The Puppet Co. Playhouse

The Puppet Co. Playhouse We offer professional puppetry shows to our audience of all ages, *and* classes, exhibits, & rentals! Some productions have additional special performances.
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Mainstage performances: Thursday and Friday at 10:30am, Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am & 1pm.

This holiday season, join Clara and the Nutcracker as they go on a magical journey full of toys, treats, and twists!The ...
12/15/2023

This holiday season, join Clara and the Nutcracker as they go on a magical journey full of toys, treats, and twists!

The Puppet Co. is proud to present our 35th Annual Nutcracker! Originated by TPC founders Allan Stevens, Christopher Piper, and MayField Piper. Music by the Arlington Symphony Orchestra. Directed by Elizabeth Dapo.

Get your tickets today at thepuppetco.showare.com/Nutcracker35

For over 60 years, Bob Brown Puppets have enriched the lives, imaginations, and potential creative abilities of hundreds...
12/11/2023

For over 60 years, Bob Brown Puppets have enriched the lives, imaginations, and potential creative abilities of hundreds of thousands of children. We have been so lucky to have Bob as a regular performer at the Puppet Co. and are thrilled to celebrate his work and legacy as he heads into retirement at the end of this year. Master Puppeteer Bob Brown has performed on Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, internationally, with Bil Baird, for 3 US Presidents, and in countless Punch & Judy shows for the Smithsonian. Bob entertains the young and young at heart with his colorful puppets show after show after show.

Join us on December 24th at 10am for Bob's last show on our stage, Nutcracker Fantasy!

Tickets can be purchased at thepuppetco.showare.com.

We've been nominated for several BroadwayWorld Regional Awards! Vote for our productions of Peter and the Wolf and Magic...
11/11/2023

We've been nominated for several BroadwayWorld Regional Awards! Vote for our productions of Peter and the Wolf and Magic Mirror for Best Theatre For Young Audiences Production, and vote for us for Favorite Local Theatre.

BroadwayWorld regional awards are nominated and voted on by the community. We can't thank our audiences enough for these nominations.

Go to https://www.broadwayworld.com/washington-dc/article/Voting-Opens-for-2023-BroadwayWorld-Washington-DC-Awards-20231108 to cast your votes and check out live voting stats!

Ghoulie B. is on TV! Thank you so much Good Morning Washington for having us!See Kirk Bixby and Elizabeth Dapo talk the ...
10/20/2023

Ghoulie B. is on TV! Thank you so much Good Morning Washington for having us!

See Kirk Bixby and Elizabeth Dapo talk the Puppet Co., Witch Wartsmith's Halloween Spooktacular, and the importance of the arts!

Want to see Ghoulie B. live on stage? Get your tickets to Witch Wartsmith's Halloween Spooktacular! Check the comments for more information.

https://wjla.com/good-morning-washington/around-town/witch-wartsmith-promises-a-spooktacular-puppet-show-laughter-guaranteed?fbclid=IwAR3lYH_SW1AJHBr2BdYlVP83JvWf_QvRC-hEnlWgM05tbq589936Ig8AmqA #

Elizabeth Dapo, Artistic Director of the Puppet Co., and puppeteer Kirk Bixby stop by Good Morning Washington to talk Witch Wartsmith's Spooktacular.

Get to know our new Executive Director, Isabel Dawson!Isabel graduated Magna Cum Laude from Augustana College (Rock Isla...
10/18/2023

Get to know our new Executive Director, Isabel Dawson!

Isabel graduated Magna Cum Laude from Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) with a double major (Business Management & Theatre) as well as a double minor (Entrepreneurship & Nonprofit Leadership). As a senior, she won first place at the Augustana Business Plan Competition. She stage managed for theatres such as the Mississippi Bend Players, St. Croix Festival Theatre, the Spotlight Theatre, and Playcrafter’s Barn Theatre. As the Executive Director of Genesius Guild, she produced free classical theatre in a public park. She recruited, hired, and managed a production team of over 20 people and over 50 volunteers. She moved to the area to become the Executive Director in September of 2023.

We are so excited to welcome her to the Puppet Co. Team!

Witch Wartsmith's Halloween Spooktacular is finally here again! Come see some familiar faces and new performances now th...
10/01/2023

Witch Wartsmith's Halloween Spooktacular is finally here again! Come see some familiar faces and new performances now through October 29th! Who will win Most Talented Creature 2023?

The third-annual entertainment is creatively and technically excellent.

MEET THE STAGE MANAGER! 🦇As the Stage Manager for Witch Wartsmith's Halloween Spooktacular, it's Benji the Bat's job to ...
09/24/2023

MEET THE STAGE MANAGER! 🦇

As the Stage Manager for Witch Wartsmith's Halloween Spooktacular, it's Benji the Bat's job to make sure all cues play at the right time, and solve problems on the fly! Without Benji, this show would not happen. Be sure to show Benji (and all the other stage managers in your life) some extra love today!

See Benji in action at Witch Wartsmith's Halloween Spooktacular, September 28th - October 29th. Tickets are available at the puppetco.showare.com/Halloween

MEET THE WINNERS: 2022 EDITION 🎃Jackie, Jacqueline, and Bernice are the Jackie O's! These fabulous gourd-geous girls are...
09/24/2023

MEET THE WINNERS: 2022 EDITION 🎃

Jackie, Jacqueline, and Bernice are the Jackie O's! These fabulous gourd-geous girls are top notch performers with a love for pop. Last year, they had audiences craving more of that pumpkin spice and took the title! This year, they are back to win Most Talented Creature 2023!

