The National Puppetry Festival is pleased to offer a variety of public tickets to our schedule of performances. There are three broad categories of programming: Afternoon Performances in the Stamp Student Union, Evening Performances in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and the Community Days program. All tickets are now available. Looking for Virtual access to our programs? Visit here to explore what is available.


Evening Performances at The Clarice Performing Arts Center

  • Wednesday, July 19th, 9pm ET: Marooned!
  • Thursday, July 20th, 9pm ET: SPINOKIO
  • Friday, July 21st, 9pm ET: Behind the Scenes with Terry Fator
  • Saturday, July 21st, 7pm ET:  Puppeteers of America Awards Ceremony and Closing Keynote
  • Saturday, July 21st, 9pm ET:  Packrat

    Main Festival Performances

  • Tuesday, July 18th, 8pm ET: Aanika's Elephants
  • Tuesday, July 18th, 10:30pm ET: Handmade Puppet Dreams Selections
  • Wednesday, July 19th, 1pm & 4pm ET: The Charm City Puppet Cabaret
  • Wednesday, July 19th, 10:30pm ET: The National Puppet Slam
  • Thursday, July 20th, 1pm & 4pm ET: Lupita's Revenge 
  • Thursday, July 20th, 10:30pm ET: The Reel Puppetry Film Festival
  • Friday, July 21st, 1pm & 4pm ET: The Three Little Pigs 
  • Friday, July 21st, 10:30pm ET: Potpourri
  • Saturday, July 21st, 1pm & 4pm ET:  Oma

    Community Days Performances & Programs

  • Tuesday, July 18th, 3 pm ET: Aanika's Elephants
  • Tuesday, July 18th, 9:30 pm ET: Handmade Puppet Dreams Movie Party
  • Wednesday, July 19th, 1pm ET: Salmagundi, The Puppet Variety Show
  • Thursday, July 20th, 1pm ET: Fox Fables 
  • Thursday, July 20th, 1pm ET: Meet The Artist*
  • Thursday, July 20th, 4pm ET: Give Me a Hand
  • Friday, July 21st, 1pm ET: Santa Got Fired
  • Friday, July 21st, 2pm ET: Puppets & Autism: A Special Connection Panel Discussion Hosted by The Jim Henson Foundation*
  • Saturday, July 22nd, 9:30 am ET: Workshop: Touch a Shadow Puppet, Materials Basic to Advanced
  • Saturday, July 22nd, 10:00 am ET: Panel Discussion with Concord Park Residents*
  • Saturday, July 22nd, 10:45 am ET: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Puppetry Arts*
  • Saturday, July 22nd, 4:00 pm ET: Handmade Puppet Dreams Film Panel with Heather Henson*

    *Denotes No Cost Ticket

Tickets for Community Days events at the Stamp Student Union

Community Days performances have a limited number of complimentary tickets available to those who who may find the ticket costs prohibitive.

Please reach out to the Festival team here to inquire about availability.  


    With regrets the following will not be ticketed due to capacity limits.

  • Wednesday, July 19th, 1pm & 4pm ET: How to Snag a Sea Monster
  • Thursday, July 20th, 1pm & 4pm ET: Quijote
  • Friday, July 21st, 1pm & 4pm ET: Migraciones/Migrations
  • Saturday, July 22nd, 1pm & 4pm ET: Rent Party

Puppeteers of America
310 East 38th St, Suite 127
Minneapolis, MN 55409