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Winter Hours
Labor Day to Memorial Day
Wed, Thurs, Friday:
10am & 11:30am
Sat/Sun: 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

Summer Hours
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Wed Thru Sunday:
11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

General Admission: $5.00
Seniors/Military $4.00
Children Under Two Are Free
Group discounts for groups of 10 or more

Group Prices:
Groups of 10 to 25 paying customers get a 10% discount
Groups of 25 or more paying customers get a 20% discount

Winter Hours in Effect
from Labor Day to Memorial Day

Wed.,Thurs., Fri.10am & 11:30am
Sat. & Sun. 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

Upcoming Shows

Click to download .pdf schedule

Hungry Catapillar

February 22 - 26

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Stories


Audience participation and three short stories make this a fun show for the little ones.

Variety of puppets

Big Joe Productions


Hilarious Circus
March 1 – March 5 & March 8 – March 12

Circus Hilarious

Keep your eyes on the center ring in this celebration of circus traditions where friendship is the true path to fame and fortune.

Large format puppets

Animal Cracker Conspiracy


Too Tall Tony
March 15 to March 19

Too Tall Tony: a cowboy story


Tony the Cowboy is so tall that he is teased by his schoolmates but it is his height that saves the day in the end.

Full Stage Marionette Production

Big Joe Productions


Rabbit and the moon

March 22 to March 26

The Rabbit in the Moon


A tricky rabbit gets the best of a coyote in this favorite Mexican folk tale.

Hand Puppets

Gaston’s Puppet Show


Park clown puppet

March 29 – April 2

PARK: A Clown Puppetry Experience

Join us as we see lives intersect in Balboa Park in this super awesome mash-up of clown/improve/puppetry for the whole family!

Gaston Morineau Puppets


Bunny rabbit puppets

April 5 to April 9

Peter Rabbit


The mischievous vegetarian rabbit and his cousin, Benjamin, find big trouble in Mr. McGregor’s garden.

Hand Puppets

Puppet Express performed by Millie Patterson


Goldilocks Puppet

April 12 to April 16 Easter is April 16th

Goldilocks and the Three Little Easter Bunnies


Goldilocks is lost and stumbles on the house of the three little bunnies. Will she find her way home? Will the bunnies help her? Come to the theater and meet Papa, Mama and Baby Bunny.

Full Stage Marionette Production

Big Joe Productions


Whispers of the forest puppets

April 19 to April 23 & April 26 to April 30

Come Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd

Whispers of the Forest

Gamoola the Great Tree is in danger of the wood cutter’s ax. Will his animal friends be able to save him?

Larger than life puppets                             

Julie’s Puppet Creations



May 3 - 7


A magical trickster returns to collect his terrible price for helping the miller’s daughter to do the impossible: spin straw into gold. Who will come to her rescue now?

Hand puppets

Millie Patterson’s Weaver’s Tales


Peter and the wolf

May 10 - 14

Peter and the Wolf

A retelling of Prokofiev’s classic "Peter and the Wolf"

Made possible in part by the Jim Henson Foundation

As Peter cleans and rearranges his grandfather’s workshop he discovers a journal which when read brings to life the objects in the workshop.

Table top, shadow, and object puppetry

Max Daily Puppets


Animals animals puppet

May 17 - 21

Animals, Animals, Animals


Big Joe shares three short animal stories including favorites: How Much is that Doggie in the Window, and The Rock and Roll Rabbit and Jack Be Nimble.

Marionettes and Hand Puppets

Big Joe Productions


Two Frog Stories

May 24 – May 29 (Wednesday – Monday)

Two Frog Stories and a Spider Song

(3 shows added on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th)

I’m a wide mouth frog and I eat flies,” claims the wide mouth frog in this funny story. In Princess Elena’s Golden Ball, frog finds the lost ball in the well, but a playful dog gets the credit.


Hand puppets/Ventriloquism

Eva Kvaas – Theater Kids Workshop