshops, particularly for children. 
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Opera

Hänsel and Gretel

5+, The Karlín Music Theatre
The production is directed by Matěj Forman, who has created the magical sets for La Belle et la Bête and Enchantia. The fairy-tale opera for the whole family is performed in Czech with English subtitles.

The Cunning Little Vixen

7+, The National Theatre
What happens after the forester brings home a little vixen from the woods? The story of the vixen, her growing up and regaining freedom. And of the schoolmaster’s difficulties with love, reminiscences of the priest, and how the forester ultimately encounters the vixen again.

The Bartered Bride

7+, The National Theatre
When matchmaker Kecal altogether with stuttering Vašek enter into Jeník and Mařenka’s way, Jeník must outwit Kecal’s tricks and safe the common happiness. Everything is livened up by comedians.

The Devil and Kate

5+, The National Theatre
A fairy-tale of the dauntless Kate, the shrewd shepherd Jirka and the deceived devil Marbuel in the traditional production featuring Adolf Born’s wonderful sets and costumes.

Rusalka

7+, The Karlín Music Theatre
The moving story of a hapless water nymph who has left her world to live amidst the humans, driven by a desire for love. The production is staged by the renowned director of movies for children Zdeněk Troška.

Hänsel and Gretel  The Cunning Little Vixen  The Devil and Kate  Rusalka

Laterna magika

As Far As I Can See

5+, The New Stage
Laterna magika again presents itself as a theatre of visual miracles. The production for the entire family tells the story of a small girl Agátka and her fanciful world in which everyday events change into an exciting adventure.
Performed in Czech language only, no subtitles

The Wonderful Circus

5+, The New Stage
Welcome to our miraculous circus where you can travel to find the mysterious beauty Venus, experiencing numerous adventures.
Nonverbal performance

The Little Prince

12+, The New Stage
A parable of strong will and determination. Every one of us harbours the Little Prince within, and all we need to do is to listen to him. Acting, singing, music, projections, action and dance in the exquisitely staged Laterna magika production to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless themes.
Drama – with English subtitles.

The Garden

7+ , The New Stage
Every one of us had a special place as a kid to experience first adventures and discoveries. Our dancers found such garden as adults and by the means of dance, captivating music and ingenious projections they plunge into their memories of childhood and the world of imagination. You are cordially invited to join them!
Nonverbal performance

As Far As I Can See  The Wonderful Circus  The Little Prince  The Garden

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