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San Diego's Balboa Park Puppet Guild is a Federal and State 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible. We are looking for assistance in upgrading the experience for children of all ages. We are one of the smallest organizations in Balboa Park, and we receive NO assistance from any government entity. Admissions and donations allow us to operate and give the public a live performance for a low price.

For more information on how to help, please send an email to


Puppet Theater Wish List:

Cash Donations

We are adding new programs to instruct and encourage the next generation of puppeteers! Camps, workshops, internships as well as assistance in the day to day operations of the theater.

Lighting Equipment

We are looking to upgrade our stage lighting from the older technology to LED.

Audio and Video Equipment

We are looking to upgrade to digital! New mixers, audio recording equipment, advanced digital projector are on our wish list!

Capital Improvement Projects

Looking for assistance in restoring and rehabbing our building, built for the 1935-36 exposition. Painting, fixing the seating, new carpeting, and creating a mini-museum of puppetry.