The 2024 Festival has concluded—thanks to all who joined us!

46 Great Things to Do This Winter

46 Great Things to Do This Winter: How To’s For the aspiring comedians, storytellers, and puppeteers Blair Thomas, artistic director of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival (January 14 […]

Puppets Coming to Chicago

Puppets Coming to Chicago By Le Bon Travel and Culture Chicago. Organizers of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival announced today the line-up of top contemporary puppets acts and artists […]

They are Headed Our Way…

Chicago International Puppet Festival announces lineup By Hedy Weiss Arts, Entertainment & the Daily Sizzle They are headed our way: the marionettes, shadow puppets, Bunraku puppets, tiny toy puppets, innovative […]

Puppet Festival Announces Lineup

Puppet Festival Announces Lineup By Johnny Oleksinski The full roster of artists performing as part of the first Chicago International Puppet Festival was announced on Tuesday. In January, the 11-day […]

Blair Thomas Spearheads New Fest

Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival coming in 2015 Blair Thomas spearheads a new fest aimed at making Chicago a puppet master by Kris Vire Chicago’s unofficial Puppeteer General, Blair Thomas, […]

Make way for the Puppets

Make way for the puppets. International Puppet Theater Festival headed to Chicago in 2015 by Hedy Weiss The inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival will be heading to town January […]