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“Surprise stop” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Columbia Marionette Theater

Columbia Marionette Theater
401 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-252-366
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Ranked #16 of 53 Attractions in Columbia
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Orlando, FL
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“Surprise stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

While I discovered this place online, several locals passionately confirmed it as a must see. As you might imagine, my husband was skeptical especially since I scheduled it for after he ran the Columbia marathon but I am happy to say that it was delightful!
We make the short walk out to the theater from our hotel and enjoyed the atmosphere as past puppets line the lobby and hand painted murals decorate the theater edges. For families, rest assured that kids won't have blocked views because the prime seats are all reserved for children with adults sitting in the back or on the sides.
For $5, it's a great 45 minute show plus afterwards you can meet the puppeteers and see backstage.

Visited March 2012
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

This is a great little theater with first class marionette puppets and acts. Good for little kids and adults alike, just to see the extraordinary effort and skilful artistry that goes into the shows. We stumbled upon this theater as part of a day trip to Columbia from Charleston and now compare all other puppet theaters to this one. Seeing other shows at different places made us realize what an excellent theater this one is. Some Charleston locals don't even know about it! Don't miss it!

Visited June 2011
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“Don't miss this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Every 4 months or so the marionette theater changes it's presentation. We take our kids to every new play/act. It is inexpensive and well worth the $5 pp charge. Kids love it and you will too.

Visited January 2012
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“firt rate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Fun for likttle kids, but older people will appreciate the art of puppetry

Visited October 2011
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“Great and different”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012 via mobile

The price was good. The show and features were great. Sitting was good. Show lasted about 45 minutes but was interesting w lights and sounds and music! Will b back!

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