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Simpich Showcase

2413 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3021
+1 719-465-2492
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Magical for young and old

I book tickets almost yearly when I travel to Colorado Springs. Conveniently located in Old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bib222
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Venice, Florida
Awesome event for kids or adults

Simpich is a wonderful experience - it starts with a store in the front with unusual clothes and... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
COLynnie
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Aurora, CO
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“doll museum” (3 reviews)
“marionettes” (9 reviews)
“puppets” (7 reviews)
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2413 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I book tickets almost yearly when I travel to Colorado Springs. Conveniently located in Old Colorado. The theater is small and intimate. The marionette performance is created and performed by one man, David Simpitch! He hand-makes the Marionettes too! Shows change several times yearly. A...More

Thank bib222
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Simpich is a wonderful experience - it starts with a store in the front with unusual clothes and jewelry - much fun (plus there were two wonderful and BIG puppies there to greet us as well). Then you move on to the museum with the...More

Thank COLynnie
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

I have attended several productions performed by David Simpich over the years and still love going. Each one is a special time of watching a story come to life through David's extraordinary talent and his wonderful marionette dolls. It's an great experience for children and...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We just finished the Christmas show, and eagerly await the next round of shows beginning in February. It has just become a must see event for our entire family!

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

The Simpich Showcase is one of the few traditional marionette theater in the US and though I wasn't sure what to expect, it's a delightful experience. The owner handcrafts all the puppets and does all of the performing and voice acting. The show pulls you...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Went to see The Firebird over the summer, our third show in four years, and we were still amazed by the artistry and talent on display. Great for families with kids about 5 to 6 years and older, as well as couples. We hope it...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We try to visit the Simpich Theater at least once a year. This is a delightful family business with a doll museum (Simpich dolls), a gallery featuring stunning photos (Kemper Simpich) and paintings (Robert Simpich), and a charming new boutique managed by Gwendolyn SImpich. This...More

Thank Kris W
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

I recently attended the Firebird performance. This is the 4th time I have viewed a performance at Simpich over the last 7 years. Absolutely loved them all!!!!!! David, the puppeteer and creator, is magical in his ability to captivate and entertain. During Firebird the audience...More

Thank bib222
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I visited Simpich marionette theater for research for a book, and ended up entranced by the sheer talent of David Simpich. Not only are the puppets handmade by he and his family, but he's a very talented voice actor and writes the scripts himself. I...More

Thank Kara S
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Returned recently to see the Old Man and the Mermaid after going two years ago to see The Secret Garden. Once again, we were stunned by the level of artistry and theater put on by this small family business. Quality family entertainment (especially secular) and...More

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Tim H
19 July 2018|
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Response from COLynnie | Reviewed this property |
Secret Garden ends July 28th - sorry but you can check under Simpich Theater for the next show - they are ALL awesome.
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Nicole80906
21 November 2017|
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Response from thetravellerfromtx | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can order online through their website and choose your seats. Very small theatre, but seats closest are still best since you will see the detail of the marionettes and stage much clearer.
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Linda S
26 November 2016|
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Response from thetravellerfromtx | Reviewed this property |
No, definitely not for young kids. At least 4-6 years old depending on the child. It is a small, quiet theater, and an unsettled child will ruin it for all in the theater. The shows are about 1.5 hours with an intermission... More
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