Salzburg Marionette Theater: The Sound of Music
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Salzburg Marionette Theater: The Sound of Music

The Salzburg Marionette Theater has charmed countless children and adults for a century, and has become famous throughout the world. Since 2016 it is has been included in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The performance technique of the Salzburg Marionette Theater has been declared a cultural asset worthy of preservation, as the "most highly developed form of puppet and figure theatre." In this unique baroque auditorium, they present operas, including Mozart's Magic Flute, as well as, the Salzburg classic The Sound of Music, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ballet, and Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream or Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince. Children for sure will like Peter and the Wolf or Rumpelstiltskin. This is for one admission ticket to see the show of choice, that is available. Transportation and other accommodations not included.

Available locations

  • 24 Schwarzstraße, Salzburg, 5020, Austria


  • Prices from € 40 / person


From 46 minutes

Number of Participants

1 - 15 participants

Operating Hours

available daily

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel 1 days before your event you will receive a 100% refund


Visit: Salzburg Marionette Theater, Schwarzstrasse 24 Mozarteum Complex, Salzburg 5020 Austria

In this unique, baroque, audience hall with 350 seats, there have been operas, musicals, plays, and fairy tales performed here such as the one showcased here: The Sound of Music - "A delightful surprise from start to finish" - The New York Times. Performed in English, and subtitled in various languages. The duration is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

The Salzburg Marionette Theatre employs 12 puppeteers trained in a wide variety of trades and professions. Qualities common to all of them are musicality, manual skill, and the ability to empathize with the various characters in order to bring the marionettes alive on stage. The Salzburg Marionette Theatre has evolved its own technique, which is used as a model by many marionette theaters worldwide. The puppeteers’ training, which takes place exclusively in the theater itself, demands just as much time and perseverance as learning to play a musical instrument.

Shows are subject to seasonality and won't all be available at one time. Be sure to check back to see what new shows will be playing next.


  • Ticket

  • Entry/Admission - Salzburg Marionette Theater

Not included

  • Food and drinks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Important information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • Infant seats are available on request, dress code is smart casual

  • No short trousers in the evening

  • Stroller accessible

  • Near public transportation

  • Most travelers can participate

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

How long before the event do I need to book?

You can book at any time before the event

Meeting point

Salzburg Marionette Theater, Schwarzstrasse 24 Mozarteum Complex, Salzburg 5020 Austria



out of5


24 Jan 2020

Such an entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Quite unique and a dying art. The puppeteers are very skilled and talented. Such a unique experience, totally different than the usual play, musical or concert. As middle aged adults, felt like a kid again. Curtain call was amazing, just as good as the actual performance. The curtain was raised so you could applaud the actual puppeteers. In addition, they performed, giving you the opportunity to see the behind the scenes look at how the puppets work. The Sound of Music is in English, however there are subtitles on the side walls with several different languages. There is not a subtitle for everything though. It is a smaller venue, so you may want to book your tickets in advance. Although the stage is small, we did not have any problems viewing the show sitting midway back. There was an intermission. During intermission, drinks and snacks were available to purchase. The theater was decorated with all sorts of puppets and costumes. It was interesting to look at all the history of the theater. They even have a puppet you can try out yourself. Wonderful, unique experience! Dying art that needs to be appreciated! Fun for all ages! Highly recommend!


10 Dec 2019

Auch meine Frau konnte an der Vorstellung teilmehmen, obwohl sie nur sehr schwer über Stiegen gehen kann (sie wurde vom Personal im Sessel getragen - wie einst der Kaiser). Vielen Dank dafür; allein das war eine eigene Vorstellung, und die Zauberflöte danach war quasi der (ausgezeichnete) Drüberstreuer.

Quentin F

8 Sep 2019

We went to this as average SOM fans thinking it would be a nice way to give the kids something they'd enjoy on our trip. Where we thought this would just be an interesting experience, this was well worth it! The show is truly amazing to realize that those are puppets and people are up top making them work. The music is recorded, but that's not the point of this - its the puppets. Just a wonderful show!

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