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Teatro dell'Opera dei Pupi

Via Bara All'Olivella 95, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 323400
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Amazing and so much fun

I wanted to see this because it is so much of Palermo and Sicily's history. I loved it and think... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
JDE0911
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Melbourne, Australia
Puppets you have never seen before!

On a trip to SIcily we stayed for a few nights in Palermo. We were looking for some entertainment... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Janet M
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“puppet show” (3 reviews)
“masala” (2 reviews)
“puppeteers” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Via Bara All'Olivella 95, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 323400
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I wanted to see this because it is so much of Palermo and Sicily's history. I loved it and think everyone will enjoy such a visit. You might need to book but it's worth it. A real fun night out.

1  Thank JDE0911
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

On a trip to SIcily we stayed for a few nights in Palermo. We were looking for some entertainment other than opera or ballet and found this family run puppet show in a side street by the cathedral. Amazing! So large and believable. WE do...More

Thank Janet M
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Arrive by 6pm and buy tickets (10 euros) for a 6.30pm start. The calendar of shows is on their Facebook page. There are not a huge number of seats. It's a fun way to spend an hour seeing something that you've never seen the like...More

2  Thank Douglas645
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

We came upon this theater by chance and were impressed by the craftsmanship and ability of the puppeteers. Each character had its own personality and the story was well portrayed. The show is good for all ages; not just chldren.

2  Thank nycresident92
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This puppet show is a must. Spoken in Italian but language no barrier to understanding. Fabulous marionettes with dragons, goodies and baddies galore in wonderful traditional costumes with highly skilled puppeteers. The performance is enhanced by a manually operated music box !! which adds to...More

3  Thank Christine D
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Look. If you want a magical experience, surrounded by Italian families laughing until (in some cases) they cry, with kids having a wonderful time, watching an expression of artistry which is just in a league of its own and puppetry which involves swords being drawn,...More

2  Thank lawdylawdy
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

I've noticed that most people are reviewing the theatre and the experience, but very little about the actual content. That's like reviewing a cinema without mentioning the film, so I'm going to give my interpretation of the puppet-based play, drawn from a lifetime of watching...More

2  Thank Bryan H
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

The puppet theatre is tucked in a side road opposite the Cathedral and is easy to miss. Inside a small room is a tiny puppet theatre run by the same family since its inception early in the 20th C. The commentary and the introduction was...More

1  Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Meeting some of the people behind the scenes before the show was was a treat because the owners are so enthusiastic. The show itself was great fun! It didn't matter if you could not speak Italian because it was usually clear what was happening on...More

1  Thank Misty D
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Adults loved this view into Sicilian culture and historical events of Palermo. Children loved the magic of the moving puppies, the action and the humor. Wouldn't have missed it! On the downside we were in a tight, hot room and most of the dialog was...More

Thank Anne B
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