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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.



A Christmas Carol 2.0

December Nights

December 1-2

5:30, 7 and 9 PM!

Come see an updated version of our holiday favorite!


A Christmas Carol 2.0

December 9-10, 16-17

This is our regular ticketed show, performed at 11am, 1&3 PM!

For those who missed December Nights, or want to see the show again!

Saturday and Sundays only!




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

for more information!