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.
The Big Election
Saturday, April 15, 11 AM and 2 PM
Who will win the big election for Leader of the Beasts? Will it be Benny P. (for Progress) Beaver or Terry E.
Age group: 4-94
Summer Neighborhood Tour 2023!
Thanks to support from many generous friends donating to the Teri Jean Breitbach Memorial Fund, we are once again bringing free puppet shows to the area. This year's main show is The Emperor's Nightingale, a delightful tale by Hans Christian Andersen, performed by Stephanie Vallez.
Young Puppeteers Festival
Saturday, May 6, 10 AM-4 PM
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).
Age group: all ages
2023 Summer Puppet Campfor ages 7-12
July 24th-28th 2023
10:00 a. m. - 4:00 p. m. Daily
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Join us for a week of fun with puppetry! Campers will learn many styles of puppetry and work together to build their own original puppet show with the guidance of our professional artists and staff.
Summer Class for Adults!
Monday, July 31-Friday, August 4
Have you always wanted to learn more about puppetry?
Our summer class for adults is approved by Grant Wood AEA! If you're a teacher, you can take the class for three credits toward recertification, but anyone, teen or adult, can take the class for fun and personal enrichment.
Age group: Adults and teens
Friday afternoon, Sept. 15, out-of-town puppeteers here for the Children's Festival will present workshops open to the public, puppeteers and non-puppeteers alike. Children in the West Liberty School district may attend the workshops free of charge. Specific times and subjects TBA. Contact us for details.
Age group: 7-adult depending on workshop
Puppet Slam for Adults
Friday, September 15, 7 PM
Every year, the evening before the children's festival, Eulenspiegel and Friends present a “Puppet Slam” at 7:00 P. M. A Puppet Slam is an opportunity to perform and watch short experimental and sometimes outrageous puppet vignettes that are geared towards teenagers and adults.
Age group: teens and adults
West Liberty Children's Festival
Saturday, September 16, 10 AM-3 PM
The Twenty-Sixth Annual West Liberty Children's Festival will take place Saturday, September 60, 2023, from 10:00 A. M. to 3:00 P. M.
Age group: 2-102