We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater

Closed Now: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open today: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Review Highlights
A must see!

The theater is 12 seats in Mr. Htwe and Mrs. Oo’s living room. Be sure to arrive a few minutes... read more

Reviewed yesterday
V2719YJshannonm
,
Westminster, Colorado
via mobile
A really fascinating puppet show!

in which puppets not only dance the usual way, but also carry objects, open umbrellas and move... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gari K
Read all 219 reviews
164
All photos (164)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good10%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“art form”(13 reviews)
“dying art”(6 reviews)
About
Unique place where Myanmar traditional and cultural heritage of string puppetry to be seen or learned in Yangon, Myanmar. Accepting puppet show for the audience of minimum 2 pax and Maximum 20 pax if booked in advanced. Preferred show time is 6pm...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
See all hours
Contact
No.12 | Yama Street, Ahlone Township, Yangon (Rangoon) 11121, Myanmar
Website
+95 9 512 7271
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Yangon (Rangoon)
from USD 63.00
More Info
from USD 133.00
More Info
from USD 99.00
More Info
from USD 110.00
More Info
Reviews (219)
Filter reviews
187 results
Traveller rating
167
20
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
167
20
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews art form dying art traditional art small theatre taxi driver takes place short introduction talented family marionette theatre great performance true passion great skill red sign lost art unique cultural experience myanmar culture bit tricky to find
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 187 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The theater is 12 seats in Mr. Htwe and Mrs. Oo’s living room. Be sure to arrive a few minutes before the start time of the show...you do not want to miss any of the history of puppet shows in Myanmar. This theater is definitely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank V2719YJshannonm
Reviewed 1 week ago

in which puppets not only dance the usual way, but also carry objects, open umbrellas and move their eyebrows!! So much fun although I had no prior knowledge of the narrative, but they explain it for tourists, so it was OK. This is a family...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gari K
U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Actually, we can prepare about 20~25 seats if advanced notice is sent. Yes, I always worry about the children might be boring for an hour show. But, according to my experience, even 8 months baby also enjoyed, unbelievable! Thank you very much for your kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm really glad we learned about the Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theatre on TripAdvisor, because it was a great opportunity to experience something truly unique. We had a great time watching the performance and learning about the cultural history of puppet shows and puppeteers in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 27pau
U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review and warm wishes. HTWE OO MYANMAR is not here if Me. OO didn't support me by both mentally and physically when we faced with many challenges in first 5 years of our theatre. Moreover, willingly participation of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just terrific. Wonderful show! So many details shown and explained. I enjoyed really the show in their home and recommend it to everyone.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank parusso76
U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very happy that you enjoyed our explanation and introduction even though short and small. We hope to see you again when you visit to Myanmar in next time if we have a bigger space to perform a longer show professionally.

Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Immensely talented family of Mr Htwe, one of the few families carrying forward the tradition of Burmese Puppetry. Fantastic show, almost real puppets.More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank VivN293
U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2018

We are not a professional or traditional family, just loving and keeping in touch with puppetry. However, we are trying our best to keep this tradition alive and to upgrade to contemporary puppetry form when our children and new generation involve. Thank you very much...More

Reviewed 15 December 2018

What a delightful evening spent in the intimacy of the family living room watching a lost art performed excellently! The expertise of the puppet masters were amazing and the costumes on the marionettes were stunning. We enjoyed the brief historical tutorial before the show started...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Leslie B
U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you very much for your visit to our home located in a place hard to find. We are not satisfied to show the tradition in our small living room without live music and story-tellers. We hope to perform in a bigger theare and longer...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Came across this via TA and it was indeed an amazing and insightful puppet show in a private setting in a small "theatre" converted from a living room. There were only 3 of us and Mr Htwe took time to share the nuances of Myanmese...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AnzacTraveller
U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Your kind review is highly appreciated by Htwe and Oo. We'll try our best to present you in the future by LIVE music and story-telling. We hope that our dream will come true if the people supported us like you. With best wishes & regards,

Reviewed 5 December 2018

Very intimate and authentic. At first we weren't sure we came to the right place but once inside this families apartment a little world of wonders opened up. With true passion for this dying form of art Mr Htwe explained about puppet shows in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nienke H
U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

We are not so happy to show in our small living room of our home. This is just introduction without live music and story-tellers and duration is short as well. We wanna perform in a bigger space in order to show more professional and traditionally....More

Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Very nice and funny to discover this hidden gem between the back alleys in Yangon. Great and instructive introduction in good english about Myanmar stories and puppeteers. Good overview for the first days in the country.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BCamposS
U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thank you very much for visiting us in your first day in Myanmar. We are very happy and pleased to show our traditional and cultural heritage of string puppetry even though not supported by the Government. We have a bigger dream to perform you in...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

I really enjoyed the puppet show. It is really interesting. Wish the puppet show time is longer as I find it very good. Will visit again if I visit Yangon again.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 34pangse
U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

We wanna show more together with live music and story-telling but our living room is quite small to do so. We have a big dream to perform in a professional theatre and hope that it will be coming true in the near future because of...More

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 187 nearby hotels
Hotel Grand United (Ahlone Branch)
776 reviews
.65 km away
Myanmar Panda Hotel
265 reviews
1.10 km away
Belmond Governor's Residence
1,519 reviews
1.14 km away
The RGN City Lodge
53 reviews
1.22 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,016 nearby restaurants
Mahlzeit Restaurant
173 reviews
1.50 km away
Mandalay Restaurant at Belmond Governor's Residence
412 reviews
1.15 km away
Shan Yoe Yar
723 reviews
1.16 km away
ORNG Kitchen
74 reviews
1.24 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 547 nearby attractions
National Museum
1,012 reviews
1.45 km away
Taw Win Centre
56 reviews
1.45 km away
Golden Express Tours
6 reviews
1.29 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
ekci13
17 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from U-Htwe | Property representative |
6pm to 7pm daily for minimum 2 persons If 5 persons & more, you can request for other times both need advanced notice in a day before or Noon of the day
1
Vote
kapz108
20 March 2017|
Answer
Response from U-Htwe | Property representative |
We are so sorry for our very late response because our mail box was not working since 18th till this morning and missed all conversation. Show time is 6pm everyday but need to book in advance, 1 day is preferred but latest... More
0
Votes
kapz108
20 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Laura_Laura2014 | Reviewed this property |
I went there by taxi. It was not easy to find, but not far from the center. I don't know if they can fetch you, but they are very kind if you call them by phone and they can reply to any question. They speak a very good... More
1
Vote