Pinocchio Puppet - build / operate

Prague, Czech Republic

Experience hosted by Petr

  1. 5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Let's dive into the unique art of marionette-making! You'll get a hands-on opportunity to learn how to make your Pinocchio professional marionette, how to string it, how its weight and balancing work, and what you can do with it once it's created.
I'll train you on operation techniques and once we're finished, you will take home your Pinocchio and the knowledge of how to operate it.

We've been puppeteering worldwide and we are looking forward to sharing our experiences and insight with you. We believe that you will start understanding the simplicity and true​e meaning of the word "to play".
Let's dive into the unique art of marionette-making! You'll get a hands-on opportunity to learn how to make your Pinocchio professional marionette, how to string it, how its weight and balancing work, and what you can do with it once it's created.
I'll train you on operation techniques and once we're finished, you will take home your Pinocchio and the knowledge of how to operate it.

We've been puppeteering worldwide and we are l…

What's included

  • Food
    All necessary material to make your "ANY" marionette.
  • Drinks
    Juices, water, coffee...
  • Equipment
    All necessary materials to make your "ANY" marionette.

Meet your Host, Petr

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 24 Reviews
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The Czech Republic is a marionette puppets empire where puppeteering is a UNESCO heritage. We are a group of professional puppeteers creating, playing, teaching and directing internationally, aiming to spread the story and magic of the Czech puppetry.
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From $137/ person

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Where you'll be

Our experience classromm is situated in Nerudova 47 at the House of two suns where our famous writer Jan Neruda spent most of his life. An Interesting fact is that experience classroom is acctualy the room where Jan Neruda had his sleeping room. Apart from the classroom, you will also see our guild workshop where custom marionettes for theatres, individualities​ and film production come to life.

Rated 4.54 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Zhiwen
January 2020
主人非常热情,介绍也非常到位,木偶很有意思
Heather
November 2019
A wonderful and magical experience in a working shop. I’m so very glad to have had learned a little bit about puppetry and the marionette. One can’t truly appreciate what goes into the makings without such an experience. Petr is a warm and personable host who shared his craft, his shop, his tools and his stories. We left with the best souvenir ever— the experience of the day and a hand-crafted marionette.
Philippe
October 2019
Do not hesitate, well worth it! Amazing experience! I was lucky enough to have a “private” session as I was alone on that day. And what a great host! So knowledgeable, friendly and easy going. The kind of experience you can only find on Airbnb in Prague.
Kie
August 2019
This workshop is very interesting.Peter taught me a lots.He has in-depth knowledge and technique,professional. I was so glad to join it.I'm looking forward to show my marionet to my friends:-)
Samuel
June 2019
Coming into this experience I had no idea what to expect and three days later I'm still presently surprised how much I enjoyed it! Peter's has a deep passion for his craft and happens to be very good at sharing the joy with others. I stared with a basic Pinocchio model and decided to create something of my own. It took a bit more time (and materials) but Peter was kind enough to let me come back into the shop next-day and finish what I stared. If you're just curious then I cannot recommend this experience enough!
지원
May 2019
킷트를 사는 가격으로 전문가와 함께 만들수 있는 수업입니다. 5시간동안 사포질, 조립등을 해야하기때문에 어린아이가 하기엔 적합하지 않은 트립입니다. 호스트는 인형에 대한 지식이 뛰어납니다. 영어를 잘 못해도 충분히 따라갈수 있는 수업입니다. 기념품으로 마리오네트도 생기니까 꼭 한번 들어보세요!

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 16 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.