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Center For Puppetry Arts

Call: (404) 873-3391 or visit www.puppet.org
Entertainment comes with strings attached at this theater, museum, and education center that features both wildly creative puppet plays for mature audiences and kid-lit adaptations that deliver fun for all ages.

Puppet Party Series: Puppets and Pints

Saturday August 11, 2018 07:00 pm EDT

Music & Museum After Dark Ages 21+ Foamy heads for everyone! Join us for a cold, craft beer and chill out on a hot summer’s night. This season, we invite you to enjoy a series of special evenings for adults only. Each event in our new series will feature live music by local artists, beer and wine for purchase, light bites, bar games, and a chance to visit our Worlds of Puppetry Museum in a relaxed, child-free environment. What better way to spend the evening than with Muppets and music! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Follow us on Facebook to find out details on who will be performing on each of the evenings in our series.
Cost: $20-$25

2018 National Puppet Slam

Friday August 31, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
For one weekend only, experience the beauty, ingenuity, and hilarity of original short-form puppetry by talented artists from across the United States. These contemporary pieces for adult audiences have been nominated by their respective slams and curated for an evening of short works that aspire to be as varied as the vast national network of independently produced puppetry slams it celebrates. Ages 18+ Tickets include free admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum. -Museum & Beer and Wine Bar open one hour before show time.  
Cost: $20

A Ghastly Ghathering

Saturday October 6, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Ages 18+ 7pm-10pm The Ghastly Dreaduls are throwing a Halloween party! Dress up in your Halloween finest to be part of our costume contest for a chance to win great prizes. Mingle with the Ghastlies, munch on free hors d’oeuvres, and take a special spooky self-guided tour of the Worlds of Puppetry Museum. Enjoy a host of frighteningly fun activities or just dance the night away as our DJ spins some deadly, danceable tunes. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Cost: $20

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Wednesday October 10, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
They’re back! Some shows just can’t stay dead! Your favorite band of specters has returned and is ready to celebrate Halloween with a cavalcade of creepy stories, frightful songs, and devilish dances from around the world and beyond this mortal plane. Featuring new stories and old favorites, this ghostly jamboree is dreadfully fun for the living AND the dead. "This was great fun, intelligent humor and showmanship, wonderful puppets and stories." ~GOArts "A splendid blend of humor and spookiness…BRILLIANT." ~audience member Ages 18+ Tickets include free admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum.7pm -Museum opens -Wine and Beer bar opens from 7pm-8pm and at intermission 8pm -Performance begins -Museum Closes Downstairs Theater
Cost: $20

Puppet Party Series: Galentine’s Night

Saturday February 16, 2019 07:00 pm EST

Music & Museum After Dark Ages 21+ Girls’ night! Get the squad together and join us in a toast to friendship with pals old and new. This season, we invite you to enjoy a series of special evenings for adults only. Each event in our new series will feature live music by local artists, beer and wine for purchase, light bites, bar games, and a chance to visit our Worlds of Puppetry Museum in a relaxed, child-free environment. What better way to spend the evening than with Muppets and music! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Follow us on Facebook to find out details on who will be performing on each of the evenings in our see!
Cost: $20-$25

Ashes

Friday March 1, 2019 08:00 pm EST
Multiple mysterious house fires are rattling a small Norwegian community. As homes are burnt to cinders, neighbors wonder who among them could cause such fear and anguish. Inspired by the true events as related in the best-selling Norwegian novel by Gaute Heivoll, this emotional thriller with a shocking twist examines the fire burning in the heart of every human being. Ages 14+ Tickets include free admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum. -Museum & Beer and Wine Bar open one hour before show time. Downstairs Theater
Cost: $20-$25

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

Saturday March 9, 2019 08:00 pm EST

Directed by Jim Mallon 1996 / 74 Minutes / Comedy, Sci-fi Rated PG-13 Join Mike and his robot pals, Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo, as they mercilessly mock This Island Earth, a 1950s science fiction film. Location: Mainstage Theater Cost: Included with Museum admission: $12.50; FREE for Center Members Remember: The Worlds of Puppetry Museum will be open before the film!
Cost: $0-$12.50

