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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.

Sketchbook Saturdays

Saturday June 4, 2022 09:00 AM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre, Family

Sharpen Your Sketchbook Skills

Join us for Sketchbook Saturdays! On the first Saturday of every month, we welcome guests to practice their observational drawing with items on display in our galleries. Each month we will focus on a different object in our col...
Cost: $15.00

Sketchbook Saturdays

Saturday June 4, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Sharpen Your Sketchbook Skills

Join us for Sketchbook Saturdays! On the first Saturday of every month, we welcome guests to practice their observational drawing with items on display in our galleries. Each month we will focus on a different object in our collection.

We will supply sketch paper, pe...
Cost: $15.00

Puppet Theatre Camp 2022

Monday June 6, 2022 09:00 AM EDT
Categories: Community

Register Now! Ages: 10-12 Dates: June 6-10, 2022 (Mon-Fri) Mon-Thurs: 9am-3pm Fri: 12pm-7pm Campers must be present each day

This June, children ages 10 to 12 will have the opportunity to participate in Puppet Theatre Camp, an immersive, exciting, week-long adventure that wil...
Cost: $395/camper

Puppetry NOW featuring Jeghetto

Friday June 17, 2022 09:00 AM EDT
Categories: Community

By Jeghetto’s Entertainment of Durham, NC Special Exhibition June 17th- Sept 25th Puppetry NOW turns the museum’s focus to the art of our time and artists with limited representation in our historical collections.

Tarish Pipkins a.k.a. Jeghetto, was born in the small steel mill...
Cost: $15.00

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Friday June 17, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Community

The Power of Kindness

By Axis Theatre of Vancouver, BC Canada Based on the book By Eileen Spinelli and Illustrated by Paul Yalowitz, Adapted by Chris McGregor

“Then he did something he had never done before… he laughed!”

Mr. Hatch leads a predictable and dreary life; he k...
Cost: $22.00

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Friday June 17, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
The Power of Kindness

By Axis Theatre of Vancouver, BC Canada Based on the book By Eileen Spinelli and Illustrated by Paul Yalowitz, Adapted by Chris McGregor “Then he did something he had never done before… he laughed!”

Mr. Hatch leads a predictable and dreary life; he keeps to himself. Then, one V...
Cost: $22.00

5P1N0K10 (Spinokio)

Thursday June 23, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
Categories: Community

The Hip Hopera Performance By Jeghetto’s Entertainment of Durham, NC

Using music, video, and magical marionettes, the show spins the story to which its title and Jeghetto’s moniker refer into an Afrofuturist parable about a robot that longs to be a real B-boy in a post-apocalyp...
Cost: $35.00

5P1N0K10 (Spinokio)

Friday June 24, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
Categories: Community

The Hip Hopera Performance By Jeghetto’s Entertainment of Durham, NC

Using music, video, and magical marionettes, the show spins the story to which its title and Jeghetto’s moniker refer into an Afrofuturist parable about a robot that longs to be a real B-boy in a post-apocalyp...
Cost: $35.00

5P1N0K10 (Spinokio)

Saturday June 25, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
Categories: Community

The Hip Hopera Performance By Jeghetto’s Entertainment of Durham, NC

Using music, video, and magical marionettes, the show spins the story to which its title and Jeghetto’s moniker refer into an Afrofuturist parable about a robot that longs to be a real B-boy in a post-apocalyp...
Cost: $35.00

5P1N0K10 (Spinokio)

Sunday June 26, 2022 05:00 PM EDT
Categories: Community

The Hip Hopera Performance By Jeghetto’s Entertainment of Durham, NC

Using music, video, and magical marionettes, the show spins the story to which its title and Jeghetto’s moniker refer into an Afrofuturist parable about a robot that longs to be a real B-boy in a post-apocalyp...
Cost: $35.00

The Little Pirate Mermaid

Tuesday June 28, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre, Family Flap your flippers and get ready to go on a seafaring adventure in this spectacular new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid! The Sea King’s daughter saved a pirate from a terrible storm and is now deeply in love. Her only chance to win...
Cost: $15.00

Sketchbook Saturdays

Saturday July 2, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Sharpen Your Sketchbook Skills

Join us for Sketchbook Saturdays! On the first Saturday of every month, we welcome guests to practice their observational drawing with items on display in our galleries. Each month we will focus on a different object in our collection.

