Trick-or-treat with us at this year’s Monster Mash featuring DJ Willy Wow and so much more. Click here for details.

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 – oct 30

The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Join us for a clever combination of ghost stories, catchy music, gothic aesthetic and grim humor. The show features seven talented performers, who each play instruments in a band, sing, dance, act and operate all the puppets with the utmost of ease. 

OCT. 30

Monster Mash – It’s a Puppetry Smash!

Trick-or-Treat at the Center! Put on your silliest, scariest costumes and celebrate Monster Mash! It’s a puppetry smash! The Center’s atrium will be completely transformed with owls, friendly goblins and skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, and more in a special exhibition of Chantelle Rytter’s Parade Puppets. All-Inclusive tickets include The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow performance.

Oct 29-Nov 2

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Silly Hollow

Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story.

Today’s Events

Wednesday October 27, 2021

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Monster Mash – It’s a Puppetry Smash – Oct 30

Join us this Saturday, October 30th for our 2nd annual Monster Mash!  Come dressed up in your silliest, scariest costumes (parents too) to celebrate Halloween in a place like no other.

The Center’s atrium will be completely transformed with owls, friendly goblins and skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, and more in a special exhibition of Chantelle Rytter’s Parade Puppets running now through Oct 31.

Trick or treat at 12 candy stations in our Museum, interact with our walk-around puppeteers, enjoy an outdoor dance party with DJ Willy Wow, and so much more. Tickets are limited, so get yours today.

Masterpiece of Puppetry: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance

Click below to view a sneak peek at this special exhibition!

Closes Oct 31 – Only One Week Remaining to See This Exhibition

Things to Know Before You Visit

  • Masks are mandatory when visitng the Center and must be worn at all times. This requirement applies to staff as well as visitors – excluding performers during performances.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available in abundance at the Center.
  • Timed-ticketing policy and seating limits in the theaters help ensure low density.
  • Please change your visit to another day if you’re not feeling well.

School Groups

Great Options for Educators

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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.

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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.

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