In the Heart of the Beast

Puppet and Mask Theatre

Upcoming Events

Make a One-Time Donation to support our programming

This coming year we need YOUR contributions to support The Neighborhood of Make Believe, a celebration of 50 years of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood told through by people living in our own neighborhood; the 44th Annual MayDay Parade and Celebration; the 8th season of Puppet Lab; and the 19th season of Saturday Matinee for Kids!

What is your vision for the Avalon Theatre?

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (HOBT) hopes to make significant renovations to our home in the Avalon Theater in the coming years. But first, we want to engage our neighbors in a discussion about how the Avalon can best meet the needs of the people we serve.

Build lanterns for "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Join us for one of our free lantern-making workshops for Won’t You Be My Neighbor? These workshops are funded by Awesome Foundation, and will take place in the weeks leading up to the performance. They are all free open to the public.

Click the link below for dates and locations!

Won't You be my Neighbor?

Join us for a joyful celebration of Phillips Neighborhood co-presented by HOBT and MPLS (imPulse) and featuring stilts, puppets, professional choral music, and some special guests.

Fri. July 28 at 7:30pm

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...