Join us for the next Festival: January 18-29, 2023

Latest Past Events

Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium: Building New Worlds: Emerging Voices

Studebaker Theater 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

The School of the Art Institute Performance Dept. and Chicago Puppet Fest present: Emerging Voices. Moderated by Dr. Dassia N. Posner with panelists: Graduate students from University of Chicago, University of Connecticut, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Northwestern University.

Free

Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium: Maya: the Uses of Illusion

Studebaker Theater 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

The School of the Art Institute Performance Dept. and Chicago Puppet Fest present: Maya: The Uses of Illusion. Moderated by Dr. Paulette Richards with panelists Eduardo Felix (Macunaima Gourmet), Janni Younge (Hamlet), Jonathan Meyer (as though your body were right) and Michaela Homolová (Choo. Choo. Whistle. Woof!).

Free

Nasty, Brutish & Short (Wknd 2)

Links Hall 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago

Links Hall, Rough House & Chicago Puppet Fest present Nasty, Brutish & Short. Extend your festival experience by hitting Chicago’s favorite late-night puppet cabaret.

$15 – $18

The Puppet Has Been Waiting.

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival is returning in a big way, January 18-29, 2023, at venues large and small throughout the city. For 12 consecutive days, Chicago will be the puppetry capital of the world, home to more than 100 performances and events around the city that promise to astonish and delight.

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