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Welcome to the Great Arizona Puppet Theater! With its soaring, handpainted arches, the Theater is housed in a beautifully restored historic building across the street from the Japanese Friendship Garden and Margaret T. Hance Park. We have puppet shows year round at our theater and we tour all across the Arizona valley. 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! See below for what we're playing at the theater right now. Also, check out the touring page and the parties page to join the party!

This Week At GAPT

Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit

Apr 9 - Apr 20, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.

Based on Beatrix Potter's classic story about a little rabbit that gets into Mr. McGregor's garden. Will the farmer find him? Will Peter find his way back to his loving family? Told entirely to music (no words) by lively hand puppets and a large rod puppet farmer. Laughs, suspense and fun, even for those who don't understand English. Recommended preschool - grade 3.

Call GAPT at (602) 262-2050 for reservations.

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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! Fun! Fun! Fun!


The national day of puppetry is coming up Saturday, April 26th at the Great Arizona Puppet Theater. Doors will open at 9:30am and close at 4:00pm. We'll have a puppet show every hour starting at 10am and a puppet parade to kick off every show! There will also be face painting, puppet making, and a food and beverage vendor in the courtyard. Tickets are only $10 each for kids and adults - members are only $8 - and get you access to the entire day's worth of fun!

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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 follow the link below 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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