Maribor Puppet Theatre

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Lutkovno gledališče Maribor
http://www.lg-mb.si
info@lg-mb.si
Vojašniški trg 2, SI-2000 Maribor
Phone386 (0) 2 228 1970
Fax386 (0) 2 228 1978
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RegionSI-2
Founded byMunicipality of Maribor
Mojca Redjko, Director
mojca.redjko@lg-mb.si
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Katarina Klančnik Kocutar, Dramaturg
katarina.klancnik-kocutar@lg-mb.si
Phone386 (0) 2 228 1974
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Špela Juhart, Public relations
spela.juhart@lg-mb.si
Phone386 (0) 51 385 343
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Past Events
  • 11 September to 20 September 2014
    100 Years of Slovene Puppet Art, an exhibition by Mini Theatre, Little Salamander Goes across the Road, produced by the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, and The Boy Who Became a Hedgehog, produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the 47th PIF International Puppet Theatre Festival at Kulturni center Travno in Zagreb, Croatia programme
  • 11 September 2014
    When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw, produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the International Puppetry Festival Podgorica, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Podgorica, at KIC Budo Tomović in Podgorica, Montenegro programme
  • 5 September 2014
    When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw, produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at State Puppet Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria programme
  • 29 August to 31 August 2014
    Attention, Moose!, Happy Bones, and Pulcinella, produced by Teatro matita, and When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw, produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the European Festival of Humour and Satire Kremnica Gags at Alley of Famous Noses, MsKS – City Cultural Centre, Town Castle area in Kremnica, Slovakia programme
  • 15 June to 18 June 2014
    The Trial or The Woeful Story of Joseph K., produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, and Gagarin, co-produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the 30th Skupa´s Pilsen at Divadlo Alfa, Papirna in Plzen, Czech Republic programme
  • 13 May to 14 May 2014
    The Trial or The Woeful Story of Joseph K., produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the Mukamas 2014 International Puppet Theatre Festival at Theatre Mukamas in Tampere, Finland programme
  • 7 April 2014
    The Knight with an Iron Heart, produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the Small Marulič Festival at Split City Puppet Theatre in Split, Croatia programme
  • 16 March to 17 March 2014
    The Man Who Planted Trees produced and performed by the Maribor Puppet Theatre stages during the 8th Izmir International Puppet Days in Izmir, Turkey programme
  • 7 March to 13 March 2014
    When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and The Trial or The Woeful Story of Joseph K. produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, and Little Night Tales, produced by the Teatro matita, at the 23rd Wels International Puppet Theatre Festival in Wels, Austria programme
  • 19 January 2014
    Back to Bullerbyn, directed by Jakub Vašíček and co-produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at UFFO Trutnov in Trutnov, Czech Republic programme
  • 18 November to 20 November 2013
    The Boy Who Became a Hedgehog, produced by Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the ZiguZajg Art Festival for Children and Young People in Gozo, Valletta, Malta programme
  • 3 November to 4 November 2013
    You Catch!, produced by Ljubljana Puppet Theatre and Konj Puppet Theatre, and The Trial or The Woeful Story of Joseph K. produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the 18th Puppet Theatre Festival Rijeka in Rijeka, Croatia programme
  • 23 October 2013
    Always the Same Story, co-produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, and Edge, co-produced by the MKC Maribor Youth Culture Centre, Glej Theatre, and Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the 4th International Puppet Theatre Show Lutkokaz in Osijek, Croatia programme
  • 27 September 2013
    The Trial or The Woeful Story of Joseph K. produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre at the PIERROT Festival at Puppet Theatre Stara Zagora in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria programme
  • 23 September 2013
    When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre at the 7th Puppetry Biennial Bugojno at KSC Bugojno in Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina programme
  • 18 September 2013
    Back to Bullerbyn, directed by Jakub Vašíček and co-produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the Festival Babkova Žilina in Žilina, Slovakia programme
  • 9 September to 14 September 2013
    Puppetry performances The Gruffalo, produced by the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, and Salto Mortale, produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, and the exhibition Worlds and Heroes, co-organised by Mini Theatre, at the 46th International Puppet Theatre Festival - PIF at Cultural Centre Travno, Kerempuh Satirical Theatre in Zagreb, Croatia programme
  • 30 August to 31 August 2013
    Gagarin and Back to Bullerbyn, directed by Jakub Vašíček and co-produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the International Festival of Humour and Satire Kremnica Gags 2013 at Mestské kultúrne stredisko in Kremnica, Slovakia programme
  • 2 August to 10 August 2013
    Back to Bullerbyn, directed by Jakub Vašíček and co-produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the Festival Jiraskuv Hronov in Hronov, Czech Republic programme
  • 20 July 2013
    Gagarin, directed by Jakub Vašíček and co-produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the Colours of Ostrava at Česká spořitelna Active stage in Ostrava, Czech Republic programme
  • 19 July 2013
    Back to Bullerbyn, directed by Jakub Vašíček and co-produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre at Divadlo na návsi in Sudoměřice u Bechyně, Czech Republic programme
  • 7 July 2013
    Snifette and Sniffy, produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the Osijek Year of Culture at Courtyard of the Faculty of Food Technology Osijek in Osijek, Croatia programme
  • 30 June to 1 July 2013
    Gagarin, directed by Jakub Vašíček and co-produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, and The Man Who Planted Trees, produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the Puppet Festival Chrudim at Karl Pippich Theatre in Chrudim, Czech Republic programme
  • 30 June 2013
    The Man Who Planted Trees, produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the 15th International Theatre Festival of Independent and Amateur Theatres APOSTROF at Theatre Na Zabradli in Prague, Czech Republic programme
  • 27 June to 28 June 2013
    Gagarin and Back to Bullerbyn, directed by Jakub Vašíček and co-produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the Open Air Programme at the International Puppet Festival in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic programme
  • 21 June 2013
    Blocks, produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at Mateřinka - International festival of professional puppet theatres at Naive Theatre Liberec in Liberec, Czech Republic programme
  • 12 June 2013
    When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw, produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre, at the International Festival at Łomża Theatre in Łomża, Poland programme
  • 28 May 2013
    Gagarin, directed by Jakub Vašíček and co-produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre at Jihočeské divadlo in České Budějovice, Czech Republic programme
  • 1 April to 9 April 2013
    The Maribor Puppet Theatre touring Scotland with When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw at Cumbernauld Theatre, Haddington Corn Exchange, Mull Theatre, Rothes Hall, The Lemon Tree, Universal Hall, Wood End Barn in Aberdeen, Banchory, East Lothian, Findhorn, Glenrothes, Isle of Mull, North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom programme
  • 23 March to 1 April 2013
    When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre and Forbidden Loves produced by the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre at the 7th Izmir International Puppet Days in Izmir, Turkey programme
  • 28 January 2013
    Back to Bullerbyn, directed by Jakub Vašíček and co-produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre at ALFA Theatre in Plzeň, Czech Republic programme
  • 6 October to 11 October 2012
    Lalanit and Doctor Faustus produced by Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, Mišmaš Bakery and Snow-White produced by Mini Theatre, When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw by Maribor Puppet Theatre, and How Jaromir Sought Happiness produced by Glej Theatre at the International Festival of Children's Theatre in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina programme
  • 16 September 2012
    Back to Bullerbyn, directed by Jakub Vašíček and co-produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre at the 20th International Theatre Festival Plzeň in Plzeň, Czech Republic programme
  • 7 September to 8 September 2012
    Romeo and Juliet by the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, and When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw by the Maribor Puppet Theatre at the 45th International Puppet Theatre Festival in Zagreb, Croatia programme
  • 30 June 2012
    Back to Bullerbyn directed by Jakub Vašíček and co-produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre at the Festival of Puppeteers in Chrudim, Czech Republic programme
  • 23 June 2012
    ?zakaj/?Why directed by Jakub Vašíček, produced by Maribor Puppet Theatre at the 18th International Festival of European Regions in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic programme
  • 19 June 2012
    Back to Bullerbyn directed by Jakub Vašíček and co-produced by the Maribor Puppet Theatre at the Festival of Czech professional puppet and alternative theatre in Plzeň, Czech Republic programme
  • 14 May 2012
    Singer's As Schlemihl to Warsaw went puppetry performance directed by Jelena Sitar Cvetko, produced by Maribor Puppet Theatre at the Zlatna iskra Festival in Kragujevac, Serbia programme
  • 8 May 2012
    Singer's As Schlemihl to Warsaw went puppetry performance directed by Jelena Sitar Cvetko, produced by Maribor Puppet Theatre at the 3rd International Puppetry Festival EUROFEST in Słupsk, Poland programme




