The National Puppetry Festival is pleased to offer a variety of public tickets to our schedule of performances. There are three broad categories of programming: Afternoon Performances in the Stamp Student Union, Evening Performances in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and the Community Days program. Links will be updated as tickets become available.


The following performances have ticketing available.

  • Wednesday, July 19th, 9pm ET: Marooned!
  • Thursday, July 20th, 9pm ET: SPINOKIO
  • Friday, July 21st, 9pm ET: Behind the Scenes with Terry Fator
  • Saturday, July 21st, 8pm ET:  Puppeteers of America Awards Ceremony and Closing Keynote
  • Saturday, July 21st, 9pm ET:  Packrat

Coming Soon

(Estimated Early June)

    Main Festival Programs

  • Tuesday, July 18th, 3pm & 8pm ET: Aanika's Elephants
  • Tuesday, July 18th, 10:30pm ET: Handmade Puppet Dreams Selections
  • Wednesday, July 19th, 1pm & 4pm ET: The Charm City Puppet Cabaret
  • Wednesday, July 19th, 10:30pm ET: The National Puppet Slam
  • Thursday, July 20th, 1pm & 4pm ET: Lupita's Revenge 
  • Thursday, July 20th, 10:30pm ET: The Reel Puppetry Film Festival
  • Friday, July 21st, 1pm & 4pm ET: The Three Little Pigs 
  • Friday, July 21st, 10:30pm ET: Potpourri
  • Saturday, July 21st, 1pm & 4pm ET:  Oma

    Community Days Programs

  • Wednesday, July 19th, 1pm ET: Ladyfingers, Jr.
  • Wednesday, July 19th, 4pm ET: Salmagundi, The Puppet Variety Show
  • Thursday, July 20th, 1pm ET: Fox Fables
  • Thursday, July 20th, 4pm ET: Give Me a Hand
  • Friday, July 21st, 1pm ET: Santa Got Fired
  • Friday, July 21st, 2pm ET: Puppets & Autism: A Special Connection Panel Discussion Hosted by The Jim Henson Foundation
  • Friday, July 21st, 3pm-5pm ET: Digitizing Personal Archives I & II


    With regrets the following will not be ticketed due to capacity limits.

  • Wednesday, July 19th, 1pm & 4pm ET: How to Snag a Sea Monster
  • Thursday, July 20th, 1pm & 4pm ET: Quijote
  • Friday, July 21st, 1pm & 4pm ET: Migraciones/Migrations
  • Saturday, July 22nd, 1pm & 4pm ET: Rent Party

Puppeteers of America
310 East 38th St, Suite 127
Minneapolis, MN 55409