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Harlequin Puppet Theatre

Cayley Promenade, Rhos-on-Sea LL28 4EP, Wales
+44 1492 548166
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Kids loved it!

I came here as a kid several times and absolutely loved it, I had always wanted to bring my kids... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
mermaidgirl79
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Fun afternoon

My husband and I brought our three kids to the show. They loved the magic toy shop story and our... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Trish T
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The Harlequin Puppet Theatre is the first and only permanent Puppet Theatre to be built in Britain. It opened in 1958, is privately owned, and runs without subsidy or grants of any kind. It opens during all school holiday periods throughout the year and presents delightful entertainment for a family audience. Information about current shows is always available by telephone or from the website.
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“magic show” (8 reviews)
“second half” (3 reviews)
“year olds” (2 reviews)
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Cayley Promenade, Rhos-on-Sea LL28 4EP, Wales
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I came here as a kid several times and absolutely loved it, I had always wanted to bring my kids here but thought that it had closed. I was so happy to find out it was still going. My kids 4 and 8 both really...More

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Chris S, puppeteer at Harlequin Puppet Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your kind remarks, I am so glad your children enjoyed themselves. There always has been an idea in Britain that puppets are only for young children, but in my experience the older ones enjoy them as well, just as adults do too....More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I brought our three kids to the show. They loved the magic toy shop story and our eldest was delighted to help with a magic trick after the interval. Our youngest (2) really enjoyed the dancing teddy bears near the end. Thanks...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Attended with 7 year old daughter. Parents enjoyed the artistry and daughter loved the magic and story telling. 90 minutes entertainment for the whole family.

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Chris S, puppeteer at Harlequin Puppet Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review which I do appreciate. Not everyone takes the trouble.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

I am so pleased I found out about this place. My young daughter really enjoyed the show and amazing magic tricks. She was talking about it long after we visited and we will certainly go again. It is affordable and really enjoyable for everyone.

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Chris S, Puppeteer etc at Harlequin Puppet Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review, I'm delighted your daughter enjoyed her visit. Do come again. We'll be featuring "Toys on Parade" for the Easter Holidays and "The Handkerchief Princess" for the late Spring Half Term.

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Myself and Daughter had a brilliant time here and will be returning when it is on again in the summer holidays

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Chris S, Puppeteer at Harlequin Puppet Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Thank you very much. I'm so glad you both enjoyed the show. I look forward to your visit in the Summer when we will be showing "Hansel and Gretel".

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I took my boys to the puppet theatre for a treat..my youngest son has Autism so it was with some anxiety about how he would react that we entered. The owner was welcoming and friendly, he showed us to our seats. As soon as the...More

Thank Karen P
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Chris S, Puppeteer at Harlequin Puppet Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. I am delighted that you all enjoyed the show, especially Matthew, and hope to see you again. Our next production for the Half term at the end of May is "Toys on Parade" which I...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in Rhos on Sea, just off the sea front is this magical place. Puppeteer Chris was the owner and host and he really does have some wonderful marionettes aged over 100 years. Our three and five year olds were mesmerised. Sad to say,...More

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Chris S, Puppeteer at Harlequin Puppet Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hi Julie, thank you so much for your review, not only for the kind words but also for taking the trouble to write at all. I am glad that I managed to please both children and adults in your party. To be honest I aim...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went to the Harlequin Theatre on Boxing Day - self, my children, my son in law and my three granddaughters. We are glad we went. We love puppets/marionnettes (regulars at the Puppet Barge when it is in Little Venice) but were unaware that we...More

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Chris S, Owner at Harlequin Puppet Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Thank you so much for your very generous review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the show. I take your point that your daughters would have preferred a bit more story line rather than musical fantasy, and they would probably have enjoyed last Christmas' production...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We have just watched the hansel and gretal performance with our 6 and 3 year old boys. What an absolutely amazing show. The children were absorbed from the very start and to think I was worried the 3 year old would get bored! He was...More

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Chris S, Owner at Harlequin Puppet Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

What a lovely review. Thank you very much. I too am constantly surprised at how well the under fours respond. Certainly 20 years ago many 3 year olds were still babies, but not any more. Their attention span is so much greater, and you can...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Lovely puppet show with a difference, puppets I haven't seen before. My 6 and 9 year old both really enjoyed it. Really simple good humour. Quaint purpose built theatre, with ice cream interval, magic show and show you how the puppets work at the end....More

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Chris S, Owner at Harlequin Puppet Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

It is a great help to get constructive feedback and I am delighted that both your children enjoyed the show. I try hard to cater for a family audience and the challenge is to engage the youngest children without patronising the older ones. Thanks so...More

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frepol15
26 April 2017|
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Current prices (April 2017) are £6 adults, £5 children and senior citizens)
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Joanne J
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The running length of the show variess with the Production being shown and also with the reaction of the children. But the target length of each show is an hour and a half, which includes a 12 minute interval. A rainy day... More
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