Little Puppet Studio 
~ in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and bordering regions ~

Little Puppet Studio is supported by a grant from the Martha Boschen Porter Fund, a Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Birthday Parties

The best birthday party ever!

The birthday party children are a part of the process from start to finish. We review the story, choose parts, puppets, sound effects instruments, and prepare the set and scenery. We rehearse the play. The group is ready to perform. The children's grownups return and the performance begins, for them! Hosts serve cake for the cast and audience while we pack up. Making felted animal marionettes is an additional party option for 10 years and older.

Ages 7 and Up

For children 6 and under, Little Puppet Studio prepares the set and performs a family-style interactive performance designed especially for young children. Following the performance, babies and children enjoy guided hands-on play with the marionettes and sets, sound effects instruments, and props. We offer a costume option to add to the mix ~ a trunk with playful dress-up accessories for children 6 and under. As we pack up to go home, hosts serve cake.

Ages 6 and Under

We

  • Work with you to choose a story or theme for your party

  • Email you a PDF invitation for you to email or snail mail to your guests

  • Arrive on party day with everything we need in tow

  • Run a program your children will long remember

  • Bring everything with us and take it home after ~ No clean up for you!
     

You

  • Peruse Meet the Marionettes and the Gallery of Shows for inspiration

  • Envision an unforgettable party and discuss your ideas with us

  • Send in deposit and receive contract and invitations to send out

  • Designate our party/performance place (living room, porch, garage…)

  • Enjoy the show or be a puppeteer!

Add-Ons

  • Is your child a story writer?  We can turn it into a narrative play for your party

  • Making felted animal marionettes for 10 years and up (2-session birthday event, with show and party on 2nd session)

  • Marionette birthday gift made for your birthday child to keep after the show

  • Custom written play or new marionettes added to our fleet that are crafted specifically for your event

  • Trunk filled with sparkly clean dress-up accessories for puppeteers ages 6 and under 

  • Large group requiring an assistant: Assistant fee required

  • Location away from your home: Additional cost determined by social hall. Many libraries and town halls have rentable spaces

  • We are glad to travel a long distance to come to you: Travel arrangements are determined together