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Columbia Marionette Theater

401 Laurel St, Columbia, SC 29201-2235
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A fun and unique family experience.

There are tons of things that vie for your attention these days, and something as simple as a... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Lexington, South Carolina
Always a good time

We've been to 4 shows here, and have enjoyed each one. The plays are very well done, and the... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
Columbia, South Carolina
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401 Laurel St, Columbia, SC 29201-2235
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

There are tons of things that vie for your attention these days, and something as simple as a marionette show probably doesn't have the "wow" factor to make people take notice when they hear about the place. That's truly a shame, because after going to...More

1  Thank Karyyk
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We've been to 4 shows here, and have enjoyed each one. The plays are very well done, and the perfect length to hold children's attention. The plays are creative, the ones we have seen have been familiar, classic tales, with a bit of their own...More

1  Thank Devyn_11
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Went with our 3 boys- 16, 9, and 6 and really enjoyed the marionette show. We saw "The Frog Prince." Affordable, wholesome old world entertainment for the whole family. Wish we had something like this closer to home. This place gives the kind of unique...More

Thank koreen m
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Took the hubby here for a cheap afternoon date, and to do something out of the normal. The facilities are great, although the pews are hard and uncomfortable. While the puppets can be a little creepy to walk into a room full of, the actual...More

1  Thank bprahl
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Our grandsons, ages 4 & 6 enjoyed the show. It was about 45 minutes in length and that was about right for the audience. The performance was well done. Price was right, $5 per person. Operated by a non-profit. Facilities could use an upgrade, but...More

1  Thank Dan H
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

The Columbia Marionette Theatre is a hidden treasure right in Columbia. The theatre offers great marionette shows for young (under 10) kids. The theatre is small so all the seats offer a great view. The shows last from 45-60 minutes, and the performers are great....More

2  Thank David H
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Columbia is very lucky to have this theater. the facility is top notch and the quality of shows is superb. Kids love the place...and so adults!

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The theater itself is little, but the performances are big. They are professionally presented and fun to watch. Take your kids to see this place!

Reviewed 17 June 2014

My son loves puppet shows. We visit often and most importantly it is affordable. He enjoys it so much we plan to do a birthday party, because they have great rates. This is a great place to visit especially if you have younger children.

2  Thank cnp1
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Birthday parties there appear to be great. But the public are on hard church type pews. My nephews were too short to see over adults in front of them. Kids wanted party favors like the birthday groups but nothing similar available

Thank Les H
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