We will supply sketch paper, pe...
Cost: $15.00

Puppet Discovery Camp 2022

Monday July 11, 2022 09:00 AM EDT
Categories: Community

Register Now! Ages: 8-9 Dates: July 11-15, 2022 (Mon-Fri) Mon-Thurs: 9am-3pm Fri: 12pm-7pm Campers must be present each day

This July, children ages 8 and 9 will have the opportunity to participate in Puppet Discovery Camp, a brand-new week-long adventure that will allow stud...
Cost: $395

The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop’s Fables

Thursday August 11, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Community

Theater for the Very Young! Aesop’s circus is in town and the animals are ready to take the stage in this cheerful, interactive production specifically designed for the very young.

Aesop’s famous fables take the stage in this cheerful, interactive production for the very young...
Cost: $15.00

Animal Amigos

Friday October 7, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Community

Bilingual: Spanish & English By Mesner Puppet Theater of Kansas City, MO

Gather ‘round the Tree of Life for retellings of delightful Mexican folktales. Join the little half chicken, Medio Polito, the trickster Rabbit and hungry Coyote in this colorful show told in a combinati...
Cost: $22.00

How to Snag a Sea Monster!

Friday October 21, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Community

A Monstrously Funny Tale By Mesner Puppet Theater of Kansas City, MO After a monstrous wave washes a creature ashore, the people of a small Cape Cod town hear a strange wailing. Is it a sea monster in their midst? No, it’s a baby as big as a house!

Photo by Mesner Puppet Thea...
Cost: $22.00

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Wednesday November 9, 2022 10:00 AM EST
Categories: Community

A Holiday Classic Returns to the Stage Based on the classic television special Adapted by Jon Ludwig

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all elements © and ™ under license to Character Arts, LLC.

Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation that speaks to the mi...
Cost: $25-$30.00

Duke Ellington’s Cat

Wednesday February 1, 2023 10:00 AM EST
Categories: Community

A Musical Giant and his Cool Cat Written and directed by Jon Ludwig

On the road with jazz great Duke Ellington is one cool cat. From the early days in the pool halls to the concert halls performing before crowned heads, this feisty feline has been at Duke’s side, sometimes ev...
Cost: $22.00

Penguin in My Pocket

Thursday March 16, 2023 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Community

Join us for the Misadventures of a Scientist Penguin By Kurt Hunter of Minneapolis, MN

Penguin in my Pocket tells the fun-filled and quirky tale of a penguin scientist who crash lands in the jungle when her experimental jetpack fails and how she works with an artistic monkey to...
Cost: $22.00

Charlotte's Web

Thursday March 16, 2023 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Community

Some Pig! Based on the book by E.B. White Adapted by Joseph Robinette Everyone’s favorite friendly spider and barnyard crew are back for all generations to enjoy their tale of friendship. E.B. White’s timeless story, Charlotte’s Web.

Charlotte the spider decides to use her wits...
Cost: $22.00

XPT: Xperimental Puppetry Theater

Sunday May 15, 2022 05:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre

Join In the Experiment By Various Artists

What happens when artists join forces to create original puppetry works for adult audiences? XPT! Celebrating 36 years of experimentation, come find out what this year holds! From traditional forms of puppetry to films and...
Cost: $18.00

Sensory-Friendly Sundays

Sunday May 15, 2022 03:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre, Family

Sensory-Friendly Sunday featuring Pete the Cat USE PROMO CODE ASD for 20% OFF CENTER TICKETS!

Guests with sensory sensitivities (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder) and other developmental differences are invited to see Pete the Cat and enjoy the Center for ...
Cost: $26-$31

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

Sunday May 15, 2022 01:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre, Family

Sensory-Friendly Sunday featuring Pete the Cat USE PROMO CODE ASD for 20% OFF CENTER TICKETS!

