Theatres and CinemasOdessa Regional Puppet Theatre

Odessa Regional Puppet Theatre, one of the oldest puppet theatres in Ukraine, the theater changed its “place of residence” several times, today it is located at 15 Pastera st.

It was founded in 1932 on the basis of the Odessa Youth Theater by the outstanding playwright Y.A. Gimelfarb. At one time the theater was awarded the E. Bagritsky prize and other state awards.

Since 1970, the Odessa Theatre has been developing tours abroad and constantly replenishing its troupe with new talented creative teams.

In the foyer of the theater there is an exhibition of dolls, which participated in children’s and adult performances of different years. Each doll has its own biography, often mysterious. So, Marilyn in the “past” life was Cinderella, and Charlie Chaplin was a “foundling” – he was found in the foyer of the theater, standing in a niche on the eve of the Day of the Puppeteer. The oldest doll was created in 1940 by the master of the Exodi and is the pride of the theater, as well as young characters equipped with “technical” secrets.