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Upcoming Shows And Events

Tickets are $8 for children and $12 for adults. Children under 2 are free only with the purchase of another child's ticket. Members receive $2 off admission.

Adult-only puppet slams are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

All tickets are purchased at the theater but advanced family reservations may be made by calling 602-262-2050 ext. 4. School and group rates must make arrangements in advance. Most of our shows in the theater are just under an hour.

Previews for some of our shows are available on the Previews Page.

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.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Apr 3 - Apr 21, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Tale of 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? Lively hand puppet Rabbits and a large rod puppet Farmer help tell this tale entirely to music with no dialogue. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Run time approximately 40 minutes. Download the activity guide here. *Sunday, April 14 is Peter Rabbit's Bunny Hop! This event is exclusive to members only, see details below. Become a member today to join the fun!*

"Fantasy" Puppet Slam

Apr 5 - Apr 6, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
"Fantasy" Puppet Slam

Adult Puppet Slams are curated evenings full of short pieces by a variety of professional puppeteers. You may see funny, fantastic, or poignant performances all in one night! Guest artist, Katherine Fahey, joins our regular slammers this month. Katherine is a puppeteer and long-time designer, she embodies a community of musicians, artists, and writers where elegance and authenticity are signal virtues. She was drawn to shadow puppetry because of its accessible, intimate, and communal nature. She is famous in the puppetry world for creating beautiful, hand-crafted "crakie" (moving scenery) performances.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 day of the show. We highly recommend making reservations. Slams are for adults 18 and over only. Drinks are available for a suggested donation for those who are 21 and up. Like our Adult Slam Facebook page to stay up to date on all upscoming Puppet Slams!

Members Party: Peter Rabbit's Bunny Hop

Apr 14, 2pm to approximately 4pm, Special Event.
Members Party: Peter Rabbit's Bunny Hop

Our Members Only party includes a special performance of "Peter Rabbit" as well as games, puppet crafts, snacks, and special guests! Plus, of course, a bunny hop! This party is FREE for members and their families and exclusive to members only. See our Membership Page for information on how to join us!

Goldilocks

Apr 24 - May 5, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Goldilocks

The classic story of the little girl who unexpectedly meets up with the three bears. Told with hand puppets and rod puppets this adorable show is a delight. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Run time approximately 40 minutes. Download the study and activity guide here.

"Sci Fi" Puppet Slam

May 3 - May 4, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
"Sci Fi" Puppet Slam

Adult Puppet Slams are curated evenings full of short pieces by professional puppeteers. You may see funny, spooky, or edgy shows throughout the night. Each month we have one special guest artist.

This month we are proud to welcome back Animal Cracker Conspiracy! San Diego based artists Bridget Rountree and Iain Gunn created Animal Cracker Conspiracy, a contemporary collaborative hybrid puppet company invested in peering under the surface of things and pushing the boundaries of live kinetic performance.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 day of the show. We highly recommend making reservations. Slams are for adults 18 and over only. Drinks are available for a suggested donation for those who are 21 and up. Like our Adult Slam Facebook page to stay up to date on all the wonderful Slam Stuff!

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

May 8 - May 26, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Before the Three Goats Gruff can cross the bridge, they must outwit a hungry troll! Hand and rod puppets and lots of help from the audience are used to tell this exciting story. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Run time approximately 45 minutes. Download the study guide here.

Rumpelstiltskin

May 29 - Jun 16, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Rumpelstiltskin

A hilarious version of the classic tale about the strange little fellow with the hard-to-guess name and the miller's daughter who must spin straw into gold. Rod marionettes and a little bit of magic make this show special for the whole family. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Run time approximately 40 minutes. Download the Study Guide here.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jun 19 - Jul 7, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Jack and the Beanstalk

Our classic show, Jack and the Beanstalk , comes back once again this summer! This wonderful tale is told with hand puppets, unique scenery, a growing beanstalk, and our very own Giant. Download the Study and Activity Guide here. This show is great for ages 4 and up. *No show on Fourth of July - Theater Closed*

The Three Wishes

Jul 10 - Jul 21, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Three Wishes

Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it! A kind-hearted woodcutter and his wife are granted three wishes by a wood elf, and use them in increasingly silly ways in this charming European folk tale told with hand puppets. Download the Study and Activity Guide here. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Run time approximately 40 minutes.

Old MacDonald

Jul 24 - Aug 11, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Old MacDonald

That famous farmer and his animal friends are singing their favorite song and having tons of fun. This delightful show is performed with rod puppets, features toddler friendly music, and is great sing-along fun. Download the activity guide here. Recommended for ages 2 - 8. Run time approximately 40 mintues.

My Pet Dinosaur

Aug 14 - Sep 1, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
My Pet Dinosaur

What happens when young Arthur gets a dinosaur egg for his birthday from his Uncle? Arthur and his pet parrot are in for a big adventure when the egg hatches! Find out what will happen in this adorable, funny, original show. Download the Study Guide here. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Run time approximately 40 minutes.

The Three Little Pigs

Sep 4 - Sep 29, Wed-Fri at 10am only
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Three Little Pigs

The big bad wolf and three little pigs are delightful to watch in this classic story told with large rod puppets and lots of fun music. Download the Study Guide here. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Run time approximately 40 minutes.

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