Puppet Party Series: Puppets & Pinot

Saturday April 27, 2019 07:00 pm EDT

Music & Museum After Dark Ages 21+ Red or white? Let us pour you a glass while you hang out with the likes of Miss Piggy, Dr. Teeth and Big Bird. Cheers! This season, we invite you to enjoy a series of special evenings for adults only. Each event in our new series will feature live music by local artists, beer and wine for purchase, light bites, bar games, and a chance to visit our Worlds of Puppetry Museum in a relaxed, child-free environment. What better way to spend the evening than with Muppets and music! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Follow us on Facebook to find out details on who will be performing on each of the evenings in our series.
Cost: $20-$25

Xperimental Puppetry Theater

Thursday May 16, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
What happens when artists of all disciplines join forces to create bold, original puppetry works for adult audiences? XPT! From traditional forms of puppetry used in startling new ways, to films and installation pieces, XPT offers an array of stories, puppetry styles, and sensibilities in a single evening. Guaranteed to inspire, surprise, amuse, and provoke. Ages 18+ Tickets include free admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum. -Museum & Beer and Wine Bar open one hour before show time. Downstairs Theater
Cost: $20

Paper Cut

Thursday June 21, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
A lonely secretary remains in the office after hours. Alone in her little corner, she escapes into a glamorous world of fantasy created with photos and old film magazines. As imagination and reality collide, her romantic tale transforms into a Hitchcockian nightmare. This hilarious, internationally-acclaimed, one-woman tour de force explores the powerful, unpredictable grasp of dreams. Ages 15+ Tickets include free admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum. -Museum & Beer and Wine Bar open one hour before show time. No Intermission Downstairs Theater Sponsored in part by the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast
Cost: Free

Fizz and Foam: Brunch and Puppet-Making

Sunday May 27, 2018 12:30 pm EDT
  Like wine and painting classes? How about mimosas and puppets! Bring a friend, make a friend, have a blast! Build a foam mouth puppet under the guidance of our Teaching Artists while enjoying mimosas and other alcoholic refreshments and brunch light bites. Then try your new puppet out in our Jim Henson TV Studio. You will be hilarious. We promise. Ages 21+
Cost: Varies

Xperimental Puppetry Theater

Thursday May 10, 2018 09:00 am EDT
By Various Artists. Ages 18+ Every year, dozens of artists come together in Xperimental Puppetry Theater (XPT), a program that offers professional and emerging artists the opportunity to explore and experiment, creating original and bold puppet theater guaranteed to inspire and surprise adult audiences. Join us for an artist talk-back following every performance. Downstairs Theater
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Xperimental Puppetry Theater

Thursday May 10, 2018 12:00 am EDT
Every year, dozens of artists come together in Xperimental Puppetry Theater (XPT), a program that offers professional and emerging artists the opportunity to explore and experiment, creating original and bold puppet theater guaranteed to inspire and surprise adult audiences. Join us for an artist talk-back following every performance. Shows Thursday-Sunday | Ages 18+ Downstairs Theater
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I Am Big Bird

Saturday April 14, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Directed by Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker2014 / 90 Minutes / DocumentaryAges 18 & Up This loving portrait peels away the layers of Big Bird and as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9kjOKg3b3Y Location: Mainstage Theater Cost: $10.50; FREE for Center Members Remember: *Tickets include entry into the Worlds of Puppetry Museum before the film! *Museum Exhibits open at 7:00pm *Cash bar available at 7:15pm *Film starts at 8:00pm  
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I Am Big Bird

Saturday April 14, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Directed by Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker 2014 / 90 Minutes / Documentary Ages 18 & Up This loving portrait peels away the layers of Big Bird and as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart. Location: Mainstage Theater Cost: $10.50; FREE for Center Members Remember: Tickets include entry into the Worlds of Puppetry Museum before the film! Museum Exhibits open at 7:00pm Cash bar available at 7:15pm Film starts at 8:00pm
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The Cat in the Hat

Tuesday March 20, 2018 12:00 am EDT
Based on the book by Dr. Seuss Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell Center for Puppetry Arts production directed by Jon Ludwig
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The Wizard of Oz

Tuesday March 6, 2018 12:00 am EST
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The Pigeoning

Friday February 9, 2018 09:00 am EST
Ages 13+ By Robin Frohardt of Brooklyn, NY Convinced the pigeons are plotting against him, Frank sets out on an adventure to solve a problem that perhaps isn't really there in this darkly comedic yet heartfelt story that spins articulate puppetry, live music, and lo-fi special effects into an epic tale about the illusion of safety and control in the context of the end of the world. Downstairs Theater
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The Pigeoning

