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
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Grandpa Saguaro tells little Sammy Saguaro the importance of the saguaro cactus in the desert and to the many animals that live there too. Ages Kindergarten and up. Download Study Guide Here
Jack Rabbit & the Desert Tortoise
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The classic Aesop's story of the Tortoise and the Hare, set in old time Arizona. Preschool and up. Download the Activity Guide Here.
For Adults: Puppet Slam
Quirky, edgy, short puppet shows by Arizona's leading puppeteers! $10 in advance; $12 day of the show. We love kids, so please DON'T bring them to the Adult Series Puppet Shows! Check out our adult slam page for more information.
See our full list of shows for more upcoming shows and events.
Puppetmakers WorkshopsJoin 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
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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