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August 18

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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until August 22, 2019

Train Theater

International Puppet Festival 2019

International Puppet Festival 2019

Don’t be fooled by the name of this Festival…it’s not just for kids. Meet some of Israel’s most talented puppeteers as they tell their stories through puppets.

Four European countries will participate in the festival this year – Germany, Lithuania, Belgium and The Netherlands

August 18 – 22:

What To Expect

Activities and shows will be centered in Liberty Bell Park. Show tickets should be purchased in advance.

In the morning there will be free workshops, bubble activities, circus shows and more. In partnership with the Youth Authority and Sports Department at the Jerusalem Municipality – there will be water games and sports activities in the afternoon.

There will also be a Village of Fairies and Elves  (25 NIS in advance, 40 NIS at box office) including a fairy band, a boutique for elves, an upside-down classroom, and an enchanted tree. Tickets must be purchased for specific time slots at the Village of Fairies & Elves. BUY TICKETS

Food at the Festival

During the day there will be food trucks serving Kosher food for lunch, dinner and snacks. At night the atmosphere changes with live DJ music and an open bar.

Shows take place at the Train Theater as well as other locations across the city including the begin center and Music Center in Mishkenot Sheananim. There will be plays and shows for all ages.

Festival Show Schedule in English


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August 18

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until August 22, 2019


Prices vary per show


Whole Family




First Station is across the streets and has a variety of meat and dairy restaurants. They also have a few restaurants open on Saturdays.

Venue: Train Theater

Address: 1 Jabotinsky
Jerusalem, 91082 Israel
Neighborhood: Talbieh
Transportation: 71, 72, 74, 75, 77, 78
7, 13, 18, 34

Parking: Paid parking lot in Gan Hapamon and on the street.