The Great Arizona Puppet Theatre is opening its doors once again! As of Saturday June 12, 2021, we will be open year round, performing shows at the theater Wednesday through Sunday. See below for what's coming next or look here for the full schedule of upcoming shows.
At this time, tickets must be purchased in advance. Please note, starting on July 1, 2022 Friday and Saturday shows will be MASK OPTIONAL. And, Sunday shows will be MASK MANDATED See a calendar of events to purchase here or call 602-262-2050 at any time.
Please read our COVID Safety Guidelines here in preparation for attending a Sunday show.
Check out our Imagine This Project. This creative project gets the kids of Kenilworth Elementary School to write stories and craft puppets like professionals.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Based on Beatrix Potter's classic story about a little rabbit that gets into Mr. McGregor's garden. Lively hand puppet Rabbits and a large rod puppet Farmer tell this tale entirely to music with no dialogue. Download the activity guide here.Reserve here or call 602-262-2050, ext. 0 to pay. The gate will be open 30 minutes before showtime. Tickets go on sale Feb 24, 2023.
World Puppetry Day
It's puppety's biggest day! Celebrate with shows and activities all day long! Enjoy different puppet shows by sensational performers, make your own puppets, march-along in puppet parades, put on your own puppet show, and more!Tickets are $15 per person and gives access to the entire event all day. Prepayment is required Reserve and Pay here. Doors open at 9:30am and the event ends around 4pm.
We are so proud of the work we do with our small staff of professional puppeteers and theater artists and we are excited to re-open our doors after over a year! Throughout the worst of the pandemic, we provided drive-in shows to families who needed a break out of the house to see live entertainment. While we are so happy to return indoors, we are still facing a large loss of income from limited school and child care performances and the likelihood of no school field trips in the coming year. Please consider supporting us today with a monthly donation of any amount. Every little bit helps!
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