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Kramer's Marionnette Theater

Map & Directions 4143 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108


Riverfront Times' Description

Nestled on a residential street in the Central West End, Kramer's Marionnette Theatre has delighted generations of St. Louis children with its wholesome puppet shows, and it continues to do so today, despite the fact that the marionettes are decidedly non-electronic and are operated by hand. In fact, the five shows each season likely appeal to little ones because the carefully crafted puppets have real, hand-painted faces that aren't obstructed by glowing screens. Made in the onsite workshop, each puppet takes around 1,500 hours to create -- and before each show, you can learn about the process, and you can even buy a puppet friend to bring home!

Merchant's Description

At Kramer's, when the lights go down and the music plays, the audience seems to come alive along with the puppets!

One of the longest running on-site puppetry theatres in the U.S., Bob Kramer's Marionnettes has been enchanting audiences of all ages for more than 45 years.

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  • on 05/06/09

    Kids are what make the CGI world go 'round — they're into tech, and in a major way. Yet if a grownup spends an afternoon with a whippersnapper or two, that adult will learn that while kids are well versed in all things electronic and modern, they also get as much of a thrill from the same things children loved generations ago. Playing on monkey bars, climbing trees, licking an... More >>

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  • Ryan S. on 03/08/14

    Fun place for a birthday party for kids!

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