The 2016-17 season is winding down, and we’re beginning to look ahead to next season! We have some amazing programming lined up: familiar shows, holiday favorites, fascinating panel discussions, classic films, countless educational workshops and much more. Take a look at everything we’re looking forward to in the upcoming 2017-2018 season at the Center for Puppetry Arts and start making your plans to visit.

Family Series:

Note: All-inclusive Family Series tickets include show admission, museum admission and the Create-A-Puppet Workshop.

Cinderella Della Circus

June 20-July 23, 2017

Billy Goats Gruff & Other Stuff

Aug. 10-13, 2017

Mother Goose

Aug. 15-Sept. 17, 2017

Charlotte’s Web

Sept. 19-Oct. 22, 2017

The Three Little Pigs & More

Oct. 24-Nov. 5, 2017

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Nov. 7-Dec. 31, 2017

The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man

Jan. 2-7, 2018

Rainforest Adventures

Jan. 23-Mar. 4, 2018

The Wizard of Oz

Mar. 6-18, 2018

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

Mar. 20-May 13, 2018


New Directions Series for Adults & Teens:

Note: Tickets include museum admission prior to showtime. Cash beer and wine bar will be open one hour before evening shows and during intermission.

 

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Oct. 11-28, 2017

The Pigeoning

Feb. 9-11, 2018

Xperimental Puppetry Theater

May 10-13, 2018


 Film Series:

Note: Tickets include museum admission prior to showtime. Cash beer and wine bar will be open one hour before evening shows. Movie admission is FREE for Members.

 

Where the Wild Things Are

June 3, 2017

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

June 24, 2017

Admission includes a lecture and book signing with Whitney Grace, author of Lotte Reiniger: Pioneer of Film Animation (Lotte Reiniger is the movie’s director)

ParaNorman

Aug. 5, 2017

The Dark Crystal Fan Films

Sept. 30, 2017

After the screening, enjoy a Q&A with Cheryl Henson.

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas

Dec. 9, 2017

Shaun the Sheep

Jan. 20, 2018

Tomorrow We Disappear

Feb. 3, 2018

I Am Big Bird

Apr. 14, 2018


Museum Events:

Tale Time

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 pm, June & July 2017

Puppet Pop Up!

First Saturday of every month at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm

Toddler Tuesdays: Museum Takeover!

First Tuesday of every month, 9 am-1 pm

World Wednesdays

Select Wednesdays; presentation 10 am, tour 11:30 am

Museum EdVenture Days

Select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; times vary

Labyrinth Masquerade Ball

Aug. 31, 2017

Special exhibit—Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City

Closes Sept. 3, 2017

Jim Henson Birthday Extravaganza

Sept. 23, 2017

Special exhibit—Indian Puppets: The Great Stories and Dancing Dolls

Opens Nov. 14, 2017

The Women of the Muppets Panel

Mar. 3, 2018

World Puppetry Day

Mar. 24, 2018


Education Programming:

Puppet Camp

June 12-16, 2017

Toddler Tuesdays: Preschool Puppetry Playshop

Select Tuesday, 10 am & 11:30 am

World Wednesdays

Select Wednesdays; presentation 10 am, tour 11:30 am

Discovery Days

Select Thursdays

Museum EdVenture Days

Select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; times vary


Explore Puppetry Series:

Commedia dell’Arte: From Clay to Play

Creative Play, Collaborative Effort: Making Things Out of Stuff

Touring Puppeteers: Sharing the Stage

Let’s Get ‘er Done! (Finishing Your Unfinished Masterpiece)

Financial Literacy 101

Unlocking Voice—Yours and Your Puppet’s!

Let Me Vent (Ventriloquism 101)

Snip Stitch Floor Focus: Puppet Creation & Performance for Film & TV


Junior Explorer Series:

Creative Claymation Celebration!

Animatronic Karakuri Playshop