The Marotte Puppet Theatre

The Marotte Puppet Theatre has had a permanent stage in Karlsruhe since 1987 and is sponsored by the city of Karlsruhe and the State of Baden-Württemberg. The venue presents approximately 300 shows as part of its children’s and evening schedule. In addition, the theatre puts on guest performances all over Germany and Europe.

The Marotte is marked by its variety of performance media and repertoires. The spectrum spans from adaptataions of traditional fairy tales to theatrical versions of children’s books and even experimental live performances. The theatre uses a variety of figures like hand puppets, table-top figurines, shadow puppets, marionettes and other objects.


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Corona Virus

Important Information

Due to the official measures implemented by the State of Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe to limit the spreading of COVID-19, Karlsruhe’s public life is currently facing severe restrictions. Cultural institutions, hotels and events are especially affected by this. Please refer directly to their individual websites for up-to-date information.

The City’s shopping facilities are also very limited at the moment. Only essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies or banks remain open to the public. Opening times may vary from those advertised on this site.

Our tourist information office located on Kaiserstraße 72-74 is closed for the public as well until further notice. You can still reach us either by phone +49 721/602 997 580 or by email

The city of Karlsruhe provides up-to-date information on the corona crisis at or by phone +49 721/133-3333.

On a lighter note: if you feel like clearing your mind, go ahead and continue exploring the beautiful aspects of Karlsruhe through our digital offers at (only available in German).

Stay healthy, and stay tuned!

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