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“Keep this attraction alive”

Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater
Ranked #216 of 451 things to do in San Diego
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Owner description: This popular puppet theater in Balboa Park is great for small children.
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Take your children, grandchildren, neighbors kids, co workers kids, keep this art form alive. We live in an instant world of iPads, Internet, movies. Keep theatre, drama, poetry alive.
My kids loved this, I loved it. My husband fell asleep snoring (front row too, how embarrassing)
It was quaint and nostalgic for me. Hubby asked me later if he missed anything.

1  Thank unclesheepskin
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Reviewed 2 November 2014

Not sure what I was expecting but found the whole experience really quaint. The theatre is quite old and some of the puppets look like they have seen better days. The puppeteer is visible the whole time and the narration is recorded. The older children in the audience seemed to enjoy it so that's the most important thing. Think my 18 month old was a little young for it, she was more interested in looking at some cuddly toys on the stage than the puppets. Think it is probably more suited to 3-5 year olds who like good old fashioned fun. Just a note you have to leave your stroller (buggy) outside the entrance.

1  Thank claire s
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

This is a nice thing to do with young children. The puppet shows are aimed at their level. They have a nice facility for doing this. If your child is having a birthday, be sure to tell the ticket booth staff as they have a nice celebration for the child before the show begins.

1  Thank Dale O
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

We were at balboa park and trying to find something for the children to enjoy that didn't cost $20+ for a family of 4. We came the to the show, enjoyed and will go back. The prices have changed to $5/person, but is still cheeper then other puppets we've been to. The sound was not done well but the puppets were excellent. We liked that the shows changed weekly!

Thank Gemin
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

This puppet theater is a must see for all those visiting San Diego with kids as well as those interested in having an old fashioned wholesome puppet Show experience. This theater is a treasure in Balboa Park. It is wonderful to celebrate a birthday. The birthday Child has a special treat in store with a crown and small prize. Essential part of San Diego experience with kids. Tickets available at venue from puppet dog. So much fun!

1  Thank sandiegosunshinemom
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