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The Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater has long been a mecca for children and is located in beautiful historic Balboa Park, San Diego California. The Puppet Theater was originally part of the California Pacific International Exposition in 1935. The Exposition was organized to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal. The theater still runs weekly live performances for thousands of guests each year.


10 to 25 paying customers 10% off
25 or more paying customers 20 % off

Please see our Group Reservations page for more info!

Winter Hours in effect starting September 5th!

Wednesday through Friday, 10 and 11:30 AM

Saturday and Sunday 11AM, 1 and 2:30 PM

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the wolf
Sep 12-16 , 19-23
A retelling of Prokofiev’s classic "Peter and the Wolf"
Made possible in part by the Jim Henson Foundation
As Peter cleans and rearranges his grandfather’s workshop he discovers a journal which when read brings to life the objects in the workshop.
Table top, shadow, and object puppetry
Max Dailey Puppets

Seniors/Military $4.00
Children Under Two Are Free
Summer Showtimes
Wednesday -Sunday
 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm



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