Summer Puppet Pier

Participation in the 2023 Summer Puppet Pier Festival

Participation in the festival is open to all professional puppet theatres, independent puppet theatre groups, and individuals. In addition to the basic technical data, we also ask the applicants to submit promotional materials, photos and a recording of their performance. The organizing committe will invite to the festival those performaces chosen by the selection committee. The festival will purchase the selected performances.

Applications must be submitted by 28th February 2023 via e-mail to tanja.luzar@lg-mb.si.

Participation in the 2023 Summer Puppet Pier Festival

ABOUT THE SPP

Since 1990, the Maribor Puppet Theatre has been organising the Summer Puppet Pier, an annual international summer festival in the city. Every year, in August, thousands of visitors enjoy an excellent  programme. Primarily, the festival offers the best foreign and domestic puppet performances for children, as well as performances for adults, workshops, exhibitions, installations, and other accompanying events. With the support of the Municipality of Maribor, Maribor puppeteers every year attract the best that the puppet world has to offer. Since the 30th Summer Puppet Pier festival, the best performance selected by the children's jury receives the Golden Giraffe Award.


The archive of past festivals can be found at the bottom of the page.

Summer Puppet Pier 2018

Repertoire SPP 2022

The tickets for the performances at Puppet Theatre Maribor are available at a symbolic price of €1 at the box office of the theatre. The number of tickets is limited.

6 Aug / Sat
10.00 / Great hall

CHOO. CHOO. WHISTLE. WOOF! 2+

Vít Peřina and collective / Naive Theatre Liberec, Czech Republic / 35 minutes
Sold outOpen
12.00 / Great hall

CHOO. CHOO. WHISTLE. WOOF! 2+

Vít Peřina and collective / Naive Theatre Liberec, Czech Republic / 35 minutes
Sold outOpen
7 Aug / Sun
10.00 / Auditorium

THE TZAR OF ANIMALS 3+

Joseph Nzobandora / Theatre MalihVelikih, Ljubljana / 35 minutes
Open Ticket sale
18.00 / Art Camp, Maribor City Park

FRIDERIK, THE CASTLE RAT 3+

Public Institution Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana / 30 minutes
Free entryOpen
11 Aug / Thu
17.00 / Great hall

MITCH-MATCH  3+

Selection of stop motion animation for children

Pekarna Magdalenske mreže / StopTrik IFF / 30 minutes
Free entryOpen
13 Aug / Sat
10.00 / Auditorium

STORY WITH BUTTONS 4+

Authors' project of Jelena Sitar Cvetko and Igor Cvetko / Zapik Theatre, Ljubljana / 35 minutes
Sold outOpen
11.00 / Auditorium

STORY WITH BUTTONS 4+

Authors' project of Jelena Sitar Cvetko and Igor Cvetko / Zapik Theatre, Ljubljana / 35 minutes
Sold outOpen
14 Aug / Sun
10.00 / Great hall

SCOOOOOTCH! 2+

Les Nouveaux Ballets du Nord-Pas de Calais, Lille, France / 40 minutes
Sold outOpen
11.15 / Great hall

SCOOOOOTCH! 2+

Les Nouveaux Ballets du Nord-Pas de Calais, Lille, France / 40 minutes
Open Ticket sale
18.00 / Art Camp, Maribor City Park

THE LITTLE BEASTS OF RESIA 3+

Authors' project of Jelena Sitar Cvetko and Igor Cvetko / Zapik Theatre, Ljubljana / 35 minutes
Free entryOpen
18 Aug / Thu
20.00 / Small hall

THE OLD MAN  15+

Selection of stop motion animation for children

Pekarna Magdalenske mreže / StopTrik IFF / 88 minutes
Free entryOpen
19 Aug / Fri
20.00 / GT22

GODZILLA TRIBUTE BAND 12+

Moment, Maribor / Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica
Open Ticket sale
20 Aug / Sat
10.00 / Great hall

OH LA LA 3+

Bernard Friot / House of Children and Art, Ljubljana / Rijeka City Puppet Theatre, Croatia / Colecive Ma-Théâ – Cen / 35 minutes
Open Ticket sale
21 Aug / Sun
10.00 / Great hall

OKOLOLO 4+

Author and director Katarína Aulitisová / Bratislava Puppet Theatre, Slovakia / 50 minutes
Sold outOpen
18.00 / Art Camp, Maribor City Park

CIRCUS GANIBILO 3+

Puppet Theatre Pupilla, Lendava, Slovenia / 40 minutes
Free entryOpen
19.00 / Small hall

THE TIN MINE 7+

Author of the adaptation (based on motifs from the book by Pavel Hrnčíř) Katarína Aulitisová / Piki Theatre, Slovakia / 50 minutes
Open Ticket sale
20.00 / GT22

WAR MAKER 18+

Dafa Puppet Theatre, Czech Republic / 45 minut
Open Ticket sale
26 Aug / Fri
18.00 / Puppet Theatre Maribor

A PUPPET RABBIT AND A CONVENT MOUSE 6+

PremiereSold outOpen
27 Aug / Sat
10.00 / Puppet Theatre Maribor

A PUPPET RABBIT AND A CONVENT MOUSE 6+

Sold outOpen
11.30 / Puppet Theatre Maribor

A PUPPET RABBIT AND A CONVENT MOUSE 6+

Sold outOpen
28 Aug / Sun
10.00 / Great hall

THINGS THINGS 6+

Directors, choreographers and performers Jan Rozman, Julia Keren Turbahn / Emanat, / Ljubljana Puppet Theatre / FELD Theater für junges Publikum / 55 minutes
Open Ticket sale
11.00 / in front of UGM

THE GIANT TURNIP 2+

Authors of the adaptation and directors Andrej Adamek and Mateja Šušteršič / Bobek Puppet Group / House of Children and Art, Ljubljana / 30 minutes
Free entryOpen
18.00 / Art Camp, Maribor City Park

THE WHOLE WORLD IS MARMALADE 4+

Peter Svetina / Narrative Theatre of Ms Bazilika / House of Children and Art, Ljubljana / 35 minutes
Free entryOpen
31 Aug / Wed
18.00 / Great hall

WATER MAN AMBROŽ 4+

Natalija Manojlović Varga and Andrej Rozman Roza / In collaboration with the festival Contemporary Dance Platform: Institute Moja kreacija, Maribor, an / 35 minutes
Open Ticket sale
19.00 / Prvi oder Prve gimnazije Maribor

Plašč  

Free entryOpen
1 Sep / Thu
19.00 / Prvi oder Prve gimnazije Maribor

Naj bo lučka 12+

Free entryOpen

Repertoire is subject to change.

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