Friday February 9, 2018 12:00 am EST
Convinced the pigeons are plotting against him, Frank sets out on an adventure to solve a problem that perhaps isn't really there in this darkly comedic yet heartfelt story that spins articulate puppetry, live music, and lo-fi special effects into an epic tale about the illusion of safety and control in the context of the end of the world. Shows Friday-Sunday | Ages 13+ Downstairs Theater
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Tomorrow We Disappear

Saturday February 3, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Directed by Jim Goldblum and Adam Weber2014 / 80 Minutes / DocumentaryAges 15 & Up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9kjOKg3b3Y This documentary is about Kathputli, India's colony of artists, magicians, acrobats, and puppeteers, as they wrangle with the reality of their approaching eviction. After the screening, enjoy a talkback with one of the film's directors. Location: Mainstage Theater Cost: $10.50; FREE for Center Members Remember: *Tickets include entry into the Worlds of Puppetry Museum before the film! *Museum Exhibits open at 7:00pm *Cash bar available at 7:15pm *Film starts at 8:00pm
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Tomorrow We Disappear

Saturday February 3, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Directed by Jim Goldblum and Adam Weber 2014 / 80 Minutes / Documentary Ages 15 & Up This documentary is about Kathputli, India's colony of artists, magicians, acrobats, and puppeteers, as they wrangle with the reality of their approaching eviction. After the screening, enjoy a talkback with one of the film's directors. Location: Mainstage Theater Cost: $10.50; FREE for Center Members Remember: Tickets include entry into the Worlds of Puppetry Museum before the film! Museum Exhibits open at 7:00pm Cash bar available at 7:15pm Film starts at 8:00pm
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Rainforest Adventures

Tuesday January 23, 2018 10:00 am EST
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Cost: $11.25

Shaun the Sheep

Saturday January 20, 2018 01:00 pm EST
Directed by Mark Burton, Richard Starzak2015 / 85 Minutes / FamilyRated PG A sheep takes the day off to have some fun and gets more than he anticipated when a mix-up with a farmer, a caravan and a steep hill leads to a big-city adventure. Location: Mainstage Theater Cost: $10.50; FREE for Center Members Remember: Tickets include entry into the Worlds of Puppetry Museum
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Shaun the Sheep

Saturday January 20, 2018 01:00 pm EST
Directed by Mark Burton, Richard Starzak 2015 / 85 Minutes / FamilyRated PG A sheep takes the day off to have some fun and gets more than he anticipated when a mix-up with a farmer, a caravan and a steep hill leads to a big-city adventure. Location: Mainstage Theater Cost: $10.50; FREE for Center Members Remember: Tickets include entry into the Worlds of Puppetry Museum
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The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man

Tuesday January 2, 2018 12:00 am EST
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Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas

Saturday December 9, 2017 06:00 pm EST
Directed by Jim Henson1977 / 48 Minutes / Family, MusicalRated PG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9kjOKg3b3Y In this Christmas classic, Ma and Emmet Otter enter a local talent contest in hopes of using the winnings for Christmas presents for each other. Location: Mainstage Theater Cost: $10.50; FREE for Center Members Remember: *Tickets include entry into the Worlds of Puppetry Museum before the film! *Museum Exhibits open at 6:00pm *Cash bar available at 6:15pm *Film starts at 7:00pm
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'Indian Puppets: The Great Stories and Dancing Dolls'

Tuesday November 14, 2017 09:00 am EST
The Center For Puppetry Arts is celebrating India's diverse puppetry, backed by thousands of years of storytelling tradition. This exhibit will feature more than 40 puppets representing at least eight styles of Indian puppetry, old and new. Center For Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring Street N.W. Details.
Cost: Free-$12.50

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Tuesday November 7, 2017 12:00 am EST
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'The Three Little Pigs & More'

Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:00 am EDT
The Frog Prince and the Three Billy Goats Gruff journey from Germany and Scandinavia to join the Three Little Pigs on stage in this zany tale.  Oct. 24-Nov. 5. Tues.-Fri., 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1204 Spring St. N.W. www.puppet.org
Cost: $19.50

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Wednesday October 11, 2017 12:00 am EDT
They're back! Some shows just can't stay dead! Your favorite band of specters has returned and is ready to celebrate Halloween with a cavalcade of creepy stories, frightful songs, and devilish dances from around the world and beyond this mortal plane. Featuring new stories and old favorites, this ghostly jamboree is dreadfully fun for the living AND the dead. By Jon Ludwig and Jason Hines Shows Wednesday-Saturday | Ages 18+ Downstairs Theater
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'The Dark Crystal Fan Films'

