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“Always entertaining”

Lancaster Marionette Theatre
Ranked #13 of 87 things to do in Lancaster
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Lancaster Marionette Theatre is one of the few marionette theatres in America, located in Historic Downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Robert Brock, the founder and Artistic Director, keeps this unique art form alive and well. He creates all the marionettes used in HIW productions, writes the scripts and music and performs in his unique one-man style. His humor appeals to children, as well as grown-ups. The John Durang Puppet Museum is open before performances. John Durang was the first puppeteer to be born in the USA. He was born in Lancaster in 1768. Backstage tours are given prior to every performance.The Marionette Theatre welcomes field trip groups. We hope to see you soon at one of our exciting shows. Thanks for visiting!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time I took my grandkids, ages 7 and 5. They both enjoyed the show and talked about it afterward. The small theater makes for an intimate setting, so it's nice for young kids so they don't feel intimidated. I enjoyed Mr. Brock's management of speaking lines, singing, and the marionettes' movements - a one-man show!

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Loved the show!! Took grandchildren, 2 1/2 and 4 1/2. It was wonderful for their age and they learned so much about marionettes.
Robert is very talented and very entertaining for all ages. The show Aladdin was fun, the songs and dialogue were charming . We will go back. It is great, affordable FAMILY FUN.
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

The show was excellent. Robert Brock is amazingly talented, hilarious, and creative with his writing, singing, and performing. The show was loved by children and adults. We will definitely be going again.

Thank Keith W
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

What an incredible experience this show was!My husband enjoyed the free museum behind the scenes tour, our 9 yr old daughter loved the show.(she was apprehensive about string puppets..but Mr.Brock made it so entertaining)I loved the theater, performance,Nanny Lulu & the amazing Robert Brock.He is truly talented..he creates the marionettes, writes the plays, composes the music and does the performance all by himself!Please if you are in Lancaster..trust my review & take your little ones to see it!!

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Robert is a huge talent. He performs, he sings, he writes the music and the script. He creates the marionettes. The theater is beautiful. Robert takes much pride in his craft and his hard work is obvious. His knowledge of his art form is very interesting. Thank you Robert for a lovely evening. Boo to you CMU for not accepting such a great talent.

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