Mission, Vision & Values

Mission: Through the art of puppetry, we create works that plant seed of kindness, creativity, and curiosity. 

Vision: Communities all over the world coming together through the art of puppetry to share experiences and learn together.


  • Play
    • Humans learn best through play; we imbue our performances with a sense of play.
  • Accessibility 
    • We provide accommodations to our venues and our audiences. This has included, but is not limited to: adapting our materials for sensory-friendly performances, providing backstage “touch-tours” to sight impaired individuals, providing scripts/materials for ASL interpretation, and other accommodations.
  • Inclusiveness
    • We respect people, value diversity, and are deeply committed to equality.
  • Integrity
    • We listen to our clients and stand behind our work.
  • Sustainable Processes and Materials
    • Working with locally sourced materials whenever possible.
    • Using repurposed materials, naturally sources fibers, recycled papers, and similar actions.
    • Prioritizing “well-made” over “cheap” when it comes to purchasing needed equipment.



Barefoot Puppet Theater tours award-winning programs to theatres, schools, libraries, children's museums and more. Though we are based out of Richmond, VA, our self-contained productions tour across the country. No matter your location, Barefoot Puppet Theatre would be thrilled to perform for you! Contact us today!


P.O. Box 26366, Richmond, VA 23260 | 804. 458. 3377