DC Metro Area, Baltimore, and Richmond Puppetry Based Companies.  Click on the company name to go to the company website.

Applause Unlimited– Applause Unlimited is a entertainment company based in central Virginia, serving the greater Mid-Atlantic area and beyond. We provide professional shows and roving entertainment, specializing in puppetry, clowning, storytelling, and circus and variety arts. Come see who we are, what we do, and where we’ve been. Then let us know how we may entertain you. Contact:

Barefoot Puppet Theatre– Barefoot Puppet Theatre celebrates the natural wonders and cultural diversity of our world through the art of puppetry. Through performances, interactive workshops, and residency programs, Barefoot Puppet Theatre seeks to nurture the creative spark, cultivate a joy of learning, and plant the seeds for a greater understanding and appreciation of the arts and the world around us. Contact:

Beale Street Puppets– Our Owner and Gracious Queen is Jill Kyle-Keith, who graduated in- cough cough- 1979 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance Theatre from the University of Maryland. Luckily for Jill, the theatre department at that time also taught puppetry, and she’s been working as a professional puppeteer ever since.  Contact:

Beech Tree Puppets-A new puppet company for the greater Washington/Baltimore area. Contact:

Black Cherry Puppet Theater– Since 1980, Baltimore’s Black Cherry Puppet Theater, a non-profit association of artists and performers, has presented thousands of performances and workshops for adults and children throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Our theater is housed in Southwest Baltimore right next to the historic Hollins Market. Contact:

Blue Sky Puppet Theater-Since 1974, we have been one of the finest touring children’s theatres on the East Coast. Contact:

Bob Brown Puppets -Master puppeteer Bob Brown performs birthday parties to Tiny Tot’s at the PuppetCo Playhouse.  Contact:

Carousel Puppets– Susan Wall and Carousel Puppets have been delighting children and families for over 25 years.  Our puppets shows feature large and colorful marionettes and hand puppets, lively music, and lots of audience participation. Shows are suitable for all ages and available for all occasions. Contact:

Crosstitch Productions-Your one-stop project shop, for Puppets, Digital Media and Art Work. Contact:

Dino Rock Productions- crafting award winning musicals for kids since 1984, incorporated in 1986. Celebrating 30 years of rocking with Dinosaurs! Contact:

Dragon Wings LLC– Debra and Eric design, sculpt, paint, cast, carve, sew, and more.
They continually develop new skills in order to fashion the unique and extraordinary. Contact:

Good Life Theater-Puppets, live music, humor, storytelling, & audience participation are used to tell tales that are both entertaining and educational.Holiday and custom versions of programs available. Contact:

HalfMad Theatre-using puppets as a tool for visual story telling for children and adult audiences. Contact:

Kathleen Jacobs and Puppets-Kathleen Jacobs Puppets has performed thousands of programs for libraries, schools, museums, camps, festivals, theaters, and community events throughout the Mid Atlantic region and beyond.  Contact:

Magic Mountain Puppets– puppet shows and music school.  Contact:

National Capital Puppetry Guild-The NCPG is dedicated to bringing the world of puppetry to all generations. We promote the Art of the Puppet, through community educational and performance events. We build public involvement and appreciation of the Puppet Arts as as an evolving and highly diversified artform and we honor that it has existed for millennia. We celebrate Puppetry’s technological, theatrical and academic usages and passionately believe in it’s power to tell an even better story, glorifying our shared human experience. Contact:

NiceeNice Productions: a puppetry, music, production company run by Eric Brooks

Penny’s Puppets-children’s puppet theatre and workshops. Contact:

Pointless Theatre -Pointless Theatre Co. is dedicated to creating bold, visceral, and affordable spectacles that gleefully smash the traditional boundaries between puppetry, theatre, dance, music, and the visual arts. Through our work we excite a passion for adventurous art in the nation’s capital and nurture a diverse, active, and inspired audience.

The Puppet Co-At the PuppetCo we have a passion for puppets and the art of puppetry.  Our critically acclaimed and award winning shows incorporate hand puppets, rod puppets, marionettes (string puppets), masks, costume figures, and every trick in the book to entertain and amaze family audiences. Contact:

Puppet Heaven-Puppet Heaven is a unique and delightful store that appeals to children and the young at heart. Owner Alban Odoulamy has been selling puppets and his artwork in Crystal City for over 17 years. Alban hails from Benin, where he was formally trained in marionette puppetry and created set designs for state-owned children’s television programs. In the 1990s, he moved to the United States and opened a store a few years later dedicated to keeping the art of puppeteering alive. The shop is packed with a variety of hand, finger, marionette, and shadow puppets from all over the world. If you’re lucky, Alban may even give you a brief performance or a quick lesson on how to use your new purchase. Contact: (571) 414-7885

Puppets and More-children’s entertainment. Contact:

Silly Goose and Val-Val, as Silly Goose & Val, enjoys touring school, libraries, and live stage theaters in the Mid-Atlantic area, New York, and Belgium with her puppets, marionettes, comedy, and music. Contact:

Wit’s End Puppets-Wit’s End Puppets is an innovative and experimental puppet theater in the national capital region, producing original work for adventurous audiences, collaborating with local partners to bring quality puppetry into contemporary performance and educating both children and adults about the craft of puppetry. Contact:

Wonderment Puppets-Joe has been a teacher for special needs children and currently is the art teacher for K-2 children. He has been perfoming all his life, on and off stage. Joe has been expressing his creative mind through puppets since 1990 with shows throughout WV’s state parks, county fairs, TV shows, and private birthday parties. He has for years wanted to find and design a permanent theater for his creative energy and his festive puppets. In the winter of 2007, Wonderment Puppet Theater became his artist’s canvas and home for the Wonderment Puppets. Contact: wonderment



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