MárkusZínház is an independent Hungarian puppet theatre. It was founded 28 years ago and it gives 150 performances over a year in Hungary and abroad as well. In addition to performing arts, the members of Márkuszínház dedicated themselves to scientific research on the history of puppetry and to collecting work. MárkusZínház is the winner of several festival prizes and its founders received a state award in 2009.

MárkusZínház worked as a travelling theatre for many years but finally the doors of its own residence were opened in Pécs in 2012. Our puppet theatre provides quality entertainment for both children and adults by using different types of puppets, such as: marionett, bunraku and glove puppets. Our theatre works with 8-10 employees, including puppeteers, musicians and designers.

The main profile of Márkuszínház is to produce new plays and perform entertaining puppet shows. We also provide opportunity for other companies, troupes to make a quest appearance. Moreover, we organize year by year the off-programmes of the Festival of the Hungarian Theatres (POSZT) and we made study trips to Turkey and India (Kerala, Rajastan) searching for the masters of traditional puppetry.

We are going to organize an International Shadow Festival this year in Pécs.