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

The Gottabees: Squirrel Stole My Underpants

Chicago Children's Theatre 100 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Puppet Fest presents Squirrel Stole My Underpants
. In this poignantly silly adventure tale for families, Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off.

$20 – $25

The Gottabees: Go Home Tiny Monster

Chicago Children's Theatre 100 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Puppet Fest presents Go Home Tiny Monster
. What happens when a girl and her family of homespun creatures suddenly find themselves in need of a new home? They look for help and, luckily, they find it.

$20 – $25

Tian Gombau: New Shoes

Chicago Children's Theatre 100 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Puppet Fest presents New Shoes. Internationally recognized Tian Gombau creates large experiences from very little. In this one-man show, a local event at a Mediterranean town takes you on a universal journey, speaking with simplicity and poetry about the fact of growing up.

$20 – $25

Naive Theater: Choo. Choo. Whistle. Woof!

Chicago Children's Theatre 100 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Puppet Fest presents Choo. Choo. Whistle. Woof! A charming and ingenious series of events full of garden railings, railway yards, steam locomotives and dogs in cars, Choo. Choo. Whistle. Woof! unfolds in continual tabletop puppetry delight as the classic boy meets girl story is playfully retold as dog meets dog, dog loses dog and hopefully, finds her again!

$20 – $25

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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