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 Friday, Saturday and Sunday

11AM, 1PM, 3PM

General Admission: $5.00
Seniors/Military $4.00
Children Under Two Are Free

School Group Prices:
Groups of 10 to 25 paying customers get a 10% discount
Groups of 25 or more paying customers get a 20% discount


October - December



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 from years ago December Nights


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!


Steve Taylor's "Magical Marionettes" Back By Popular Demand!

December 29-31

After a World-premiere engagement in May 2023, Marie Hitchcock's apprentice Steve Taylor returns to The Marie Hitchcock Balboa Park Puppet Theater with his family-friendly comedy "Magical Marionettes Show" to celebrate the holidays from Thursday December 28 to Sunday December 31, 2023 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm each day.

You'll delight at the antics of "Charlie and his precocious puppy Daisy," "Ellie The Water-Squirting Baby Elephant," "Kiddie Kong Shredding his Rock & Roll Guitar," and "Bones and his Skeleton Back-Up Singers The Craniums!" Plus, ventriloquist dummy Rudy O'Riley will make an appearance AND a new marionette creation will be premiering in December, "Skittles, the Jovial Juggling and Unicycling Clown!"

Magical Ventriloquist Steve Taylor has been delighting and enchanting audiences for over 55 years nationwide and has been a featured performer at Disneyland, on Comedy Central, on America's Got Talent, and at The Magic Castle in Hollywood. His "Magical Marionettes" feature the same clever and comical shenanigans that his audiences have come to love from his comedy magic and ventriloquism