Local Events

Local Events

Enjoy high quality puppet theatre in a small town atmosphere with Iowa's only professional puppet company!

In hopes that things will be back to normal this year, we have scheduled a full season of shows and events. We are especially excited about adding a Young Puppeteers Festival for anyone "young" to the art of puppetry! You can begin signing up in the fall. Group leaders will get an informational orientation on creating puppet shows. Each group will get two free consultations during the process. The festival takes place in May. There is no charge, but we require a signed commitment form. No dropping out at the last minute!

If covid rears its ugly head, we will do as many shows as possible outdoors and the rest masked at half capacity.

Peter and the Wolf

Listen to Prokofief's beloved music as you watch Peter outsmart the wolf! Eulenspiegel Puppets use beautifully crafted large tabletop puppets and rod puppets to tell this classic tale of a young boy, his grandfather, his pets, and the creatures that live in the meadow and the forest.

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Age group: 4-94

Peter and the Wolf

The Emperor's Nightingale

Puppeteer Stephanie Vallez performs this sweet tabletop show with finely crafted rod marionettes interacting in a fairy tale kingdom. With the help of his friends in the forest, the Emperor discovers the beauty of the natural world and its superiority over mechanical amusements. Stephanie works the puppets, sings, and plays the penny whistle and the clarinet.

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Age group: 4-94

The Emperor's Nightingale

The Snow Queen

Eulenspiegel's adaptation of this beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale uses delightfully crafted miniature Bohemian marionettes that interact on the pages of two extra-large pop-up storybooks. The story follows Gerda as she travels to the ends of the earth to save her best friend, Kai, from the Snow Queen.

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Age group: 4-94

The Snow Queen

Puppets and Pastries: Dessert Theatre for Adults

Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre presents its twenty-fourth annual Puppets and Pastries: Dessert Theatre For Adults, Saturday, March 12, 7:00 PM and Sunday, March 13, at 2:00 P. M.

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Puppets and Pastries: Dessert Theatre for Adults

Magical Fish and Mermaids!

Looking for something fun to do during spring break? Come to West Liberty for a puppet show and lunch in one of our downtown restaurants!

The Fisherman and his Wife is the ancient Grimm's Fairy Tale of the magical fish who grants wishes until the beneficiaries become too greedy and too hungry for power.

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Age group: 4-94

Magical Fish and Mermaids!

The Bremen Town Musicians

Eulenspiegel Puppets presents a new adaptation of The Bremen Town Musicians, a beloved Grimm’s fairy tale! In this version, Till Eulenspiegel’s donkey retires and makes common cause with a bluesy hound, a rockin’ rooster, and a jazzy cat.

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Age group: 4-94

The Bremen Town Musicians

Films for Adults and Teens

Join us at the Owl Glass Puppetry Center for a special presentation of Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams!

Handmade Puppet Dreams is a series of short films showcasing the fresh voices of independent puppeteers who embrace film as their medium and breathe life into their dreams while exploring a spectrum of live-action puppetry styles.

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Age group: teens and adults

Films for Adults and Teens

Young Puppeteers Festival

THE YOUNG PUPPETEERS FESTIVAL is an opportunity for amateur puppeteers to develop their own shows for performance in a festival setting. It is open to anyone who is young to the art of puppetry (kids and adults). Participants will write their own script, craft materials, build their own puppets, and perform at the festival.

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Age group: all ages

Young Puppeteers Festival

Field Trips!

Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre is an excellent destination for your school field trips! We're holding them outdoors till it's safe to go inside! 

With shows that connect to the Iowa Core, include study guides, and take place in West Liberty's charming downtown park, our beautiful 1910 opera house, or Owl Glass Puppetry Center's intimate environment, these events are perfect for grades K-5....

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Field Trips!
Eulenspiegel Puppets

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Contact us:

(319)-627-2487
monica@puppetspuppets.com
319 N. Calhoun St.
West Liberty, IA