Opole Puppet Theatre
The Opole Puppet Theatre is known as one of the greatest of its kind in Poland, having earned the appreciation of critics and audiences across the country for its performances dedicated for children, youths and adults. One of the oldest Polish puppet theatres, it was founded by Alojzy Smolka in 1937, and has since its inception been a meeting spot for prominent artists. Every two years since 1962, the Polish Puppet Theatre Festival takes place there – a unique event offering a glimpse into the puppet world. The Festival draws interesting artists to the city, offering insight into the Polish puppet scene in addition to being a colourful, open celebration of the art. The theatre building was remodelled in 2014 to adapt its interior to the artistic challenges posed by new generations of audiences, making it a true architectural masterpiece.