In the Heart of the Beast

Puppet and Mask Theatre

Upcoming Events

Make Believe Neighborhood

Coming in February!
Make Believe Neighborhood celebrates Mr. Rogers and the ordinary people who do extra-ordinary work to make our own South Minneapolis neighborhood a brighter, healthier, friendlier place. Join us as we explore Fred Rogers' amazing life as an advocate for children, an artist, a friend, a peace activist, and everyday person. At the same time, we’ll shine a spotlight on some of the neighbors who have made our community what it is today

Puppet Lab 2018!

Tickets for the 2018 Puppet Lab performances are on sale now! 

In the Heart of the Beast Theatre’s new artist incubator facilitated by Alison Heimstead is celebrating 7 years of radical, genre-expanding, boundary–pushing work. Join us in March for two weekends of experimental performance from Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra & Magdalena Kaluza, Shelby Richardson, Elle Thoni, and Michele Spaise!

Please donate to the Roy McBride Scholarship Fund!

The McBride Scholarships provide a path for artists of color to grow into leadership positions for MayDay and other aspects of the theatre’s teaching and performance work. 

Your contributions to this fourth year fuels the ingenious work of these artists, and ensures that MayDay evolves with the diversity of our community. 

Ta-Da! Saturday Matinees Jan 6 - March 10, 2018

Our popular series of puppet shows for kids and families is back for the 19th year! Each Saturday, we feature a new story from around the world performed by our Associate Artists and friends in our cozy lobby. 

Meet Our Associate Artists: we are fortunate to work with a circle of radiant Associate Artists who both inspire and carry out the many programs and projects of our theatre. Learn More...