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.

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.



For parents and children
The National Theatre Opera performs productions suitable for children, as listed below.
Each of the productions has assigned the minimum recommended age. Morning and afternoon performances are available at a discount of 20% for children up to the age of 15, which can be applied upon purchasing tickets at box offices and online.

Hänsel and Gretel

5+, The Karlin 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 surtitles.

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 Jenik and Mařenka’s way, Jenik 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.


7+, The Karlin 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 films for children Zdeněk Troška.



The Blue Bird

7+, 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 Bagpiper of Strakonice

9+, National Theatre
The most famous Czech play by Josef Kajetán Tyl directed by J. A. Pitínský. A fable intended to both adults and children.


Swan Lake

7+, National Theatre
The famous Tchaikovsky’s work is a symbol of a classic ballet. Beautiful Odetta, bewitched lake full of swans, evil Red Beard and a brave prince. Nothing belongs to the ballet more than Swan Lake!

The Nutcracker and the Cuddly Mouse

5+, National Theatre
The new production of a famous Tchaikovsky’s ballet with Petr Zuska’s choreography.  A story full of poetics, humour and winter spells, Advent and Christmas time, Prague, Czech mystery and Central European traditions of the holidays and of course unlimited freedom, imagination and dreams of children's souls.


La Bayadére

7+, National Theatre
A romantic ballet about a temple dancer from an exotic India. Music by Ludwig Minkus is an heritage of late Romanticism. Love story with an oriental theme, pompous settings, remarkable dance performances is still staged all over the world even today.

The Snow Queen

7+, National Theatre
There is no need to introduce Andersen’s story about a cruel queen who bewitched a boy Kai using one piece of shred from a mirror and trapped him in her world where is no place for love.  This ballet version was created by an English choreograph Michael Corder with the music by Sergei Prokofiev.

The Little Mermaid

9+, National Theatre
Far in the sea where no anchor can reach and no human eye can see, there live the inhabitants of sea. Dolphins, water nymphs, sea king, his old mother and his daughter the Little Mermaid. Famous Andersen’s story, now as a ballet, celebrates the story of a sea nymph’s feelings for a human prince that sacrifices the most precious thing- her life.

New Stage

The Little Prince

12+, Laterna Magika at the New Stage
Based on fabulous novel by Antoine de Saint- Exupéry, our production combines polyekran principle scenography with drama, dance, music and singing altogether with movie projections. The principle of Laterna Magika is fully developed.

Extraordinary Voyages of Jules Verne

9+, Laterna Magika at the New Stage
What happens when a team of filmmakers  at the beginning of the 20th century  lead by a preoccupied director decided to shoot fates of heroes of Jules Verne? And what if the shooting is interrupted by the renowned author himself and by his authoritative wife? The new project by Laterna Magika is freely inspired by famous novels by Jules Verne, especially The Mysterious Island.

The Wonderful Circus

5+, Laterna Magika at the New Stage
Welcome to our miraculous circus where you can travel to find the mysterious beauty Venus, experiencing numerous adventures.

As Far As I Can See

5+, Laterna Magika at 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.


5+, The Children’s Opera Prague at the New Stage
Budulinek, The Little Red Riding Hood, The Twelve Months and the Sleeping Beauty: minioperas by J. Uhlíř and Z. Svěrák performed by The Children’s Opera Prague.

We Are Going by Train

5+, The Children’s Opera Prague at the New Stage

Free sequel by Miniopera authors J. Uhlíř and Z. Svěrák


Children discount under the age of 15

We offer a discount of 20% on tickets for children under the age of 15 for the morning and afternoon performances. 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


Other projects for children 


Children can also attend various workshops that take place before or after the performance. The theme of workshops, the recommended age and the closest dates you may find here.

Opera is Fun!

Children's Opera presents at the stages of at the National Theatre glorious eras of the opera genre.

Ballet is Fun!

Special National Theatre Ballet project dedicated to all the dance art lovers. We regularly organize ballet workshops designed especially for children.

Let’s Go to the Opera!

Project for children from elementary schools and kindergartens. The cycle of school performances focused on the domestic and world operas, various  findings from the world of theatre as point of interests included.