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Columbia Marionette Theater

401 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-252-366
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Ranked #14 of 49 attractions in Columbia
Type: Theaters
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SportsFan2007
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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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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Vienna, Austria
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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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33 helpful votes 33 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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15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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Newport News, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This was so much fun! A beautifully decorated theater, a wonderful show, (we saw Beauty and the Beast), Myself, my wife, and our 9mo old...$10! They do such a wonderful job! All the kids and adults were completely captivated, even our 9mo son couldn't take his eyes off the stage. It's located right downtown by the State Museum, Edventure Science... More

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Sumter, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Lots of fun for adults and kids! Great for families or birthdays. We saw the "Wizard of Oz" when we went. I took a church group, age 3 to 6th Grade and they all enjoyed it. Definitely get there early and get some good seats up front...although no seats are really bad. The price is EXCELLENT!! Very cheap. Great time... More

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Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I liked that the employees loved their jobs and they were just so hardworking! They gave the kids tours behind the scenes and were amazing! Great place to go!

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