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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.

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 Puppe...
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 gh...
Cost: $20

Puppet Party Series: Galentine’s Night

Saturday February 16, 2019 07:00 pm EST
<br>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 arti...
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 shoc...
Cost: $20-$25

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

Saturday March 9, 2019 08:00 pm EST
<br>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;

F...
Cost: $0-$12.50

Puppet Party Series: Puppets & Pinot

Saturday April 27, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
<br>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 li...
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 e...
Cost: $20

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...
Cost: $20

Puppet Party Series: Puppets and Pints

Saturday August 11, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
<br>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 artis...
Cost: $20-$25

Puppets and Pints at Center for Puppetry Arts

Saturday August 11, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Guests 21 and over are invited to experience the Center for Puppetry Arts after-hours during its new Puppet Party Series featuring ice-cold craft beer, hors d'oeurves, wine cash bar, a variety of bar games and the opportunity to explore the Worlds of Puppetry Museum in a relaxed, child-free environm...
Cost: $16-$25

Lunchtime Culture: “It’s Not Easy Being Green”: Conservation through Amphibian Education

Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00 pm EDT
Hear about Kermit the Frog’s creator, Jim Henson, and his passion for the environment. The Atlanta Botanical Garden has an active amphibian conservation program. Chelsea Thomas, Amphibian Program Coordinator, will showcase a few interesting frogs and share how these animals help promote conservation...
Cost: Free

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-...
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...
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 audi...
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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 ta...
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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

Loca...
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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;...
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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 e...
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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 contro...
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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...
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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 o...
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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 Cent...
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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 Cen...
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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

Cos...
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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.

Detai...
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.

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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 gh...
Cost:

'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.

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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.

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Cost: $20-$30
1404 Spring St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 873-3391
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