"Many years ago, my wife and I were in Tokyo. We purchased some puppets and the Japanese sales assistant secretly whispered to us "The best marionettes in the world are made in Prague." I recently discovered Marionettes.cz and now I know why this reputation for artistic excellence and quality is so well deserved. We have begun collecting their exquisite figures and they bring magic, hope snd joy into our home. What a wonderful team of designers who create unique characters to delight those who love marionettes all over the world!"
Emeritus Professor Joe Goldblatt
"It was over 30 years ago that I was first exposed to the world of Marionettes through a brilliant performance at the famous Salzburg Marionette Theatre. I returned to see every production they had in their repertoire. The staff was so kind to take me behind the scenes and even witness their artistry close up. They took time to show me the process of custom making the marionettes in great detail and travelling to certain parts of the world to hand-choose top material for their costumes. This level of high quality was instilled into my quest for collecting marionettes. I was very fortunate to find this kind of quality in your firm and read in your newsletters about the dedication and passion you have for your products. Having purchased several of your creations for my collection, I cannot thank you enough for the excitement and joy they continue bring to me on a daily basis. I proudly have them displayed throughout my residence among many others I have travelled world-wide to collect. I look forward to adding even more of your unique Marionettes to my collection in the future. Again, thank you. I wish you continued success in all over your endeavors as you inspire people through the world of marionettes."
Dr. Stan Ford, Univ.-Prof
"I just wanted to leave a review. I sent an email a few months ago and Dagmar replied. She was so helpful and managed to track down a marionette that I bought from you several years ago and was no longer in production. It was a leprechaun marionette that I bought for my Irish parents. They loved him. Unfortunately, my mother developed Alzheimer's and threw out anything with a face as she felt they were looking at her. We managed to save many precious things but not the marionette.
I can't tell you how happy I am to have him back. He's amazing and the customer service from Dagmar was perfect!
We've been to Prague many times and always visit your shop and always buy another marionette so the leprechaun is in good company. You has always been the best marionette shop in Prague in our opinion but after finding this marionette for us it's by far the best shop with the best customer service."
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Marc Rogers on November 10, 2020
I have been buying marionettes from Czech Marionettes for a couple of years now. In fact, I have purchased 7 beautiful marionette puppets.
Including most recently a portrait puppet of myself . I can not tell you what a truly enjoyable and wonderful experience it has been to work with everyone at this guild. Their artists and coordinators are very responsive and helpful.As to the puppets ..... I couldn’t be happier. The faces of these creations have amazingly complex expressions. I never tire of looking at them. The mobility of each one one is remarkable. When I work with them , I feel like I’m moving . Bye the way, My portrait puppet is a deliciously eery double of my soul. Amazing!! The packing and shipping has been perfect. Not one puppet arrived damaged. Considering what works of art these puppets are, the pricing is a bargain . I guess you get the picture... haha. I LOVE. Czech Marionettes.
Greg Chapman on November 8, 2020
A wonderful team of craftspeople make up the Czech Marionettes team. We have been lucky enough to be able to use two of their marionettes in our projects so far.
For beginners in marionettes I would have to recommend their ‘ANY Marionette Kit’ - this is the one we started with. A wonderful handmade marionette for you to finish and assemble. What this means is before you take your first steps with a professional marionette you already understand a lot more about what goes into making them work. Our ANY went on to star in a series of short films, and remains one of the most popular characters in our online videos.
The second marionette we got was Baby Bonnie - a little skeleton with a lot of attitude! At the one love show I have been able to perform at since getting him (due to the pandemic), I was told repeatedly just how ‘cool’ he is. Easy to operate and lots of fun, Baby Bonnie is brilliant!
We already have more plans with our marionettes, and plans to add more marionettes to our team - and we really wouldn’t go anywhere other than Marionettes.cz to get them - we even have started making plans to travel to Prague next year to see their shop in person!
Andreas Avgousti on November 7, 2020
Their marionettes are works of art really. Well made and with a lot of care. They remind you of toys made in the old times. Wooden, handcrafted and making your imagination fly. I just love them. At the same time they do put a smile on your face when you look at them just thinking of the stories you can make with them. Their smallest one, in the picture, sits on my desk just for that reason ... a smile.
SlamnJamn on November 6, 2020
This company makes awesome Marionettes! I got my marionette and love it! My grandson loves it and considers it his friend! The quality of their products are superb! I visit their website often to see if there are new marionettes I may want to pick up. They are also very attentive when I emailed them and do all they can to satisfy their customers. I will be doing business with them again very soon!
Frankie Yeo on November 5, 2020
It’s a wonderful place to visit whether you are a marionette specialist or a beginner or even curious.
They have beautifully and professionally made marionettes and 3-D files available for you. From simple marionettes to intricate ones, they are made with love and it shows through their work and their service.
Susan Lim on October 27, 2020
Just received baby Bonie today! He looks amazing and I can feel his happy personality! The seller is helpful and replied to my query promptly. The package was packed professionally.