Come see Witch Wartsmith's Halloween Spooktacular to see these ladies grace our stage once again! Get your tickets at thepuppetco.showare.com/Halloween

MEET THE WINNER: 2021 EDITIONHarold the Scarecrow has an OUTSTANDING act that had audience in awe of his talents!  He co...
09/22/2023

MEET THE WINNER: 2021 EDITION

Harold the Scarecrow has an OUTSTANDING act that had audience in awe of his talents! He competed again in 2022 but decided this year to take a break. fans can see him hanging out in the theater, supporting his old friends from previous years and the new acts competing for Most Talented Creature 2023!

Want to see some other previous winners? Come see Witch Wartsmith's Halloween Spooktacular, opening on September 28th. Get your tickets at thepuppetco.showare.com/Halloween!

We're gearing up for the spookiest time of the year! Check out our Instagram stories leading up to the opening of Witch ...
09/09/2023

We're gearing up for the spookiest time of the year! Check out our Instagram stories leading up to the opening of Witch Wartsmith's Halloween Spooktacular on September 28th. Help us crown Most Talented Creature 2023 AND Best Halloween Movie 2023!
Voting starts...NOW!

Not ready for Halloween just yet? Our 40th Anniversary show, Magic Mirror runs until September 17th. Come by the playhouse to see this original tale! Ticket link is in the comments!

Thank you DC Theater Arts for your kind words about our 40th anniversary show, Magic Mirror! This limited run MUST CLOSE...
09/01/2023

Thank you DC Theater Arts for your kind words about our 40th anniversary show, Magic Mirror! This limited run MUST CLOSE September 17th so get your tickets at the link in the comments today!

The first show developed by company founders is a treat for the entire family.

Celebrate 40 years of the Puppet Co. with Magic Mirror!What is Magic Mirror?This original fairytale mash-up was the firs...
08/26/2023

Celebrate 40 years of the Puppet Co. with Magic Mirror!

What is Magic Mirror?
This original fairytale mash-up was the first show founders Allan Stevens and Christopher Piper created as the Puppet Co. in 1983. Our story follows Toad, the child of a powerful magical beings who is unaware of the great power that lives within. On the journey to save the kingdom, we meet dragons, river spirits (like the one pictured here), and various woodland creatures. The original version of the show was retired in 1992 and we are so excited to bring this reimagination of this tale to our stage to celebrate where we started.

Magic Mirror runs August 31st - September 17th.
Get your tickets at thepuppetco.showare.com/Mirror40

We are open! Stop by to see the amazing Beech Tree Puppets at 10am and and the magical Beauty and the Beast at 11:30am a...
08/05/2023

We are open! Stop by to see the amazing Beech Tree Puppets at 10am and and the magical Beauty and the Beast at 11:30am and 1pm!

Tickets are available for all shows, contact the Box Office with any questions.

All performances on Sunday, July 30th have been cancelled due to the ongoing power outage. Please think electric thought...
07/30/2023

All performances on Sunday, July 30th have been cancelled due to the ongoing power outage. Please think electric thoughts for us!! We will see you again next week with more Tiny Tots and Beauty and the Beast!

The magic of Peter and the Wolf is touring around Montgomery County as a part Montgomery Parks Parks Playhouse Junior pr...
06/23/2023

The magic of Peter and the Wolf is touring around Montgomery County as a part Montgomery Parks Parks Playhouse Junior program! Catch puppeteers Valarie and Maggie at 10am at the following MoCo parks:

Sunday, June 25 | Wheaton Local Park
Monday, June 26 | Fairland Recreational Park
Tuesday, June 27 | Falls Road Local Park

This event is FREE for all ages. For more information, go to https://montgomeryparks.org/event-team/parks-playhouse-junior/

MEET THE PERFORMERS! We have an amazing line-up for our Witching Hour event Saturday, June 17th at 9pm. Join us for an e...
06/15/2023

MEET THE PERFORMERS! We have an amazing line-up for our Witching Hour event Saturday, June 17th at 9pm. Join us for an evening of puppetry, drag, and burlesque. Get your tickets at thepuppetco.showare.com/WitchPride
See you Saturday ❤

Celebrate Mother's Day at the Puppet Co.! Come see our Tiny Tots show, Bixby the Cat Plants a Garden at 10am and our Mai...
05/13/2023

Celebrate Mother's Day at the Puppet Co.! Come see our Tiny Tots show, Bixby the Cat Plants a Garden at 10am and our Mainstage show Jack and the Beanstalk at 11:30am and 1pm. After the show, moms and caretakers can take home a special treat! This offer is for Sunday ONLY so get your tickets today! Go to thepuppetco.org for show information and to purchase tickets!

Director Danny Pushkin used many fun non-words in tonight's first blocking rehearsal for Jack and the Beanstalk. Our fav...
04/04/2023

Director Danny Pushkin used many fun non-words in tonight's first blocking rehearsal for Jack and the Beanstalk. Our favorites were "moo-ography," "stool-ography," and the multitude of bah buh bahs, puhpuhs, and haaaaas he used to communicate timing.

(Betcha didn't know we start blocking without puppets! Our performers Mollie Greenberg and Lee Gerstenhaber definitely leaned in on the fun.)

thepuppetco.showare.com/Beanstalk

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7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD
20812

Opening Hours

Wednesday 9:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 3:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday 9:30am - 3:30pm
Sunday 9:30am - 3:30pm

Telephone

(301) 634-5380

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