Theaters for Children in Prague

Theaters for Children in Prague

There are many theaters in Prague that stage performances for children, be they marionette theaters, theaters focused purely on repertoire for children or theaters that have both plays for children and adult spectators on their repertoire. Some of them, such as the Spejbl & Hurvínek Theater, have a long-time tradition and their plays for children have been entertaining several generations of children. Theaters for children in Prague stage not only classical Czech fairy tales, but their repertoire includes also new plays. You can see drama, marionette shows, music and movement theater or any combination of these. If you want your children to have a good relation to classical music from an early age, do not miss the special concerts for children held by the Prague Philharmonia (PKF). Have a look at our list of recommended theaters for children in Prague below, which all feature a short description and characteristics of the repertoire. You can visit theaters for children all year long with the exception of summer holidays.

Divadlo Minor

Divadlo Minor is located not far from New Town Hall, where it has been operating since 2001, though it was originally established in 1950 as the Ústřední Loutkové Divadlo (Central Puppet Theater), whose home was in a building on Senovážné Náměstí that no longer exists. The repertoire of the Divadlo Minor is comprised of many plays for children as y...

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Aha! Theater

The Prague-based Aha! Theater (Divadlo Aha!) is one of few theaters to focus exclusively on children and high-school students, and on introducing them to Czech and foreign works of art which are part of their curriculum. The permanent stage of the Aha! Theater is in Divadlo GONG in Vysočany, but the troupe also performs at other Prague theaters, su...

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Divadlo D21

The program of the Malé Vinohradské Divadlo (Little Vinohrady Theater), in Prague's Vinohrady neighborhood, aims to please spectators of all ages. As part of the Little Vinohrady Theater's program you will find both evening performances for adults and improvisations, as well as morning and afternoon performances for pre-school children, school-aged...

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Prague Philharmonia

The Prague Philharmonia (Pražská komorní filharmonie) was the first orchestra in the Czech Republic to organize concerts especially designed for children and their parents. If you want your children to acquire a positive relationship to classical music from an early age, take them to a Prague Philharmonia concert. These special concerts are aimed a...

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National Marionette Theater

Since 1991, the National Marionette Theater has enjoyed great success, largely thanks to its marionette version of Don Giovanni which boasts over 4,500 performances. Since the beginning of the 1990s the National Marionette Theater has staged more than 20 premieres of traditional marionette performances for children and adults. In its repertoire you...

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Spejbl and Hurvínek Theater

The marionette theater of Spejbl and Hurvínek has been operating in Prague for dozens of years now and its wooden heroes have never stopped charming both children and adult spectators. The Spejbl and Hurvínek Theater was founded in Plzeň in 1930 by Professor Josef Skupa and the theater became the first modern professional marionette theater in what...

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Minaret Theater

The Minaret Theater (Divadlo Minaret) has been bringing joy to the world of adults and children alike for many years now. The Prague-based Minaret Theater, which was founded in 1994, currently has twelve fairy tales for children over the age of 3 years in its repertoire. The Minaret Theater ensemble likes to perform fun-loving and humorous plays wi...

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