Join us for the next Festival: January 15-26, 2025

Performances that will Astonish & Delight!

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival advances the art of puppetry by presenting sophisticated programs vital to the cultural life of Chicago. Engaging and inspiring the largest and most diverse audiences for puppetry possible, the Festival is the biggest event dedicated to puppetry in North America and traditionally offers more than 100 activities annually including performances, workshops, artist instensives, free neighborhood events and symposia to audiences up to 14,000 over 11 days each January. 

Take a look at the events of the past six festivals by clicking on the brochure PDFs below. You can also find Festival programs, video and photos from performances, in-depth commentary, and links to further reading about Festival artists, partners, programs, and their work in our Festival Archive.

And don’t forget to save the dates for our next Festival: January 15-26, 2025. 
See you there!

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