Facility Rentals

Rent Our Facilities for Your Next Event

Add some imagination to your next event! Whether you’re planning a wedding, a corporate social, a memorable get-together with friends, family, or teammates, the Center for Puppetry Arts offers a truly unique experience.

Your guests can see a performance, participate in a Create-A-Puppet Workshop,™ or explore the museum exhibitions. Make your next event a creative experience, and we guarantee your guests will take home memories that last.

Rentals Include

  • Complimentary access to on-site parking 
  • Located 0.4 miles from the Arts Center MARTA Station
  • Complimentary use of tables and chairs
  • No catering restrictions
  • A unique, colorful environment for your next event!

To tour rental spaces at the Center for Puppetry Arts and discuss availability, please contact Kate Biddle at katebiddle@puppet.org or (404) 881-5151.

The Love Family Atrium

The Love Family Atrium, with the adjacent Worlds of Puppetry Museum, is a fantastic space for your next party or corporate meeting. With 18-foot ceilings, airy columns, and a beautiful entrance to our Museum, this space can easily be transformed for your next function. With the rental of the adjacent Worlds of Puppetry Museum, guests can explore the art of puppetry in conjunction with your event. The Love Family Atrium is available for rent for after-hour events only.

— SIZE: 2,100 square feet

— CAPACITY: 200 standing; 100 seated

— RATE: $2,000.00

Museum Addition: $800, an additional $300 for groups of 100 guests or more.

*Note: Rental periods vary. Please contact us for more information.

Mainstage Theater

The Mainstage Theater is fully equipped to handle most lighting and sound requirements for presentations and events.

— CAPACITY: 320 seats

— COST: With show included – $1,800 | Without show included – $2,500

Vince Anthony Founder’s Theater

The Vince Anthony Founder’s Theater is the smaller of the Center’s two theaters. It is fully equipped to handle most lighting and sound requirements for presentations and events.

— CAPACITY: 170 Seats

COST: With show included – $1,000 |
Without show included – $1,500

Harlequin Hall

This colorful, multi-purpose room can be divided into 4 smaller spaces, making it ideal for all events, from baby showers to breakout meeting spaces.

— SIZE: 425-1,700 square feet (large space divided into 4 smaller spaces with partitions)

— CAPACITY: Full room fits 120 standing, 80 seated; Half room fits 60 standing, 40 seated; 1/4 room fits 30 standing, 15 seated

— RATE: $1,500

Martha Hodgson Ellis Education Historical Classrooms

Our beautiful classroom spaces take visitors back in time to when the historic Spring Street Elementary educated Atlanta-area school children. Polished hardwood floors, large windows, and bright trim make our Classrooms the perfect venue for book club meetings, corporate presentations, or small parties such as baby showers or small corporate socials.

— AVAILABILITY: After-hours events only

— SIZE: Varies

— CAPACITY: 60 standing; 40 seated

— RATE: $800

Conference Room

The Conference Room is a cozy, dynamic space perfect for meetings and cocktail hours. Featuring a gallery-like collection of framed puppetry posters, the Conference Room will be a welcome oasis for your guests.

— SIZE: 440 square feet

— CAPACITY: 30 standing, 20 seated

— RATE: $150/hour

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I’m 71 years old and my whole life I’ve loved puppets. I was very excited when I retired here to learn that the Center for Puppetry Arts is just an hour drive away. I’ve enjoyed the shows there and enjoyed the museum exhibits. My son took me and his family there for my birthday several years ago before I became a member. My grandchildren, who are in their 20s, were amazed to see your production of Rudolph. It’s like a Broadway show!

Christine Holland, Guest

Thank you for the magic

Most kids have a movie or show that they’ll play a thousand times over and never get tired of it. My mom bought me a special DVD of Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show when I was young, and it was my favorite movie… I’m 16 now… [but] the things I’ve learned from you are never going to leave me, and I’m all the better for it. You showed a bratty and mean kid how to find wonder in the world. Thank you for giving me the ability to fall in love with everything. Thank you for inspiring me to try new things. Thank you for raising me to be a good person. But most of all, thank you for the magic.

Delaney Amsler, Guest


For all other questions, please contact Membership & Rental Coordinator Kate Biddle at katebiddle@puppet.org

Can I see the facility prior to making a reservation?

Yes! We actually recommend that you come to tour the Center to see the spaces and to answer any questions that you and we might have for your event. Contact the Rental Coordinator to schedule a time for a tour.

A walk-through with all involved parties (i.e.: Caterer, Lessee, Equipment Service Representatives, Party Coordinator, Lessor Coordinator) should be scheduled NO LESS than three weeks before the event.

Where should my guests and I park?

The Center has limited free parking. Additional parking is available by arrangement with nearby parking facilities.

Is the Center ADA-accessible?

The Center is ADA-accessible, including a ramp leading up the entrance and an elevator that accesses all three floors inside the building. However, both theaters have stairs, so patrons in wheelchairs will be seated in front of Member Seating.

Is security provided for events?

The Lessor is required to have security during the duration of all evening events. The Lessee is responsible for securing their own services or security will be provided by the Lessor for an additional fee of $50/hr.

What type of events can I do at the Center?

The Center is a perfect unique venue to hold a wedding, reception, holiday party, conference meeting, family gathering, company outing, screening, and more!

Partisan political events and religious events (other than weddings) are not allowed. Some restrictions apply to fund-raising events.

What happens if I need to cancel or reschedule?

The Lessor reserves the right to cancel an event up to four months in advance with a full refund of the deposit. If the Lessee cancels more than one month before the event, the Lessee forfeits 50% of the rental fee. If the Lessee cancels one month or less prior to the event, the Lessee forfeits the whole fee.

Does the Center provide any items for events?

The Center has a number of tables, chairs, high boys, stanchions, and linens available for event use. The use of linens incurs an additional fee.

Does the Center provide catering?

The Center does not have in-house catering. However, we do provide a list of recommended vendors that have been used in the past.

There are additional guidelines and rules that all catering teams need to abide by when working on an event.

Is alcohol allowed for events?

Beer and wine are allowed at rental events. The Center also provides a bartender. Restrictions apply.

Are decorations or photography allowed?

The Lessee is responsible for all decorating, set up, and special arrangements for the event within the following guidelines provided by the Center.

Photography is allowed under the following restrictions; flash photography or any other source of bright light may not be used in any museum area. No motion picture projector, projection machine, or recorder is permitted for use on the premises without prior written consent.

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