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Puppet Shows, Puppet Workshops and Puppet Residencies

PRICES: The suggested donation for Puppet Shows for non-profit agencies, libraries, schools, pre-schools, after-schools, civic and community organizations is $125.00 per performance for up to 100 participants. For 100-200 participants the suggested donation is $225.00 For larger audiences  between 200 -300 partcipants  (assemblies & festivals) the cost is $325.00. Puppetry programs are at cost and are affordable as our goal is for everyone to be able to experience puppetry arts regardless of their circumstances. We will travel up to 30 miles from Chapel Hill, NC to bring our programs to you!


Interested in our ONLINE programs? Visit the ONLINE Programs Tab above!

Note: We do not perform for children's birthday parties, but Kathi's Klowns  or Music Explorium in Durham does. 

Puppet Shows Family Series

Gingerbread boy puppet show

Puppet Shows that Teach Skills

portable puppet theater

Puppet Workshops and Puppet Residencies 

puppet teacher workshop

Puppet Show Inc. currently offers  four puppet shows in their Family Series. These entertaining and educational performances are good for all ages. The Family Series shows last approximately 45 minutes and are best suited for assemblies with over 125 students. The Family Series programs foster Social Emotional Learning skills (SEL),  Character Education traits and are aligned with the NC Essential Standards while captivating children. These programs come with an optional Teaching Guide for follow up and expansion activities.


Current Family Series Shows are: 

* The Big Bad Wolf and Little

   Pig (also online)

* Gingy: The True Story of the

   Gingerbread Boy


* The Paper Bag Princess (also online)

* African Folk Tale The Chief with Five

   Heads (also online)

West Cary Kiddie Academy outdoor show June 2022.JPG
dragon puppet

Puppet Show Inc. offers 42 puppet shows that teach life lessons, foster Character Education traits, promote Social Emotional Learning (SEL), align with the NC Essential Standards and  provide follow up activities that continue to reinforce core concepts. These puppet shows include literature, discussion, puppet show and a make and take art project. Puppet Shows and activities last approximately one hour. We have puppet shows that address a variety of topics.


We offer two different types of puppet shows. One show is for single classroom settings (under 30 students). The second type of show is intended for grade levels or small assemblies (between 30-100 students)

The puppet performances listed below are for group sizes between 30 - 100 and require a space 6 foot x 6 foot with room for a screen and projector on a rolling cart. In addition, students need to sit 6 feet away from the puppet stage for an unobstructed view.  These puppet show teach a life lesson, include a story time ( depending on group size) and art activity (paper puppets) . They are performed using a table top and require the use of a projector and screen (we provide) or use of an on site interactive white board.

* Interrupting Chicken

* The Kissing Hand

* Mind Your Manners BB Wolf

* The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid

   of Anything ( October Show)

* Fractured Fairy Tale Goldi and #3 Bear


* Fractured Fairy Tale The Three Billy

  Goats at Troll Bluff

* Fractured Fairy Tale Little Red Hood

  and Plaid Wolf

* Froggy Does a Puppet Show

*  Puppet Show for Book Fairs

* Puppet Show for Library Summer

  Reading Kick Off

* Aesop Fable Ant & Grasshopper

    (also online & can be peformed


* Aesop Fable Lion & the Mouse

   (also online)

* Aesop Fable The Tortoise & Hare

   (also online)

* Aesop Fable The Boy who Cried Wolf

   (also online)

* Portuguese Folktale Stone Soup

   (also online)

* German Folktale The Shoemaker & the

   Elf  (also online)

* African Folktale Anansi & the Moss

  Covered Rock

  (also online & can be performed


* African Folktale Anansi Goes Fishing

   (also online)

* Chinese Folktale The Empty Pot

   (also online)

* Chinese Folktale The Greatest

   Treasure (also online)

* Japanese Folktale The Stone Cutter

   (also online)

* Folktale from India One Grain of Rice

   (also online)

* Folktale from Turkey The Hungry Coat    (also online)

* Mexican Folktale Borreguita & the

  Coyote  (also online & can be

   performed outdoors)

The Puppet Shows below are best suited for a single classroom ( 30 students) or an  academic setting that teach specific social skills. The shows are performed using a small mobile puppet theater that can move easily from classroom to classroom. These performances include a story time, puppet show and follow up activities through classroom packets with worksheets and art projects.

* Sharing  

* Bullying          

* Being Bossy         

* Bragging and Boasting       

* Being Considerate

* Tattle 

* Honesty

* Feelings

* Sportsmanship

* Teasing

* Playing Too Rough

* Manners

* Bee Safe

* Doing Your Best Work

* Friendship Triangles

* Include Everyone


*Peer Pressure

Puppet Workshops and Puppet Residencies are available for anyone interested in learning more about the wonderful world of puppetry arts. Workshops and Residencies are a hands on experience. Learn the basics of working with puppets. Puppets boost oral language acquisition correlated with reading skills. Puppets are also a powerful tool in stimulating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills  in children. We offer 2 -4 hour Teacher Workshops for teaching with puppets , 1-2 hour student workshops where students create their own puppet(s) and two different 5 Day

(5 hours)  Puppet Residencies: Social Emotional Learning Through Puppetry Arts (K-2) and Fairy Tales and Fables Using Puppets (grades 3-5) . The cost of the Teacher and Student Workshops is between $150-$425.00 depending on the number of participants and type of puppet being created. The two Puppet Residencies are arts integrated curricula teaching the NC Standards in English Language Arts, Healthful Living, Theatre Arts, and Guidance. Cost for Residencies are the same price as the NC Teaching Artists in the Schools Residency Programs of $150. per session/45 minutes- 1 hour class. We would be happy to form partnerships with schools and co-write grants for the Residencies Programs and/or Workshops! Want to learn the basics of puppetry one on one or for a small group? Contact us for more info. on our Zoom workshops. 


Story Boards & Craft Stick Puppets used in Student Residency Programs

chicken puppet
Mouse Playing the Piano
Mouse Plays Piano
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