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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!

Whispers of the Forest Resumes Shows 
May 6!


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!


Whispers Of the Forest

May 6-8, 13-15


Gamoola the Great Tree is in danger of the wood cutters' ax. Will his animal friends be able to save him?

Larger than life Puppets

Julie's Puppet Creations

Seniors/Military $4.00
Children Under Two Are


Friday, Saturday, Sunday

11AM, 1PM, 3PM



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