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Established in 1974, the 22-member Maribor Puppet Theatre is a repertory theatre, staging mainly new works from contemporary Slovene children's and youth literature. The company performs at its own venue, gives performances around Slovenia, and undertakes foreign tours.

Since 1990, the theatre organises the Summer Puppet Pier Festival in Maribor and has also hosted several editions of Slovene Puppetry Biennial. It is engaged in extensive collaboration with festival partners all over Slovenia as well as in Austria and Italy.

In late 2010 the theatre moved in the reconstructed former Minorite convent on the bank of the Drava river. With the 2500 m2 and two stages (320 seats) it became the largest puppet theatre in Slovenia. The reconstruction was designed by ATELIERarhitekti and received the Plečnik Award.






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The theatre produces four new shows each year involving more than 400 performances, among them educational performances for schools and language institutes (it also performs in German, English, and Spanish). Its programme is intended mainly to children, including classical texts but focusing on adaptations of Slovene children's literature, which are revived in all puppetry techniques. It also collaborates with theatre directors, such as Jernej Lorenci, who directed the 2006 adaptation of Pinocchio [Ostržek], which received a special award for visual concept at the Slovene Puppetry Biennial, Ivana Djilas, who directed Maya the Bee [Čebelica Maja] (2008), etc. It has also collaborated with Slovene National Theatre Maribor in the production of King Matjaž [Kralj Matjaž] (2008), based on a national myth about a king who lived in the 14th century.

The theatre is often awarded at festivals, such as the Summer Puppet Pier Festival, Mini Summer - International Festival for Children, Slovene Puppetry Biennial, and appears at international festivals, such as the Austrian Puppet Festival ANIMA, the Festival of Puppet Theatres in Rijeka (HR), etc.

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