Located in Khiva, and differs with its special coloring, the State Puppet Theatre of Khorezm Region is most popular among the contemporary puppet theatres of Uzbekistan, and placed as one of the major Khiva Tourist Attractions.
Khiva Puppet Theatre shows are old-established traditions of different countries. The puppet plays for people were arranged at noisy, crowded squares during fairs and folk festivals in the middle ages. In the beginning, they jumped up stage with a screen, and show the mini-scenes of life of the common people, the rich and the poor, loyalty of lovers, friendship and betrayal. For teh colouring, customs and performance, Khorezm State Puppets Theatre InKhiva makes its place in Khiva Tours.
The puppet theatre popularity in Uzbekistan dates back to the VI-IV centuries BC, in the reign of the Achaemenids. During XIV century, under the reign of Timur and Timurid, the puppet theatre became popular.
In 1993, a 289-seat puppet theater, the first theatre in the KhorezmRegion, opened in the Ichan -Kala historic building of the last century.
During Uzbekistan Tours, the performance of the artists and their prepared scenery, sew dolls and clothes, play musical instruments, dance and sing in Puppet TheaterInKhiva is the best things to watch.
Khiva Puppet Theatre consists of folk and children's programs there are 60 performances. The most popular performances are “KhivaLazgi” and “Khon Kabuli”, the hero of many performances is the people's favoriteKhojaNasreddin. The performances are staged in Uzbek, and the language can be converted into other languages.