Guests with sensory sensitivities (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder) and other developmental differences are invited to see Pete the Cat and enjoy the Center for ...
Cost: $26-$31

XPT: Xperimental Puppetry Theater

Saturday May 14, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre

Join In the Experiment By Various Artists

What happens when artists join forces to create original puppetry works for adult audiences? XPT! Celebrating 36 years of experimentation, come find out what this year holds! From traditional forms of puppetry to films and...
Cost: $18.00

XPT: Xperimental Puppetry Theater

Friday May 13, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre

Join In the Experiment By Various Artists

What happens when artists join forces to create original puppetry works for adult audiences? XPT! Celebrating 36 years of experimentation, come find out what this year holds! From traditional forms of puppetry to films and...
Cost: $18.00

XPT: Xperimental Puppetry Theater

Thursday May 12, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre

Join In the Experiment By Various Artists

What happens when artists join forces to create original puppetry works for adult audiences? XPT! Celebrating 36 years of experimentation, come find out what this year holds! From traditional forms of puppetry to films and...
Cost: $18.00

Sketchbook Saturdays

Saturday May 7, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Sharpen Your Sketchbook Skills

Join us for Sketchbook Saturdays! On the first Saturday of every month, we welcome guests to practice their observational drawing with items on display in our galleries. Each month we will focus on a different object in our collection.

We will supply sketch paper, pe...
Cost: $15.00

Sketchbook Saturdays

Saturday May 7, 2022 09:00 AM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre, Family

Sharpen Your Sketchbook Skills

Join us for Sketchbook Saturdays! On the first Saturday of every month, we welcome guests to practice their observational drawing with items on display in our galleries. Each month we will focus on a different object in our col...
Cost: $15.00

STEM Adventure Day

Sunday April 24, 2022 11:30 AM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre, Family

A Magical Day Guaranteed to Educate, Entertain, and Inspire. Join us at the Center for Puppetry Arts for a celebration of puppetry and STEM!

The art of puppetry is steeped in STEM! Puppet designers use engineering concepts when they design, puppet builders...
Cost: $26-$31

Online Puppet Playdate

Saturday April 16, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre, Family, Online

A Beloved Children's Tale Comes to Life PRESENTED LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

A stuffed velveteen rabbit is given as a Christmas gift to a small boy and so begins the rabbit’s journey of transformation. Counseled by the kind and wise Skin Horse, the rabbit ...
Cost: $6-$8

Chimpanzee

Sunday April 10, 2022 05:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre

Based on a True Story By Nick Lehane of New York, New York

Chimpanzee is based on the stranger-than-fiction stories of chimpanzees raised as children in human homes, in a series of cross-fostering experiments conducted in the United States. When these chimpanzees ...
Cost: $30.00

Pete The Cat

Sunday April 10, 2022 01:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre, Family

Based on the award-winning book series by Kim and James Dean | Adapted by Jon Ludwig and Jason Hines

A groovy adventure a cool, rocking blue cat and his fine friends. The production invites audiences to the Pete the Cat Club. Stories included are: Rock On ...
Cost: $22-$27

Chimpanzee

Saturday April 9, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre

Based on a True Story By Nick Lehane of New York, New York

Chimpanzee is based on the stranger-than-fiction stories of chimpanzees raised as children in human homes, in a series of cross-fostering experiments conducted in the United States. When these chimpanzees ...
Cost: $30.00

Pete The Cat

Saturday April 9, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre, Family

Based on the award-winning book series by Kim and James Dean | Adapted by Jon Ludwig and Jason Hines

A groovy adventure a cool, rocking blue cat and his fine friends. The production invites audiences to the Pete the Cat Club. Stories included are: Rock On ...
Cost: $22-$27

Chimpanzee

Friday April 8, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre

Based on a True Story By Nick Lehane of New York, New York

Chimpanzee is based on the stranger-than-fiction stories of chimpanzees raised as children in human homes, in a series of cross-fostering experiments conducted in the United States. When these chimpanzees ...
Cost: $30.00

Pete The Cat

Tuesday April 5, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre, Family

Based on the award-winning book series by Kim and James Dean | Adapted by Jon Ludwig and Jason Hines

A groovy adventure a cool, rocking blue cat and his fine friends. The production invites audiences to the Pete the Cat Club. Stories included are: Rock On...
Cost: $22-$27

Sketchbook Saturdays

Saturday April 2, 2022 09:00 AM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre, Family

