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Mandalay Marionettes Theater

27th St., Between 65th And 66th Street, Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 523 4446
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Wonderful Puppet Show

We were staying at the Sedona, which is a block away from the theater. The theater is fairly small... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
toronto canada
Enjoyable Puppet Show

On our first night in Mandalay we hopped in a taxi and took ourselves to see the Myanmar... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Tony R
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27th St., Between 65th And 66th Street, Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 523 4446
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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

1  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
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I really did not like it... Music too loud. I think it's not organized and some marionnates can be not very beautiful. I would like write a message like people wrote "you have to see his show!! " but sorry it was not for...More

Thank Cyssou N
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Several locals insisted we see this, although the audience was almost entirely foreigners. The show was great and well explained. I especially liked the live dancer and musicians, and the fact that the puppeteers were revealed and featured ad different times throughout the performance. This...More

Thank Balsamroot
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

You must come here if paying a visit to Mandalay. Super cute performance, very talented artists and musicians and surprisingly live orchestra playing. It was a very enjoyable experience!

Thank Diogo F
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

It is really awesome that the puppeteers are keeping this age old tradition alive and well. The theater is really fun and the commentator is very informative on the subject. They lift the curtain so that the audience can see the puppeteers in action the...More

Thank Eric J
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We bought tickets for $10 each beforehand and chose front row seats. We arrived a minute late and the show had just started. The man showed us to our seat and we sat for an hour watching the puppets. The other reviews explain the layout...More

1  Thank Gillchelt
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The marionette show does a great job of showcasing traditional puppetry, dance, and live music. It lasts an hour and is divided into several short segments, each of which holds your attention while providing a different style of entertainment from the rest, from a slapstick...More

Thank Ben_fc
Reviewed 4 December 2016

You can see the puppeteers at work at times when they raise the curtain. A very intimate place with perhaps 50 seats. The show lasts one hour. They supply a free bottle of water before the show and cost is only 10k. There is not...More

Thank campfollowerTucson
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What time does the show start? I have one night in Mandalay and would like to catch the sunset and have a beer on Mandalay Hill and want to know if I can make the show as well . I will be there end of Dec
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
Hi how can i book tickets for this show? Thank you
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
Marina I
bonjour, je voudrais savoir s'il y a plusieurs théâtres de marionnettes à Mandalay, et quelles sont leurs adresses. Je vous remercie
9 January 2015|
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