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.

Now-Aug 7

The Little Pirate Mermaid

The Sea King’s daughter saved a pirate from a terrible storm and is now deeply in love. Her only chance to win his heart is to make a deal with the evil Sea Hag. Will the Little Pirate Mermaid’s sacrifice lead to happiness with her buccaneer beau?

Theater for the very young

The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop’s Fabels

Aesop’s circus is in town and the animals are ready to take the stage in this cheerful, interactive production specifically designed for the very young.

open tues-sun

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. There are also special pop-up exhibits in the Love Family Atrium. All galleries are included with admission.


Today’s Events

Sunday August 7, 2022

Click here to view the full calendar of events.

Now on Stage!

The Little Pirate Mermaid

Your performance ticket includes the show, admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum galleries and a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™. One ticket = Three activities, plus limited FREE parking!

Click below for a sneak peek!

This Week in the Worlds of Puppetry Museum

All museum galleries and programs are included with your Museum admission!

Scavenger Hunt

Worlds of Puppetry Museum Game

Atrium Pop-Up

It’s a Big Big World

Special Exhibition

Puppetry NOW featuring Jeghetto

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!