Call (617) 731-6400 x 101 during regular Box Office hours. Credit card required. Note: $3 phone processing fee (waived for Members).
Tickets may be purchased in person at the theater.
Box Office Hours for the week of August 22nd:
Tues - Fri: 12-4pm, Sat: 9:30am-4pm.
Lobby ticket sales are not available M-F when camp is in session.
SUMMER PUPPET ADVENTURES!
by Barefoot Puppets
Saturday August 27 - Sunday August 28
Meet George, a giant Galapagos tortoise, as he grows up in a world filled with sea turtles, lizards, hungry goats, and dancing blue-footed birdies. This puppet production, called an “uplifting eco-fable” by the Smithsonian Museum, is inspired by the true story of the last remaining Galapagos tortoise and the islands he calls home. Audiences of all ages will be touched by this story that teaches what it truly means to be one of a kind!
FALL FAIRY TALE FESTIVAL
by Tanglewood Marionettes
Saturday Sept 3 - Monday Sept 5
This charming production, staged in the pages of a giant painted storybook, transports audiences to a magical realm. When a wicked witch curses the baby princess Aurora, the entire kingdom falls into a deep sleep. Will a prince with a true heart arrive in time to break the spell? Find out in Tanglewood Marionettes' masterful adaptation of this beloved Fairy Tale classic!
The Kingdom of Riddles
by Sparky's Puppets
Saturday Sept 10 - Sunday Sept 11
Help a knight capture a unicorn by solving riddles in this fun and very interactive show. Along the way we'll meet a King and a Jester, a Witch and a Dragon. In this magical kingdom, there will be animal riddles, food riddles, and more! This performance also includes a special version of “The Princess and the Pea,” featuring a book-loving princess, a silly storekeeper, and a mischievous mouse.
Jack and the Beanstalk
by Dream Tale Puppets
Saturday Sept 17 - Sunday Sept 18
When Jack sells the family cow for three magic beans, he launches his family on a rags-to-riches adventure! This joyous and imaginative production transports audiences up the beanstalk and into the land of giants using every style of puppet character, from masks to marionettes. Lively narration, beautiful design, and hilarious physical comedy make this a memorable show for audiences of all ages.
Beauty and the Beast
by National Marionette Theatre
Saturday Sept 24 - Sunday Sept 25
An enchantment has turned a prince of the realm into a hideous beast. The only way to reverse the spell is for someone to fall in love with him in spite of his beastly appearance. Will a kind young woman be able to see past his looks and love him for who he truly is inside? National Marionette Theatre's retelling of this powerful story features incredible special effects, masterful manipulation, scrolling scenery, and a riveting classical music score.
The Frog Prince
by Pumpernickel Puppets
Saturday October 1 - Sunday October 2
Young Prince Tad has been caught teasing the forest creatures again! A magic tree turns him into a frog to teach him a lesson. Will a princess turn him back with a kiss? Yuck! All ends happily as the characters learn about being kind and keeping promises. "The Frog Prince" features a colorful cast of puppet characters, live voices and sound effects, behind-the-scenes puppet demonstrations, and lots of audience interaction!
Puss in Boots
by Perry Alley Theatre
Saturday October 8 - Monday October 10
This delightful puppet performance is a warm and witty retelling of the classic tale of a crafty cat and his outrageous adventures. With a little help from a feathered hat and a pair of magical boots, Puss arranges a wealthy conclusion for his poor master. This show is artfully presented with a marvelous mix of Renaissance style and pure fantasy. A "Cat-Rap" introduction adds to the fun.
FREE Member Event:
Fairy Tale Tea Party
Join us after ''Puss in Boots'' for a Fairy Tale-inspired tea party exclusively for puppet showplace members. Dress up in your best tea party attire, or come dressed as your favorite fairy tale character. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and see a sneak-preview of our newest puppet show in progress!
by Resident Artist Brad Shur
Saturday October 15 - Sunday October 16
Join us for a one-of-a-kind puppetry experience! “Cardboard Explosion” brings five original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. With help from the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters, then brings them to life right before your eyes. Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show.