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The Great Arizona Puppet Theatre is open year round, performing shows at the theater Wednesday through Sunday. See below for showtimes and to know what is playing at the theater right now. Tickets are available at the theater for $7 for children and $10 for adults . Reservations can be made by calling 602-262-2050 at any time. The theater doors open a half an hour before show time.

This Week At GAPT

Hotel Saguaro

Feb 8 - Feb 26, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Hotel Saguaro

Grandpa Saguaro tells little Sammy Saguaro the importance of the saguaro cactus in the desert and to the many animals that live there too. Ages Kindergarten and up. Download Study Guide Here

Guest Artist Puppet Art Presents: "Goldilocks and the Three Sharks"

Mar 1 - Mar 5, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
Guest Artist Puppet Art Presents: "Goldilocks and the Three Sharks"

Using the magic of blacklight, Puppet Art Theater transports the audience deep into an ocean environment where they join Goldilocks the Mermaid under the sea as she looks for adventure and finds nothing but trouble. Fish hooks, crazy clams, silly sea horses, giant octopus, and a family of man-eating sharks! Will Goldilocks escape? Will she stop looking for adventure and go back to school? Find out in "Goldilocks and the Three Sharks."

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For Adults: Puppet Slam

Mar 3 - Mar 4, 8pm Fri and Sat Nights.
<u>For Adults</u>: Puppet Slam

Quirky, edgy, short and funny puppet shows by Arizona's leading puppeteers! $10 in advance; $12 day of the show. We love kids, so please DON'T bring them to the Adult Series Puppet Shows! Check out our adult slam page for more information.

See our full list of shows for more upcoming shows and events.


With the increasing popularity of our shows, it is more important than ever to make sure you have made reservations at least one day in advance. Give us a call and reserve your tickets TODAY! 602-262-2050

National Day of Puppetry


Schedule of Shows - March 25

10am - "The Frog Prince" by Great Arizona Puppet Theater

11am - "Dan Dan the Puppet Man"- Marionettes by Dan Dold

12pm - "Sea of Imagination" by PuppetWorks of Peoria, AZ

1pm - "The Princess and the Pea" by Shaffer Producation Arts

2pm - "The Frog Prince" by Great Arizona Puppet Theater

3pm - "A Fishy Tale" - Be a Puppeteer with Vicki Riske

About Us

With its soaring, handpainted arches, the Great Arizona Puppet Theater is housed in a beautifully restored historic building across the street from the Japanese Friendship Garden and Margaret T. Hance Park at 302 W Latham St. Phoenix, AZ 85003 We have puppet shows year round at our theater and we tour all across Arizona and beyond. Whether you'd like to come to us for a family outing, a school field trip, a birthday party or if you'd like us to come to you for any occasion, we've got a great puppet show ready for you!

Also, check out the touring page and the parties page to join the party! Remember, you can always call us at 602-262-2050 for more information.

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Puppeteers of America

The Great Arizona Puppet Theater is proud to be a part of the Puppeteers of America. Please visit the Puppeteers of America website if you are interested in more information about puppeteering or becoming a member yourself.

Valley Metro Arts & Culture Destination Guide

We're happy to be within walking distance of the Valley Metro Light Rail and a part of their new Arts & Culture Destination Guide. Check it out here.


Great Arizona Puppet Theater is a non-profit professional puppet theater founded in 1983 as a touring company. The theater is open to the public 5 days a week year-round with shows for children and adults and also tours throughout the community with entertaining and educational programs serving a total audience of 85,000 annually, mostly children.We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Please click the button to the left if you would like to make a donation or see above for how to donate to us through the Birdies for Charity program and help us recieve an extra 10% from your donation.

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