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New Shoes

Tian Gombau Companyia de Teatre
from Castelló de la Plana, Spain

October 30 – November 8, 2024
Recommended Grades
Grades Pre-K – K
Students: $2
Chaperones: $5
What Kind of Show?
Puppetry; clever and gentle
Running Time
35 minutes with no intermission
New 42 Studios 229 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

School-time tickets may only be booked by Partner organizations.

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Week of July 15 – 21

Dec 31

Wed, 7pm

About the Show

New experiences, new seasons, New Shoes! Through playful puppetry and Spanish folk song, tender storyteller Tian Gombau unboxes the tale of young Tracalet, who discovers the people and places of his hometown while on a journey to enjoy a piece of cake. With each step and every encounter, he learns and grows a little more, because—big or small—we never stop growing.

A small wonder that is impossible to resist

Petit Sabadell

Things to Know

  1. This show will be performed at New 42 Studios, just down the block from the New Victory Theater, in a welcoming studio setting where toddlers can be themselves. Seating options will include floor cushions, low benches and chairs.

  2. Every performance of New Shoes contains Spanish folk songs, but the 11am performances on November 6 and 7 will be entirely in Spanish, dialogue and all.
  3. Tian Gombau has produced and performed shows for young audiences all over the world, touring across 47 countries on 4 continents in 10 different languages!

About the Artist

Award-winning theater artist Tian Gombau has been creating magical shows for young audiences for over 30 years. His blend of theatrical styles—shadow puppetry, marionettes, object theater, poetic language and song—communicates stories of tolerance and humanity that open up the imaginations of the youngest theatergoers.


Photo: Àlvar Buch
Photo: Àlvar Buch
Photo: Àlvar Buch
Photo: Àlvar Buch

Creative Team

Author & Director
Jordi Palet i Puig

Costume Designer
Hernán Montiel

Lighting Designer
Xavi Prieto

Òscar Roig

Production, Actor & Manipulator
Tian Gombau

Scenography & Objects
Isa Soto


For every performance at New 42 Studios…

  • You can request to borrow supports like fidgets, earplugs, assisted listening devices and more.
  • A calming corner is available at all times for those with sensory sensitivities or anyone who needs a break from the performance space.
  • General Admission seating is in use, but wheelchair-accessible locations may be reserved in advance (see more details on the seat selection page when buying tickets).

Read more about additional accessibility details.

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