Lėlė Vilnius

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Lėlė – The historic puppet theatre of Vilnius

Vilnius Puppet Theatre was founded in 1958. Since 1977 it’s been located in a beautiful historical building, which used to be a mansion of a noble Lithuanian Oginski family. Earlier, before the Second World War the Jewish Ghetto Theater was located in the same premises. Thus, the place is full of history.

The theatre has a repertoire that dates back to its establishment date and has turned into classic now. Most of the plays are based on Lithuanian, Polish, German or other countries’ famous folk tales. There you can see “Red riding hood”, “Three little pigs” (this one used to be my favorite play as a kid and now my little son loves it very much), “The Ugly Duckling”, “Thumbelina” – these are just some of them. The theatre also has a number of plays for adults. It holds the annual international Puppet Theatre festival.

Since 2008 the theatre invites everyone to the museum, which displays puppets, masks, stage scenery, sketches, theatre posters and play programs. To see the museum, you have to make a date and time arrangement in advance. Please contact the theatre management for the arrangement.

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Details about this spot



Arklių g. 5, Vilnius

Telephone number


Opening Times

Ticket office: Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00, Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00


Play +/-: € 6


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)