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Teatro dei Pupi

Via della Giudecca, 22, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 465540
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So disappointed we couldn't see it!

I went by the theatre three times at various times of the day last week on Sept 14th and never... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Loved it

Book online. No need to queue up for seats as pre reserved. Dont expect anything but Italian... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“puppet show” (16 reviews)
“great fun” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Via della Giudecca, 22, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 465540
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went by the theatre three times at various times of the day last week on Sept 14th and never found it open. Website gave the open hours and the calendar showed a performance that night so I'm not sure what I was missing. I...More

Thank MareO
TeatroDeiPupi, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Teatro dei Pupi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear user, our facilities (theater, laboratory and museum) are open all day (closing is only for lunch break), from 10:00 am. at 08:00 pm. On our website there are no opening hours, but the start times for shows, which are respected every day. For this...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Book online. No need to queue up for seats as pre reserved. Dont expect anything but Italian language...well we are in Italy! Cant bear hearing people complain about how the show wasnt in English. Buy a 50c programme before you go in and read the...More

1  Thank CMXNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fascinating and unusual thing to Do! The puppet masters are very skilled, the story fast paced ( buy the guide for 50c prior to entering) and it is a great way to spend 45 minutes in Ortygia.

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not your average puppet show!! Fantastic puppets, amazing performance (nearly an hour) but I would say not really suitable for very young children. When we went it consisted of lots of sword fighting (very entertaining) and very loud speaking and shouting. All in italian of...More

Thank Supersonic70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This isa great way to see puppets in action, but it's all in Italian so do your homework first. I wish I had!

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For kids, adults and anybody interested in theatre and performing arts. Of course it's in Italian but hey, so is Rigoletto. For 50 cents those who can read English, German or French can buy a program and follow along, just like at the opera. Thrilling...More

Thank OutOnALimbEurope
Reviewed 5 August 2017

A small little theatre with the classic puppets of the region in action. Enjoyable for all ages, and they take care to put the smaller kids up front where they can enjoy it. It is a 'serious' performance, with a deep story and some absolutely...More

2  Thank jetwerk_rob
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Our party of five - ranging in age from 14 to 85 - really enjoyed this puppet show. It was clearly done in the traditional way and the fact it was in Italian - which none of us speak - did not detract from our...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 25 May 2017

how often can you see a puppet show? here they are famous for years of puppetry. a friend recommended we attend so we did. we were given a translation and that helped understand. it was very enjoyable.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

An excellent show. Couldn't understand a word, but followed the story. Very dark, but terrific. A lovely venue

Thank Brian G
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Kris G
22 August 2017|
Response from TeatroDeiPupi | Property representative |
Dear Sir / Madam Our theater is located in the historic city center, so the area is limited to traffic. You can find the following parking at the entrance of Ortigia: Molo Sant'Antonio e Talete. Thank you Best... More
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