Center for Puppetry Arts

Not Just For Kids

We know what you’re thinking: A puppet museum and theatre? For adults? You must be joking.

But it’s no mistake, just admittedly unexpected. Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts is not just for kids. In fact, some shows are for adults only. There are also shows for adults and teens and, of course, shows suited for little ones.

Performances typically utilize a range of puppetry arts—including costumed actors, marionettes, shadow puppets, cardboard cutouts and more. The museum presents a breathtaking array of puppets—including several you’re likely to already know by name.

The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure where the goal is to entertain and educate. It officially opened on September 23, 1978, when Kermit the Frog and his creator Jim Henson cut the ceremonial ribbon. The first puppetry center in the United States, today it is the largest American organization solely dedicated to the art of puppet theater.

-Photo by Ross Henderson


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