Join us on December 6th at 7:30 pm for a free information session on how to participate in this year’s XPT.

An Experience Unlike Anything Else in the World

Get ready to rethink everything you know about puppets and puppeteers. Our live shows, workshops, exhibitions, and events will have you feeling like a kid again at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Limited FREE parking is available.

Nov 9th – Dec 31st

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™

Kick off your holiday season and join us for this classic holiday staple. Based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, you won’t want to miss Rudolph and his misfit misadventures with fun holiday music, finely crafted puppets, and important prosocial messages.

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Worlds of Puppetry Museum

The galleries of the Worlds of Puppetry Museum include the Jim Henson Gallery, the Global Gallery, and the Dean Dubose Smith Special Exhibits Gallery. Festive Features is open from now to Jan 8th, and features Santa and Rudolph from the Rankin/Bass production and other holiday puppets. There are also special pop-up exhibits in the Love Family Atrium. All galleries are included with admission.

Explore Puppetry Workshops

Workshops for Adults

Save 20% when you buy tickets to 4 or more adult puppetry works. This month join us for Mid-Week Monitor Night. Lights, Camera, Puppets!


Today’s Events

Saturday December 3, 2022

Click here to view the full calendar of events.

Festive Features Special Museum Exhibition

Now – Jan 8th

Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to this festive hall of puppets. This special exhibition features highlights from the Center’s holiday-related collections. Learn more about puppetry in classic holiday films and television specials, and find out about the history behind some of the most recognizable characters of the season.

Museum admission includes any special exhibitions currently on view.

Check Out Upcoming Events!

Things to Know Before You Visit

  • While masks are no longer mandatory, we recommend wearing a mask to protect those who are too young or are not eligible to be vaccinated.
  • All Center staff will continue to wear masks – excluding performers during performances.
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are available in abundance at the Center.
  • Please change your visit to another day if you’re not feeling well.
  • We will continue to monitor public health directives around COVID and modify our response accordingly.
School Groups

Great Options for Educators

We’ll Meet You Online

Digital Learning

Live, Interactive Programming

Through video conferencing and downloadable guides, we can bring the education and wonder of Center for Puppetry Arts to your classroom.

Our curriculum-based workshops and puppet shows offer unique, interactive and engaging experiences for your classroom or homeschool.

We’ll Come to You

Enjoy a Field Trip Without Ever Leaving the Classroom

If you want your students to enjoy a highly interactive educational experience, but a field trip isn’t an option, our traveling options offer great, in-person alternatives.

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

  • Complete the form below or call 404-873-3391 to contact our Ticket Sales Office for this program. You should expect to be contacted by our Ticket Sales Office within 48 hours. Thank you!