See an amazing marionette show. Play with over one hundred puppets. Decorate your very own souvenir puppet ticket. Enjoy our wonderful outdoor courtyard and free parking. Shop in our puppets-of-every-kind gift shop. Shows are recommended for children age three and older--and all the adults in their lives.
After my two girls and I saw Jack and the Beanstalk this summer at the Denver Puppet Theater I was disappointed I hadn’t brought them sooner – and more often. Think Simple. Fun. Inexpensive. Not only did the girls watch the marionette show but they created their very own puppet in the art center (for free), created their own real puppet shows following the performance but they also got to run around outside and picnic in the outdoor courtyard. (We brought our own sack lunch but there is a cafe onsite with sandwiches and coffees.) My youngest, who was a new four could barley sit still during the performance BUT that’s ok. It’s a kids theater so little ones can sit in chairs, the floor or stand to the side. She did all of the above AND loved the show.
We finally made it to a puppet show at the Denver Puppet Theater and were delighted! The atmosphere was very unique, from a garden with water features and lots of things to see to a shop and theater filled to the brim with puppets of every imaginable type. My sensitive 5yo found some of the hanging puppets a bit scary, but loved the experience overall. Your "ticket" to the show is a simple paper puppet which you're welcome to decorate before the show starts. It was busy even on a weekday, so we recommend you show up a little early to have time to decorate your puppet and find the best seats. The day we visited the one-woman puppeteer put on a quirky take of the Pinocchio with lots of interaction with the crowd. After the show, kiddos were welcomed to play in several smaller puppet theaters throughout the room. Don't miss this place!