The UNESCO protected Salzburg Marionette Theatre enchants the audience since 1913

Not only children, but also adults are equally excited: About 10 puppeteers trained in a wide variety of professions are employed at the puppet theatre salzburg. But they all have got one thing in common: musicality, craftmanship and the ability to empathize with the different characters of the puppets. Besides their own tailoring, in which the costumes are made, there is a joinery and metalworking for the construction of the stage design. This allows about 20-90 puppets to appear in each piece.

Here in Salzburg a unique playing technique has been developed that has become a role model for other puppet theaters worldwide. The performing practice of the puppet theatre salzburg was chosen as a cultural asset preserving as the „most highly developed form of puppet theater“.

The Salzburg Marionette Theatre is one of the last remaining puppet theatres worldwide which performes operas.Various operas are staged, including Mozart’s „The Magic Flute”, the Salzburg musical hit „The Sound of Music” as well as Tchaikovsky’s „The Nutcracker” and Shakespeare’s „A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Starting in May 2020 „The Magic Puppets of Salzburg” will take place every Wednesday at 14:30 from May 13 to September 16, 2020. With a length of 40 minutes, it is the perfect opportunity for swift Salzburg visitors to sneak into in the world of marionettes.

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