Sharpen Your Sketchbook Skills

Join us for Sketchbook Saturdays! On the first Saturday of every month, we welcome guests to practice their observational drawing with items on display in our galleries. Each month we will focus on a different object in our col...
Cost: $15.00

Aesop's Fantabulous Fables

Saturday March 19, 2022 09:00 AM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre

Classic Tales Told in Fabulous Fashion PRESENTED FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES VIA ZOOM

Travel back to Ancient Greece with Aesop as the legendary storyteller shares some of the fables that made him famous – and fantabulous! Aesop and his puppet sidekick, Cecil the Li...
Cost: $6-$8

The Wizard of Oz

Friday March 18, 2022 09:00 AM EDT
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre

Follow the Yellow Brick Road By Frisch Marionettes of Cincinnati, OH

This American fairytale is an inspiring story about unlocking the potential that exists within each of us. This production is one of The Frisch Marionettes’ proudest achievements. Celebrate Ameri...
Cost: $22.00

Puppet Runway

Saturday March 12, 2022 05:30 PM EST
Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre

Puppetry can be high fashion. Dress up in some puppetry-inspired duds or channel your favorite popular culture puppet and join us for a walk on the museum runway. It’s a great way to kick off an evening out.

Beer and wine for purchase and our store will be open l...
Cost: $15.00

Discovery Days: Asia

Tuesday January 4, 2022 10:00 AM EST
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Join us as we celebrate puppetry traditions in other cultures through this intimate, in-person, interactive program!

From Story to Stage: Enjoy an interactive storytelling/puppetry experience featuring a Jataka wisdom tale from India and a Chinese dragon story.

...
Cost: $15.00

Yukon Cornelius Look-Alike Extravaganza

Saturday November 20, 2021 05:00 PM EST
SPECIAL EVENTS | AGES 12-21+ | CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS

Who's the real Yukon Cornelius?

Grab a beanie and a beard and channel your inner arctic prospector energy! Come join us for photo ops in the North Pole and mingling with your fellow Cornelii. Enter a runway-style event and costume contes...
Cost: $15.00

Online Puppet Playdate: Captain Healthy and Safety Dog

Saturday November 20, 2021 01:00 PM EST
SPECIAL EVENTS | AGES 8-12 | ONLINE

An Intergalactic Learning Experience

Learn basic health and safety tips from two intergalactic characters from the planet Relatively Fit — Captain Healthy & Safety Dog! Through this live, interactive performance students will engage with puppeteers as they ...
Cost: $8.00

Sensory-Friendly Sunday: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Sunday November 14, 2021 01:00 PM EST
A Holiday Classic Returns to the Stage

Based on the classic television special Adapted by Jon Ludwig; directed by Tim Sweeney

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all elements © and ™ under license to Character Arts, LLC.

Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation that speaks t...
Cost: $20 (after 20% discount)

Christmas Town 1964

Thursday November 11, 2021 10:00 AM EST
Don’t miss Christmas Town 1964, a special holiday exhibition running November 11-January 2. The Center for Puppetry Arts has showcased Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ for 10 years. This year, the Center is digging into the history of the classic holiday tale. The halls will be decked in vintage styl...
Cost: $15.00

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™

Wednesday November 10, 2021 10:00 AM EST
PUPPET SHOWS | ALL AGES | CENTER

A Holiday Classic Returns to the Stage Based on the classic television special Adapted by Jon Ludwig; directed by Tim Sweeney

<span style="font-family: "3560DF", sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all element...
Cost: Prices Vary

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Sunday November 7, 2021 03:00 PM EST
Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the en...
Cost: $18-$22

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Sunday November 7, 2021 01:00 PM EST
Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the en...
Cost: $18-$22

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Saturday November 6, 2021 03:00 PM EDT
Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the en...
Cost: $18-$22

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Saturday November 6, 2021 01:00 PM EDT
Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the en...
Cost: $18-$22

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Saturday November 6, 2021 11:00 AM EDT
Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the en...
Cost: $18-$22

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Friday November 5, 2021 11:30 AM EDT
Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the en...
Cost: $18-$22

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Friday November 5, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the en...
Cost: $18-$22

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Sunday October 31, 2021 03:00 PM EDT
Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the en...
Cost: $18-$22

