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Welcome to the Great Arizona Puppet Theater! With its soaring, handpainted arches, the Theater is housed in a beautifully restored historic building across the street from the Japanese Friendship Garden and Margaret T. Hance Park at 302 W Latham St. Phoenix, AZ 85003

We have puppet shows year round at our theater and we tour all across the Arizona valley. Whether you'd like to come to us for a family outing, a school field trip, a birthday party or if you'd like us to come to you for any occasion, we've got a great puppet show ready for you! See below for what we're playing at the theater right now. Also, check out the touring page and the parties page to join the party! Remember, you can always call us at 602-262-2050 for more information.

This Week At GAPT

Peter Rabbit

Mar 18 - Apr 5, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Peter Rabbit

Based on Beatrix Potter's classic story about a little rabbit that gets into Mr. McGregor's garden. Will the farmer find him? Will Peter find his way back to his loving family? Told entirely to music (no words) by lively hand puppets and a large rod puppet farmer. Laughs, suspense and fun, even for those who don't understand English. Recommended preschool - grade 3.

See our full list of shows for more upcoming shows and events.

Puppetmakers Workshops

Join us after some special Saturday shows for a unique puppet making experience. Real puppeteers will walk you through the process of making your own puppet to take home. We often base the type of puppet we'll make on the show that is happening at the time. Our next workshop will take place at 3:30pm on January 17 - just $15 includes all supplies. Call us to register!


With the increasing popularity of our shows, it is more important than ever to make sure you have made reservations at least one day in advance. Give us a call and reserve your tickets TODAY! 602-262-2050

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Puppeteers of America

The Great Arizona Puppet Theater is proud to be a part of the Puppeteers of America. Please visit the Puppeteers of America website if you are interested in more information about puppeteering or becoming a member yourself.

Valley Metro Arts & Culture Destination Guide

We're happy to be within walking distance of the Valley Metro Light Rail and a part of their new Arts & Culture Destination Guide. Check it out here.


Great Arizona Puppet Theater is a non-profit professional puppet theater founded in 1983 as a touring company. The theater is open to the public 5 days a week year-round with shows for children and adults and also tours throughout the community with entertaining and educational programs serving a total audience of 85,000 annually, mostly children.We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Please click the button to the left if you would like to make a donation or see above for how to donate to us through the Birdies for Charity program and help us recieve an extra 10% from your donation.

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