It was founded in 1950 by a professional group of actors, and has been located in the same building for more than 65 years, an interesting historical and symbolic fact. Prior to World War II it served as the Albanian Parliament, but in the 1950s it became a lovely place for entertaining children. You can find it next to Skanderbeg Square. During communism, it was the only puppet theatre in Albania. In recent years some others theatres have opened to entertain children, but the Puppet Theatre continues to be the popular choice. It gives about 500 performances a year using string puppets, puppet dolls, masks, mimes and performances by various actors. At the weekend tickets are hard to find.
Address: Rruga Çamëria, Tirana, Albania
Telephone: +355 4 223 4473
Facebook: National Puppet Theater