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Sunday October 31, 2021 01:00 PM EDT
Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the en...
Cost: $18-$22

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Saturday October 30, 2021 08:00 PM EDT
Join The Ghastly Dreadfuls for a clever combination of ghost stories, catchy music, gothic aesthetic and grim humor. The show features seven talented performers, who each play instruments in a band, sing, dance, act and operate all the puppets with the utmost of ease. Though most of the songs and st...
Cost: $16-$20

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Saturday October 30, 2021 03:00 PM EDT
Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the en...
Cost: $18-$22

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Saturday October 30, 2021 01:00 PM EDT
Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the en...
Cost: $18-$22

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Saturday October 30, 2021 11:00 AM EDT
Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the en...
Cost: $18-$22

Monster Mash

Saturday October 30, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
SPECIAL EVENTS | AGES 6-10 | CENTER

Trick or Treat at the Center#Trick_or_Treat_at_the_Center

On October 30, put on your silliest, scariest costumes and celebrate Monster Mash! It’s a puppetry smash! The Center’s atrium will be completely transformed with owls, friendly goblins and skeletons,...
Cost: Prices Vary

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Friday October 29, 2021 08:00 PM EDT
Join The Ghastly Dreadfuls for a clever combination of ghost stories, catchy music, gothic aesthetic and grim humor. The show features seven talented performers, who each play instruments in a band, sing, dance, act and operate all the puppets with the utmost of ease. Though most of the songs and st...
Cost: $16-$20

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Friday October 29, 2021 11:30 AM EDT
Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the en...
Cost: $18-$22

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Friday October 29, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
PUPPET SHOWS | AGES 2-12 | CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS

A Halloween Classic with a Comic Twist#A_Halloween_Classic_with_a_Comic_Twist By Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers of Bar Harbor, ME

Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this come...
Cost: $22

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Friday October 29, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the en...
Cost: $18-$22

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Thursday October 28, 2021 08:00 PM EDT
Join The Ghastly Dreadfuls for a clever combination of ghost stories, catchy music, gothic aesthetic and grim humor. The show features seven talented performers, who each play instruments in a band, sing, dance, act and operate all the puppets with the utmost of ease. Though most of the songs and st...
Cost: $16-$20

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Wednesday October 27, 2021 08:00 PM EDT
Join The Ghastly Dreadfuls for a clever combination of ghost stories, catchy music, gothic aesthetic and grim humor. The show features seven talented performers, who each play instruments in a band, sing, dance, act and operate all the puppets with the utmost of ease. Though most of the songs and st...
Cost: $16-$20

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Saturday October 23, 2021 08:00 PM EDT
Join The Ghastly Dreadfuls for a clever combination of ghost stories, catchy music, gothic aesthetic and grim humor. The show features seven talented performers, who each play instruments in a band, sing, dance, act and operate all the puppets with the utmost of ease. Though most of the songs and st...
Cost: $16-$20

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Friday October 22, 2021 08:00 PM EDT
Join The Ghastly Dreadfuls for a clever combination of ghost stories, catchy music, gothic aesthetic and grim humor. The show features seven talented performers, who each play instruments in a band, sing, dance, act and operate all the puppets with the utmost of ease. Though most of the songs and st...
Cost: $16-$20

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Thursday October 21, 2021 08:00 PM EDT
Join The Ghastly Dreadfuls for a clever combination of ghost stories, catchy music, gothic aesthetic and grim humor. The show features seven talented performers, who each play instruments in a band, sing, dance, act and operate all the puppets with the utmost of ease. Though most of the songs and st...
Cost: $16-$20

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Wednesday October 20, 2021 08:00 PM EDT
Join The Ghastly Dreadfuls for a clever combination of ghost stories, catchy music, gothic aesthetic and grim humor. The show features seven talented performers, who each play instruments in a band, sing, dance, act and operate all the puppets with the utmost of ease. Though most of the songs and st...
Cost: $16-$20

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Saturday October 16, 2021 08:00 PM EDT
Join The Ghastly Dreadfuls for a clever combination of ghost stories, catchy music, gothic aesthetic and grim humor. The show features seven talented performers, who each play instruments in a band, sing, dance, act and operate all the puppets with the utmost of ease. Though most of the songs and st...
Cost: $16-$20

