We are in the process of transforming our Puppet Places page into an accessible and interactive resource for everyone. Please feel free to browse the places that we have posted. We will have more information to share soon.
Most puppeteers are accustomed to bringing their shows to the audience – to schools, churches, fairs, meetings and other venues. A few organizations, however, have been able to establish fixed locations where the public can experience puppetry on a regular basis. Some centers cooperate in booking touring puppeteers at their puppet centers.A puppet center is defined as: a place and service that is open to the public, with a schedule that is known about in advance. Some are puppetry museums, some are physical spaces dedicated to regular presentation of puppet theatre, and many offer combinations of performances, exhibits, learning materials, workshops and guild meetings.
We realize this list is incomplete. To find other puppetry places check web sites such as www.puppet.org and www.onpuppet.org and www.americantheaterweb.com or www.theatre-resources.net as well as news outlets for year-round theaters who sometimes offer puppetry performances (such as the New Victory theater, NYC, NY.)
If you have a place, a performance season or a museum dedicated to puppet arts that is open to the public, and feel it belongs on this list, please contact: Peggy Melchior Pearson, 3608 Woodland Streams Ct. Greenwood, IN 46143 (800) 849-4853 peewnkle[at]earthlink.net