Center For Puppetry Arts Ticket Office
1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
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The Center for Puppetry Arts is hands-down one of my favorite places in all of Atlanta. The shows, particularly the ones produced by Jon Ludwig, are exceptional—always top caliber-like something you’d see on Broadway. The Center’s motto is to bring to life the magic of puppetry and they really do that. You can tell the puppeteers have tremendous passion for their craft and it shows in their high quality performances. They also explain the magic at the end of every show. It’s unbelievable how complicated so many of the puppets and sets are. My kids love learning how each of the puppets work. Tickets also include the Create-A-Puppet Workshops where you can make your own puppet inspired by the performance. And don’t forget the Muppet museum (part of the Worlds of Puppetry Museum-also included in your ticket) featuring beloved Muppets donated by the Jim Henson Foundation. See Big Bird, Sesame Street characters, Muppets and Fragels all in one place. It’s a treat for the whole family.
Great place to bring the little kids for a great puppet show and to see the puppet museum and learn about Jim Henson! You can also make a puppet!
Every show is amazing. We love to see the actors after each show as they explain what they did and how they did it. I had no idea how complex the puppets were. Plus there is always a workshop following the show so the kids can build their own.
06/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I love the Center for Puppetry Arts -there is no place else like it. The Center offers incredibly innovative live theater with the bonus of a museum of puppetry and hands-on workshops ? all for an unbelievably low ticket price (you'll pay twice the price or more for a similar live show)! The Center has its own in-house performers presenting imaginative, high quality, fully staged productions - singing, acting and manipulating their puppets all live. After the show, the puppeteers even show you how they did it and explain how the puppets work. In between these shows, the Center brings in guest artists offering an incredible opportunity to see a variety of puppetry styles and shows from around the world.
The Center has shows just for adults that will take you places you?ve never been and shows for kids that are just as entertaining for adults (if the Center?s artistic director, Jon Ludwig, is behind it, you won?t be disappointed no matter who the show is targeted to). If you're a home schooler, or just want to help your kids learn, download the study guide that goes with the show from the Center's web site. You'll get additional background on the show as well as fun activities to do before or after.
If you?re looking for a fun place to take out-of-town guests, don?t skip the Center for Puppetry Arts. Every major city has a zoo or an art museum ? do something different - take your friends and family to a place they won?t forget!
Parking is available on site and it?s still free ? a rarity in Midtown Atlanta.
08/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Attended a Pinnocchio show. This show is purported to last one hour. It lasted 45 minutes. All tickets are $16- including children. They shoud have more competitive rates for the young ones.
Puppeteer prides himself on using indigenous materials to make his puppets e.g lamp shades, wooden spoons from Salvation Army, but c'mon, I could have done this myself and set up a show for my guests right at home. The puppets were simply TACKY. The whole set up was an eyesore e.g faded cloth material and the like.
$64 later, I would have been better off taking the kids to watch a movie instead. Will never go back again...you have been warned!!
09/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My family went to see a show in late Aug.2008 (Ugly Duckling) and we were only a couple minutes late but the theater was a packed full house. There were a few seats separated from each other so we had to split up and sit in different areas, which was fine. Until angry parents were huffing and puffing while we try to find an extra seat. Other people came in after us and a parent yelled out ""This is ridiculous"" during the show. I was surprised at how rude the people were here. Parents complained more than their kids that they wouldn't be able to see the show because my head or one of my family members head was in their way, not in their kids way! We paid for our tickets just the same but the people that were there were reluctant to sharing the space. This was due to the poor seating plan the Puppetry Arts center had, which is first come first serve. But if you are in a little theater and have sold out shows people should be forced to scoot all the way to the wall so that the extra seats are open on the end.
I gave it two stars only because the kids liked the show, they didn't love it. It was only 45mins but it was cute. For me as a parent, I was ready to fight before I was ready to relax and laugh with my kids. We will never go back.
11/30/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Went to see Winnie The Pooh with my daughter. I must say that the skills displayed by the puppeteers where outstanding! Parking was a little iffy, but the staff was as friendly as can be. The price of the tickets was abit high, but a fun time was had by all and we even got to make our own pupptets afterwards!
05/16/2002Provided by Citysearch -
The exhibits are engaging. The shows are fun. Kids love it and adults enjoy it just as much. I took my young nieces to a production of Aladdin and they watched wide-eyed for the entire show. The center also puts on shows in the evenings for adults. And, I hear, this is great place for a children's birthday party.