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Mandalay Marionettes Theater

Mandalay Marionettes Theatre is where the puppeteers gather to make sure that the traditional puppetry of Myanmar will live on. Professional artists actively showcase the beauty of Myanmar puppetry to the new generation and to its visitors.

The art of puppet performances not only entertained royalties — it became a way to make people aware of current events, literature, history, religion, lifestyle, and customs.

To save the dying art of marionettes, arrangements to establish a special marionettes theatre in Mandalay were done. Today, old and young puppeteers gather here in an effort to entertain the new generation of visitors with marionettes.



Mandalay Marionettes Theater is located between the 26th and 27th Streets, Mandalay, Myanmar.


Opening Days and Hours

Opens daily from 20:00 to 21:30.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Puppet performances cost around USD 10 per person.


How to Get There

  • Fly to Mandalay via Myanmar Airlines.
  • From the airport, board a taxi to the city proper.
  • From the city centre, charter a taxi to the marionettes theatre.


Suggested For

  • Family with kids
  • Couple
  • Solo
  • Group
  • Adult/seniors


Time to Spend

Suggested duration in this attraction is one hour and thirty minutes.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

Daily performances run from 20:00 to 21:30.



Dining options around the area include Golden Palace Restaurant, Mogok Daw Shan, Central Park, Ko’s Kitchen, Golden Duck, Indian Tadka Mandalay, and Aung Lin Restaurant.


Nearby Attractions

  • Kuthodaw Pagoda
  • Aungmyaythazan



Accommodations in Mandalay can be availed from Hotel Mandalay, Hotel 76, Hotel A1, Mandalay City Hotel, and Ayarwaddy River View Hotel. Rates range from USD 22 to USD 58.

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