The Marionette Muzeum is located in a very beautiful old space from 16 centery. The museum is on a main tourist route in Prague.There are also many Marionette theatre like the Theatre Na Mùstku (Na Mùstku 3, Prague 1), Theatre Palace Kinsky (Staromìststké square 12, Prague 1), Theatre On the King Road (Karlova 12, Prague 1 )
You will see marionettes for sale all over Prague. A fun thing to see is a show performed by marionettes. I am not a fan of opera but thought it would be better seeing it with the marionettes.
The show was still extremely boring but it was funny at times and watching how the marionettes move was pretty interesting.
The theater is not too big and seating is on a first come basis.
Puppet (Marionette) shows for children and adults have a long tradition in Prague and throughout the Czech Republic. Many of the master puppeteers' creations are real gems of artistry and craftsmanship. Amongst the repertoire is the puppet version of Mozart's famous "opera of operas", Don Giovanni. A quite extraordinary production, with puppets in period costumes and authentic 18th century stage sets.
Another popular performance is Yellow Submarine, a unique puppet version of the legendary film with original recordings by the Beatles. Whatever the performance, the National Marionette Theatre is terrific entertainment for children and adults of all ages!
We were concerned that this was going to be a disappointing tourist trap kind of thing, but my husband wanted to see it, and we decided it might be interesting. First of all, be sure to negotiate a lower price. The price was 450CZK, but when we inquired, we were told we could have a special price of 350 for purchasing our tickets in advance. "In advance" had more than one interpretation, from a day before to 3 hrs. before. We went to get our tickets about 3 hrs before the show and this time the woman (a different person) made a big deal out of giving us a discount of 400CZK. When we pointed out that we had been told 350 for advance purchase, she capitulated. Stand your ground. NOW, about the show itself: It is really not for children. It is an hour & 20 minutes long and it is all opera (in Italian). It's not a "puppet show." The theatre is very small and intimate. Get there 15 minutes early and grab a seat in the front row. It was very good - fascinating to watch the way it works, and the people who manipulate the marionettes come out at the end. I just wish I had stopped at an internet cafe first and looked up the story of the opera, it would have been more interesting to be able to follow the story. We all enjoyed it, and felt it was worth the approx. $12US it cost. The sets, the costumes, and the "acting" were great. The marionettes themselves, which are about 3 feet high, have wondeful faces. We saw "Le Nozze di Figaro" by Mozart, which has some of my favorite music anyway. Tickets may be purchased in many locations all over Old Town.
Prague Marionette Company presenting Don Giovanni, I was very open minded when I went in, but was pleasantly suprised at the performance. I am not an opera buff, but this was easy to follow and comical at times.A good way to pass on an hour if the weather is bad, or your are in need of some light entertainment. Daily 17.00 / 20.00