Monarch butterflies have been arriving in Georgia for the past few weeks! Have you seen one? Learn more about the life cycle of the monarchs through our puppet show, Butterfly Ballad. This show can even be performed partially in Spanish in our bilingual version!
We want our audience and clients to be aware of ways in which we can help make our shows accessible to people with disabilities. Although we have don’t have much control over the venues where our programs are presented, we do what we can to make sure everyone can enjoy the performance or workshop.
We will adjust seating to accommodate persons with disabilities, such as making sure that a person using a wheelchair has a good line of sight, or a child with a hearing disability can sit close to the front. Children with visual impairments are allowed to touch the puppets either before or after the show. We are willing to provide a sign language interpreter for a show, or an extra helper for a workshop if the budget permits; we need a few weeks’ notice for those kinds of special services. As presenters of Kids on the Block, an international program of disability awareness puppet shows, all of our puppeteers are sensitive to the needs of different populations and strive to make each performance a wonderful experience for everyone! Please contact us with any questions or special needs.
See our listing of public Christmas performances:
Saturday, December 2 3:30 pm. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Peachtree Branch, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
Friday, December 8 6:00 pm. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas AND Juggler Ron Anglin. R. E. Lee Auditorium, Thomaston, GA
Saturday, December 9 11:00 am, 1:00 pm. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Little River Canyon Center, Fort Payne, AL
Tuesday, December 12 5:00 pm. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Commerce Public Library, Commerce, GA
Friday, December 15 and 22 6:00, 7:00 pm. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Atlanta History Center
Saturday, December 16 10:00, 11:30 am. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Aurora Children’s Playhouse, Aurora Theater, Lawrenceville, GA
Tuesday, December 19 10:30 am. Piccadilly Holiday. Cleveland Branch, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
Wednesday, December 21-22 10:00 am (plus a 1:30 show on Thursday only). ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Piccadilly Puppets is a proud recipient of funding from the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs! We provide puppet performances throughout the City of Atlanta, and the funds help us to cover some expenses, so that we can keep our shows affordable. Funding also enables us to offer discounts to schools that receive Title One funding and other venues in those neighborhoods (such as libraries), and occasionally offer free shows in underserved parts of the city.
Thank you so much to the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs for helping us to educate and entertain children in Atlanta through the art of puppetry!
Choose from three fun holiday shows:
‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Piccadilly takes a few liberties with the classic holiday poem penned by Clement C. Moore more than 100 years ago. In this version, performed with hand puppets, children will get the real story of that night from a mouse who was an eyewitness to the whole affair. It’s a merry tale with lots of silly twists and turns to entertain and amuse children of all ages. PreK-5, families, or senior citizens.
A tale of Christmas spirit and friendship. This endearing Christmas story is about a hungry fox and a lonely bunny, and how they find that, for them, the true meaning of Christmas is friendship. Although there’s no mention of any reindeer in the forest, Santa Claus still manages to make an appearance—much to the delight of the audience!
PICCADILLY HOLIDAY A secular, holiday-themed variety show. The show will feature several pieces including a rod and hand puppet version of “The Nutcracker”, an ice-skating marionette, and an original hand puppet story of an elf that comes to Atlanta to escape the North Pole snow. The benefit of this show is that it is adaptable to whatever length the presenter needs. All ages.
Puppet Palooza is a fabulous afternoon filled with puppet shows and puppet activities! It will take place Sunday, September 24 from 1:00-5:00pm at the Clarkston Community Center
Some of Atlanta’s top puppeteers will perform short pieces in a variety style show. Shows will be ongoing throughout the day, along with puppet-making and other games for kids. There will be all kinds of interesting puppets and puppet-related items for sale, as well as concessions.
- Performances by That Puppet Guy, Piccadilly Puppets, Paulette Richards, Kiera Robbins, Jane Schindler and InJest Puppets
- Puppet making workshop sponsored by the Center for Puppetry Arts
- Games for children
Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the link below: $10 adults, $5 children.
Proceeds go to the Atlanta Puppetry Guild, a local chapter of the Puppeteers of America, an organization that promotes the art of puppetry. The Atlanta Puppetry Guild gives local puppeteers and anyone interested in the art form a chance to meet, share ideas, and support one another. One way we do this is through offering scholarships to members to further their craft. Puppet Palooza is a fundraiser for the guild scholarship fund; a percentage of the proceeeds also goes to the Clarkston Community Center.