The Harlequin Puppet Theatre



Click Santa for Christmas Show.

Most shows last a good hour and a half and follow a similar pattern of a main feature Marionette Production, Mr Bimbamboozle's Magic Tricks with bags of enthusiastic audience participation, and the final section of every show is the acclaimed Marionette Cabaret, a feature originated by Eric Bramall and continued by Chris Somerville.

Prices are £9 (Adults) and £6 for Children and for Senior Citizens. Regular patrons will note that while we have increased the adult price we have reduced the prices for both Children and Senior Citizens.


With all the Government restrictions now lifted the onus is still on us to work to a risk assessment regarding covid-safety and so we have decided to continue leaving space between families when possible. This is much easier if you continue TO BOOK IN ADVANCE so that we can plan your seating.

Because our theatre is small it is not practical to be able to pre book particular seats.But since the theatre is small and because the theatre auditorium is raked everyone has a good view. The best seats for children are not necessarilly at the front, However because people feel they want to be as near as possible we do fill in from the front as people book. So book early and you will be nearer the front.

You can book seats 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.

You can also book by telephone and pay by cash when you arrive.

Telephone: 01492 548166

Within a few minutes of your booking you should get an email from PaypPal confirming your booking and mentioning the number of seats and also the date you have booked. Just check that these details are correct.
If you don't get this email then please check in your "Junk" or "Spam" Folder in case it has been wrongly classified by your email filter.
I too will have received a notification from PayPal and will have allocated seats and reserved tickets in your name. You should collect these from the Box Office when you arrive at the theatre for the show. The show starts at 3pm.

The email receipt from PayPal is really all you need, but I usually send a second receipt (usually next day) confirming the details.

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 £9.00, Children & Seniors £6.00


I am sorry that fire regulations do not permit wheelchairs in the theatre. If the user can be lifted, or is able to take a few steps, then the single aisle is wide enough to allow access to the end of a row of seats. But the user must transfer to a theatre seat. The wheelchair cannot remain in the auditorium. It can however be parked in the foyer (at the owner's risk) during the show. There are no steps to negotiate, but we do not have disabled-friendly toilets (the theatre was built in 1958 and there is no way of altering its design in this respect.)

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.->