Seattle Puppet Community Day – Free
Seattle Community Puppet Day at the Seattle Central Broadway Performance Hall is a public event celebrating the arts of puppetry with an afternoon of free puppet shows and workshops.
All events are free and open to the public. Funding provided by the Neighborhood Matching Fund of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Tickets are required to ensure safe capacity.
The 3 Little Pigs presented by Puppet Art Theater Co
Saturday, August 6 at noon at Broadway Performance Hall
Three pigs manage on their own to have fun and experience adventures. But first they have to build themselves houses. Straw, sticks and bricks add to the hilarity and mayhem as the pigs try to outsmart the big bad wolf. Puppet Art Theater Co. uses digital sets and simple animation in combination with hand and rod puppets to create a unique adaptation of the classic tale “The Three Little Pigs”.
Art Grueneberger founded Puppet Art Theater Co. in 1996. His company has
eighteen productions that tour across California and beyond performing hundreds
of live and online performances each year. Grueneberger is a master in
develop wonderful puppet shows that charm and delight family audiences. In
In addition to his work for children, Grueneberger also produced large-scale
theatrical productions for adults incorporating puppets. He taught at
several colleges and was a featured guest artist at the Eugene O’Neill
National Puppetry Conference. Currently, he is the animator of the Puppeteers of
American online program “Meet Our Mentors”.
Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Funding provided by the Neighborhood Matching Fund of the Seattle Department of
Recycled Robots Workshop with Cheryl Hadley
Saturday, August 6 at 1 p.m. (Pacific)
Broadway performance hall
Workshop tickets (Free)
Kids 8 and up (6 and up with an adult staying and helping) can create a large robot puppet with elastic arms and a spinning head. Personalize your puppet with all kinds of embellishments. This workshop will last approximately one hour and will follow the first performance of “Three Little Pigs”.
“Pegasus and the Star Stories” by Pegasus Puppet Theater
Saturday August 6 at 3 p.m.
Broadway performance hall
Pegasus Tickets (Free)
Space is filled with stars. But how did these stars get their name? Watch Roman and Greek myths come to life and illuminate the stories behind the constellations, such as Hercules, Andromeda and Perseus, Artemis and Orion, Bellerophon and the Chimera, and many more. This production is an uninterrupted spectacle of mythical proportions and is perfect for audiences from kindergarten to grade 5. Cheer on the hero and the titan!
Performance Type: Mixed Styles
About the Pegasus Puppet Theater
Wolf and Zuzu Alexander are a brother and sister duo and third generation puppeteers. They are the grandchildren of the founders of the internationally renowned Tears of Joy Theater (1971-2019). Wolf and Zuzu carry on the legacy of bringing the magic of storytelling through puppets to children in the Pacific Northwest.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Funding provided by the Neighborhood Matching Fund of the Seattle Department of
Seattle Community Puppet Day is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our attendees. We have adopted the following policies to keep everyone safe: Masks are required inside the venue at all times by all attendees and event staff, except when actively eating or drinking where permitted . Any participant or holder of an event ticket who does not respect any health protocol related to COVID may be asked to leave the event without refund. We appreciate your cooperation.
To help with the well-being of the community, our festival presenters and other interested members of the public will clean up litter around the Capitol Hill Performance Venue on Saturday before welcoming the community to the puppet shows. Volunteers will help pick up litter in an area bordering Seattle Central College (Harvard Ave to the west, Denny Street to the north, Cal Anderson Park (11th) to the east, and Pine St to the south). The intention is to improve the Broadway area (between Denny and Pine) and Cal Anderson Park for everyone to enjoy over the weekend.