Wonderful Children's Marionette Puppet Shows! Celebrating Over 25 Years Of Pulling Heartstrings!
Franklin Haynes Marionettes is truly the best and most unique in children's live entertainment! Let us pull heartstrings at your next event! We do wonderful birthday party puppet shows!
Our shows come out to you, and start on time by one of our professional puppeteers who never shows up late! The puppet stage takes up a 10 X 10 area, but we are flexible with smaller areas. Our shows are self-contained. We provide our own microphone, music, lighting, staging and amplification. We even have our own power supply. We can perform anywhere!
Serving all of Southern California
Great show! Everyone had a great time. Worth every penny. Thanks again.
The experience was amazing! My lil boy and friends were entertained by all the different characters. There are less expensive marionettes out there, however, you get what you pay for. And what I paid was well worth the money! Thanks Frank! See you next year!
We enjoyed the show very much, and I especially like the way Franklin interacted with our kids near the front of the stage. The kids couldn't stop laughing! At the end of the show our kids had the chance to learn puppet dance. It was a total enjoyable experience. I highly recommend it.
Response from Franklin Haynes Marionettes:
This was a show for Pico Rivera Library's Summer Reading Program. It was a lot of fun.
We chose the Puppets at Night Show since this was an all adult event. Having already seen a children's show at a friend's house - I decided that the Puppets at Night would be the perfect event for such an evening event.
It was truly a fun night and everyone that attended the event loved it and had never experienced anything like it before. the only complaint was that they were sorry when it was over - they wanted more!!
Franklin was professional, arrived on time and provided great entertainment for a mixed age group of people.
We would not hesitate to hire him again for such a special event.
SYC Yacht Club.
Very good show also got the puppet making after and it was a big hit! I had about 200 people and they were able to accomidate them no problem!
The Puppet show was held on the Greenbelt in Seal Beach as part of our Seal Beach 95th Birthday Founders
Day Celebration. The children loved the show and everyone was pleased without the excellent performance.
This is the 3rd time in 15 years that Franklin Hayes has appeared at our Founders Day Celebration (held every
The children didn't take their eyes off of the puppets once! They all enjoyed the show!
It was a fantastic event and Franklin entertained kids of all ages with ease!
We thoroughly enjoyed having the Franklin Haynes Marionettes perform at our library again! "Puppets on Parade" showcased a variety of characters and was enjoyed with great delight by children, parents and grandparents in our audience. The puppeteer was skilled and pleasant,and terrific with the children,willingly posing with Pinocchio for pictures with the children at the conclusion of the show! We look forward to booking another show soon!
Born in New Port Beach California, Franklin Haynes has logged about thirty years of experience entertaining families with marionette puppetry. He is the artistic creative power house behind the company. A family man, he resides Riverside California with his wife and his two children. He is a seasoned performer, a gifted and talented puppet builder. A graduate of UC Riverside with a degree in theater and education, Franklin Haynes was a credentialed first grade bilingual elementary school teacher for Riverside USD for five years. He is a member of the Screen Actor's Guild. Credits include puppetry manipulation on television with Disney-Touchstone/ABC in Day Break with Taye Diggs. He helped in the making of the Scapegoat Wax rock video on MTV. He also was seen on UPN’s popular Blind Date program where he taught the blind date couple how to manipulate marionettes. He is a recognized member of Puppeteers of America, and a member in good standing with the Los Angeles and Orange County Puppetry Guilds. He has performed numerous children’s programs on cable. His rapport and experience with children is magical and unmatched by other entertainers. Because he is fluent in the Spanish language, shows can be performed bilingually.
Past Booked Events
|October 19, 2022 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|July 24, 2022 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|October 09, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Religious Celebration|
|Franklin Haynes||Marionette Puppeteer|