Looking for a timeless way to entertain and delight children and families? American Puppet Theater knows how to transform any event into a fun, funny, and memorable experience. With over 20 years of professional experience performing for amusement parks, cruise ships, trade shows, libraries, schools, and even small family parties we can provide just the right performance for any audience.
We bring our own theater and sound system and arrive early.
For birthdays we offer a special package that makes the birthday child the star of the show!
Price Range: $225-$1200
Gig Length: 25 - 240 minutes
Insurance: $3,000,000 - Performers Commercial General Liability
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What to Expect
Our booking process is simple and fun.
Choose your date, pick your show, and relax.
We will arrive early, set up everything we need, and perform an awesome puppet show for your guests. When the show is over we always stay a bit longer so the children can say hello to their favorite puppet or sneak a behind the scenes peek at the theater.
If you have chosen a birthday party package the birthday child will be featured as the star of the show! You may choose to add on a special treat such as a puppet making workshop, puppet party favors, or airbrush face painting.
Current available shows:
A Tale of Two Elves (holiday theme) perfect for November and December events
Not Quite Fairy Tales (fairy tales with a twist) ideal for birthday parties, school assemblies, and special events
Package Add Ons:
Puppet making workshop
Additional entertainers (need a juggler, magician, costumed character, balloon artist? We've got you covered!)
Puppet party favors (handmade finger puppets add a bespoke element to any event!)
American Puppet Theater is directed by Libby Weston. Her creativity is informed by other fields- over 20 years of dance training, comedy appearances with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, on The Tonight Show, and numerous international performances. Her years of successful work in these other forms of entertainment combine to make her puppet shows unforgettable.
Additional Booking Notes
We set up our own theater at your space. We need only a 8x8 performance space and a power outlet.
Past Booked Events
|October 24, 2018–October 28, 2018 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||Chicago Botanic Gardens|
Influences & Inspiration
Fred Rogers, The Sound of Music (The Lonely Goatherd scene created by Bil Baird and Cora Eisenberg!), Lucille Ball, Jim Hensen, and Mary Poppins.
for large audiences that require sound support we ask for a power outlet to plug our sound system into.