Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
NEFA Grant Recipient
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
Puppet Showplace Theater

Puppet Showplace Theater is dedicated to presenting outstanding professional puppetry to diverse audiences through performances, workshops, and community outreach activities. Each year, we present over 300 performances by professional touring puppet companies at our Brookline Village location. Our touring shows travel to schools, libraries, and cultural centers throughout the Northeast region. Each year, we support the development of new works by local artists through our Incubator program. We offer workshops, classes, summer camps, and training opportunities to students of all ages, from toddlers through adults.

I Have Worked With

  • July 2019

    Puppet Showplace has presented works by Crabgrass Puppet Theater every year since 2001. 

  • February 2019

    As of February 2019, The Gottabees have developed 3 productions through the Puppet Showplace Incubator program. They have also performed in the Puppet Showplace Slam and taught classes at Puppet Showplace. 

  • January 2018

    CactusHead Puppet have developed two productions through the Puppet Showplace Incubator Program, and another through the Puppet Palooza program for outdoor works. They have taught workshops, built puppets on commission, performed as artists-for-hire, and performed in the Puppet Showplace Slam for adults. 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Roxanna
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director
Fax: 
617-731-0526
Mailing Address: 
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Physical Address: 
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Last Name: 
Myhrum
Phone: 
617-731-6400 x 202

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Puppet
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Literary Arts- Fiction
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - Children's
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Mime
Theater - Playwriting
Theater - Storytelling
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Dolls / Soft Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Year Founded: 
1974
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Performance Facilities
Activities and Services: 
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Film Showings
Manufacturing / Fabrication
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Venue Rental
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
300
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Puppeteers of America
Union International des Arts de La Marionnette - UNIMA-USA
Awards: 
Best of Boston Kids Birthday Venue
Elliot Norton Special Recognition
Jim Henson Foundation Grantee
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities
Puppet Showplace is wheelchair accessible, and offers flexible seating options. Our staff can provide pre-show touch tours, large-format programs, and up-close seating for those with vision impairments. Many shows are visual rather than verbal, and we provide periodic ASL interpretation. We have non-gendered family restrooms, one of which is wheelchair accessible. We have fidgets available, and audience members who need to take breaks in the lobby are welcome to do so throughout the show. Our staff are able to provide other accommodations by request; contact the Box Office to let us know your needs (boxoffice@puppetshowplace.org, 617-731-6400x101).

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Please visit www.puppetshowplace.org/touring
Fee Range Minimum: 
$350
Fee Range Maximum: 
$850
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
3

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Design
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Puppet Showplace Theater
Venue Type: 
Theater
Venue Address: 
32 Station St
Brookline, MA 02445
Venue Phone: 
617-731-6400
Stage Details: 
Proscenium Theater
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Exhibition walls
Green room
Light system / track lighting
Movie screen/projection capabilities
WiFi
Venue Capacity: 
100
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$45
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$550
Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)