THEATER IN PHOENIX

Great Arizona Puppet Theatre

Puppetry at the Great Arizona Puppet Theatre

About the Great Arizona Puppet Theater:

This wonderful puppet theater is devoted to advancing the art of puppetry, and is particularly keen on celebrating Arizona and its culture. The Theater is housed in a wonderful old Church that was built in 1929 and was at one time slated for demolition. As with so many beautiful old buildings, what is now the Great Arizona Puppet Theater we saved and lovingly restored in its original Spanish Colonial style. The site now houses all the necessary elements for a fun time with puppets. These include things like a birthday party room and a puppet library as well as a gift shop and exhibit area..

This award winning theater is also a member of the Puppeteers of America. They started in 1983 as a touring company and have brought plenty of joy to many children and adults alike. You can see shows five days a week from Wednesday through Sunday. Most of the performances for children are held in either the morning or afternoon. There are also performances for adults only called the "Puppet Slam" that are on Friday and Saturday nights. Prices are reasonable and children under 2 are free with the purchase of another child ticket. They also offer several membership levels that give you discounts on tickets and other amenities, in case your kids just can't enough of the puppets.

Become a member, a volunteer or join the newsletter email list. You can also plan a birthday party or schedule a tour. There are more than 60 shows in the repertoire and study guides are available for many of the shows. There is a snack bar and gift shop also, with puppets and books available for purchase.

Upcoming Shows:

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
September 18 - October 6, 2019

The classic tale of he huffed and puffed and blew the house down.

OLD MACDONALD'S PUMKIN PATCH
October 9 - October 31, 2019

A fun Halloween show that is recommended for children ages 2-8. This show is full of sing-along fun.

IMAGINE THIS! 2019
November 6 - November 10, 2019

Written by kids for kids, these 14 tales change every year. For ages 5 and up.

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER
December 4 - December 22, 2019

Santa's elves help out a poor shoemaker in the piece done with large rod puppets.

THE PRINCESS, THE UNICORN AND THE SMELLY FOOT TROLL
December 26, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Another sing-along for ages 3 and up. What happens when the pricess doesn't invite the troll to her birthday?

CINDERELLA
January 15 - February 2, 2020

This award winning puppet production is for ages 3 and up. The classic tale of Cinderella and her prince.

For a full list of shows, visit the Great Arizona Puppet Theater website.

Contact Information:

Website:

www.azpuppets.org

Box Office Phone: 

(602) 262-2050

Center Address: 

302 W Latham St, Phoenix, AZ 85003