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Address: 401 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: 803-252-366
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Grandsons enjoyed the show

Our grandsons, ages 4 & 6 enjoyed the show. It was about 45 minutes in length and that was about right for the audience. The performance was well done. Price was right, $5 per... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Our grandsons, ages 4 & 6 enjoyed the show. It was about 45 minutes in length and that was about right for the audience. The performance was well done. Price was right, $5 per person. Operated by a non-profit. Facilities could use an upgrade, but that is understandable. Overall, still a great experience.

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Lexington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The Columbia Marionette Theatre is a hidden treasure right in Columbia. The theatre offers great marionette shows for young (under 10) kids. The theatre is small so all the seats offer a great view. The shows last from 45-60 minutes, and the performers are great. Shows rotate every few months, so check to see what is playing.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Columbia is very lucky to have this theater. the facility is top notch and the quality of shows is superb. Kids love the place...and so adults!

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INDIANAPOLIS
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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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SC
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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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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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SportsFan2007
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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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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
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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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SC
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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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