Birthday Parties at HOBT

Host your child's next birthday at In the Heart of the Beast! Our Birthday Parties are hosted in conjunction with our TaDa Saturday Morning Matinee shows for a morning full of puppet fun! Your birthday celebration will include:

  • 11 am: Make & Take Art Workshop
  • 12 pm: Puppet Show in the lobby (see lineup below)
  • 1 pm: Cake and celebration after the show in our studio space

The studio space has a sink and a microwave. We recommend bringing tablecloths, any serving utensils you will need, and FOOD and DRINKS. There are garbage/ recycling cans and you will need to clean up after yourselves.

FYI: The Make and Take workshop and the show could be attended by other kids as well, but the studio space would be just for your group.

Birthday Parties are only offered on dates of Saturday Matinee shows, see available dates below.


  • Show Tickets: $2 if you live in Powderhorn or Phillips Neighborhood or $7 per person for the general public or PWYC
  • Make & Take Workshop: $5 Children and $3 Adults
  • Room Rental: $50

You can pay all of this day of! We just need to know the date of the show and how many kids/adults are estimated to come so we can reserve those tickets.

For questions & reservations, contact Kava George, Box Office Manager.

Upcoming Shows

November 17

My Dinner with Superman  - created and performed by Patty Gille and company Superman attempts a dinner party with some old friends and runs into trouble with an odd eavesdropping ONNIE!

Performed in EnglishActuado en inglés.

my dinner with superman

December 1

La Cucarachita Martina y el Raton Perez / Martina the Cockroach, and Perez the Mouse /   – created and performed by Gustavo and Julie Boada

This is a bilingual version of a Cuban and Puerto Rican folk tale. Martina is a beautiful, hardworking, dancing cockroach. She longs to be asked to the dance to find her true love. Through the help of her grandmother’s secret “coffee test” she finds her ideal mate, proving that good friendship is a good basis for love. The unlikely couple marry and live a simple life, overcoming obstacles and growing together.

Performed in Spanish and English. Actuado en español y inglés.


December 8

Coyote Stories - created and performed by Julie Boada

In Coyote Stories, Nimisee the clown will tell some favorite trickster tales of that lovable scamp, Coyote. Drawing from the stories of the Assiniboine of the Great Plains, the Aztecs of Mexico and the Okanagun and Salishan of the Great Basin, Coyote is a hero, a creator, and a self-centered show off with a kind heart. At a time when so many things cause us to weep, Coyote brings us together, nurtures our spirit, and reminds us to laugh.

Performed in EnglishActuado en inglés.

Coyote Stories

December 15

Penguin in my Pocket – created and performed by Kurt Hunter Marionettes

Penguin in my Pocket tells the fun-filled and quirky tale of a penguin scientist who crash lands in the jungle when her experimental jetpack fails and how she works with an artistic monkey to find her way home encountering a sea monster along the way. It’s a solo show featuring marionettes, rod puppets, audience member puppeteers and live concertina music. The production was supported by a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation.

Performed in EnglishActuado en inglés.

Photo by Kathy Hunter