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 Welcome to the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater!

Shows Friday through Sunday

11AM, 1PM and 3PM


Mr Ryan's T-Rex Music Video Release Party

The Theater is NOT selling the tickets for this Event. Please go to this link for Tickets


Black Cat, Skat !

October 6-8, 13-15

Black cat in black caldron with an orange pumpkin head sticking out above the cat

Halloween is coming! Ghosts are about!  Esmeralda, the Great Witch of Potions, has been invited to the Broomstick Ball! She needs someone to go with her. Can she brew one out of her cauldron or will her kitty friend Elvira make one of her own? “Trick orTreat!” Or Meooowwww!!! Let’s see what Elvira does before Esmeralda can say “black cat, scat!!”


Halloween Cartoon Fest and Puppet Show

October 13-15

Vintage Halloween Cartoons and Puppets go together!

Come watch Casper the Friendly Ghost, Cobweb Hotel, and see Elvira have fun with the Witch in Black Cat, Skat!


 Haunted Theater!

October 20-22

Geared for the little ones, come interact with a cast of puppets from the Fortune Teller to skeletons! Come trick and treat and wear your costume! Make a puppet to take home!


Steve Taylor's

Ghouls, Goblins & Giggles Show

October 27-29

Man with small beard holding a skeleton, alligator and ventriloquest dummy coming out of an organge pumpkin

Celebrate Halloween and "laugh 'til your cheeks hurt" at this non-scary tongue-in-cheek performance of Steve Taylor's "Ghouls, Goblins & Giggles Show" the last weekend of October 2023 at The Marie Hitchcock Balboa Park Puppet Theater in San Diego.
Popular Puppet Theater entertainer Steve Taylor returns with his family appropriate comedy magic, ventriloquism and marionettes, all of which will combine to enchant your "little ghouls" and excite their anticipation about this favorite time of the year. Endorsed by classic "monsters," here's what they're saying; "So funny, it drove me batty!" (Dracula), "I howled with laughter!" (Wolfman) and "The whole thing kept me in stitches!" (Frankenstein). 
Attend dressed in your favorite Halloween costume for a Group Photo with Steve (and friends) after every performance. So, don't get "tricked," instead experience a real "treat" by having fun with your whole family at Steve Taylor's "Ghouls, Goblins & Giggles Show!" Reserve your tickets today. Appropriate for the whole family aged 3 to 103.


Celebration of Marie Hitchcock Birthday

October 27 - November 5

Marie Hitchcock was born on Halloween!

The Theater is celebrating her birthday and the impact she had on San Diego and local puppetry with Steve Taylor, her former apprentice, and our show Dia de los Muertos


Dia de los Muertos

November 3-5


Music, dancing and puppets celebrate the people who have made the journey onward, made a difference in our lives and the world around us. Learn about various cultures who celebrate their own version of honoring the departed. We are also celebrating the live of puppeteers we have known, especially Marie Hitchcock,whose birthday is Halloween!


November 10-12, 17-19



Furry Fables 2.0

November 24-26

white with brown around the face cat puppet inside a green bushy tree

Adorable animals learn important lessons while still having lots of fun. Featuring both classic Aesop fables as well as original fables. This is a booth show with hand puppets.


A Christmas Carol 2.0

December Nights

December 1-2

Come see an updated version of our hoilday favorite from years ago December Nights


A Christmas Carol 2.0

December 9-10, 16-17

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

man with small beard with a dog, charlie chaplin, elephant, gorrilla and skeleton marionettes

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