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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 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! 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! Remember, you can always call us at 602-262-2050 for more information.

This Week At GAPT


May 4 - May 29, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.

A hilarious version of the classic tale about the strange little fellow with the hard-to-guess name and the miller's daughter who must spin straw into gold. Rod marionettes and a little bit of magic make this show cute and fun. Recommended K to Grade 3.

The Princess, the Unicorn, and the Smelly Foot Troll

Jun 1 - Jun 19, Wed-Fri only at 10am
Sat 10am & 2pm, Sun 2pm.
The Princess, the Unicorn, and the Smelly Foot Troll

Our most popular original show is back! It's Princess Harriet's birthday and everyone is invited! Fun for the whole family with plenty of singing, sparkles, and smelly foot hilarity! Recommended for Preschool age and up. Download the activity guide here.

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

Day of Puppetry

Doors open at 9:30 am for a full day of puppet fun Saturday, April 16, 2016. There will be hourly shows, make-and-take puppets, and food from Coronado Cafe. It's just $10 each for a full day of fun.


10 am: THE 3 LITTLE PIGS (Great Arizona Puppet Theater)

11 am: UNANANA and the ENORMOUS ONE-TUSKED ELEPHANT (Birdhouse Puppet Theater)

12 noon: DAN DAN THE PUPPET MAN (marionettes)

1 pm: THE GINGERBREAD MAN (Puppets Amongus)

2 pm: THE 3 LITTLE PIGS (Great Arizona Puppet Theater)

3 pm: WE ARE PUPPETEERS (Vicki Riske)

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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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