The Puppet Museum of Oporto

TEATRO MARIONETAS DO PORTOFOTO DE LUCILIA MONTEIROThe Puppet Museum of Oporto waits for your visit. It is on Flores Street, downtown. Occupies three floors of a renovated building in the historic area and shares the estate of the Puppet Theatre of Oporto (TMP) and all its creations over 25 years. There, visitors can find, or rediscover, the puppets that made the characters of Misery, Macbeth, Landscape with Blue Cars, Grove Critters, Cinderella, and the pieces of Dom Roberto theatre, with the company began its journey.

The Museum fulfills a dream of João Paulo Seara Cardoso (1956-2010). Born in Oporto, João Paulo Seara Cardoso was a writer, director and puppeteer. He was the founder and the Artistic Director of TMP. Devoted himself to the research and restoration of the Dom Roberto Theatre (Portuguese popular puppets) and received from its Master António Dias the inheritance of this secular tradition. He created and directed children's series for television and published several children's books. Was professor of theatrical interpretation. His creations were presented in several countries worldwide.

The Museum was intervened by architect João Gigante and is open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 18 p.m.