We recently did a paper puppet workshop with a group of refugee children in Clarkston. They were so sweet and worked so diligently to decorate their bats, butterflies and people using stickers, markers, and cutting up construction paper for clothes, accessories, etc. They produced the most creative puppets out of such simple materials that I had to share them!
Piccadilly Puppets has many educational shows and workshops! Bring us to your school this year! We have discounted prices for Title One schools.
grantWould you like to bring Piccadilly Puppets to your school, library or non-profit organization in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019? If your organization is located in a county in which no organization received an FY18 GCA Project, Partner or Arts Education Grant, you can apply for a Vibrant Communities grant from the Ga Council for the Arts. The grants are for arts programming; why not have us do puppet shows and/or workshops?
For more info including a list of counties that qualify:
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.
Celebrate at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival! Come on Sunday! Free!We will be performing Butterfly Ballad at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 27 in the Kids Zone. The festival also has two music stages, an Artist Market, a 5K, and lots of food vendors, as well as more kids’ activities.
Here’ s a link to the whole Kids Zone schedule: Summer Shade Kids Zone 2017
We have been busy in June, mostly with camp performances, but here are a couple of upcoming public performances:
Tuesday, June 20 2:30 pm Once Upon a Time in China (ages 3-10) Fayette County Public Library 1821 Heritage Parkway Fayetteville, GA 30214 (770)305-5251
Tuesday, June 27 11:00 am Wish Tales (ages 3-8) A. Mitchell Powell Jr. branch, Coweta Public Library 25 Hospital Road Newnan, GA 30263 (770)253-3625
Also, don’t forget our Puppet Camp through the Johns Creek Arts Center (ages 6-10) July 10-14:
What: One week Puppetry camp
Who: Children ages 6-10
Where: Johns Creek Presbyterian Church
When: July 10-14, 9-3 each day
How much: $265 for members of the Johns Creek Arts Center, $285 for non-members
Get a taste of both visual and performing arts with a week of puppet camp! Campers will learn about the different types of puppetry, make 2-3 puppets and write short scripts based on familiar folktales or myths. Instruction on puppet manipulation and rehearsal led by a professional puppeteer from Piccadilly Puppets will prepare the class to put on a fun original puppet show!
Click the link below for registration.