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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.

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;

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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

Mother Goose

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

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

Thursday August 10, 2017 12:00 am EDT
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ParaNorman

Saturday August 5, 2017 01:00 pm EDT
Directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell2012 / 87 Minutes / Kids, FantasyRated PG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9kjOKg3b3Y

When a small town comes under siege by zombies, ghosts, and witches, who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead.

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ParaNorman

Saturday August 5, 2017 01:00 pm EDT
Directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell | 2012 / 87 Minutes / Kids, Fantasy | Rated PG

When a small town comes under siege by zombies, ghosts, and witches, who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead.Location: Mainstage Theater

Cost: $10.50; FREE for Cente...
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A Night with the Stars red carpet book launch

Thursday August 3, 2017 06:00 pm EDT
Game Changer Ga LLC and The LA Foundation introduce the first annual A Night with the Stars red carpet book launch party hosted by Wynter Avery and Justin Feldner of Fox 5. The goal of the event of to promote good citizenship and positive behavior in children through literacy. Children will be able ...
Cost: $25-$55

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Saturday June 24, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
Directed by Lotte Reiniger1926 / 81 Minutes / Animation, Adventure, Silent FilmAges 10 & Up A sorcerer tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse, sending him off on a series of adventures. Admission includes a lecture and book signing with Whitney Grace, author of Lotte Reiniger: P...
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The Adventure of Prince Achmed

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

Carnival Day

Saturday June 24, 2017 10:00 am EDT
The circus comes to town! Join the Center for Puppetry Arts with festival themed fun in honor of the opening weekend of the Cinderella Della Circus. The full day of activities will include a carousel shaped bounce house, popcorn and performances from Bean&Bear. The circus will debut at 11 a....
Cost: $10-$15

Cinderella Della Circus

Tuesday June 20, 2017 09:00 am EDT
With high-flying thrills, Cinderella Della Circus brings puppetry and the circus together with fairytale magic. Adapted by Jon Ludwig.

Shows Tuesday-Sunday | Ages 4+

Reduced-price Previews June 20 & 21 | No Shows July 4th

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Where the Wild Things Are

Saturday June 3, 2017 01:00 pm EDT
Directed by Spike Jonze2009 / 101 Minutes / Kids, FantasyRated PG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9kjOKg3b3Y

A misunderstood young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king.

Location: Mainstage Theater

Cost: $10.50; FREE for Ce...
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A Day in the Life of Puppet Film

Sunday May 21, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
Presented by Ninja Puppet Productions, explore the use of puppetry in film and video production. This workshop is a crash course in using techniques that the pros use, like a green screen, advanced camera and equipment, crew breakdown and budget.
Cost: $20-$30

Pete the Cat

Saturday May 20, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
Based on the book series by James DeanAdapted by Jon Ludwig and Jason HinesDirected by Jon LudwigThis new show is a groovy adventure of one cool, skateboarding, surfing, rocking blue cat and his fine friends. A new show based on the New York Times Best Seller series.
Cost: $20.50

XPT: Xperimental Puppetry Theater

Saturday May 13, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
What happens when artists of all disciplines join forces to create bold, original puppetry works for adult audiences? XPT! This show is guaranteed to inspire, surprise, amuse, and provoke. This show is only open to adults, ages 18 and up.
Cost: $15

The Shadow Puppet Conspiracy: How to Perform Shadow Puppet Improv

Sunday April 23, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
The Shadow Puppet Conspiracy is an exciting adventure into the world of improvised shadow puppet performance. A storyteller, using audience suggestions, weaves an original tale as a group of bold and daring shadow puppeteers work together to create and perform the story right before the audiences ey...
Cost: $35

The Dragon King

Saturday April 1, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
By Tanglewood Marionettes of Ware, MAAges 4+The rains are gone. Will the village survive? A fearless Grandmother resolves to ask the Dragon King why he is withholding the rain, even if she must go to the bottom of the sea!Puppetry Style: Marionette, Rod, Shadow
Cost: $20.50

Marionette Manipulation

Sunday March 26, 2017 08:00 pm EDT
Learn the fundamentals of marionette manipulation. Students will begin with simple movements, such as turning the puppet's head or raising its hand, and then progress to compound movements, such as sitting or walking. Emphasis will be placed on carefully observing real-world movement and body langua...
Cost: $30

The Adventures of Mighty Bug

Saturday March 11, 2017 07:00 pm EST
Written and directed by Jon LudwigAges 4+Reduced-price Previews on Jan 24 & 25Scorpiana is on the loose and threatening the insect citizens of Bugville! Is our hero Mighty Bug up for the challenge? Find out in this science-filled, comic-book-style adventure!Puppetry Style: Shadow, Body, Black Light
Cost: $20.50

