Demmeni Marionette Theatre

Teatr marionetok imeni Demmeni

1918. This is the oldest professional puppet theatre in Russia. The theatre started its history with the performance of Pushkin’s Tale of King Saltan. The theatre’s troupe has taken part in the creation of the first Russian film with parts played by puppets. During the Great Patriotic War the theatre was giving performances at the battlefront to raise soldiers’ spirit. There is a museum at the theatre that presents all major types of puppets of XIX-XX centuries.

Address: Nevsky Pr., 52 (Nevsky Prospekt, 52)
How to reach: Nevskiy Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor metro stations
Coordinates: 59.934434, 30.335781