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Address: Schwarzstrasse 24 | Mozarteum Complex, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Phone Number: +43 662 8724060

Famous for its puppet shows, this theater has been delighting children...

Famous for its puppet shows, this theater has been delighting children since 1913. It is also home to performances of opera at various times throughout the year.

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Highly recommended if a SOM fan

This was a late addition to our program, but a very welcome one. Seeing some of the Sound of Music (SOM) sights in Salzburg was very high on our list, so the opportunity to see... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a late addition to our program, but a very welcome one. Seeing some of the Sound of Music (SOM) sights in Salzburg was very high on our list, so the opportunity to see the SOM marionette performance was a must. I'll just say our group (5 adults ranging in age from 22 to 59) were very happy with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

My fiancee and I love musicals, and especially The Sound of Music which we have grown up loving. I took her to Salzburg to show her places like the church at Mondsee where the wedding was filmed, the Mirabella Gardens (Do - Re - Me), and the summer house which is now in the grounds of Hellbrunn Castle. But, the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We walked out at intermission. Really poorly done work. I can't imagine the marionetters are professional, b/c i see much more impressive work done in any park in a major city. I knew the music and singing was recorded, but didn't think it would be as bad as it was. really a rip off. even the marionettes themselves were not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Sound of Music show for my daughters birthday while in Salzburg. This was a wonderful show! I have never been to a show like this and I think this will be something we always remember. Seating is kind of flat and they do have pillows to sit in but even for me with someone big and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We had seen a more amateur Marionette production of the Magic Flute in Vienna so we did not know what to expect in Salzburg which is "the" Marionette Theater. We decided to go for a "Salzburg-classic" and the only show they have in English - The Sound of Music. What I liked: Very nice theatre with comfortable seating. Excellent puppetry,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic show, well worth a visit. I saw the Sound of music which was performed in English and loved every minute.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Tonight we watched The Magic Flute and the Marionette Theatre and WOW the puppetry was amazing ! Such a high level of skill flowed keeping the character gets moving and dancing around the stage ! The performance was flawless The only reason for dropping 1 point is that we new the show was going to be in German but found... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

I booked tickets as a surprise for my Mum on our trip to Salzburg. We saw The Sound of Music and absolutley loved it. Great adaptation and stunning puppetry. We sat close to the front which was great and it really is a unique theatrical experience. The puppeteers thoroughly deserved the rapturous applause they received at the end. Just spectacular!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Eight or nine very skillful puppeteers kept the audience entertained with their marionette version of the Sound of Music for two hours. It was not until the end that the puppeteers revealed themselves, but it left me wondering how so many people could work in such close proximity without getting all of those puppet strings tangled. It was a marvel-as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is ridiculously fun! I promise :0) We booked this Sound of Music show as a part of a larger two day Salzburg experience and were feeling slightly uneasy just before the performance. Should we go? Would it be too cheesy? Well, we were delighted and grinning the whole time. So glad we did it.

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