Peewinkle's Puppet Studio

 

In partnership with the Indiana State Museum, Peewinkle's Puppet Studio offers performances in its studio space on the second floor of the museum.

Purchase Show Tickets


For more information, including upcoming shows and scheduling, visit the Peewinkle's Puppet Studio website.

Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio Discounts
Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio ticket on the same day (not available online). Indiana State Museum members receive $2 off admission. 

Please note that member and group discounts are not available through online purchasing. Please call 317-232-1637 or visit the ticket counter during museum hours.

 
 

Upcoming Shows

Christmas at the Puppet Studio

The whole family will enjoy this music-and-puppet-filled Christmas variety show. Mozart & Ludmilla, the mice who live in the piano, host this well-loved show. A perfect gift for the family.

Tickets are $12 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Click here to purchase tickets online, or call 317-232-1637 to purchase tickets by phone.

  • Sunday, December 2: 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 6: 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, December 7: 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 8: 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, December 9: 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 13: 10:30 a.m. & 5 p.m.
  • Friday, December 14: 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 15: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 20: 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, December 21: 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 22 :10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 27: 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 28: 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.


Valentine’s Day Cabaret

Bring your little sweethearts to this delightful Valentine’s Day themed marionette show. Everyone will receive a sweet treat! An ideal grandparent outing.

Tickets are $13 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Click here to purchase tickets online, or call 317-232-1637 to purchase tickets by phone. A post show workshop will be offered for $3.

  • Wednesday Feb. 13 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday Feb. 15 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday Feb. 16 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Feb. 17 – 1 p.m.


President’s Day Puppet Show

Don’t have school? Have some fun at a puppet show!

Tickets are $12 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Click here to purchase tickets online, or call 317-232-1637 to purchase tickets by phone. A post show workshop will be offered for $3.

  • Monday Feb. 18 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.


Punch & Judy

Our guest puppeteer, Guy Thompson, will present his always hilarious and classic hand puppet show. Totally family friendly…your kids will love it!

Tickets are $12 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Click here to purchase tickets online, or call 317-232-1637 to purchase tickets by phone.A post show workshop will be offered for $3.

  • Saturday March 9 - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.


Rumpelstiltskin

This classic fairytale will be presented in a traditional marionette stage complete with velvet curtain and scenery. 

Tickets are $12 and include popcorn and a post show workshop. Children under two are free. Click here to purchase tickets online, or call 317-232-1637 to purchase tickets by phone.

  • Thursday March 28 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday March 29 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday March 30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday April 4 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday April 5 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday April 6 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday April 11 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday April 12 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday April 13 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday April 19 - 10:30 a.m.


Summertime Cabaret

Bring your campers, neighbor kids or grandchildren to this variety show of trick marionettes!

Tickets are $3 and include popcorn. Children under two are free. Click here to purchase tickets online, or call 317-232-1637 to purchase tickets by phone.

  • Wednesday June 19 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Tues. July 2 - 10:30 a.m.


Questions? Call 317-695-5422 or email peewinkleinfo@att.net.

Peewinkle’s puppet camps

Puppet Play at Peewinkle’s (half-day camp)

July 15 – 19 and July 29 – August 2, 1 to 4 p.m. (Note: both weeks have same content)
Tuition: $125 or $110 when paired with an Indiana State Museum morning camp (call 317.232.1637 for discount)
Campers ages 4-6 will construct a variety of puppets, try out some professional puppets and perform. They will cut, paint, sand and more! Morning camp and before and after care is available through the Indiana State Museum camp programSign up >>

Puppet Fun at Peewinkle’s

June 3 - 7 and June 24 – 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Note: both weeks have same content)
Tuition: $200
Campers ages 6-8 will make a hand puppet, marionette, mouth puppet and black light puppet. They will sand, paint, cut, sew and design their way through camp. Campers are responsible for bringing their lunch, snack and water. Sign up >>

Strings and Things

June 3 - 7 or June 24 – 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Note: both weeks have same content)
Tuition: $200
Campers ages 9 and up will make an octopus marionette, black light jelly fish and design a shadow puppet show. Campers are responsible for bringing their lunch, snack and water. Sign up >>

Apprentice Level Camp

July 8 - 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Tuition: $200
This camp is by invitation only and is meant for Peewinkle’s puppeteer apprentices in the PIP program. The content of this camp will be determined by the campers. Sewing, drilling, painting, stringing and performing are all included. Campers are required to bring their own tool kits (including sewing machines if they have one). Contact peewinkleinfo@att.net to see if your child qualifies, then click here to sign up. Campers are responsible for bringing their lunch, snack and water.