Puppet Shows

Here are some Prague puppet and marionette theatres that show plays for children:

Marionette Kingdom (Říše loutek)

The Říše loutek marionette theatre has been around since the 1920s. It is conveniently located in the Prague Municipal Library building in the Old Town, around the corner from the Staroměstská metro station. Puppet shows for children run on Saturdays and Sundays from October through April.

Address: Žatecká 1, Prague 1
Getting there: Metro A to Staroměstská

Website: www.riseloutek.cz

Spejbl and Hurvínek Theatre (Divadlo Spejbla a Hurvínka)

The Spejbl and Hurvínek Theatre has been around since 1930 and its main protagonists, Spejbl, Hurvínek, Mánička, Mrs. Kateřina and Žeryk the Dog, have become famous around the world. The theatre plays for both children over 4 and for adults.

Address: Dejvická 38, Prague 6
Getting there: Metro A to Dejvická or tram 2, 8, 20 or 26 to Vítězné náměstí
Website: www.spejbl-hurvinek.cz

Puppet Theatre Jiskra (Loutkové divadlo Jiskra)

This is a traditional marionette theatre in the outskirts of Prague that has shows for children over 3. Performances are in Czech.

Address: Klapkova 26, Prague 8-Kobylisy
Getting there: Metro C or tram 10, 14, 17, 24 or 25 to Kobylisy

Website: www.divadlo-jiskra.cz (website only in Czech)

Marionette Shops

If you would like to buy your little ones their own puppet or marionette to bring home, you will find some fine marionette shops in downtown Prague. Just go to our Czech Puppets and Marionettes page for some suggestions.