Museum-Workshop of Shadow Theatre (Karagiozis) Pafios

  • Location

    Actaiοnos 12, Pallouriotissa, 1040 Nicosia

  • Tickets

    General entrance / donation: €2,00

  • Opening Times

    Winter / Summer

    Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 16:30

    Saturday: 09:00 - 13:30

    Closed on Sunday.

    All year round.

    Closed on Public Holidays.

  • Phone

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The Museum-Workshop of Shadow Theatre Pafios has a primary mission of showcasing and promoting our country's rich folk culture. It proudly exhibits a collection of figures, theatrical objects, and family artifacts belonging to the esteemed karagioz players: Christodoulos Pafios (1904-1987), his son Achilleas Pafios (1928-1987), and grandson Christos A. Pafios. These items vividly demonstrate the enduring legacy of the Cypriot Shadow Theatre Karagiozis, preserving its folk art heritage.

Visitors to the museum can embark on a guided tour, immersing themselves in the captivating world of Shadow Theatre heroes. They have the unique opportunity to discover the intricate process of figure manufacturing and even learn the art of becoming a skilled "Karagioz player." The museum provides a stage where visitors can actively engage and receive coaching on acting like the characters.

In addition to the museum experience, the institution actively contributes to the cultural scene by organizing theatrical shows featuring Karagiozis. These performances take place in schools, festivals, and various cultural events held across the country, bringing the enchanting traditions of Shadow Theatre to a broader audience.

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