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Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater

No.12 | Yama Street, Ahlone Township, Yangon (Rangoon) 11121, Myanmar
+95 9 512 7271
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Great performance, great people

The show was fantastic. The living room feeling really adds to the ambience and personal feel of... read more

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rth0mps0n123
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A lovely and unique cultural experience

The delightful performance includes a bit of background on puppets and the tradition of performance... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Unique place where Myanmar traditional and cultural heritage of string puppetry to be seen or learned in Yangon, Myanmar. Accepting puppet show for the audience of minimum 2 pax and Maximum 20 pax if booked in advanced. Preferred show time is 6pm daily for minimum 2 persons but special shows for out of these times are can also be requested if your group is 5 and more or can be paid for FIVE.
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No.12 | Yama Street, Ahlone Township, Yangon (Rangoon) 11121, Myanmar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The show was fantastic. The living room feeling really adds to the ambience and personal feel of the show. The explanation of what they do and the history of puppets is great as well and the best bit is having a go with the puppets...More

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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded today

Great review of great people! We hope that you did have a great evening in Yangon while you are visiting Myanmar. We are very happy and pleased being together with you. We hope to meet you again in the future in the big theatre. Thank...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The delightful performance includes a bit of background on puppets and the tradition of performance before the show. Being one of 8 guests (a full house is perhaps 10) for a performance of an internationally renowned puppeteer in the family's living room was a delightful...More

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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We arrange the seats according to reservation and we can set up to 4 rows of 6 seats so that about 25 people can be accommodated. However, we are dreaming to show in the bigger theatre with live music and story-tellers. We also like to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was worried my 6, 8, and 10 year old children would like it enough to sit for 50 minutes but they loved it. It’s the ONLY place in town that has the true “professional puppeteer” status. They perform every full moon for 8 hours...More

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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review and photos of our contact numbers and direction to our home. We hate to do the show in restaurants but we love to do the show for younger generation especially for children. We are running by family...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am completely in love with what they do. The puppets are absolutely gorgeous and the show is heart warming. It brings back childhood memories... It’s a really great thing to see while in Yangon.More

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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review and photos. Some people think that puppet show is just for children. Some people think that puppet show is boring. Now, you know that how Myanmar traditional puppetry is. Hope to show you more if you visit...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

It’s difficult to find but well worth the visit! It’s an intimate place but they share lots of details about the puppets including how they are created and how they move them. The show is super entertaining. You get a feeling off their attitudes they’re...More

Thank Kirsten H
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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

We are so sorry for that our home is not easy to find because located in a very small street even the people living in the same township don't know. However, using GRAB taxi service is quite convenient as they use Google maps and we,...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

I've seen the show before. It's so unique and interesting, I went again! And this time I took three others. If you're in Yangon, this is a must-do. Definitely a highlight when visiting the city.

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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Thank you very much for visiting again and kind review. We are very happy and pleased to know that you love our show and bringing your friends. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

A must-see whirlwind of magical animation that is only possible in Myanmar. The shows are put on in a small and charmingly dingy room, generally for just a handful of spectators, lending to an up-close experience. The host is very fun to chat with, and...More

Thank Kandula A
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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

We are very happy and pleased to receive such kind of warm review and awareness about our puppeteers. However, we are shy to show in a tiny room without live music and story-tellers. The performance is just demonstration or introduction of short version of original...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Great experience that gives you an introduction to the many rich stories from around Myanmar! Most stories will give you an understanding over the local values and principles. At the end of the show you can learn some basic puppet moves and get a feeling...More

Thank David S
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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

We are also very happy and pleased to introduce the tradition said more than 600 years old but quite shy to show in our small living room. We wanna perform for you in a big theatre with live music and story-tellers.We hope that your support...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We are a group of primary school teachers and kids from Hong Kong, we made a booking through email in advance and Mr Htwe specially arranged a private show for us at 4:30pm. All the kids paid close attention to the show and it was...More

Thank Tony C
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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you very much and we do appreciate your kind comment about the disturbance during the show which we have to prevent not to happen again in the future. We are very pleased and happy of being performed for your group and getting good review...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend an evening at the Puppet theatre! The lovely Mr Htwe gives an informative pre-show talk about the history of the puppets and then the show begins. It goes for around 30-45mins and is such a great way to end the day! You can...More

Thank LozArthur
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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Thank you very much for giving me time to talk bla bla and kind patience for listening. We wanna show your more time but because of space limit and unable to perform with live music and story-telling. However, we hope that our dreams will come...More

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ekci13
17 May 2017|
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Response from U-Htwe | Property representative |
6pm to 7pm daily for minimum 2 persons If 5 persons & more, you can request for other times both need advanced notice in a day before or Noon of the day
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985kapilak
20 March 2017|
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Response from U-Htwe | Property representative |
We are so sorry for our very late response because our mail box was not working since 18th till this morning and missed all conversation. Show time is 6pm everyday but need to book in advance, 1 day is preferred but latest... More
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985kapilak
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Response from Laura_Laura2014 | Reviewed this property |
I went there by taxi. It was not easy to find, but not far from the center. I don't know if they can fetch you, but they are very kind if you call them by phone and they can reply to any question. They speak a very good... More
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