Puppet Building Workshops at Global Market

In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater invites you to our Puppet Building Workshops!

Come meet other neighbors as we build a human size puppet during our Saturday workshops.

ALL are welcome!

Place: Midtown Global Market
Date/Time: Saturdays at 11a-2p
February 17, February 24, March 9, March 16, March 23

Register by using the following link:


Minnesota State Arts Board

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

🌟 Register Early for Kids' Programs! 🌟

Exciting times await at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theater with four fantastic kids' programs starting March 6th! Don't miss the chance for your child to dive into puppetry fun. Secure their spot now – limited spaces available!

Programs Include:

  1. 🚀 Puppet Club: Afterschool creativity for kids aged 9-13.
  2. 🎶 Toddler Puppet and Music Time: A delightful experience for the youngest ones.
  3. 🌸 Spring Camp 2024: Weeklong puppetry adventure from April 1-5.
  4. 🌞 Summer Puppetry Camp: August 19th - 30 Creative fun in the sun!
Image Description: A group of kids stand in front of a table with an adult. They are working on art.

Why Register Early?

🎨 Limited Spaces: Ensure your child doesn't miss out!
🗓️ Starting March 6th: Programs kick off soon!

Questions? Contact Us: Email

🌟 Don't Miss the Magic – Register Early! 🌟


Experience Phantom Loss, a marionette show created by local artist Oanh Vu

Thuy’s life is upended when her mother, Hai, moves them to a small town to run a nail salon. Hai is excited for their new life, but Thuy hates it. Her mother is stressed and works all the time, while Thuy feels out of place and alone. Even worse, the nail salon and their house above it may be haunted. And it is! Luckily, she discovers that the lingering spirit is a dopey ghost named Chicken. Thuy and Chicken become fast friends, but their time is cut short when Chicken reveals a dark secret, which leads them to becoming contestants on a wacky game show in the underworld. The game show quickly devolves and the fun stops when Chicken's mysterious past comes to light.

March 28th - April 7th

Tickets are $15 for the preview show on March 28. Tickets for March 29 through April 7 shows are $25 General Admission, and there is a “Pay What You Can” show on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. Phantom Loss is rated PG/PG13.

HOBT Quick Links

Throughout the last year, HOBT put plans in place to ensure an abundant future for our organization – prioritizing equity and fairness, employing more artists, reaching more audiences, and embracing guidance from the communities we serve. This work is the foundation of our bridge to an artistically rich, vibrant, and financially sound future for HOBT.

We have an audacious capacity-building goal: Raise $300,000 by June 2025.

You believe in the power of puppets to bring joy, resilience, and wonder to the world. Together we can build a bridge to HOBT’s future while maintaining our deep connection to past puppetry brilliance.

Will you lend us a hand? Text "PUPPET" to 243-725 or click below.

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