When Once is Not Enough: Molding & Casting Duplicates

Sunday March 5, 2017 07:00 pm EST
Learn about basic moldmaking techniques, then make a block mold that attendees get to keep. Attendees can also bring something to mold! But, the center will want to see it in advance and reserves the right to do a Nancy Reagan and just say no.""
Cost: $35

Oliver Twist

Saturday March 4, 2017 07:00 pm EST
Renowned one-man tour-de-force, David Simpich brings the adventures of literature’s most famous orphan to life with all the passion, pathos, and character of the literary classic. The play is Marionette puppet style. This play comes from by Simpich Marionettes of Colorado Springs, CO. This show is...
Cost: $25

Create a Cardboard Puppet Pal

Saturday February 18, 2017 07:00 pm EST
Participants will be able to create a moving mouth puppet head using pre-cut corrugated cardboard shapes. This workshop was developed to build the basic puppet head, and then students are encouraged to decorate their own unique character with additional materials provided. The workshop concludes wit...
Cost: $10-$15

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Friday December 30, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Don't you recall? Rudolph is the most famous reindeer of all, and he’s ready to help audiences embrace their inner misfit. Based on the timeless 1964 stop-motion animated television special, the must-see family favorite is filled with holly jolly adventure and excitement. This version was adapted ...
Cost: $20.50

Muppet Treasure Island

Friday December 2, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest of their Muppet compatriots set sale in a riff on Robert Louis Stevenson's story about a young orphan's encounter with Long John Silver. Tickets include entry to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, open at 6 p.m. There will be a cash bar.
Cost: Free-$10.50

Snip Stitch Floor Focus: Puppet Creation and Performance for Television

Sunday November 13, 2016 07:00 pm EST
This intensive, four-night course will teach attendees how to make television/film-quality puppets and how to perform in front of a camera! BJ Guyer and Thom Stanley of Bob’s Your Uncle Productions will teach techniques that puppet professionals use in the film and television industry.
Cost: $85

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Friday October 28, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Back by popular demand, The Ghastly Dreadfuls features a motley band of specters celebrating Halloween with creepy stories, frightful songs, and devilish dances from around the world. This event is only open to people 18 years and older.
Cost: $25

A World of Puppets

Saturday October 22, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Enjoy this interactive family presentation that brings the global, inspiring, magical art of shadow puppetry to life! This event is ideal for puppeteers leveled youth beginner to intermediate.
Cost: $5

Discovery Days: Discover Europe!

Monday October 17, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Come celebrate puppetry traditions in other cultures through intimate, interactive programs, including From Story to Stage: a storytelling-with-puppets performance, Puppet Creation Station: inspired by our popular Create-A-Puppet Workshop and Discover Puppetry Cart: a mobile Museum experience. Ticke...
Cost: $7.50-$11.50

La Cucarachita Martina

Saturday October 8, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for Puppetry Arts is pleased to present Teatro SEA’s La Cucarachita Martina (Martina the Little Roach). When Martina discovers a penny and buys a tin of face powder, suddenly everyone wants to marry her; but what she really wants is friendship,...
Cost: $20.50

Discovery Days: Discover Asia!

Wednesday September 28, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Come celebrate puppetry traditions in other cultures through intimate, interactive programs, including From Story to Stage: a storytelling-with-puppets performance, Puppet Creation Station: inspired by our popular Create-A-Puppet Workshop and Discover Puppetry Cart: a mobile Museum experience. Ticke...
Cost: $7.25-$11.50

Jim Henson's 80th birthday

Sunday September 25, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Celebrate the Muppet legend, Jim Henson, with guided tours, Q&A sessions, puppet making lessons and a film screening. The Jim Henson Collection has been on display in the museum through this season.
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Costuming: Puppets, Muppets & Mascots

Sunday September 25, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Presented by Bonnie Erickson, Jim Henson Legacy, Harrison/Ericson, Inc. and Acme Puppets, this event is all about the creation of puppets. They will discuss historical and character research, fabric shopping for inspiration, sewing techniques and resources that contribute to design and construction....
Cost: $40

Jim Henson's The Storyteller and Farscape

Friday September 23, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
This event feature two shows. The Soldier and Death, from The Storyteller, is based on a Russian folktale and tells the tale of an honest soldier who receives magical goods for being kind to three beggars. Out of Their Minds, from Farscape, is an episode where crew members get swapped into each othe...
Cost: Free-$10.50

Old MacDonald's Farm to Graze

Saturday September 10, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
More than a dozen animal puppets and two farmhand-puppeteers will take the stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts in the upcoming production of Old MacDonald’s Farm. Old MacDonald’s Farm is the most recent piece from the Theater for the Very Young production.
Cost: $10.25-$20.50

