Mandalay Marionettes Theater

Attraction 66th St., Between 26th & 27th St., Mandalay, Myanmar Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
08:00 PM
09:30 PM
Second-time visit
0.01 USD

Mandalay Marionettes Theater is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
The Mandalay Marionettes Theater is mainly the result of the tireless efforts of a group of professional artists who got together to revive this dying art.

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Why Mandalay Marionettes Theater is special ?

In the Past, Myanmar Puppetry was not only for entertainment, but also a high art held in much esteem by all classes. Marionettes were a means of making people aware of current events, a medium for educating the people in literature, history and religion, display of lifestyles and customs. At the same time, they functioned as mouthpieces for the people in the days of royalty, tiny hands in state and social affairs.

Nowadays, the old traditional marionette generation has almost faded away. This is simply due to the lack of patronage required during the last few decades. Therefore, it has come to pass that the art of marionette is referred to as a dying art that was rapidly disappearing with the advance of modern entertainment. The same story is applicable to the artists.


Selling points

  • Where memories are made
  • Very good traditional show
  • Confusingly funny
  • Enjoyable intimate theatre with lovely puppets for sale
  • Great traditional performance
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66th St., Between 26th & 27th St., Mandalay, Myanmar

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Tips for you

  • If you go by taxi have your return trip booked as there are not many taxis outside when it finishes and the area is quite dark.
  • You should come here before 30 minutes to get good seats
    What to know
  • It is better to read about the show before you arrive so you have some what is happening.


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Fantastic show which show cases a dying art. So what if it's geared to tourists, that means that we could learn a bit more about the culture and appreciate something new. The marionettes are full of character, as are the puppeteers :)

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