Online Puppet Playdate: Día de los Muertos

Saturday October 16, 2021 01:00 PM EDT
SPECIAL EVENTS | AGES 6-10 | ONLINE

An Interactive Performance & Puppet Building PRESENTED VIA ZOOM FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

Celebrate El Día de los Muertos with Digital Learning! Join Mr. Jeffery to learn about the history and traditions of this Mexican holiday, see a puppet show pe...
Cost: $8.00

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Friday October 15, 2021 08:00 PM EDT
Join The Ghastly Dreadfuls for a clever combination of ghost stories, catchy music, gothic aesthetic and grim humor. The show features seven talented performers, who each play instruments in a band, sing, dance, act and operate all the puppets with the utmost of ease. Though most of the songs and st...
Cost: $16-$20

Everybody Loves Pirates

Friday October 15, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
PUPPET SHOWS | AGES 2-12 | CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS

Bumbling Their Way into Your Heart By Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers of Bar Harbor, ME

Eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps getting in the way! The kids g...
Cost: $22

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Thursday October 14, 2021 08:00 PM EDT
Join The Ghastly Dreadfuls for a clever combination of ghost stories, catchy music, gothic aesthetic and grim humor. The show features seven talented performers, who each play instruments in a band, sing, dance, act and operate all the puppets with the utmost of ease. Though most of the songs and st...
Cost: $16-$20

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Wednesday October 13, 2021 08:00 PM EDT
PUPPET SHOWS | AGES 18-21+ | CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS

Back From the Grave and Back on Stage By Jon Ludwig and Jason Hines

Celebrate Halloween with creepy stories, spooky songs, and devilish dances from around the world. Your favorite band of specters is back and deader than ever! Featuring ...
Cost: Prices Vary

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Wednesday October 13, 2021 08:00 PM EDT
Join The Ghastly Dreadfuls for a clever combination of ghost stories, catchy music, gothic aesthetic and grim humor. The show features seven talented performers, who each play instruments in a band, sing, dance, act and operate all the puppets with the utmost of ease. Though most of the songs and st...
Cost: $16-$20

Sensory-Friendly Sunday: Mother Goose

Sunday September 19, 2021 12:00 AM EDT
PUPPET SHOWS | AGES 2-8 | CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS

Clap and Sing Along to Stories From Rhymeville Adapted by Amy Sweeney

Mother Goose is missing, but you can help find her with some assistance from your favorite nursery rhyme characters. Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Jack & Jill and all th...
Cost: $17.60 (after 20% discount)

Puppet Playdate: The Little Red Hen & the Grain of Wheat

Saturday September 18, 2021 01:00 PM EDT
SPECIAL EVENTS | AGES 4-8 | ONLINE

An Interactive Performance & Puppet Building PRESENTED VIA ZOOM FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

This classic tale comes to life through an interactive performance led by puppeteer Jeffrey Zwartjes. Colorful hand puppets tell the story of a hen who finds a ...
Cost: $8.00

Masterpiece of Puppetry: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Friday June 18, 2021 09:00 AM EDT
Categories: puppetry The Center is thrilled to be presenting a new special exhibit in our Dean Dubose Smith Gallery, Masterpiece of Puppetry: Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. We will also be having special events and pop-up exhibits across the season. All exhibits and on-site events...
Cost: $15

The Ugly Duckling

Wednesday June 16, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: puppetry

Adapted by Michael Haverty

Based on the beloved classic by Hans Christian Andersen

A young bird simply doesn't fit in with the other ducks in the pond. Helped by some friendly forest sprites, the duckling sets out to explore the wonders of the pond. On his journey, he meets ...
Cost: $15

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance A Reunion of Puppeteers

Sunday June 13, 2021 01:00 PM EDT
Categories: puppetry Join puppeteers from the Emmy Award-winning epic production of The Jim Henson Company’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Go inside the making of the series through first-hand accounts from the people who performed the heroic Gelfling, iconic Skeksis, and myriad Podlings, Fiz...
Cost: $10

