The Harlequin Puppet Theatre

on the North Wales Coast

The Harlequin Puppet Theatre
Colwyn Bay


22nd October to 3rd November

A whimsical fairy tale set in Ancient China about a Princess, her father the Mandarin (a chinese ruler) who has a garden full of gooseberries, and the only other plant in the garden, a very special Sacred Willow Tree. The Princess wants to marry the Prince of Shanghai and we learn how the Willow Tree makes this possible.

This show also includes the Magic Tricks of Mr Bimbamboozle always with the enthusiastic participation of the children, and the performace concludes with a Marionette Cabaret where adults and children are fascinated to see just how the strings are pulled to bring the puppets to life. The whole show is one of Skill and Artistry and is a show you cannot experience anywhere else. It is unique.

A delightful show for all the family to enjoy. Traditional Entertainment for Today's Children.

Shows at 3pm every day

Adults £6.50 Children & Senior Citizens £5.50
You can probably get in without booking in advance but you will be nearer to the front if you reserve your seats. All seats have good visibility, but children do like to be near the front.

Seats can be reserved in advance by post or email, or by telephone, without pre-payment.

Phone: 01492 548166
Last Minute!!
Please do not depend on email on the day of the booking, the telephone is better.
01492 548166

Write: Harlequin Puppet Theatre,
Rhos on Sea Promenade,
Colwyn Bay LL28 4EP

We reserve the right to alter the above, and advise you to make final enquiries by telephone, 01492 548166, prior to your visit.

Cayley Promenade
Rhos on Sea
LL28 4EP


We are at the junction of the Main Promenade and the Cayley Promenade.
MAIN PROMENADE: You can still park without payment on the Main Promenade.
CAYLEY PROMENADE: Please note that the yellow lines on the lower end of the Cayley Promenade only apply during the months May to September therefore you can park there October to April. The upper part of the Cayley Promenade (above the grassy bank) is unrestricted.

After the October Half Term our next public season will be the CHRISTMAS SHOW which opens on Boxing Day and runs to the end of the school holidays and this year we will be presenting "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp".

The Harlequin Puppet Theatre opens throughout the main school holiday periods: The February, Easter, Spring Holiday and October half terms together with the main Summer Season from the end of July into early September.

Shows are daily at 3pm and are designed to appeal to the whole family.

To check current opening and production details you are advised to telephone 01492 548166.

Most shows last an hour and a half or more. There is an interval when ice cream is available.

Prices: Adults £6.50; Children £5.50; Senior Citizens £5.50

Click to learn more about the Harlequin Puppet Theatre

Mr BIMBAMBOOZLE is also available during term time for Birthday parties and School Workshop presentations.


Britain's premier Marionette Theatre regularly presents wonderful puppets shows including pantomimes at Christmas. The Harlequin is Britain's first and only permament theatre designed and built for puppets. Established 1958. Situated in North Wales between Llandudno and Colwyn Bay at Rhos on Sea the Harlequin Puppet Theatre presents a pantomime Christmas Show each year. The panto starts on Boxing Day. This is ideal family entertainment and delightful for children. It is not too far to travel from Cheshire, Chester, the Wirral, Merseyside and christmas pantomime bookings can be made online. The 2018/19 show is Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. Also in the show is Mr Bimbamboozle with his magic tricks with a great deal of audience participation and help from the children. The show, as always, ends with the Amazing Marionette Cabaret.->