World Day of Puppetry is Next Week!

World Day of Puppetry is next Wednesday, March 21st, and the perfect way to usher in the spring season.

How can you help to celebrate puppetry? Go to a puppet show at your nearest theater. Buy puppets for your children and teach them how to perform with them. Or even make a puppet of your own and share it with your friends, family, and neighbors.

Here are some of the events being held throughout the southeast to celebrate World Day of Puppetry:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

World of Puppetry Celebration presented by the Puppet Guild of South Florida and ArtServe

  • Month-long puppet exhibit: March 3rd – 31st
  • Puppet Slam: March 10 @ 7 PM
  • Hand Made Puppet Dreams film viewing: March 14 @ 7 PM
  • Family Puppet Day: March 24 2 PM – 5 PM.
  • Full schedule and all the details

Atlanta, Georgia

Celebration at the Center for Puppetry Arts on Saturday, March 24th – Activities from Noon to 4 PM, with “Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat” playing on the main stage at 11 AM and 1 PM (tickets required for the main stage shows and the Center’s museum).

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston Day of Puppetry presented by the Charleston Guild of Pupppeteers – Details Forthcoming

Les Marionnettes du Monde Puppet Exhibit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

In Fort Lauderdale, a wonderful, fantastic, exciting puppet exhibit, Les Marionnettes du Monde: Puppets of the World, opened on Saturday February 3, 2018.   The Bienes Museum of the Modern Book has partnered with the Pellone/Barrett Puppet Collection and the Puppet Guild of South Florida to present a unique look at puppets from all over the world.

Location: Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, Broward County Main Library, 6th Floor – 100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

The Pellone/Barrett Puppet Collection represents nearly 20 years of collecting resulting in a representative sampling of puppets from around the world. The exhibit includes Bamana puppets from Mali, marionettes from Sri Lanka and other Asian puppets, Mexican Sierra Puebla Puppets, Punch and Judy characters.

Upcoming World Day of Puppetry Celebrations

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

World of Puppetry Celebration presented by the Puppet Guild of South Florida and ArtServe

  • Month-long puppet exhibit: March 3rd – 31st
  • Puppet Slam: March 10 @ 7 PM
  • Hand Made Puppet Dreams film viewing: March 14 @ 7 PM
  • Family Puppet Day: March 24 2 PM – 5 PM.
  • Full schedule and all the details

Atlanta, Georgia

Celebration at the Center for Puppetry Arts – Details Forthcoming

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston Day of Puppetry presented by the Charleston Guild of Pupppeteers – Details Forthcoming

World of Puppetry Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Puppet Guild of South Florida and the ArtServe center have teamed up for the second annual World of Puppetry Exhibition.

Puppets will be on exhibition at ArtServe March 3 through March 31 during normal operating hours.

A full schedule of performances throughout the month of March is available on the event website.

ArtServe is located at: 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304