Pinocchio

Friday May 14, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: puppetry In Pinocchio, upcycled thrift store finds get new life in this unique retelling of the most classic puppet tale. You’ll see baskets become crickets, cooking pots become foxes, and a puppet just might turn into real “live” boy. This solo “tour de farce” combines prop comedy, foun...
Cost: $16-$22

Mother's Day @ the Museum

Sunday May 9, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Categories: Mother's Day Sunday, May 9th admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum includes entry into the two galleries: the Global Collection Gallery and the Jim Henson Gallery, plus a complimentary rose, a small gift bag of chocolates for Mom, and a chance to take a selfie with Ma & Emmet Otter....
Cost: $15

The Big Bad Little Red Pig Show

Friday April 30, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Categories: puppetry Little Red rides into the Center for Puppetry Arts with the Big Bad Wolf working double-time in this twisted, tangle of tales in The Big Bad Little Red Pig Show. Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy” performs this fast-paced show that “squishes” together two childhood favorites with just...
Cost: $16-$22

The Reluctant Dragon

Friday April 16, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: puppetry

The Reluctant Dragon takes the stage on April 16 in an adaptation of the Kenneth Grahame classic about the value of friendship. Princess Penelope loves to read about dragons. Imagine her surprise when she actually meets and befriends one!

Tickets include the performance, entry...
Cost: $16-$22

Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff

Wednesday March 31, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: puppetry The Center for Puppetry Arts opens its Spring Series on March 31 with Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff, a blend of several fractured fairy tale favorites performed by the award-winning All Hands Productions. Find out what happens when a greedy troll tries to charge a toll to th...
Cost: $16-$22

Stan the Lovesick Snowman

Wednesday December 30, 2020 11:00 AM EST

Visit puppet.org/programs/stan-the-lovesick-snowman/ for a full list of date & times!

Live, On Stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts Now-Jan 2.

Opposites attract in Stan the Lovesick Snowman, a charming tale of looking for love in all the wrong places. Stan’s delightful story begins after a ch...
Cost: $15-$30

Stan the Lovesick Snowman

Tuesday November 24, 2020 11:00 AM EST
Categories: Theatre Enter a winter wonderland with Stan the Snowman. A magical tale of fun and friendship. Alice the dog explains the wintry world to Stan. Ice Skating! Snowball fights! Hockey! Moose mail! Moose mail???! Discover a land right next to ours where tests of true friendship and courage a...
Cost: $15-$20

Puppet Shop Skills: Measure Twice, Cut Once

Monday November 16, 2020 07:00 PM EST
Categories: Workshop

Does your puppet measure up or need to be cut down to size? How do you decide which cutting tool will work for your project?

This live workshop with Center for Puppetry Arts Puppet Shop Manager, Carole D'Agostino, will show you how to save money on expensive material and make ...
Cost: $10-$15

The Monster Mash

Saturday October 31, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Halloween Come in costume for a kooky, spooky good time! You & your little monsters will be treated to a not-too-spooky Tale Time with the Good Witch, enjoy an exciting digital scavenger hunt, take some cool photos in Big Bird’s Halloween Nest, create your very own pumpkin puppet, see ou...
Cost: Free-$15

The Monster Mash

Saturday October 31, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Halloween Come in costume for a kooky, spooky good time! You & your little monsters will be treated to a not-too-spooky Tale Time with the Good Witch, enjoy an exciting digital scavenger hunt, take some cool photos in Big Bird’s Halloween Nest, create your very own pumpkin puppet, see ou...
Cost: Free-$15

Global Collection Virtual Tour

Monday June 8, 2020 08:30 AM EDT
This online museum experience highlights the evolution of puppetry across different cultures. Focusing on how puppetry has been used for both education and communication, the tour takes you on an exploration through the past of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas
Cost: $155

Scissors in Hand: The Silhouette Animation of Lotte Reiniger

Thursday January 23, 2020 12:00 AM EST
A compilation of stop motion short films from the master of silhouette animation, Lotte Reiniger! The animator, inventor, and pioneer Lotte Reiniger made silhouette animation films from the 1910s to the 1980s. Best known for creating the first feature-length animated film, The Adventures of Prince...
Cost: Free-$12.50

