Columbia Marionette Theatre

401 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 252-7366

Founded in 1988 by famed puppeteer Allie Scollon and her son John, the Columbia Marionette Theatre (CMT) has established itself as a premiere children’s theatre in South Carolina. Their mission is to entertain and educate children and adults through the long-standing tradition and artistry of puppetry.

Originally housed in a turn-of-the-century warehouse in the Vista, the theatre moved in 1995 to a building specifically designed and built for its use at its current location near Riverfront Park. Rededicated as The Allie Scollon Puppetry Center in 2006, the theatre features puppets from a few inches tall to over five feet appearing on a 30-foot stage.

The theatre is open to the public and hosts daycare and school field trips any day of the week.

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