There is a Museum in Lisbon that tells stories: the puppet museum

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Exhibitions

Robertos – Portuguese traditional puppets

6 of July 2017 to 10 of September 2017

Exhibition of puppets, puppet theatres, pictures and sets.

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Shows

Robertos Puppet shows

Portuguese traditional puppets:  Open air shows at the cloister of Museu da Marioneta.

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Collections

Museu da Marioneta is dedicated to the interpretation and dissemination of the history of puppets and puppet theatres, and features…

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23 of September, 15H00

ZEN IN THE ART OF PUPPETRY Bernd Ogrodnick

This Master class focuses on the distinct relationship between performer, puppet and the audience and what links them together. Starting…

Adults

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Shows

24 of September, 11H30

METAMORPHOSIS Bernd Ogrodnik

A wordless show with an eclectic cast, composed by a whole range of puppets and types of manipulation

+6 y.o.

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Family Activities

24 of September, 10H30

Santo Aleixo Puppets Workshop

Workshopfor families, with free entry. Spoken in portuguese. Please contact us for further informations

+6 y.o. | Families

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Educational Service

The Puppet Museum invites children, youth and adults to discover the fantastic universe of puppet theatre. An offer designed for school groups (all levels of education), for adults, for children and for families. Who wants to participate in this adventure? Read More

Educational Service

Masks

Puppets and masks are two aspects of an escape from oneself, becoming thus close relatives. From the Greek tragedy to…

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Puppets

The estate of Museu da Marioneta represents one of the most significant and complete collections of Portuguese traditional puppets. Additionally,…

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Popular Puppeteers

Joaquim Pinto, Setubal’s Faustino (1899-1968), descended from a family of puppeteers, his father being a famous puppeteer called Faustino Duarte,…

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Punch & Judy

They travel all over England since the 17th century. Punch is a cruel, seducer, gallant, libertine and immoral character. In…

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Sicilian Pupi

Sicilian “Puppi” are part of a vast tradition of rod puppets in Europe, developed particularly in Sicily, namely in Palermo…

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Santo Aleixo Puppets

These puppets act in a small wooden pulpit that has a double network of strings, placed vertically between the puppets…

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China

Puppets are animated in China since forever. String Puppets were used to perform great plays in Court, while in streets,…

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Bunraku (Japan)

In Japan, the origin of Bunraku (puppet theatre) goes back to the 16th century; it’s a form of theatre that…

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