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The Old Actress´s Theatre



The New Stage

Basic information


The New Stage


The Old Actress´s Theatre


In Czech


  • 2020-2021
  • 2021-2022


Stage direction and Music
Jiří Vyšohlíd
Marta Ljubková
Stage, costume design and puppets
Luděk Joska


A performance in which action replaces words. Mowgli – it’s an Indian jungle, wild predators, insidious reptiles, a lost child and a caterpillar… Mowgli ends up in the middle of a jungle full of traps and danger. What is a child who doesn’t even speak yet supposed to do in the world of wolves, snakes, tigers and other giant animals that even adults can hardly deal with? Can a small boy survive in the middle of the wilderness? However, the nature is far more colourful and interesting than it seems at first glance. Mowgli is found in the jungle by a wolf. He gets to understand that someone has to look after Mowgli. Is he hungry? Would he like a bone? No, honey will be better. A bear gets involved and becomes Mowgli’s guardian. Still, Mowgli has to learn to survive alone so he sets out on exploration trips around the jungle. Gradually he starts to understand that a life in the wilderness requires wisdom and shrewdness even though at first he is rescued from any tricky situation by the bear who secretly watches every single Mowgli’s move. It would look like a paradise if it weren’t for a bad tiger circling around… A story about courage and friendship cannot do without a bit of thrill and danger but it certainly can without useless words. Based on Rudyard Kipling´s story For children ages 3 – 10. Approximate running time: 35 - 40 minutes, no intermission.


Practical information

Where to buy tickets

The National Theatre offers tickets for August –⁠ October 2021

Tickets for October on sale from July 1st.

When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

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 nearby secure car parks:
Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.


Buffets on the New Stage

Use Café Nona for refreshments on the New Stage.