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The Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater has long been a theater for children of all ages, 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.

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Puppet Menagerie

March 1-3, 8-10

Enter into the world of Puppet Menagerie, the mind of the puppeteer. A land where an eclectic assortment of creatures comes to life with just the touch of a hand. Maybe try one yourself. Meet Monstrous Matilda, Kia- the Keeper of the Seaweed Forest and many of their puppet friends as you journey through the mind of the puppeteer. Puppetry is the gateway to imagination!

Last Minute Puppet Productions

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Over the Rainbow: The Leap of the Loony Leprechaun!

March 15-17

Did you ever wonder where Leprechauns come from?

Legendary creatures from your imagination?

Come Follow Chloe, Connor and Loch, the Loony Leprechaun, as they adventure over the rainbow! Meet Dancing Shamrocks to Patchwork Unicorns over the rainbow, but be careful, as Leprechauns can be Tricky!

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SPECIAL EVENT WEEKEND!

 

Mr. Ryan's Music and Books

A is for Alligator Book Release Party!

March 23 and 24

3 PM ONLY!

 

Mr. Ryan and his trusty crew of entertainers are at it again. This time they are celebrating the release of his new book, A is For Alligator. The book explores the alphabet through songs, pictures and jokes. Mr. Ryan wrote and illustrated the book and composed four songs that phonically enhance the alphabet.

To celebrate the book and early learner literacy we are having a party. The weekend of March 23rd, at the historic Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater in Balboa Park. This is no ordinary party, get ready for a comical puppet show and an engaging, interactive musical performance with Mr. Ryan and company. There might even be a face painter and a pop up library!

PLEASE NOTE!

TICKET PRICES ARE $10.00 FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT!

THEATER GIFT TICKETS OR REGULAR SHOW TICKETS CANNOT BE USED FOR THIS EVENT

 Looking for a Gift of Puppetry? Buy a Gift Ticket! Gift Tickets are for our General Admission or Senior/Military Admission! Ticket is good for our regular shows! Special Events and Adult Events are not included!

$5 General Admission, $4 Senior Military

Gift Certificates are also available at our Box Office!

 

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Workshops!

Want to know the difference between Hand, Marionette, Shadow and Full Body Puppetry?
Want to learn how to write a story?
Want to get away from the crazy world and do something creative?
Bring out the wild and crazy?

Then our workshops are for you!

San Diego’s Balboa Park Puppet Guild
is going to offer beginning workshops in
Puppetry in 2024!
If you are interested, please email us at

balboaparkpuppets@yahoo.com

for more information!

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