Panda's Home

From Compagnia TPO in co-production with TONG Production & Teatro Metastasio di Prato
Prato, Italy & Beijing, China

Venture into the depths of China's rich culture! Fusing ancient art forms and contemporary dance, Italy's Compagnia TPO with Teatro Metastasio Di Prato and China’s TONG Production invite little ones to follow a panda's footprints and roam a bamboo forest as they explore the five elements of Wu Xing—wood, fire, earth, metal and water. With kaleidoscopic imagery and the sounds of traditional instruments, PANDA'S HOME is anything but black and white.

"Breaks the border between art and games"High Above 

Performance Facts

Performance Facts

60 minutes with no intermission and no Talk-Back
The performance on 6/14 will be sign-interpreted.
Grade Recommendations

Grade Recommendation:

Best for Grades Pre-K – K

Ticket Info

Ticket Information

Students: $2
Chaperones: $5

Tickets to school performances are available exclusively to New Victory Education: School and After-School Partners. Learn more about this program.

Getting to Know Compagnia TPO and TONG Production

Based in Prato, Italy, Compagnia TPO invites audience members to play and learn with its performers. The company is particularly known for its work on "virtual gardens" inspired by different cultures and experiences. In 2016, Compagnia TPO took this idea to Beijing, China, where they met TONG Production, a Chinese theater company founded by parents dedicated to sharing world-class performances with families. Liz Ren, the founder of TONG Production, inspired Francesco Gandi, the artistic director of Compagnia TPO, to create a show that explored the beauty and heritage of Chinese culture—and so, Panda's Home was born while they were in residence at Teatro Metastasio!

Did You Know?

  • Compagnia TPO and TONG Production worked together for the first time in 2015, when they presented a sold-out run of The Painted Garden in Beijing.
  • This is Compagnia TPO's third time at The New Victory. They performed The Butterfly Garden in 2010 and Saltbush in 2014.
  • What do the Mediterranean Sea, a Kurdish landscape and an Australian Aboriginal cultural garden have in common? They have all been interactive settings for Compagnia TPO shows.
  • Compagnia TPO created the CCC (Children's Cheering Carpet), a motion sensitive "magic carpet" that allows audiences to animate sounds and visuals with their feet!
  • In Chinese, TONG means "children." It also stands for "To Our Next Generation."


All The Way From...

Prato, Italy and Beijing, China
...Prato, Italy and Beijing, China


The distance between Prato, Italy and Beijing, China is 5,015 miles. It would take a human 1,671 hours to walk city-to-cityand a panda 2,786 hours!

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 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.

Public Transit & Parking Map • Neighborhood & Partner Discounts


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

Welcome to the Crossroads of the World. We recommend that you come early or stay late and grab a bite with one of our neighborhood partners. Visit Partners & Discounts page.

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Education performances are offered exclusively to Partner Schools. Log in is required.

The 2017-18 School Year Partnership program has reached capacity. Complete this online form to request notifications for future seasons. Learn more about New Victory Education Partnership.

Questions? Call us at 646.223.3090.

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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.