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The Great Arizona Puppet Theatre is open year round, performing shows at the theater Wednesday through Sunday. See below for showtimes and to know what is playing at the theater right now. Tickets are available at the theater for $8 for children and $12 for adults. Reservations can be made by calling 602-262-2050 ext. 4 at any time. The theater doors open a half an hour before show time.

This Week At GAPT

Big Bug Circus

Mar 6 - Mar 24, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Big Bug Circus

An amazing circus featuring talented bugs as the performers! This show is performed with table-top marionettes, an exciting soundtrack, and a puppeteer who acts as the Ring Master. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Run time approximately 45 minutes.

Dragons, Ladies, & Tigers

Mar 27 - Mar 31, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Dragons, Ladies, & Tigers

Traditional Chinese Folktales are brought to life with beautiful handmade shadow puppets in this GAPT original show. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Run time approximately 50 minutes. *Saturday, March 30 is our Day of Puppetry celebration, special event pricing applies. See seperate event below for details.*

Day of Puppetry

Mar 30, 10 am to approximately 4pm.
Day of Puppetry

It's puppety's biggest day! Celebrate with shows and activities all day long! Enjoy a ton of different puppet shows, parades, puppet making, face painting, and lunch available from JJ's Louisiana BBQ food truck! (Full schedule of shows available on the home page .) Tickets are only $10 per person and gives access to the entire event all day. You may come and go as you please and you do not need to make a reservation. Doors open at 9:30am and the event ends around 4pm.

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

Day of Puppetry

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Saturday, March 30 - 10am - 4pm

It's puppety's biggest day! Celebrate with shows and activities all day long! Enjoy a ton of different puppet shows, parades, puppet making, face painting, and lunch available from JJ's Louisiana BBQ truck! Tickets are only $10 per person and gives access to the entire event all day. You may come and go as you please. Doors open at 9:30am and the event ends around 4pm.

10:00 am Dragons, Ladies, and Tigers by GAPT
11:30 am Dan Dan the Puppet Man! Marionettes by Dan Dold
12:30 am Clown's Gulliver's Travels by Przemyslaw Grzadziela
2:00 pm Dragons, Ladies, and Tigers by GAPT
3:15 pm Be a Puppeteer in "Froggy Went a Courtin'" by Vicki Riske

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