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Address: 32 Station St, Brookline, MA 02445
Phone Number: 617-731-6400
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Description: Puppeteers from all over the country perform at the Showplace, which...
Puppeteers from all over the country perform at the Showplace, which offers a different show each week.
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Best version of (Mr Punch's) Christmas Carol ever!

Well actually the film is pretty decent as well ... Positives: small friendly way of introducing kids to puppetry and theatre - excellent small location and brilliant show from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Well actually the film is pretty decent as well ... Positives: small friendly way of introducing kids to puppetry and theatre - excellent small location and brilliant show from Crabbgrass group - funny and well approached for all age groups. Improvements: none - it was fantastic value and performance for kids and adults - highly recommended!! Value for kids entertainment... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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180 attraction reviews
338 helpful votes 338 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We took our 3 yo granddaughter to see the Princess, the Pirate, and the Pea. It was a perfect match. The children sit in the center of the benches so no adult is in front of them. Adults can sit with their children if they sit on the outside of the bench or in the seats along the walls. The... More 

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Brookline, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

A wonderful (& low cost!) way to introduce children to the magic of puppets and of story-telling. We always take our out-of-town nieces/nephews here. They love not only the presentations but almost always get attracted by a finger or similar puppet to take home and tell their own stories

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CambridgeMA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I was fortunate to take a rare class at this Theatre several years ago. With careful instruction, students were able to make 3 kinds of puppets.. hand, string and shadow and put on short performances with them. The puppeteers were wonderful talented people willing to share their knowledge. One older gentleman, a real genius in his field, also gave us... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Young kids will love this place. Fun and simple, and a place where kids can be kids. The shows are always inventive and kids can buy puppets, too. Seating is on first come, first served so if you want to be in front come early.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

My son loves this, me not so much, but since it is good for kids, its one of those things that we do now and then. My wife and I think its good that they work hard to keep Theater alive in this little community. The talent is patchy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Artist in residence is great. we've seen two shows this fall. both were excellent. We are looking forward to our next trip in December.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Clever shows and nice engagement with kids in the audiuence. A very low key and enjoyable live theatre event for kids

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We saw the National Marionette Theatre at this adorable theatre, and were very pleased with the quality of the show and very reasonable priced tickets. They have a rotating array of puppet shows so best to check out the calendar of events. Highly recommended.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

The shows are silly and perfect for your 5-8 year old. They always explain the rules before each show starts. If your child starts acting up in the middle of a performance and you have to leave, it's really easy and no big deal.

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