This is a fun, free event with a ton of music AND a puppet show! We will be performing Butterfly Ballad at 4:00 at 901 Virginia Circle. There will be 54 bands on 40 porches and a Food Truck Alley. The music is from noon-6 PM.
Enjoy this short video as a gift from us to you:
We’ve been working hard this year to keep bringing the art of puppetry to children in the Atlanta area and beyond. We’ve done outdoor birthday parties and camp shows. We’ve brought the puppet van to apartment complexes. (We lost the puppet van in a collision, but we can still bring our shows just about anywhere!) We’ve recorded shows for libraries and churches to share. We’ve done Zoom calls with preschool classes. We hired a Cherokee playwright to rewrite Cherokee Tales, then reimagined it as a 15-minute film.
What educational entertainment would you like to see from Piccadilly Puppets? Chances are, we can provide something to meet your wants and needs. The next thing we plan to record is Puppetry 101, a 30-minute video about puppetry styles and puppetry as a career. We are also planning to go into a few venues in January and perform live and in-person. We do this on a case-by-case basis, keeping safety in mind. Small groups are preferred.
We’ve seen changes and challenges in 50 years. This is our biggest challenge, but we are still here and plan to continue on! Happy Holidays and best wishes for 2021!
Unfortunately, we had an accident in the puppet van. No puppets or puppeteers were harmed, but due to its age and high mileage, our insurance company declared the van a total loss. We’re sorry to say that we cannot offer shows from the back of the van for the near future. We do offer almost all of our shows outdoors, though, and Atlanta weather in the fall is usually great, so bring us to your birthday party, childcare, etc! We can also do virtual shows or lessons for schools and religious groups even if you are not meeting in person.
We are doing live shows for small groups! We can set up one of our regular puppet shows from our Shows page, or just perform our Pop-up Puppets variety show right out of the Puppet Van. We are also doing shows inside for daycares. We are offering special COVID-19 pricing throughout the summer and possibly into the fall.
We have two shows available online now, also! You can arrange for your group or your family to watch Butterfly Ballad or Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors.
Keep watch on our Facebook page for upcoming free short videos. We will be offering Fabulous Fable Fridays every week in August at 10:00 am!
See our previous post for additional ideas and information.
At times like these, grant money can sustain an organization like ours! We received funding through Atlanta’s Contracts for Arts Services program for 2019-20. We will not be able to provide as many shows and workshops in Atlanta as we hoped due to being shut down this spring, but the funds will help keep us running until we can start performing again! These funds help make the arts accessible to Atlanta children by helping us to keep our fees low while still traveling to districts all over the city.
Piccadilly Puppets is performing at several festivals this season. We already performed for Bridgefest in Stockbridge. Next is Atlanta Parent’s Family Festival followed by Lilburn Daze. Read on for details!
Saturday, October 5 Atlanta Parent’s Family Festival
Butterfly Ballad 12:45
Saturday, October 12 Lilburn Daze
Cherokee Tales 1:00
This show is sponsored by the generosity of St. John Neumann Catholic School in Lilburn! Thank you so much!
Piccadilly Puppets would like to thank all of the teachers and educators that bring puppetry and other arts into their schools! We also appreciate our teaching artist-puppeteers: Fracena Byrd Dolan, Nancy Riggs, LeeAnna Lambert Sweatt and Lorie Summers!
We’re sprucing up the puppets and rehearsing the shows! Here are a few public performances coming up soon:
Saturday, December 1, 12:00 and 2:00 Foxy Christmas
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW, Atlanta
Saturday, December 8, 10:00 and 11:30 am. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Aurora Children’s Playhouse, 128 E.Pike St, Lawrenceville.
Piccadilly Puppets has many educational shows and workshops! Bring us to your school this year! We have discounted prices for Title One schools.
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