Folks, as you know, our theatre has been closed since the pandemic began in March. In the meantime, our traveling shows are available, including a brand new show "Teddy Bear's Birthday". Visit our Traveling Shows or contact John Scollon at for booking.

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Visit Us Virtually!
Teachers and Educators, although our building is closed, we have ways to share our art form with your children!

Traveling Shows

The Columbia Marionette Theater's terrific Traveling Troupe brings world-class puppet shows right to you, no matter where you are in South Carolina. Learn More

Birthday Parties

Celebrating a birthday -- or any special occasion -- at the puppet theatre will be a party your child or group will never forget! Learn More

Field Trips

Field trips to our theatre are exciting, fulfilling and educational. Welcome to the enchanting world of puppetry! Learn More

About CMT

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. Our mission is to entertain and educate children and adults through the long-standing tradition and artistry of puppetry.
Tickets are seven dollars per person. All seats are general admission, and tickets are always available at the door. Shows every Saturday and 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. and every third Monday at 10:00 am
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