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Hamburger Puppentheater

At the Hamburg Puppet Theatre in Haus Flachsland in Barmbek, puppet theatre fans young and old will find a diverse program with weekly changing productions.

The Hamburg Puppet Theatre in the heart of Barmbek is Hamburg's only puppet theatre and, despite its long history, is still almost an insider tip. Instead of "bigger, more colorful, louder," the motto here is "child-friendly, familiar and artistically valuable." And while the little ones often make their very first theatre experiences here, the grown-ups wallow in childhood memories. This makes a trip to Hamburg's puppet theatre a real family experience. Daycare and school groups also like to use the Hamburg Puppet Theatre for a joint outing. For adult fans of this special theatrical art, there are literary adaptations and performances once a month - often in a symbiosis of puppetry and acting.

The whole variety of puppet theatre

As a guest theatre, the Hamburg Puppet Theatre presents week after week very different stages from Hamburg and the region, from all over Germany and from abroad. The themes are as varied as the forms of play: from hand puppets to table figures, from folding-mouth puppets to marionettes, from paper figures to shadow theatre. So there is a new world to discover with every visit.

A cozy atmosphere in a house rich in tradition

The Hamburg Puppet Theatre has had its permanent home in Haus Flachsland - known to many as the former Haus der Jugend - since 1987. The striking building from the sixties, whose auditorium almost seems to float into the intersection of Bramfelder Straße and Flachsland, is a sight in itself. With space for 120 visitors, the Hamburg Puppet Theatre is one of the houses where you can still be very close to the action. And even when the house is sold out, there is no crowd. Ideal for a relaxed outing with the family, daycare group or school class.

Watch or take part?

But that's not all. Those who want to try their hand at building and playing with puppets will have the opportunity to do so in numerous workshops. Whether as part of daycare or school events, at neighborhood parties or private children's birthday parties - anyone who wants to bring a puppet to life themselves will have the opportunity to do so at the Hamburg Puppet Theatre.

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