The Tula State Puppet Theater is one of the oldest children's theaters in Russia, opened in 1937.
The theater is located in the center of Tula, a short walk from the Kremlin, in a historical building of the 19th century. You can see the exhibition of theatrical dolls in the foyer of the first floor.
There are more than 50 performances in the repertoire of the theater: Russian folklore, staging of Russian and foreign classical literature, children's plays of contemporary authors. In the theater guide there are several performances exclusively for adult audiences.
Performers work with a variety of puppet systems: glove-puppets, rod-puppets, mimic puppets, jigging puppets, costumed characters, rod marionettes, tantamoresks. The Playbill consists of fairy tales, skomorokh plays, musicals, romantic extravaganza, vaudeville, a puppet ballet, Oriental legends, heroic ballad, biblical mystery, ironic detective, theater of variety miniatures, clowning.