2019 Pittsburgh & World Puppetry Day


Tom and Dave emceeing a Brillobox upstairs improv puppet event. All (21 and over) are welcome to attend the Thursday, March 21st 6 PM to 9 PM event. Participation is optional but encouraged. No puppetry experience necessary. 

Puppet Day in the ‘Burgh

Get ready to celebrate with puppet festivities all over the city

March 12, 2019—Thursday, March 21 is Pittsburgh Day of Puppetry and the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh wants everyone to take advantage of the puppet fun. The highlight of the day is Puppet Happy Hour at the Brillobox from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm featuring puppet improv and short works by Pittsburgh puppeteers.

Presented by the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh with the support of the Mayor’s Office of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Day of Puppetry exists in coordination with UNIMA’s World Day of Puppetry on March 21st, 2019. On this day the puppeteers and puppetry enthusiasts of our city bond with counterparts worldwide to elevate, celebrate, and demonstrate the art of puppetry.

–  Dave English, President, Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh

Check out these puppetry events in celebration of Pittsburgh Day of Puppetry:

Giant Puppet Fitness Class-California Cyclepath, a fitness studio in Brighton Heights, will host a giant puppet fitness class from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on March 21. In this free event participants will wear giant puppets while following along to dance fitness routines. Sign up: https://californiacyclepath.com/

Puppet Fun at the Sharpsburg Library-
Maker Monday Puppet-Making Extravaganza! Ages 5 and up on Monday March 18 at 4:30pm
Preschool Hands-On STEAM Storytime with puppet fun on Thursday March 21 10:00am
STEAM Play program featuring puppet-making and stories onSaturday March 23 1:00 am-1:00 pm

Comedy Night at J. Hicks on the Square– Ventriloquist Bob Rumba will be featured on Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 PM. For tickets call 724-622-1401.

Want to make your OWN celebration of World Puppetry Day? Using just a library card YOU can check a giant puppet out of the Braddock Carnegie Library and go celebrate as you see fit. Don’t forget to tag your puppet fun with #puppets4pgh.

Puppet Happy Hour This free, public event will feature puppet fun and games hosted by guild president Dave English as well as improvisational performances by guild members and puppet enthusiasts. Upstairs at The Brillobox,  4104 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224.

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