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National Marionette Theatre

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The repertory of the Prague-based National Marionette Theatre includes the following world-famous pieces: Don Giovanni , The Magic Flute or The Magic Theatre of the Baroque World – Orfeo ed Euridice. Each theatre performance is accompanied with...more
Zhatecka 98/1 | Stare Mesto, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you”re interested in marionettes, this is a must. Many are life-sized.Marionette making is a real art in Prague, and it shows in this theatre.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

We were recommended by friends to visit the Marionette Theatre while Don Giovanni was being played. We went along and it was amazing. The puppeteers were brilliant and the story was told excellently.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mark_Blunden
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Three of us went to a Don Giovanni production here and loved it. It surprised me how many Marionetters were involved. At one time I counted six. As the marionettes were moved across the stage the puppeteers had to be very agile and be prepared...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2019

Nice evening of music and getting lost in puppets...Some of the effects were really well done...Worth a visit..Goes back decades and is well worth the price...Was something to experience that a puppet could really absorb and become a personality...

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

I’m not really an opera fan so got a little bored in the first half (Don Giavani), the show was amusing and the puppeteers has a good sense of humour

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

I had not heard about his theater beforehand, so we only saw it from the outside, and it is beautiful. Going by what I read after the fact, I wish we would have been able to attend a performance here!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We attended a simply wonderful production of Don Giovanni that never failed to entertain and delight. The artistry that went into making the puppets themselves as well as that of the puppeteers was truly marvelous! A must-see in Prague!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

What a fun evening going to the National Marionette Theatre. Earlier in the day we went on the behind the scenes tour which made the show better by know more how the marionettes worked. Overall a great experience. Shame on earlier reviewers complaining that the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

This cute little theater puts on an incredible performance of the opera Don Giovanni (which Gustave Flaubert called, along with Hamlet and the sea, "the three finest things God ever made") and it is wonderfully and comically performed by marionettes (and occasionally the puppeteers as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

We've seen Don Giovanni a few times, but never with puppets. It was very entertaining, and the puppeteers were very skilful. It's better to sit in the back so that you see the whole stage and there are not too many heads in front of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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June 26, 2017|
Response from Mindy N |
Is the session for marrionette making appropriate for children? We'll be visiting with an 8 and 10 year old. Thank you.