The weather is heating up, but we are keeping very cool at the Center for Puppetry Arts. If you’re looking for some indoor fun during your summer vacations (or staycations), or looking for unique Atlanta attractions to entertain your out-of-town guests, we’ve got a whole month-full of suggestions. We’ve got shows, tours, educational programming and—perhaps most important—air-conditioning!
On stage through July 23: Cinderella Della Circus. With high-flying thrills, Cinderella Della Circus brings puppetry and the circus together with fairytale magic. The Create-A-Puppet Workshop for this show is the Stretcho Rod Puppet. See more information below about our special events for this show on July 8, 15 and 22!
In the Worlds of Puppetry Museum all month: Guided tours of the museum take place Tuesday-Friday at 1 pm, Saturday at 11 am. Guided tours of the Jim Henson Collection take place Tuesday-Friday at 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm. Behind-the-scenes tours take place Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm.
Take a walk through our Labyrinth! Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City is open through Sept. 3. Don't miss it! Included with regular Museum-only or All-Inclusive admission.
July 1: Puppet Pop Up!
July 4: Happy Fourth of July! Center closed.
July 6: Tale Time
July 8: Circus Arts Day, 10 am-3 pm: Cinderella is a pro at walking the tightrope, and we’re giving our patrons the chance to learn some of her tricks! On Saturday, July 8, we’re hosting Circus Arts Day. Members of Atlanta’s Circus Arts Institute will be on-site giving lessons in tightrope walking and scarf juggling. They will be joined by a stilt walker, who will roam the atrium on sky-high stilts.
July 8 is also Fulton County Free Museum Saturday! Fulton County residents, students and government works are eligible for free museum admission or 25% off all-inclusive admission. Learn more about this discount here.
July 9: A sensory-friendly production of Cinderella Della Circus, 1 pm: During this performance, the following alterations will be employed: theater lights dimmed down but not out, consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack, freedom for children to talk and to leave their seat if necessary, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. These adjustments continue into the museum and Create-A-Puppet Workshop.
July 13: Tale Time
July 15: Marionette Day, 10 am-3 pm: Cinderella Della Circus uses marionette puppets, including some that do special tricks. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to use a marionette, you’ve got the chance on Saturday, July 15! The Center’s staff of puppeteers will be leading demos and teaching an introductory lesson on marionette puppetry using hand-made scarf marionettes.
July 18: Tale Time
July 20: Tale Time
July 22: Bedazzle Day, 10 am-3 pm: We’ll celebrate the show’s final weekend with a truly sparkling activity: Bedazzling! In the spirit of Cinderella’s famous slippers, we invite you to Bedazzle your own shoes. We’ve partnered with Atlanta-area Shoe Carnival stores to offer a 30% discount on a new pair of shoes. Grab those before the show, then decorate them with us. We’ll provide all the Bedazzling supplies.
July 28: Museum EdVenture Days
July 30: Museum EdVenture Days