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Amazing hidden gem

We had to find something to do on a hot, rainy afternoon and stumbled across this place. We are... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2019
janelle h
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Really fun way to explore a new artform with a child

My 5th grade son attended a field trip and I was in attendance with him. The theater is small, long... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed April 3, 2019

We had to find something to do on a hot, rainy afternoon and stumbled across this place. We are all so glad we did. Its a very interesting place. If you like theater this would be an interesting place to go. There were 2 little...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

My 5th grade son attended a field trip and I was in attendance with him. The theater is small, long wooden benches, nice stage scenery and a traditional theater style curtains. They have birthday party celebration tables set up on one side of the theater....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Wow. Highly recommend. The puppets are large and the theater is small so the view is great. Funny, well done, and captivating. There were three birthday parties there for the 3pm show on a Saturday...it was a little zany when we arrived but I was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took our youngest son to the Columbia Marionette Theater. We saw Little Red Riding Hood and the show was wonderful. The marionettes are well crafted, the set design and play were cute. The staff was very friendly and the cost of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed March 3, 2017

There are tons of things that vie for your attention these days, and something as simple as a marionette show probably doesn't have the "wow" factor to make people take notice when they hear about the place. That's truly a shame, because after going to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Marshall C
Reviewed August 4, 2016

We've been to 4 shows here, and have enjoyed each one. The plays are very well done, and the perfect length to hold children's attention. The plays are creative, the ones we have seen have been familiar, classic tales, with a bit of their own...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Devyn_11
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Went with our 3 boys- 16, 9, and 6 and really enjoyed the marionette show. We saw "The Frog Prince." Affordable, wholesome old world entertainment for the whole family. Wish we had something like this closer to home. This place gives the kind of unique...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed March 16, 2016

Took the hubby here for a cheap afternoon date, and to do something out of the normal. The facilities are great, although the pews are hard and uncomfortable. While the puppets can be a little creepy to walk into a room full of, the actual...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank bprahl
Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Our grandsons, ages 4 & 6 enjoyed the show. It was about 45 minutes in length and that was about right for the audience. The performance was well done. Price was right, $5 per person. Operated by a non-profit. Facilities could use an upgrade, but...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank M3436RVdanh
Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The Columbia Marionette Theatre is a hidden treasure right in Columbia. The theatre offers great marionette shows for young (under 10) kids. The theatre is small so all the seats offer a great view. The shows last from 45-60 minutes, and the performers are great....More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank David H
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