Saturday Matinees for Kids

Saturday Puppet Shows for Kids run from October through March

All Shows at 10 am & noon in HOBT’s Avalon Theater lobby

Come for the show and stay for the “Make-n-Take” workshop based on that day’s puppet show theme. Workshops are a family activity offered in our classroom at 11:00 a.m. each Saturday morning. Admission is $5/person.


  •  $2 suggested donation for youth who live or go to school in the Central, Corcoran, Phillips or Powderhorn neighborhoods, and their families.
  • If you live elsewhere, a $4 donation is requested.
  • Show times: 10 AM & Noon
  • Make-n-Take workshops: 11 am – Admission is $5 for children and $3 for accompanying adults
  • Season runs October – March

Please note: shows are in English unless specified, but you’ll find children love puppets regardless of language!

No reservations are necessary but seating for the shows and workshops is limited.

Saturday Puppet Shows for Kids 2013-2014

October 5th
The Guinea Pig and the Fox
Gustavo Boada

October 12
Woody Guthrie
Lindsay McCaw

October 19
Minnesota A-ha
Z-Puppets Rosenschnoz

October 26
The Great Candy Caper
Mad Munchkin Production

November 2
Skeletons in the Closet
Julie and Gustavo Boada

November 9
Nalah and the Pink Tiger
HOBT + Magic Lantern Puppet Theater

November 16
On the Day You Were Born
Esther Ouray and Julie Boada

November 23
Domingo Siete
Puppets ‘n’ People

December 7
I Heart Snow.
Public Domain Productions

December 14
Go to Sleep Lupita
Public Domain Productions

December 21
Where is Claudia? / ¿Dónde está Claudia?
Village Theatre

January 11
Martina, the Cockroach and Perez the Mouse/La Cucarachita Martina y El Raton Perez
Gustavo Boada

January 18
Coyote Stories
Julie Boada

January 25
Erickson Cousin Puppeteers

February 1
Feathers and Strings
The Hunter Marionettes

February 8
The First Lion Dance
Twin Cities T’ai-Chi Chu’an Lion Dance Troop

February 15
Legend of Jati Wang
Munir Kahar

February 22
Shota and the Star Quilt
Esther Ouray and Julie Boada

March 1
The Trolls of Hedal Forest
Erickson Cousin Puppeteers

March 8
Are You Thirsty
Laurie Witzkowski and Esther Ouray

March 15
Steve Ackerman and Maren Ward