Holiday Shopping Guide

Happy Holidays, puppet fans! Our mission this season is to encourage interactive and engaging experiences. Share the joy and wonder of live performance with your loved ones of all ages. Here are the top 7 holiday shopping tips at Puppet Showplace:

1. Tickets!

"Peter and the Wolf" by National Marionette Theatre, December 31-January 3

"Peter and the Wolf" by National Marionette Theatre, December 31-January 3

Age Recommendation: 4 & up
Price: $8-15/person


When you bring a child to see a puppetry performance in our intimate theater, you get to see first hand how your gift impacts their development as creative thinkers. PLUS there is nothing more joyous during the holidays than the sound of a child's laughter! Join us for our Animal Superstars series on stage now through January 3. Box office staff are happy to recommend the perfect show for you: 617-731-6400 x 101,

2. Gift Memberships!

Members Only Event: Curious Creatures! Dec 13 at 4pm

Members Only Event: Curious Creatures! Dec 13 at 4pm

Age Recommendation: All ages!
Price: $50 to $250


Give the gift that keeps on giving! When you purchase a membership for your friends or loved ones, their household will receive priority seating, discounts on tickets, store purchases and more all year long! Members are also invited to special Members Only events throughout the year, like our upcoming Members Only Event: Curious Creatures on Sunday, Dec 13 at 4pm for a hands-on interactive live animal experience! 

3. Digital Gift Cards!

Age Recommendation: All ages!
Price: $15 and up

Wait, what? A DIGITAL gift card? We are excited to roll out a new product this holiday season! Our digital gift cards can be bought online, over the phone or in person at the theater. The best part? Digital gift card holders can also redeem their "cards" online for super-duper extra convenience! There is no physical card (although you can print out your own certificate if you like.) Our Digital Gift Cards are by far the most versatile gift and can be used for any purchase at Puppet Showplace from tickets to puppets from our boutique gift shop.

4. Puppet Store!

Age Recommendation: 3 & up
Price: $.50 to $50

From the most adorable Folkmanis animal critters you can possibly imagine to your favorite Sesame Street characters, we have by far the most comprehensive selection of puppets in Boston. Selections include finger puppets, hand puppets, marionettes and more. Don't forget, members receive 10% off all store purchases!

5. Workshops and Classes

Age Recommendation: 5 & up
Price: $20 to $175

Have someone artsy/crafty on your holiday shopping list? Our workshops and classes are a one-of-a-kind gift for hard-core puppet fans. Starting in January, our line-up for youth workshops includes a marionette performance workshop and a marionette building workshop. Workshops and Classes for Adults include single session marionette workshops and multi session classes in Shadow Theater and other exciting topics taught by professional puppeteers!

6. Puppet Playtime Passes

Age Recommendation: 3 and below
Price: $75 to $100

Calling all toddlers! Our flexible-5 session passes for Puppet Playtime makes a great gift for tiny tots ages 3 and below. This weekly interactive music sing-a-long with imaginary play and short puppetry performances are a great way for young audiences to experience live performance for the first time. 

7. Puppets at Night for Adults!

"Bend" by Kimi Maeda, February 26 & 27

"Bend" by Kimi Maeda, February 26 & 27

Age Recommendation: 16 & up
Price: $10 to $175

That's right puppet fans, we have shows, classes and memberships for adults! Tickets to a Puppets at Night performance or Puppet Showplace Slam are only $10 if you are a member ($15 for non-members) and our Puppets at Night Members ($75) receive discounts on classes and workshops, plus TWO comp tickets to any Puppets at Night performance. What a great gift!

See you at the theater this holiday season!