UPDATE: ***The Puppetry Arts Center is no longer in Delray Beach. It is seeking a "forever home" and is in a temporary location. Please check here or call before you go!***
Welcome to the wonderful world of Puppetry. For an enchanting experience that will be loved by both children and adults be sure to check out the Puppetry Arts Center of the Palm Beaches located in Delray Beach. Whether you're a fan of watching a thoroughly engaging production with your children, learning more about puppets, or wanting to become a puppeteer, the Puppetry Arts Center has something for everyone.
The theater is open year round with the exception of most major holidays. During the week the shows are mostly for school and day camp field trips, but there are always a few spots available for people in the community, just be sure to make a reservation. If you're unable to make it to a weekday show there is a regularly scheduled show on Saturdays as well.
If becoming a puppet master is more to your liking there are several types of puppeteer classes available. For teens and adults there is the Dreammakers Puppeteers class where you can learn about puppetry with the purpose of performing in the shows put on by the theater. This is a wonderful opportunity to not only learn an incredibly fun skill but to become active in your community. For the middle to highschool crowd, the Puppetry Arts Center offers a scholarship program called Pineapple Youth Puppet Theater which could lay the framework for a fun future in the puppetry arts.
This arts center and theater is also host to the Gold Coast Puppet Guild, whose meetings are open to anyone at any level that is interested in the puppetry arts. Through the Gold Coast Puppet Guild you can network with local puppeteers, participate in workshops, performances, and other similar activities.
All in all attending the Puppetry Arts Center of Palm Beaches is sure to be a unique experience guaranteed to ignite your imagination no matter your age.