Nikolai Zykov Theatre preserves and develops the art of puppetry based on the ancient traditions of different countries of the world by using innovative materials and technologies. Nikolai Zykov Theatre offers puppet performances for adults, children and family audience, master-classes for professionals and puppet lovers. All performances of Nikolai Zykov Theatre are wordless, can be presented on stages of any size, have minimum time for set up, have only 1 to 3 members of personnel and have no additional expenses for luggage.

Nikolai Zykov is a world famous puppeteer who has performed his puppet shows in more than 40 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. Nikolai Zykov has created and has made more than 200 unique marionettes, hand, rod, radio-controlled and innovative puppets. Nikolai Zykov is an author, director, artist and performer of over 20 puppet performances which have received many international awards for innovative creativity and outstanding performing mastery, including Awards of World UNIMA Congresses.


Theatre objective - conservation and development of puppet art based on the ancient traditions of different countries of the world with using of innovative materials and technologies.

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Newspapers, magazines and TV about Nikolai Zykov

"Nikolai Zykov is one of the most important puppeteers of the world ... a master!" Festival de Bonecos, Canela, Brazil.

"The work Nikolai Zykov does both modern, and classical is beautiful to look at. Nikolai Zykov is definitely a National Treasure". Steven Mark Overton, USA.

"Nikolai Zykov is a celebrated Russian puppeteer, known for pushing the boundaries of traditional puppetry." World Performing Arts Festival, Lahore, Pakistan.

"Nikolai Zykov has a variety of technical surprises that make his shows a success. His puppets live independently from their creator. Nikolai Zykov is making the step of technical development into the future." Jakob Steiner, Austria.

"...amazing, what great great puppets, excellent, original, funny, entertaining and unique." Peter Garofalo, Northampton, United Kingdom.

"...Using modern materials and technologies, Zykov presented a very spectacular show, which excited the audience by its refinement and luxury..." Revista E. Sao Paulo, Brazil.

"...splendid puppeteer. Spectators were dazed..." Kirill Dremluh. Vecherniy New York, USA.

 "...flashy and upbeat marionette variety show by manipulator extraordinaire..." Out the Box. Cape Town, South Africa.

"Zykov captivates the audience by precise and majestic manipulation of his delightful and complex puppets" Festival de Bonecos, Canela, Brazil.

" We can straightly say, it is fantastic. Puppets danced, sang and even fly." Latvian News. Daugavpils, Latvia.

"Nikolai Zykov who attended the Festival from Russia impressed everyone, even the children and the adults. His show was wordless but everyone could understand easily." Murat Sezer. Vizyon, Turkey.

"The humor, elaborate sets and the virtuoso operating technique galvanizes the audience..." Tatiana Russkikh. Youth Review, Russia.

"...a super professional, without exaggeration a real master..." Regina Dubovitskaya. Russia TV, Russia.

"His puppet show doesn't leave anybody indifferent. Everything he shows is like a discovery..." Olga Semenova. Molodaya Gvardia, Russia.

"Do not even try to understand how he does it all, just watch and enjoy" Stanislav Jelieskin, Russia.

"...enchanting show, which can hold the attention of spectators of all ages." Julia Byhanova, Doverie TV, Russia.

"Only a true professional could create such a miracle concert, to wade chills! " Oksana Gaidash, Star , Russia

"... One of the very interesting representatives of this laborious genre ..." Yevgeny Petrosyan. 1TV, Russia.

"Nikolai Zykov - a talented director, actor and artist, who uses the cutting-edge innovations." Moscow Region TV, Russia.

"...the most titled puppeteer of Russia, the master of world class..." News. Culture TV, Russia.


    "The first after God"  TV STS, Stories in details, March 24,2006, Moscow Russia.

    "Mirar con ojos de títeres" Pagina 12, July 30, 2006, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    "Theatre in a suitcase"  Dengi magazine, June 23, 2008, Moscow Russia.

    "Giant and others"  TV Doverie, Russia, March 21, 2011, Moscow, Russia.

    "Nikolai Zykov Theatre" TV Doverie, Russia, March 24, 2011, Moscow, Russia.

    "It had to be seen!"  Zvyozdochka magazine, April 2, 2011, Moscow Russia.

    "Nikolai Zykov Puppets"TV Doverie, Russia, April 17, 2011, Moscow, Russia.

    "New Year Puppet Show",  Severo-Zapad TV, January 8  2012, Moscow, Russia.

    "Puppets, XXI century", Severo-Zapad TV, March 26, 2012, Moscow, Russia.

     TV interview about World Puppetry Day, Severo-Zapad TV, March 27, 2012 Moscow, Russia.

     TV interview about World Puppetry Day, Moscow Region TV, March 27, 2012 Moscow, Russia. 

    "Nikolai Zykov and Ekaterina Obraztsova" in documentary "Year of Snake", TV3, December 19, 2013, Moscow, Russia.




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