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The Children’s Opera Prague

Czech Christmas Mass

The New Stage
For children
For the whole family

Basic information


The New Stage


The Children’s Opera Prague (Prague)


  • 2023-2024
  • 2024-2025


The Czech Christmas Mass also commonly known as "Rybovka", is an inherent part of the pre-Christmas season. The church composition written in Czech by Jakub Jan Ryba retells the story of the announcement of Christ's birth and the arrival of the shepherds to the manger. The mass is set in the Czech environment and, thanks to its joyful and fresh atmosphere, it has enjoyed popularity among children and adults for over two hundred years. The Christmas story is performed by the Prague Children's Opera troupe in three performances at Nová scéna stage.


Practical information

Where to buy tickets

The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. We are currently selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika taking place in July–December 2024.

When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

What to wear?

By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

Parking at the National Theater

While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage you can use again the underground car park of the National Theatre. Information and a parking fee.


Buffets on the New Stage

Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.