With its crooked, layered clock tower, the Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater is instantly recognizable in Tbilisi. Named after the renowned Georgian theater and film director, artist and writer Revaz “Rezo” Gabriadze, the theater focuses on magical puppet performances.
Rezo Gabriadze began working during the Soviet Union before eventually becoming fed up with the restricted intellectual freedom at the time. He opened the theater in Tbilisi in 1981. He is still working in theater and art along with his son Levan Gabriadze, a film director and actor.
To this day, guests can visit the fairy-tale theater for shows. Children under the age of 10 are not allowed but every day at noon, there is a puppet show outside at the top of the clock tower which gives visitors a taster of the main evening show. You can also enjoy the short performance from cafes situated around the square. The theater is situated in the heart of Tbilisi’s old town.
13 Shavteli St., Tbilisi
(+995) 577 43 43 87