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

The Puppet Hub

Fine Arts Building Studio 433, 4th floor 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Chicago Puppet Fest presents Puppet Hub

Free

Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium: Book Talks

Fine Arts Building Little Studio, 7th Floor 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Chicago Puppet Fest presents The Ellen Van Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium Book Talks, featuring talks by puppet scholars of four new U.S. publications released this year.

Free

Nasty, Brutish & Short (Wknd 1)

Links Hall 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Rough House, UChicago, and Chicago Puppet Fest present Nasty, Brutish & Short

$15 – $18

Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel: Spleen

The Biograph's Richard Christiansen Theater 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Chicago Puppet Fest presents Spleen

$20 – $30

Workshops with Festival Artists

Various Locations Chicago, IL, United States

Study the art and practice of puppetry, hands-on, with top local and visiting puppet artists by enrolling in a Chicago Puppet Festival workshop.

Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium: Panel 1 – Mechanisms

Fine Arts Building Little Studio, 7th Floor 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Chicago Puppet Fest presents the Ellen Van Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium which will feature Festival Artists on four different artist panels discussing the materiality of the puppet in both theory and practice.

Free

Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium: Panel 2 – Materials

Fine Arts Building Little Studio, 7th Floor 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Chicago Puppet Fest presents the Ellen Van Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium which will feature Festival Artists on four different artist panels discussing the materiality of the puppet in both theory and practice.

Free

Loco7 Dance Puppet Theater: Lunch with Sonia

Dance Center Columbia College Chicago 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago & Chicago Puppet Fest present Lunch with Sonia

$30 – $40

Nasty, Brutish & Short (Wknd 2)

Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse 915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL, United States

Rough House, UChicago and Chicago Puppet Fest present Nasty, Brutish & Short

$15 – $18

Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium: Panel 3 – Manipulation

Fine Arts Building Little Studio, 7th Floor 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Chicago Puppet Fest presents the Ellen Van Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium which will feature Festival Artists on four different artist panels discussing the materiality of the puppet in both theory and practice.

Free

Logan Center Family Puppet Cabaret

Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse 915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL, United States

Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts presents Logan Center Family Puppet Cabaret

$15 – $18

Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium: Panel 4 – Construction Techniques

Fine Arts Building Little Studio, 7th Floor 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Chicago Puppet Fest presents The Ellen Van Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium which will feature Festival Artists on four different artist panels discussing the materiality of the puppet in both theory and practice.

Free