Saturday September 30, 2017 06:00 pm EDT
 The night entirely dedicated to The Dark Crystal fans will include a book signing with Cheryl Henson, a screening of both The Dark Crystal fan films and the original The Dark Crystal film. www.puppet.org
Cost: Free-$10.50

Making Things Out of Stuff w/ Bean and Bear

Monday September 25, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
Bean and Bear will be making craft projects out of things they find in the recycling bin, and they want crafters of all experience levels age 18 and up to join them. Details  
Cost: $20-$30

Charlotte's Web

Tuesday September 19, 2017 10:00 am EDT
The Center for Puppetry Arts will adapt the beloved novel written by E.B. White, producing the tale of Charlotte the spider, Wilbur the talented pig and their farm family. The show is sensory-friendly and intended for aged 4 and up. Tickets include admission to the show, as well as the World of Puppetry Museum and the Create-a-Puppet Workshop. Tickets 
Cost: $9.75-$19.50

The Labyrinth Masquerade Ball

Thursday August 31, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
In order to celebrate the closing weekend of the Center for Puppetry Arts' exhibit, Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City, the CPA is bringing back the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball. Guests are encouraged to don Labyrinth-themed costumes and will be able to view the exhibit for the last time, pose on te Goblin Throne and participate in a costume contest. Tickets
Cost: $175-$300

Mother Goose

Tuesday August 15, 2017 12:00 am EDT
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Billy Goats Gruff & Other Stuff

Thursday August 10, 2017 09:00 am EDT
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Billy Goats Gruff & Other Stuff

Thursday August 10, 2017 12:00 am EDT
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ParaNorman

Saturday August 5, 2017 01:00 pm EDT
Directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell2012 / 87 Minutes / Kids, FantasyRated PG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9kjOKg3b3Y When a small town comes under siege by zombies, ghosts, and witches, who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. Location: Mainstage Theater Cost: $10.50; FREE for Center Members Remember: Tickets include entry into the Worlds of Puppetry Museum
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ParaNorman

Saturday August 5, 2017 01:00 pm EDT
Directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell | 2012 / 87 Minutes / Kids, Fantasy | Rated PG When a small town comes under siege by zombies, ghosts, and witches, who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead.Location: Mainstage Theater Cost: $10.50; FREE for Center Members Remember: Tickets include entry into the Worlds of Puppetry Museum
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A Night with the Stars red carpet book launch

Thursday August 3, 2017 06:00 pm EDT
Game Changer Ga LLC and The LA Foundation introduce the first annual A Night with the Stars red carpet book launch party hosted by Wynter Avery and Justin Feldner of Fox 5. The goal of the event of to promote good citizenship and positive behavior in children through literacy. Children will be able to partake in face painting, balloon animals, food and music, as well as the launch and a reading of the children's book What it Takes to be a Star. Tickets
Cost: $25-$55

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Saturday June 24, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
Directed by Lotte Reiniger1926 / 81 Minutes / Animation, Adventure, Silent FilmAges 10 & Up A sorcerer tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse, sending him off on a series of adventures. Admission includes a lecture and book signing with Whitney Grace, author of Lotte Reiniger: Pioneer of Film Animation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9kjOKg3b3Y Location: Mainstage Theater Cost: $10.50; FREE for Center Members Remember: *Tickets include entry into the Worlds of Puppetry Museum before the film! *Museum Exhibits open at 7:00pm *Cash bar available at 7:15pm *Film starts at 8:00pm
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The Adventure of Prince Achmed

Saturday June 24, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
The Center for Puppetry Arts' latest film showing is The Adventure of Prince Achmed, a tale of sorcery and adventure directed by Lotte Reiniger that first premiered in Germany in 1926. Admission to the screening includes a lecture and book signing with Whitney Grace, author of Lotte Reiniger: Pioneer of Film Animation, as well as entry into the Worlds of Puppetry Museum. www.puppet.org
Cost: Free-$12.50

Carnival Day

Saturday June 24, 2017 10:00 am EDT
The circus comes to town! Join the Center for Puppetry Arts with festival themed fun in honor of the opening weekend of the Cinderella Della Circus. The full day of activities will include a carousel shaped bounce house, popcorn and performances from Bean&Bear. The circus will debut at 11 a.m. and the cost for the day is included with admission.
Cost: $10-$15
1404 Spring St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 873-3391
puppet.org
Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM