Puppet Showplace Theater is New England’s favorite puppetry destination. Each year, we present over 300 performances by professional puppet companies at our Brookline Village theater. Our touring shows travel to schools, libraries, and cultural centers throughout the Northeast region.
We offer workshops, classes, summer camps, and training opportunities to both children and adults, and we partner with emerging artists to develop new work. We share our passion for puppetry as a vital, living art form and strive to engage audiences of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. We support the use of puppetry for entertainment, in education, and as a means of creative self-expression.
After 40 years of operations, our theater has become a treasured cultural institution. Puppet Showplace is run by an experienced staff and volunteer board of trustees. We are supported by contributions from individual donors, local businesses, and foundation and government grants. From children’s birthday party performances to provocative Puppets at Night shows, our programming is designed to reach a large and diverse audience.
Puppet Showplace Theater is dedicated to presenting outstanding professional puppetry to diverse audiences through performances, workshops, and community outreach activities.