2nd Annual Celebrate the World Day of Puppetry Saturday, March 24

Page updated on Mar 2, 2018 at 2:03 PM

For Immediate Release: March 2, 2018

The National Capital Puppetry Guild and the Office of the Arts will present the 2nd Annual “Celebrate the World Day of Puppetry” on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. Doors open at 9 a.m. 

The World Day of Puppetry will offer family-oriented puppet performances, hands-on workshops, exhibits and sales tables.  Nine puppetry performances will feature Bob Brown Puppets, Dinorock, Silly Goose and Val, Goodlife Theater, and more!

Admission tickets are $5 per person. To register online, visit https://tinyurl.com/yanhthg7. Tickets are also available at the door.

Other activities include hands-on puppet-making workshops for families. Reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.  

  • Workshop #1 – Sock Puppets, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Ages 1 - 6 years old.
    Socks provided.  One sock per paid participant, $5 per person (Activity # 355211-04)  
  • Workshop #2 – Basic TV Style Puppet Construction, 1:45 – 2:30 p.m., Ages 10 years to Adult.
    One puppet per paid participant, $10 per person  (Activity # 355211-05)       
  • Workshop #3 – Puppet Making for Young Children, 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m.  Ages 5 - 8 years old.
    One puppet per paid participant, $5 per person (Activity # 355211-06)           

To make a reservation online in advance for a workshop, visit www.alexandriava.gov/webtrac and select the activity number. Reservations are also available at the door.

For additional information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565, cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov, or visit the Office of the Arts web site at  www.alexandriava.gov/Arts.

For additional information about the National Capital Puppetry Guild, contact Jeff Bragg at 703.424.5553 or emailpuppetimes@gmail.com.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711.