The Harlequin Puppet Theatre

The show will be a Variety with a play called "The Silly King & the Wrong Wife" and also "The Little Ballet of the Handkerchief Princess". We will also have a bumper bundle of Magic Tricks and I know the children will be eager to help me with that part of the show. And then we've some new acts in Marionette Cabaret.

ALL SEATS £ 6.75

Last season several people were having difficulty buying the variably priced seats online. This single priced ticket will be easier, and for many families will prove slightly cheaper. This is only an experiment which if not popular, will be changed back to the previous system.


The Welsh Government have lifted most of the restrictions, but have put the onus on the businesses to cater for your Covid-Care. To this end we are going to restrict numbers for this half term and therefore WILL ONLY ADMIT FAMILIES WHO HAVE BOOKED IN ADVANCE so that we can ensure you are well spaced.

Welsh Government guidance states: "Customers may remove face coverings only when seated in the auditorium. They must wear face coverings at all other times (including when in reception areas, buying tickets and food, using toilet facilities, and when moving around in the auditorium)."
In other words, when you are seated in your family bubble enjoying the show you do not need to wear a mask, but when you are moving around in closer proximity to other families then please keep yourself and others safe.

Because our theatre is small it is not practical to be able to pre book particular seats. It would either require a full time box office clerk or expensive computer software, both out of the question at the prices we charge. But on the plus side, again because the theatre is small and because the theatre auditorium is raked everyone has a good view. The best seats for children are not at the front, However because people want to be as near as possible we do fill in from the front as people book. Book early and you will be nearer the front.

At the moment the only way you can book seats is online, and pay by PayPal or a Card. You do not need a PayPal account, you can still use PayPal to pay by CARD in the usual way. You do not have to join PayPal however they will ask you for your details just as will any other merchant from whom you are buying online.

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 £7; Children £6; Senior Citizens £6

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 2021/22 show is Aladdin. 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.->