The Puppet Theatre Barge is a unique, fifty-seat marionette theatre on a converted barge in London. The theatre presents puppet shows for children and adults and is moored in Little Venice throughout the year and in Richmond-upon-Thames during the summer.Take a look at our London trip planner to schedule your visit to Puppet Theatre Barge and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
The company produces shows taken from traditional children’s tales such as the Brer Rabbit stories, Aesop's Fables and original work featuring Punch, as well as drama by writers such as William Shakespeare and Federico García Lorca, and has also commissioned original plays from contemporary published writers, such as Wendy Cope, Howard Barker and Finuala Dowling.
Puppet Theatre Barge Reviews
We took our grandchildren aged 5 & 3 to see My Shadow and Me by Drew Colby on a Saturday morning and it was quite brilliant - fascinating, funny, and very clever. An hour is enough for their ages... more »
I came here with my mum and adult brother as something a bit different to do on a day trip. The boat is surprisingly big and you can see where ever you are sitting. As lots of families with young... more »
A great surprise, all fitted into the neat space of an old river barge. We saw the shadow puppet show which had the kids captivated and amused throughout. Very clever work with pianist like fingers by the performer using hands, arms, shoulders and head to produce an incredible array of lifelike shadows.
Is this the most charming place in London? Everything about this theatre seems to have been crafted with love. A truly magical experience.
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