The Young King

From Slingsby
Adelaide, Australia

Welcome, royal citizens! Industrious Denizens of the South, Rough Fisher-folk of the North, Gritty Prospectors of the West, Gruff Forest-folk of the East—have you a gift? PREPARE FOR THE CORONATION OF THE YOUNG KING!

Experience The New Victory in a completely new way when the theater itself is transformed from entry to exit for this enchanting and epic story. Employing unique and interactive stagecraft, puppetry and live music, Slingsby will immerse you in the otherworldly kingdom of Oscar Wilde's short story. Greet the newly crowned Young King, explore on foot the riches of the land, and take pleasure as you see, touch and discover the magic and mystery of beautiful things!

"A beautifully staged adaptation of Wilde's visionary parable that offers hope for a better world"Canberra Critics Circle "The attention to detail is phenomenal. ... Majestic and utterly delightful"Limelight "Touching, powerful, memorable" Indaily

Please note: THE YOUNG KING involves exploring the theater before finding a seat onstage or on the Orchestra level. Mezzanine and Balcony seating are not available. Wheelchair-accessible. Order early to get a seat onstage up-close to the young king!


Performance Facts

Performance Facts

80 minutes with no intermission

Note: The New Victory is undergoing its biggest renovation in 21 years and construction will be in progress during The Young King. Please plan your pre-show arrival with awareness that there will be temporary space limitations in the lobby. Thank you for your patience and excitement.

Tickets start at $28.
Individual prices display during seat selection.

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Heads Up: Parental Considerations

Heads Up:
Parental Considerations

Multidisciplinary theater with actor-led activities throughout the theater. General admission seating onstage (chairs and floor cushions) and in the orchestra. Created for family audiences.

Read the play's synopsis.


Play Before the Play!

And after! Experience the art forms onstage in The Young King for yourself through New Victory Family Engagement programs, including online options. Connect on social media to digitally discover other cool artist info.

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Getting to Know Slingsby

Founded in 2007 and based in Adelaide, South Australia, Slingsby tours around the world, presenting emotionally challenging and engaging storytelling. You may remember the company from The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy during our 2011-12 season. Though their productions are aimed at young audiences, Slingsby challenges and inspires adult family members as well. Their repertoire experiments with many different theatrical styles and art forms, from immersive theater to puppetry to opera!

Did You Know?

  • Slingsby's motto is "Journey in wonder."
  • When their federal funding was cut in 2016, Artistic Director Andy Packer and General Manager Stacey Baldwin were touched by the outpouring of love from their artistic communities. Thanks to the international support, they've created a brand new show this year, called Emil and the Detectives!
  • To date, they've toured to 69 venues in 43 cities across 10 countries around the world.
  • The name "Slingsby" comes from a character in Edward Lear’s short story The Four Little People Who Went Round The World.


All The Way From...

Adelaide, Australia
...Adelaide, Australia


Adelaide's oldest operational theater, Queen's Theatre, opened in 1841 with a performance of Othello.

Attending the Performance

All New Victory venues are located on the north side of 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, and are wheelchair accessible.


The majority of this season's performances are presented at The New Victory, a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater. Make yourselves at home in our lobbies (redesigned Fall 2017!) and stow your stuff in free storage lockers.
Seating Chart | Virtual Tour



Located just west of The New Victory, the New 42nd Street Studios building is a state-of-the-art, 10-story rehearsal studio/office/theater complex. Productions that require a more intimate space play at The Duke on 42nd Street theater and in the Studios.
Seating varies in these flexible spaces.



All New Victory venues feature snacks and souvenirs for sale, and stroller parking and changing tables are available whenever age-appropriate. Lobby monitors at The New Victory show a live stream of the stage so that you won't miss out if you need to leave your seat.
Read more about all three venues here, including accessibility information.
Please do not bring backpacks or large bags to the theater. All bags are subject to inspection.

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Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036


Welcome to 42nd Street

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New Victory ticket prices are subject to change. Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No lap seating is permitted without a ticket. Program and schedules are subject to change. No refunds.