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KOLK 17 offers entertainment for all of the highest artistic level

KOLK 17 offers events for a diverse audience. The productions of the different types of puppet and object theatre are based on visual aesthetics and an artistic animation process. They tackle the traditions and also current events in society. KOLK 17 is a versatile place of creative,  cultural education that enchants its visitors in both exhibitions and performances.

Productions for adults

Aufführung KOLK 17 Cherry-Picking Shakespeare

Kobalt Puppet Theatre Lübeck

Cherry-picking Shakespeare

Elizabeth I, Queen of England, celebrates her 66th birthday – grumpy: not fond of her advancing years. At least there are presents, but one present is missing amongst them all… Sir Archibald, former lover – now more of a wine barrel – , unveils a large round cherry cake. Under the icing, however, he hides the old den of iniquity: the Globe Theatre “in miniature”.

Aufführungen KOLK 17 Gams Adele

Kobalt Puppet Theatre Lübeck

Rungholts honour

Murder in Lübeck around 1390 – who benefits from the death of a stranger? Councilor Rungholt investigates!

In the “Queen of the Hanseatic League” the body of a southern stranger is pulled out of the river Trave. Unexpectedly, the brusque patrician Rungholt finds himself in a sinister plot: his merchant apprentice is to go to the gallows as a murderer?!

Only a few days remain to prove his innocence. Stubbornly and against all odds including the opposition of the High Council of Lübeck, Rungholt follows the trail and almost loses everything: his honour, his life – and his beloved daughter Mirke!


puppet & microcamera

How much creative perfection can the analogue ‘artificial’ theatre puppet tolerate in digital projections on stage? Is it possible to amalgamate the different perceptual processes of cinematic and puppet theatre images for the audience in an equal way? With puppet play and projection of live camera images onto surfaces, objects, materials, masks, etc., the interdisciplinary ensemble develops categories, practical tips and visions for theatre, aesthetics and future joint productions.

Kobalt Puppet Theatre Lübeck

The rider on the white horse

A genius grows up in a barren North Frisian landscape: Hauke Haien wants to realise his vision of a new dike in a fearful, bigoted community. But in his ambition he underestimates the power of the irrational; only his little daughter repeatedly wrests human warmth from him. The construction of the dyke is catastrophically delayed …

In Storm’s last novella, dense language and expressive images enter into a magnificent combination, which we explore with puppets, projections and musical collages.

Der gestiefelte Kater

Kobalt Puppet Theatre Lübeck



West Berlin in the 1980s: A young runaway from the provinces ends up at Zoo station in search of her “Prince Charming”, a Berlin rock musician. On underground line 1 she encounters an extremely lively range of typical city dwellers and their individual destinies: punks and dealers, people tired of life, alcoholics, narrow-minded conservatives, the unemployed, widows, fare dodgers, teenagers, dreamers … She succumbs to the subterranean charm of the colourful city.

Der gestiefelte Kater

KOBALT Figure Theatre Lübeck

In the White Horse


Love stories and mix-ups at the Wolfgangsee, where Berliners, instead of going to the Baltic Sea, “are funny” in the pouring rain of the Salzkammergut. Tourists are cheekily taken for a ride. Finally a reunion with the beautiful Sigismund, with the eternally grumbling factory owner Giesecke, the lisping Klärchen, … and with the singing head-waiter Leopold, who persistently pines for the virtuous landlady!

It’s a quirky reunion that revisits the cabaret flair of the 1920s. The best-known “Silver Operetta” by Ralph Benatzky (1884-1957) is brought to life with two actors, ten singing marionettes, a cowshed, thunder and lightning.

Kolk 17 is Puppet Theatre and Museum

Have you seen our exhibitions?

Kolk 17 devotes itself to puppet theatre in all it’s many facets.

Productions for the whole family

Aufführung KOLK 17 Cherry-Picking Shakespeare

Kobalt Puppet Theatre Lübeck

Sleeping Beauty

If the last fairy’s gift is a spindle in a castle turret, what do the other fairies’ gifts look like? Do they also have rooms? Is it even possible to understand fairy wishes?

With the kitchen boy Oskar, Rose (the original name for Sleeping Beauty is Briar Rose) experiences a cheerful, cheeky and sheltered girlhood until she falls asleep beside the merrily dancing spindle. The rose hedge guards the 100-year-old sleep. Curiously, the ‘right prince at the right time’ wanders through the quiet castle …

Trollalarm im Elchwald Figurentheater Kolk 17

Kobalt Puppet Theatre Lübeck

Troll alarm in the Elk forest


Emil the Elk and his best friend Hugo the Troll live together in their forest. While the good-natured Emil is completely content, the lively Hugo wants a house – a real home!

Hugo the Troll can hardly believe it when he finds the perfect house. A house of his own complete with curtains! He is proud and overjoyed and makes his joy plain, loudly and wildly clear. A real troll alarm!… thinks Emil.

The little dog Fips, who often comes to visit them, also admires the house. But suddenly Paulina appears – the troll maiden sets the cat amongst the forest dwellers …

Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse Kolk 17 Figurentheater

Kobalt Puppet Theatre Lübeck

The Princess and the Pea

Heinrich the Rooster and Karlotta the hen look out at their crazy chicken yard from the royal curtain rod: A girl stands in front of the gate in the middle of the rain – all alone, soaking-wet and carefree – and the people don’t realise that she is a real princess!

And then there’s the thick pile of mattresses. Fortunately, a pea plays the leading role – a pea that makes your mouth water.

A puppet show about departure, courage and first love with lots of pillows, two hungry chickens and a pea.


Puppet theatre & Museum

KOLK 17 Logo weiß

KOLK 17 gGmbH
Figurentheater & Museum

Beckergrube 38-52
23552 Lübeck

Puppet Theatre Mobile Office

Kirchhof St. Petri
23552 Lübeck

Opening Times

Mon and Sun: closed
Tue - Sat: 14:00 - 17:00

Executive Director,
Museum Director

Dr. Antonia Napp

Puppet Theatre Director

Stephan Schlafke

Media relations

Charlotta Becker