Activities & Resources
Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater551in San Diego, CA 92101
about Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater:
The theater itself is old and charming, housed in one of the Hopi-style adobe structures built in the 1930s. The shows delight little children five days a week with a repertoire that includes classic tales, comedies, and musicals.
The puppeteers use all types of puppets - including hand puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets, and ventriloquist puppets - to ply their charms. Each is an independent contractor, which not only enlivens the variety of material offered for performances, it's a great resource for birthday party entertainment. The staff is only too happy to oblige and will provide contact information for specific performers on request.
For $12 per card, kids can join Tico's Puppet Club which entitles them to receive the Tico Newsletter four times a year and a birthday card from Tico on their birthday. After purchasing the card, the first and 12th visits are free; at the fourth visit, kids receive a free puppet and after the eighth visit, the child and parent are entitled to a backstage tour.
Winter Schedule (Sept 1-Jun 15): Wed-Fri 10am & 11:30am, Sat and Sun 11am, 1pm, & 2:30pm. Summer Schedule (June 15-Sept 1): Wed-Sun 11am, 1pm, & 2:30pm