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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.

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.

Ballet

Swan Lake

7+, The State Opera
The white swan and the black swan. Joy and despair, purity and temptation, the Prince’s love and false vow. A dark lake and even darker spells and snares … One of the most celebrated  classical ballets, Swan Lake is cherished for P. I. Tchaikovsky’s sublime music, as well as for its depicting an immortal story of unrequited love. Will Prince Siegfried honour the promise he gave to his beloved, or will be betray her and sell his soul? 

The Nutcracker - A Christmas Carol

5+, National Theatre
The choreographer Youri Vámos’s highly popular production for the whole family is a splendid celebration of Christmas, bearing the profound message that kindness and compassion can make the people around you happy. The Yuletide magic is so overwhelming that it even softens the hardened heart of the eccentric misanthrope Scrooge. The Fairy of Christmas is aware of that power, as is little Clara, who so desires to get a nutcracker as a Christmas present …  

The Sleeping Beauty 
7+, National Theatre
The famous story of the cursed Princess has been retold by numerous artists. The Brazilian choreographer Marcia Haydée’s adaptation ranks among the most mesmerising. The production is a magnificent spectacle, featuring fancy, refined costumes, and, as a proper a fairy tale should, concludes with a happy ending. The Sleeping Beauty delights children and adults alike, it is a treat for all classical ballet fans. 

Leonce & Lena
10+, National Theatre
A satire veiled in humour tells the story of Leonce, Prince of Popo, a melancholic, jaded young man, and Lena, the beautiful Princess of Pipi, who had their political marriage arranged upon their birth. They revolt against the decision made by their fathers, yet ultimately fall in love with each other. The German choreographer Christian Spuck’s humorous ballet with a social undertone provides great entertainment for the whole family.

Opera

nsel und Gretel
5+, The State Opera
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 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 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.

Rusalka
7+, The State Opera
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.

Laterna Magika

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 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

Paper Story
4+, The New Stage
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.