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Columbia Marionette Theater

401 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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Ranked #13 of 52 attractions in Columbia
Type: Theaters
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The theater itself is little, but the performances are big. They are professionally presented and fun to watch. Take your kids to see this place!

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My son loves puppet shows. We visit often and most importantly it is affordable. He enjoys it so much we plan to do a birthday party, because they have great rates. This is a great place to visit especially if you have younger children.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Birthday parties there appear to be great. But the public are on hard church type pews. My nephews were too short to see over adults in front of them. Kids wanted party favors like the birthday groups but nothing similar available

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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is a nice different type of place to spend an hour with a young child. Tickets are very reasonable, workers are extremely nice and the shows are usually quite good and keep young kids interested. They seem to change the show every few months, and everyone I have been too has been worthwhile for the kids with me.

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Irmo, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We saw a delightful version of Beauty and The Beast. It was great fun and the theater is set up for little folks that need to move around. The puppeteers were wonderful and the tour backstage was really fun. At the end the kids get to play with real marionettes. It was very nice and not too expensive. My kids... More

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Wagener, South Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My family and I have been to 2 shows at the theater - Beauty and the Beast, and Dinosaur Tales. Both shows were the perfect length (about 45 minutes) for young viewers and the kids LOVED it! The puppets are well-made, very creative, and age appropriate. I did not find them to be "creepy" at all (as another reviewer said),... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My daughter attended a birthday party here, and I thought it was well put-together. Maybe it's just me, but I found it a tad creepy. The puppets were scary looking and the story line didn't follow the traditional story (Snow White). We got a backstage tour and all the puppets are creepy looking! The staff is wonderful.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is a great family outing! Plenty of General Admission seating, amazing artistry, and wonderful community. It is a unique and affordable option for kids and parents. They mostly perform Fairy Tales, so there is always a scary bad guy... 2- and 3- year olds might need a lap to snuggle in. The parking lot is small, so come early.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I've been taking my granddaughter here for a long time and even now at 8, she still enjoys these productions. The stories are told in such a way that all children are entertained and so are the adults. They have scheduled birthday party rooms with varied themes for boys and girls and all open to the stage. They also have... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Can't say enough good things about this. Kids and adult alike are entertained. Very professional. Not expensive.

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