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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.

Discovery Days: Asia

Tuesday January 4, 2022 10:00 am EST
 #a8df6fbcc43d31d99e5112eb009ed8a2d

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.

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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...
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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

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

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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

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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

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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...
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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.

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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

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 Pupp...
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, p...
Cost: $175-$300
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