Great Arizona Puppet Theater

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 810 bought

In a Nutshell

Puppets regale audiences with magical marionette shows, such as Rumpelstiltskin, and original stories, such as The Monkey and The Pirate

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 2 Family Packs per family. May buy multiple additional as gifts. Reservation required. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid for special events or adult puppet slams. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Children's theater is a great way to gently introduce kids to theater before they realize that most plays are just about sad guys talking. Get kid-friendly kicks with this Groupon.

$16.99 for a Family Pack of Puppet-Show Tickets ($34 Total Value)

  • Two children's tickets (a $7 value each)
  • Two adult tickets (a $10 value each)

Guests can redeem their tickets for any regular upcoming puppet show. In April, performances of Rapunzel encourage imagination as rod marionettes emerge from an antique trunk and perform a tale of love and betrayal. Alternatively, The Three Little Pigs teaches youth aged pre-K and up about the dangers of building your house of out straw. Rumpelstiltskin_—a magical story about a strange little fellow who spins straw into gold—plays in early June, then makes way for an original show, _The Monkey and the Pirate.

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

Demonstrating inventive takes on old myths is par for the course at Great Arizona Puppet Theater, whose adaptation of Cinderella won the 2010 UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence in puppetry. Behind the scenes, professional puppeteers guide the characters through kid-friendly narratives, both ancient and original. Their performances often include a timely moral that parents can discuss with children with the help of accompanying study guides, which encourage guests to analyze themes and ask questions such as "how can puppets talk if they have no brains?"

The puppet masters have more than 50 tales in their collective memory. They perform them in the historical, hand-painted theater space five days a week, as well as at area schools and functions. By crafting scripts that address Arizonian themes, including the conservation of endangered condors and figures in Native American folklore, they hope to educate and engage their young spectators. Guests can interact with the stories even further by adopting puppets from the onsite gift shop or by attending a private party, where they create their own hand puppets out of paper bags. Additionally, seasonal adult shows prove that puppetry can be as edgy as any other art form.

Customer Reviews

Our kids had a great time! A fun, inexpensive family activity.
Adrianne H. · June 30, 2013
Great show!!!
Lyndsey H. · June 29, 2013
Lots of fun for young children
Beverly O. · June 28, 2013

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.