Stellaluna

Tuesday January 21, 2020 10:00 AM EST
The world premiere of the Center’s adaptation of a beloved children’s story. “How can we be so different and feel so much alike? And how we can feel so different and be so much alike?” These questions are at the heart of the best-selling book, Stellaluna, by author and illustrator, Janell Cannon. No...
Cost: $19.50-$25

Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday November 10, 2019 12:00 PM EST
Sesame Street premiered on November 10, 1969, so come celebrate this 50th anniversary season with a day of activities FREE with your Worlds of Puppetry Museum admission, guided tour ticket, or your All-Inclusive Family Series ticket to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™. Enjoy our special Sesame Stre...
Cost: $12.50+

Sesame Street Birthday Meet & Greet

Saturday November 9, 2019 06:00 PM EST
Celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th birthday!Thanks to our friends at Sesame Street Live, the Center for Puppetry Arts will be hosting a special Sesame Street character meet and greet event with Elmo to celebrate Sesame Street’s 50 Anniversary. Enjoy our special Sesame Street birthday exhibit with icon...
Cost: $35

Space!

Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Kids

Written by Jon Ludwig

Ages 4+

Wed–Sun Reduced-Price Previews Sept 17 & 18

People of Earth, prepare to be amazed! Blast off with an alien rock-n-roll band on a galactic journey of discovery. This original, out-of-this-world musical is a fun-filled exploration of the final front...
Cost: $19.50

Animal Amigos - Bilingual: English and Spanish

Wednesday September 4, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Kids

By Mesner Puppet Theater of Kansas City, MO

Ages 4+

Wed–Sun Reduced-Price Previews July 30 & 31

Gather ‘round the Tree of Life for retellings of delightful Mexican folktales. Hear the story of Medio Pollito, the little half-chick born with one leg, one wing, one eye and half a...
Cost: $19.50

The Dark Crystal Ball: Gathering of the Gelflings

Thursday August 29, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Ages 21+ Before the darkening descends, we invite you to gather at the Center for Puppetry Arts for our final ball honoring Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic. Create a Dark Crystal-inspired costume or wear any fantasy attire. Festivities include celebrity guests, a costume con...
Cost: $150

Old MacDonald's Farm - Theater for the Very Young

Tuesday July 30, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Kids

Adapted by Amy Sweeney

Ages 2+

Wed–Sun Reduced-Price Previews July 30 & 31

Little ones will move, sing, and help the farmhands on Old MacDonald’s farm. This interactive show is full of puppets, music, and a lot of fun down on the farm!

Themes: Caring for animals, farming/the...
Cost: $19.50

Beauty and the Beast

Tuesday June 11, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: Kids

Adapted by Jon Ludwig Ages 4+

Tues–Sun Reduced-Price Previews June 11 & 12 No shows July 4

Trash is turned into treasure and true love prevails when this classic tale hip-hops its way into a modern day city complete with alley cats, beauty shops, and exercise videos!

Themes: F...
Cost: $19.50

Puppets and Pints: Game of Puppets

Saturday June 8, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
When you play the Game of Puppets you win or….you don’t, but it will be fun either way! Join us at the Center for Puppetry Arts on Saturday, June 8 as we play the Game of Puppets. Members of Houses Marionette, Rod, Hand, and Shadow will battle it out to see who will claim the Puppet Throne. Who will...
Cost: $15

Puppets and Pints: Game of Puppets

Saturday June 8, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
When you play the Game of Puppets you win or….you don’t, but it will be fun either way! Join us at the Center for Puppetry Arts on Saturday, June 8 as we play the Game of Puppets. Members of Houses Marionette, Rod, Hand, and Shadow will battle it out to see who will claim the Puppet Throne. Who will...
Cost: $15

Xperimental Puppetry Theater - May 16, 2019

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

Puppets & Pinot w/ Glass Harp Music by Brien Engel

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 loc...
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

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

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 w...
Cost: $20-$25

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Puppet Unveiling

Sunday January 20, 2019 07:00 PM EST
Categories: Museum Join us for the unveiling of some exciting new additions to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum’s Global Collection. Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot from the Emmy-nominated cult television show Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) will be joining the Center’s permanent artifact collectio...
Cost: $40.00

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

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

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...
Cost:

Xperimental Puppetry Theater - May 10, 2018

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...
Cost: $0.00
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