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Puppet Showplace Theatre is dedicated to presenting outstanding
professional puppetry to diverse audiences through performances, workshops, and
community outreach activities. The
theatre has been presenting live puppetry from its home at 32 Station Street,
Brookline, MA for 39 years.
Puppet Showplace presents a 50-week season featuring a different
performing company every week. Touring performances and community
outreach events throughout the Northeast reach additional audiences at
festivals and in parks, museums, schools, community centers and libraries. The Puppet Showplace has a year-round
educational program that includes summer camps for children, family workshops
with guest artists and adult classes.
The theatre also provides curriculum-based shows to school groups and
offers study guides to teachers.
Showplace has an average annual attendance of 24,000 patrons. They are drawn from throughout the New
England region and tourists to the Boston area.
Mainstage productions are geared towards families and 50% of the
audience is children ages 3 to 10 years.
Puppet Showplace presents an award-winning Puppets at Night and Puppet
Slam series for adults bimonthly.
is managed by a staff of five most with advanced degrees in Arts Administration,
Stage Directing and Arts Education. The
theater is governed by a 15 member board of trustees from the Greater Boston
area. The organization is chartered as a
not-for-profit corporation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and classified
as 501(C)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service.