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Paper Story

The New Stage
For the whole family
Modern adaptation
Contemporary Theatre
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Dear theatergoers, 
we will publish the new program for May and June in advance as soon as we know the opening date of the theaters and the conditions of their operation. 
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to meeting you live. 

All the box offices of the National Theatre are closed until further notice.

Basic information


The New Stage

Approximate running time

55 minutes, no intermission

This performance is suitable for children from the age of four. Nonverbal, foreigner friendly.

A poetic production about the frail world we ourselves create, suitable for the whole family. The main role is assigned to paper, playfulness and children’s imagination.


  • 2020-2021


Theme, script, stage direction
Radim Vizváry
Sets and costumes
Marek Cpin
Matyáš Ramba
Light design
Karel Šimek
Animation and projection
Maria Procházková


Imagine you could create a new world from absolute nothingness. The kind of world you may dream about, safe, yet abounding in surprises and adventures. Our hero stands at the very beginning – with imagination and lily-white paper that can become anything. A new world arises from imagination, creativity and playfulness. Truly strange things happen in the paper world, and when its frolicsome inhabitants appear, rest assured that adventure will soon follow. But a boy who likes seeking new discoveries is sometimes somewhat impetuous, and he has to learn how to behave in the world of fragile paper so as not to harm it. There is, however, much more in store – you will see, for instance, the great power of kindness and good-willingness, and the boy’s paper pals will also help to find him the path to true friendship.

The production combines mime, contemporary dance with elements of acrobatics, puppetry and animation. In the interactive ending, we will open our new world to the youngest spectators and invite them to join us in putting the finishing touches to it.

The performance is without an intermission and is suitable for children from the age of four upwards.

Photos from rehearsals: Hana Smejkalová, Patrik Borecký


Practical information

Where to buy tickets

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

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.