Old McDonald's Farm

Saturday September 10, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Everyone knows the popular children's song about Old McDonald. The Center of Puppetry Arts is bringing it to life with more than a dozen farm animal puppets and two silly farmhands. This show is recommended for ages 2 and up!
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Old MacDonald's Farm

Saturday September 10, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Adapted and directed by Amy SweeneyAges 2+Reduced-price Previews Aug 2 & 3Theatre for the Very YoungLittle ones will move, sing, and help the farmhands on Old MacDonald’s farm. This new interactive show is full of puppets, music, and a lot of fun down on the farm!
Cost: $20.50

National Puppet Slam

Saturday September 3, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Created by various artists, experience the beauty, ingenuity, and hilarity of some of the best, original short-form puppetry from across the country. Nominated by their respective slams, the nation’s best slam performances will be on display for three nights only! This event is only open to those ...
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Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City

Thursday September 1, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City, A 30th Anniversary Celebration consists of items that have never been on display, including Goblin puppets, the plaster casts Hoggle’s head and the Worm, along with numerous weapons and staffs from the final battle sequence. Also included are the o...
Cost: Free-$10.50

Sleeping Beauty

Friday July 29, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
The award-winning National Marionette Theatre returns to the Center for Puppetry Arts, accompanied by the music of Tchaikovsky to present Sleeping Beauty with a twist! Everyone knows the beloved tale, but not from the prince's point of view. Watch as Prince Stefan overcomes obstacles and battles a s...
Cost: $10.25-$20.50

The Little Pirate Mermaid

Saturday July 16, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
This story is adapted and directed by Jon Ludwig. Hoist up the mainsail and get ready for a fish tale with a swashbuckling twist. All aboard to see what’s in store for this adventurous mermaid princess turned helpful pirate! The puppetry style is rod, marionette, shadow and black light and suggest...
Cost: $10.50-$20.50

Babe the Gallant Pig

Friday June 17, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett. Directed by Chris Noonan. It is a rated G film with a run time of 127 minutes.
Cost: Free-$10.50

Personality Type in the Puppetry World

Friday June 17, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
In this session, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of individual personality, using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. Then, through interactive group activities, they will learn how personality types impact personal expressions of creativity and where one's strengths and challenges will li...
Cost: $30

Xperimental Puppetry Theater

Friday May 13, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Every year, dozens of artists come together in Xperimental Puppetry Theater, 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.
Cost: $15

Davy Jones' Locker

Friday May 6, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
The exquisitely crafted marionettes of legendary puppeteer Bil Baird (famously featured in “The Lonely Goatherd” sequence in The Sound of Music) are the stars of this rollicking musical adventure about a young boy who falls in with a band of pirates.
Cost: $10.50

ASD Performance: Beauty and the Beast

Sunday April 24, 2016 12:00 am EDT
This special afternoon will allow guests with autism spectrum disorder to experience a sensory-friendly performance of Beauty & the Beast
Cost: $20.50

Tale Time Thursdays

Wednesday March 23, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Dive into folktales through this puppet-led storytelling experience! Gather in our Global Collection gallery Thursdays at 3pm to hear stories from around the globe.
Cost: Free with Museum Admission ($10.50)

SPACE!

Wednesday March 9, 2016 07:00 pm EST
The Center for Puppetry Arts explores and educates audience members about the Solar System through a puppet show musical, including 15 original songs and more than 100 NASA photos.
Cost: $10.25-$20.50

Valentine's Date Night at the Center for Puppetry Arts

Friday February 12, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Center for Puppetry Arts and learn about puppet couples throughout history in our museum exhibits, enjoy beer and wine form our cash bar as well as other fun puppet-themed activities throughout the evening.
Cost: $20

Brother Coyote and Sister Fox

Friday January 22, 2016 07:00 pm EST
In this bilingual adaptation of the beloved Mexican folktale, Brother Coyote wants one thing and one thing only: to catch and eat one of Doña Conchita’s plump chickens. But, quick-witted Sister Fox stays one step ahead of him with her clever schemes to keep the chickens all to herself.
Cost: $20.50

Tabletop Puppetry

Tuesday January 19, 2016 12:00 am EST
Tabletop puppetry, a variation of Bunraku (the traditional Japanese style of overt puppetry), is a hallmark of all Thistle Theatre productions. This fun, participatory and collaborative workshop allows you to experience first-hand this challenging and rewarding style of puppetry.
Cost: $30

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Saturday December 26, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday film that speaks to the misfit in everyone. Based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, Rudolph and his friends (including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, and the Abominable Snow Monster) take the stage.
Cost: $20.50

Gumby

Friday December 4, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Celebrate Gumby's 60th anniversary with an evening of your favorite episodes. This screening will feature handpicked episodes and clips of The Gumby Show.
Cost: $10.50
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