You can enjoy online experiences with the Center for Puppetry Arts this summer, even while it is closed for live puppet theater.
(The World of Puppetry Museum plans to re-open on July 10th).
Here’s an overview of what the Center is offering, to keep kids and families entertained this summer.
Live digital puppet shows via zoom
A Digital Summer Season brings the art of puppetry right into your home! You simply buy a ticket online, and then receive a Zoom link where you can watch.
The Center for Puppetry Arts would like you to support their mission by purchasing a ticket for every member of your family who will be watching — but it is clearly on the honor system.
Pricing is $11 for the general public and $9 for members.
Performances are Wednesday through Sunday. Showtimes vary by date.
Schedule of upcoming digital puppet shows
Santa’s Missing Mail
July 15 – 28
Billy Goat’s Gruff and Other Stuff
July 29 – August 9
The Reluctant Dragon
August 12 – 23
The Pied Picker
August 26 – September 6
Jack and the Beanstalk
September 9 – 20
Live, interactive workshops
Enjoy interactive, curriculum-inspired puppet building workshops for children ages 4 & up. Participants become puppet makers and puppeteers as they each create a puppet and perform with it on our classroom stage.
The price varies by workshop.
See the schedule and get more info here
Puppet-making workshops via video
Visit the Center’s Facebook video collection of these FREE instructional workshops, and make puppets with simple materials you’re likely to have around the house.
World of Puppetry virtual museum tours
Take a FREE digital tour of World of Puppetry Museum, including the special exhibits about Jim Henson and The Dark Crystal.