Enjoy these interactive, curriculum-inspired puppet building workshops in which children ages 4 & up become puppet makers and puppeteers as they each create a puppet to take home and put that puppet into performance on our classroom stage. Ages 2 and 3 are welcome if accompanied by adult puppet builder. Learning activities in the instructor-led sessions and the puppet design correlate with the current Family Series performance theme.
Workshops are offered Tuesday-Sunday. In general, Create-A-Puppet Workshops are offered in instructor-led format at 10am and 11:30am OR 11:45am OR 12pm on weekdays when Family Series performances are being presented (at the same times the performances begin).
They are offered in self-guided format at 12:30pm OR 12:45pm OR 1pm on weekdays (when the final show of the day concludes)--and one hour after the first show begins until one hour after the final show ends on weekends when Family Series performances are being presented.
The following options are available for 10am ticket holders during the weekday performances for all shows except May 23-26 Pete the Cat, Cinderella Della Circus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™:
- 11:30am Join Instructor-Led School Group Workshop (based on availability)
- 12:30pm Self-Guided Workshop (with Teaching Artists available to assist and inspire!)
- To-Go Kit
Below are the workshop options for 10am ticket holders for weekday performances of Cinderella Della Circus and select performances Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™:
- 12pm Join Instructor-Led School Group Workshop (based on availability)
- 1pm Self-Guided Workshop (with Teaching Artists available to assist and inspire!)
- To-Go Kit
Click here for complete scheduled for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™.
Times and format can vary during holidays, school breaks, and/or when there are no Family Series performances running in our theaters—please contact email@example.com for more info, or talk to one of our Ticket Sales representatives when you purchase your tickets if you have any questions!
Cost: Workshop is included in an All-Inclusive Ticket; $4.50 for Members and $6.50 for General Public when purchased a la carte. Click here for information about group/field trip pricing.
PLEASE NOTE: due to limitations on room capacities, ALL CREATE-A-PUPPET WORKSHOPS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. If the sessions are full and you are unable to wait or join us for a later session, To-Go Kits are available at the Ticket Sales windows.
Create-A-Puppet Workshop To-Go Kits
We will assemble individual bags of puppet-making materials for each person in your group. You supply glue and/or tape. Makes a great follow-up art activity to further engage students and reinforce what they've learned after a visit to the Center. Comes complete with a fully illustrated step-by-step instruction sheet or click below for video instructions.
Regular workshop fees apply. Available for individuals or groups (regular workshop fees apply): please call 404.873.3391 to order.