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Puppet Showplace Theater

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Address: 32 Station St, Brookline, MA 02445
Phone Number: 617-731-6400
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Puppeteers from all over the country perform at the Showplace, which offers...

Puppeteers from all over the country perform at the Showplace, which offers a different show each week.

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Brookline's Treasure

We use to go to the puppet showplace theater every Sunday. Our kids learned to love theater at the Puppet Theater and proper audience behavior. The artistry and drama of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2016
Evelyn R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We use to go to the puppet showplace theater every Sunday. Our kids learned to love theater at the Puppet Theater and proper audience behavior. The artistry and drama of the shows are spectacular!

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Thank Evelyn R
Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

When my son was in elementary a friend invited us to their birthday party at the puppet place. It was very enjoyed by us and all. It was my first time ever being there. I can't remember the name of show but their was a performance. It's a nice place to see a show or bring the young ones. I'm... More 

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Thank DLee B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Well actually the film is pretty decent as well ... Positives: small friendly way of introducing kids to puppetry and theatre - excellent small location and brilliant show from Crabbgrass group - funny and well approached for all age groups. Improvements: none - it was fantastic value and performance for kids and adults - highly recommended!! Value for kids entertainment... More 

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Thank sockpickler
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We took our 3 yo granddaughter to see the Princess, the Pirate, and the Pea. It was a perfect match. The children sit in the center of the benches so no adult is in front of them. Adults can sit with their children if they sit on the outside of the bench or in the seats along the walls. The... More 

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Thank jroihl
Brookline, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

A wonderful (& low cost!) way to introduce children to the magic of puppets and of story-telling. We always take our out-of-town nieces/nephews here. They love not only the presentations but almost always get attracted by a finger or similar puppet to take home and tell their own stories

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Thank MjM_MEM
CambridgeMA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I was fortunate to take a rare class at this Theatre several years ago. With careful instruction, students were able to make 3 kinds of puppets.. hand, string and shadow and put on short performances with them. The puppeteers were wonderful talented people willing to share their knowledge. One older gentleman, a real genius in his field, also gave us... More 

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Thank wanderlust055
Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Young kids will love this place. Fun and simple, and a place where kids can be kids. The shows are always inventive and kids can buy puppets, too. Seating is on first come, first served so if you want to be in front come early.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

My son loves this, me not so much, but since it is good for kids, its one of those things that we do now and then. My wife and I think its good that they work hard to keep Theater alive in this little community. The talent is patchy.

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Thank Naren G
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Artist in residence is great. we've seen two shows this fall. both were excellent. We are looking forward to our next trip in December.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Clever shows and nice engagement with kids in the audiuence. A very low key and enjoyable live theatre event for kids

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