Puppet Playtime for Toddlers and Tiny Tots

Puppet Playtime is a fun, interactive performance experience designed for very young children (0-3). In each hour-long session, two friendly performers guide children (and their grown-ups) through free play, sing-a-longs, stories, and imagination games. Puppet characters appear throughout to introduce the theme of the day and to join in the fun. Each session ends with a short puppetry performance.

Please note: due to changes in our artists' schedules, we will not be offering weekly Puppet Playtime sessions this fall. Stay tuned for upcoming winter and spring 2017 dates!


Weekly Puppet Playtime Dates for    Toddlers Coming Soon!

Puppet Playtime Tickets

Single Session: $25 per child-adult pair/$20 Members ($10 additional child, $15 additional adult)

Flexible 5-Session Pass: $100/$75 members. Purchase Pass

Puppet Playtime is available for birthday parties and touring performances. Contact   BoxOffice@PuppetShowplace.org for more information or to make a booking!

About the Performers

Phil Berman is a singer-songwriter, actor, and puppeteer with a BFA in Theater Arts from Boston University. Phil has performed in shows across the Boston area and the Northeast, including Astro Boy and the God of Comics (Company One) and Brundibar & But the Giraffe (Underground Railway Theater). At Puppet Showplace Theater, he is a co-creator of Puppet Playtime, a weekly interactive performance series for children aged 3 and under. He has also played music for several touring puppetry productions, including Puppetkabob’s What the Moon Saw and The Joshua Show by Joshua Holden. His debut album of music for grownups, The Battle of Bunker Hill, will be released in Winter 2015. When not performing, Phil directs the music program at Rock and Roll Daycare in Cambridge. 

Brenda Huggins is an educator and theatre artist who has taught puppetry classes to students of all ages throughout greater Boston area. She received her MA in theatre Education at Emerson college after studying vocal performance at Western Connecticut State University. Her work as a director, costume designer, and solo performer has been seen throughout the New England region.

Bella Monster was created by Jonathan Little of Little's Creatures and has been Puppet Showplace Theater's "monster in residence" since 2011. She enjoys puppet shows, singing, and the color pink.

Questions? Contact the Box Office at 617-731-6400 x 101.

Special Thanks! to Henry Bear's Park, Puppet Showplace Theater's "Incubator" program for new works; to Mary Churchill and Paul Vincent Davis, and Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre for guidance and inspiration from "Puppet Playgroup."