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Address: Carnglaze Place, St Ives TR26 1PX, England
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Always awe- inspiring

Fantastic little theatre that's quaint and built in an old boathouse. With its thick white washed walls and hidden puppets in any alcove, it engages you from the minute you walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic little theatre that's quaint and built in an old boathouse. With its thick white washed walls and hidden puppets in any alcove, it engages you from the minute you walk in. The shows are always brilliant. The squeaks of the boards above as the puppeteers work their magic with marionette puppets is so lovely to see. In fact, where... More 

1 Thank BirminghamMummy
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Well this theatre is so nice,liked the interaction,first time we have been here,and we will be coming back again for definite.

1 Thank Linda B
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

The perfect, puppet experience. Based on traditional themes it is great fun for all age groups, be prepared for a little interaction and getting close and personal with 'Harry'. We spent a thoroughly magical time in this gem of a theatre, it is probably the smallest we have ever been to, but my son says it is the best theatre... More 

4 Thank Jonathan L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

It's a jolly, intimate night in this tiny theatre space. Please do support it. We saw Strangers in the Night there: high acting standard and a gratifying shriek from the audience at the denouement. All a stone's throw from the harbour in St Ives

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Alsager, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

This was my 2nd visit & my daughter's 3rd. The theatre is small and intimate and the presentation is very intimate from the moment you enter and get a friendly welcome. This year we saw Hansel & Gretel & the Teddy Bears' Picnic. I didn't feel that H&G was as good as the previous performance I'd seen but the TBP... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

We had a magical afternoon watching Hansel and Gretel and The Teddy Bears' Picnic beautifully performed by the expert puppeteers. It is refreshing to see this great rational art form being kept alive in this far off but beautiful corner of Britain. Don't miss it if you are in St Ives as the Boathouse is a very special place. And... More 

1 Thank James G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We have been now for the past 3 years whilst on holiday and it has now become one of our must do things. The staff are great remembering children that are repeat guests form one year to the next. The work that goes into the shows is fantastic and draws the attention of children and adults alike. I can not... More 

1 Thank emma b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

We just spent a wonderful hour enjoying the show at the Boathouse Theatre.. It was an extra show and a beautiful day.. So we were the only people there.. But could not have been made to feel more welcome. The kids (ages 6,7 and 1) all enjoyed the show and were roaring with laughter.. It is real old fashioned entertainment..... More 

2 Thank Sheenac
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

Josh (7) and I had a lovely time at this quirky little theatre. We didn't expect much but the welcome, atmosphere, puppets and songs were simply great (as were the squash and biscuits in the break). We'll definitely come back when we're next in St Ives.

2 Thank Adrian P
Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

what can i say i was dragged to see a show at the tiny little theatre just of the harbour at st ives the place was not much to look at and was a very cosy fit however with in minutes your made to feel very welcome also jigged about to make sure you had a perfect view of the... More 

2 Thank john h

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