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National Marionette Theatre

Zhatecka 98/1 | Stare Mesto, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 224 819 322
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Zhatecka 98/1 | Stare Mesto, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Staré Město (Old Town)
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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

The operas are staged with marionettes and a quality opera recording in a reasonably preserved art deco theatre. In extension to the opera staging, Mozart conducting the invisible orchestra is a rage. Do not sit in front rows unless you do not mind being sprinkled...More

Thank Davor R
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

I am an actor. This perspective certainly biases my review. We were the only ones taking the 1pm backstage tour. There was a very informative documentary and then we had a complete, comprehensive backstage tour, including operating the marionettes used in the performance. Who knew...More

1  Thank wolfurphy
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

I agree with another reviewer that you should get background before you go. I'm not an opera guy, so I didn't know the story. I followed along on a website I found that had the storyline text. The producers add a lot of humor to...More

1  Thank wasmith59
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

The Czech culture takes its puppetry seriously. Very seriously. As an example, the National Marionette Theatre performs Mozart's DON GIOVANNI regularly in its handsome subterranean 300-seat playhouse in the old town. The audience is 90% adults and the performance (recorded music naturally) is not in...More

Thank BBonnet
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

While the quality of the production was good, we had a rough time. I thought my son would be excited and like the marionettes, but we didn't have great seating (it is first come first serve). Also, I thought I allowed enough time to have...More

Thank callievanwagenen
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

We loved the show. If you want to see it, I've got two hints for you: (1) read the story line in advance on Wikipedia (in detail), it helps to keep up with the show and understand the humour, (2) get there about 30 minutes...More

1  Thank Timo D
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

In an art deco theater in the heart of Prague..chairs from when built (wooden) no assigned seats..performance by marionetts..very enjoyable 2 hours..an experience not to be missed.we ordered tickets on line.

1  Thank Joe S
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

We went to see an opera done with puppets. Very original and i like the sense of humor, even if children would love it even more. 1.40 hour was a bit long and a 1 hour show would be more ideal before diner.

Thank Bruno H
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

I am not a huge fan of puppets but I do expect a more professional performance. The storyline itself is unfit for kids. I see lots of kids are too boring to move around or chatting. Some parents felt asleep during the performance. The puppets...More

Thank wongxmrs
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

It was fun. The kids loved it. The place is a little tired and the tour guide was a little grumpy but it was fun to see the behind the scenes.

Thank cbenson24
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