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Winter Hours
Wed, Thurs, Friday:
10am & 11:30am
Sat/Sun: 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

Summer Hours
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Wed Thru Sunday:
11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

General Admission: $5.00
Seniors/Military $4.00
Children Under Two Are Free
Group discounts for groups of 10 or more

Group Prices:
Groups of 10 to 25 paying customers get a 10% discount
Groups of 25 or more paying customers get a 20% discount

Summer Schedule in Effect
from Memorial Day to Labor Day
11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

photoKing Midas

August 20 - August 24

The king has everything he wants, or does he? When everything he touches turns to gold, including his beloved daughter, the king is very sad.

Hand puppets - Big Joe Productions

photoReally Hot Jungle Show

August 27 - September 1
3 Shows on Monday - Labor Day   

This charming hand puppet variety show includes Aesop’s fable, The Lion and the Mouse, and African tale,  Who is in Rabbit’s House?

Hand puppets - Puppet Express & Theater Kids Workshop Production

Winter Hours in Effect
from Labor Day to Memorial Day

Wed.,Thurs., Fri.10am & 11:30am
Sat. & Sun. 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

photoSept 3 – 7 and Sept 10 – 14

Tony the Cowboy is Tooo Tall!

Tony is really tall and he is bullied by the other boys, but his height makes him a hero in the end.
Marionettes - Big Joe Productions

photoSept 17 – 21

Three Little Pigs and Other Stories

The Big Bad Wolf finds his way through Fairytale Land in search of a tasty meal. Hand puppets- Millie Patterson's Weaver's Tales

photoSeptember 24 – 28 and October 1 - 5

Rabbit in the Moon

A tricky rabbit gets the best of a coyote in this favorite Mexican folk tale.
Hand puppets - Gaston's Puppet Show

photoOctober 8 – 12

Country/City Mouse and The Monkey and The Crocodile

The clever monkey is an unlikely winner in a duel of wits with a crocodile. A simple country mouse discovers there is no place like home after visiting his cousin in the big city.
Puppet Express Production/Eva Kvaas

photoOctober 15 – 19

Purple Potion

A health potion creates strange effects on a cast of crazy Halloween characters. Nothing is scary in this musical comedy of errors.
Hand and rod puppets - Puppet Express Production/Julie Otto

photoOctober 22 - 26

The Polka Dot Ghost

Tommy the ghost has a BIG problem; he is plainly not scary. He needs your help in getting ready for the big night. A witch, a dragon and ghosts make this the perfect Halloween show for all ages.
Life size puppets - Big Joe Productions

photoOctober 29 – November 2

Witches Brew

Gilda's plan to become a nice person goes wrong when her older sister, Wanda, accidentally spoils her special brew. You can help Wanda the fix the problem in this un-scary Halloween sttory.
Hand puppets - Mille Patterson's Weaver's Tales

photoNovember 5 – 9 and 12 – 16

Monsters Under The Bed

Tommy says there are monsters under his bed! It sounds like rock 'n roll and smells like dirty socks. Are you brave enough to have a look?
Large puppets with black light - Julie's Puppet Creations

photoNovember 19 – 23

Elves and the Shoemaker

A poor shoemaker and his wife suddenly have good luck selling shoes to celebrities. But, who is making all the great shoes? Could it be elves?
Hand puppets - Millie Patterson's Weaver's Tales

photoNovember 26, 28- 30 and December 3- 4

Santa & The Ho Ho Thief

Thanksgiving Week: Wed & Fri, Sat, Sun at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

Wanda the witch is mad! Santa and Christmas get all the attention, so she plans to ruin Christmas. Come help Santa and Alfie Elf save Christmas. Enjoy our Thanksgiving Tradition for the whole family!
a variety of puppets
Big Joe Productions

photoDec 5 and 6, Friday and Saturday nights

A Christmas Carol

December Nights FREE Evening Performances
Evening Shows: 6 pm, 7 pm & 8 pm (no daytime shows)

This beloved holiday story is told with animal hand puppets.
Full stage production created and performed byBalboa Park Puppet Guild.

photoDecember 10 - 14

The Merry Christmas Show

Watch an elf build a snowman, cookies dance out of the oven and a frisky mouse nibble on a Gingerbread House and more sugar sweet acts in this holiday variety show.
Hand puppets - Puppet Express Production/Millie Patterson

photoDecember 17 – 21

Cindy the Elf

Cindy, the youngest elf in Santa's workshop, and her dog, Francis, prove their worth when they solve the mystery of the missing Christmas presents.
Czech-style rod marionettes - Animal Cracker conspiracy

photoDecember 22-23, 26- 28

Benito Bunny's Great Christmas Adventure

*HOLIDAY SHOWTIMES Mon, Tues, Fri - Sun 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

Santa cannot find the toys he was to deliver for Christmas. Benito Bunny will come to the rescue and help Santa in his greatest adventure yet.
Hand puppets - Gaston's Puppet Show

photoDecember 30 – January 4

Jack and the Beanstalk

*HOLIDAY SHOWTIMES Tues – Sun: 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

Jack is in for a big surprise when he plants his fast growing beans. Will Jack escape the giant, or become a Jack-burger?
Hand puppets - Big Joe Productions


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