We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Teatro dei Pupi Siciliani - Famiglia Argento

Review Highlights
It deserves the ticket

A unique show, with original Pupi Siciliani =) You admire a traditional show after an explanation... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roveto
via mobile
Great fun

A must see if you want to immerse yourselves in the history and culture of Sicily. The theatre is... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Cath B
,
York
Read all 57 reviews
36
All photos (36)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good14%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“puppet museum”(2 reviews)
“puppeteers”(4 reviews)
“characters”(3 reviews)
About
Teatro Argento is a traditional Sicilian Puppet Theatre founded in 1893 and still run by the same Family. Its a great little attraction and a worthwhile place to visit .
Contact
Via Pietro Novelli 1/A, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Website
+39 091 611 3680
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Palermo
from US$23.20
More Info
from US$32.48
More Info
from US$34.81
More Info
from US$174.03
More Info
Reviews (57)
Filter reviews
23 results
Traveller rating
21
2
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
21
2
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews puppet museum puppeteers characters charlemagne devil marionettes workshop pietro master ronaldo audience teatro performance performed stage history art
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 23 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique show, with original Pupi Siciliani =) You admire a traditional show after an explanation of pupi's history by the owner. One of the last 2 family-run theatres where they make this historical, traditional and significant show. At the end of the show, you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Roveto
Reviewed 27 October 2018

A must see if you want to immerse yourselves in the history and culture of Sicily. The theatre is just across the road from the Cathedral. We had visited the Puppet Museum in another part of Palermo in the morning and had been recommended to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cath B
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

A family business for over one hundred years, the Argento family builds marionettes, writes the stories, and performs the plays in their theater near the Cattedrale. They've also performed internationally. We had a brief introduction to their art, a visit with a few of their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MkTrekker
Reviewed 13 July 2018

In a city already steeped in culture, artistry and enchantment, here is a wonderful experience to add to the allure of Palermo and captivate your senses! Part fable, part history and part theatricality, the family Argento offers an engaging puppet show where you can spend...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank StevenHarrison
Reviewed 4 June 2018

This little theatre is a family business in it's fifth generation and is the real deal off the tourist path. We were told this theatre is better than seeing the puppet museum because this "museum" is living. Sicilian puppetry is an historic art form that...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank foodiefool_10
Reviewed 26 May 2018

We were unfortunately unable to attend a performance, but the museum is well worth visiting. The variety of puppets and history of the different cultures was extremely interesting. An amazing number of puppets and all beautifully displayed. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 356bee
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I had read that there is a long tradition of puppet making & shows in Sicily, so I wanted to see a show. This one is done every afternoon at 5:00 at Via Pietro Novelli 1/A, just across the street from the Cathedral. My husband...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 366Leigh
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We had the choice of a show at teatro massimo or the teatro Argento. We definitely made the right choice! If you have a spare hour in Palermo, you're in for the best entertainment ever. Don't be put off that the show is in Italian,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Odyssey95496
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This small family run Teatro is a must see. Look out for the bill boards at the entrance to the small alley nearly opposite the Cathedral. Perfect pre dinner entertainment and not just for kids.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank aht47
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

A thoroughly entertaining time spent going back to ones childhood! A joyful time spent enjoying a classic story, of kings and knights, and sword fights. There was even a "smoking" dragon puppet!! The art and craft of this multi-generational family enterprise can only be truly...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Uday W
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,227 nearby hotels
Hotel Cortese
133 reviews
.33 km away
Hotel Columbia Palermo
587 reviews
.44 km away
Palazzo Brunaccini
645 reviews
.44 km away
Eurostars Centrale Palace
1,212 reviews
.45 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 16,679 nearby restaurants
Cannolissimo
237 reviews
.23 km away
Caffe del Kassaro
450 reviews
.26 km away
La Galleria
886 reviews
.15 km away
Bar Marocco
480 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 7,073 nearby attractions
Museo Diocesano di Palermo (Le Stanze dei Vescovi)
264 reviews
.07 km away
Cattedrale di Palermo
6,980 reviews
.05 km away
Palazzo Asmundo Museum
61 reviews
.02 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Teatro dei Pupi Siciliani - Famiglia Argento staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines