The Open Hand Theater – Performing Puppets!

I recently heard about the Open Hand Theater, a puppet theater here in Syracuse (518 Prospect Avenue).  In addition to performing shows, the theater offers workshops, travels to schools to perform, has a summer camp (Theater Arts Circus Camp), and a theater training program for kids.  For a full listing of their programs, be sure to check out their website.

The Open Hand Theater also has a museum of masks and puppets based on cultures around the world.  The museum is located in the Castle, a historic Victorian home uniquely designed for children to enjoy.  

Upcoming December performances include Grandfather Frost’s Stories of Russia, Alice in Wonderland: The Remix!, Through a Puppet’s Eyes, and The Secret of the Puppet’s Book.  Tickets are very affordable at only $5-$8.

I’m dying to check this place out when my son is old enough to enjoy it.  In the meantime, I’d love to hear other opinions about the theater!  Have you ever attended a show?  How about the castle?  Tell us what you think.

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