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Mandalay Marionettes Theater

27th St., Between 65th And 66th Street, Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 523 4446
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Great show and a nice way to finish a night in Mandalay

Quaint venue and a tight show with the master puppeteer himself leading the charge. If only i could... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
A glimpse into burmese culture

If you are in Mandalay the puppet theater is a must see. It gives you some insights into the local... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
via mobile
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“puppet show” (10 reviews)
27th St., Between 65th And 66th Street, Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 523 4446
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Quaint venue and a tight show with the master puppeteer himself leading the charge. If only i could be so agile and able at the age of 86. Great to see a traditional artform being passed down to the next generation. Great little theatre with...More

Thank diddysquat
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

If you are in Mandalay the puppet theater is a must see. It gives you some insights into the local culture even though the music is sometimes quite amelodic for european ears. Here are the facts: - Entrance fee is quite expensive for local standards...More

Thank cosmopolits
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I can't recommend this show enough and urge you to go and offer your support to these talented local people trying to keep puppetry alive. The people working at the theatre are so lovely and we enjoyed chatting with them before the show started. The...More

Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 23 July 2017

this is a must see while in Mandalay, it was fun and fascinating and you can buy a puppet for a very reasonable price. very entertaining, learn, have a laugh, and enjoy skilful puppetry. The show takes 1 hour.

Thank kiwi4753
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Today, July 17th at 11.30am, we went to the Marionette Theatre to ask for the price of the show. One of the guys who were there, I understood it was the boss, told us 15000 kyats or 12$, which is the usual Myanmar change from...More

Thank Micaël G
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Show starts at 8.30pm & lasts for 1 hour. Cost is 15000 kyat each, definitely worth the money. They do tell you in English what each part of the play is and yes the Burmese music isn't to everyone's taste but hey we have the...More

Thank javdac6070
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This puppet theatre is entertaining not only for the show of hand made puppets but to watch how a fairly ageing group of Burmese men bond together over their love of traditional music, their instruments and puppetry! An old tradition which they have only recently...More

Thank LoveTravel1950
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We were staying at the Sedona, which is a block away from the theater. The theater is fairly small and the night I went to see the show there were only 7 people in the audience. The cost is approximately U.S .$8. The one hour...More

1  Thank cubist
Reviewed 26 March 2017

On our first night in Mandalay we hopped in a taxi and took ourselves to see the Myanmar Marionettes. We have seen various puppet shows while traveling in Asia – the water puppets in Vietnam and the shadow puppets in Indonesia – so we decided...More

2  Thank Tony R
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We did not know exactly what to expect It is a very small theater, no AC very hot and lots of moskitos bring sprays with you Students greet you because they want to speak english please do so The theater gives a short stunning performance...More

Thank RenateZ69
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10 July 2016|
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Response from dandd2016 | Reviewed this property |
The show begins at 8:30 and lasts for over an hour. Go online to get reservations in advance since your one night in Mandalay might coincide with a big tour group. You would not want to arrive to find all the tickets... More
16 December 2015|
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Response from sara1362 | Reviewed this property |
Pop into the theatre earlier in the day as you could come across a large group they are very helpful hope you enjoy the show