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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 Contact the Box Office at 619-544-9203 for information!

We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

11 AM, 1 PM and 3PM!

The puppets want you to know that the City Of San Diego, who owns the building, requires you to wear a Mask while taking in a show... Please protect each other and the children by following their rules!


Puppet Menagerie

January 14-16, 21-23


Learn about the various types of puppetry, from Shadow to Marionettes, with Hand Puppets and puppets from other nations!

Julie’s Puppet Creations

Seniors/Military $4.00
Children Under Two Are


Friday, Saturday, Sunday

11AM, 1PM, 3PM



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