Puppet Showplace Theater

Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline: Hours, Address, Puppet Showplace Theater Reviews: 4.5/5

Puppet Showplace Theater
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Puppeteers from all over the country perform at the Showplace, which offers a different show each week.
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The area
Address
32 Station St, Brookline, MA 02445-7938
How to get there
  • Brookline Village • 2 min walk
  • Riverway • 6 min walk
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4.5
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CaroF
6 contributions
a must go to place
Aug 2019
Such a fun place to take kids to, took a shadow puppet class there and loved it. My kids took a class there and loved it, a great place to let your imagination go wild.
Written February 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alison P
Boston, MA4 contributions
A Place Where Magic Happens
Apr 2019 • Family
This theater is a neighborhood and regional gem: one of the few places that truly celebrates and promotes the art of puppetry in all its forms and for all audiences. I've brought my son here to many shows—one memorable moment was in a show called "Red Ball Rescue," when during an underwater scene with particularly innovative use of puppetry to create the feeling of being in a whole new world my 5-year old leaned over and whispered "I want to remember this my whole life!" Their adult puppetry is equally moving and inspiring.
Written May 7, 2019
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Edward Zlotkowski
1 contribution
Grandparents and Grandchildren and Puppets
Dec 2018 • Family
Recently My wife and I took our two granddaughters, then aged 5 and 8, to see a production by the Gottabees at Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline. If you and your family - and I don't just mean your young children - haven't seen a performance by the Gottabees, you really don't know what you're missing. Their combination of puppetry, acting, and music takes creative fun to a new level. Luckily for families in the Greater Boston-Brookline-Cambridge area, the Gottabees are only one of the many high-quality puppetry acts that appear regularly at Puppet Showplace. Any grandparent looking for a surefire way to do something special with your grandchildren need not look any farther!
Written May 4, 2019
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leaton01
Beverly, MA191 contributions
Puppet Entertainment for Kids and Adults!
Mar 2019 • Couples
When I discovered the Puppet Showplace Theater existed near me, I got super excited. I've been a fan of puppetry since I was a kid (Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock, Muppets!), so I was definitely curious to see what they had to offer. Luckily, they offer quirky and compelling adult entertainment such as Puppet Slams (works-in-progress, original pieces, and unique content geared towards adult audiences) as well as shows with really powerful content (shows on disability, refugees, racial injustice). The staff are super-friendly and engaging and appear to really value their contributions to the arts and the community. If you're in the area as a long-time resident or just visiting for the day, definitely check it out. If you've got kids, they have a continual mix of shows, programs, and classes that kids can have a blast at.
Written March 17, 2019
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PuppetArt
Sacramento, CA30 contributions
Such a charming theater featuring some of the best puppetry talent in the USA.
Aug 2018 • Business
First a disclaimer. I am a puppeteer. That being said I’ve seen many MANY crappy puppet shows. Fortunately the artistic team at The Showplace chooses only the best performers to do shows. Their Summer line up of performers was a who’s who of performers from across the USA. Their fall line up is even better. Go see a show. Just go.
Written August 27, 2018
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J&MDAV
London90 contributions
Delightful !
Dec 2017 • Family
Make the time to take your kids, your grandkids, relatives or perhaps your neighbors kids to this magical theater. Fun and engaging shows in a cozy theater, no matter where you sit. Great throughout the year, but especially during holiday weeks, and in particular when the weather is snowy/rainy. Take the Green line, stop just across the street.
Written December 23, 2017
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mystery1reader
Boston, MA222 contributions
Mr Punch’Peril
Nov 2017 • Family
Adorable story and songs
kind pleasant duo
Encouraged children in a friendly way
Silly laughs from all
Our 4 year old was happy to sit in the front and answer silly question
Grandma/ 30 year teacher give this many smiles!
Written November 28, 2017
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mremmt
Melrose107 contributions
Great Show for all ages
Apr 2017 • Friends
We saw the puppet show about the Banana Kid. It was great for both adults and kids. Only thing I would suggest is that staff could be more observant. Adults were using cell phones during performance and being annoying. Kids were fine, some adults, not so much!
Written April 27, 2017
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Paul R
Brookline, MA15 contributions
Fun rainy day or snowy day activity for kids
Mar 2016
A very nice alternative for younger kids if you need to occupy them for a couple of hours. The shows are very appropriate for them and the performers do an excellent job. Be sure to check their site to know what shows are on or coming up.
Written February 24, 2017
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Donna S
Smithfield, RI26 contributions
Great day with kids
Jan 2016 • Family
Some shows are better than others but for the money you cannot beat it and the kids get to experience live shows. I love the surrounding town and the T stops directly across the street from it.
Written July 30, 2016
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Puppet Showplace Theater is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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