In-Person Performances for 2021

Galapagos George

baby g with big cheesy grinRunning Time: 50 minutes
Puppet Styles: Hand, Rod, and Shadow
Audience: Grades K-6 and family audiences
Recommended audience size:
Please contact us to discuss social distancing guidelines

Based on the true story of “Lonesome George,” this show tells the tale of a truly one-on-a-kind tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. Who is George? He is a tortoise, a GIANT GALAPAGOS TORTOISE! Watch George grow up among sea turtles, lizards, hungry goats, sea lions, and dancing birds with blue feet. As you visit his island, you hear the true story of the last tortoise to be found on Pinta Island in the Galapagos archipelago. Fall in love with these islands…and this not-so-little tortoise! For more information, click here!


Little Red & the Gingerbread Man

Red-wolf-and-cookieRunning Time: 25-40 minutes
Audience: Ages 2-8 and families
Recommended audience size: Please contact us to discuss social distancing guidelines

Two tales rolled into one! This show combines two well-loved, classic tales to create an original, fun-filled romp through fairy tales. Join Little Red and she pursues a mischievous Gingerbread cookie through the woods to Grandma’s house. Original music, snowy scenery, and everyone’s favorite Big Bad Wolf make up this seasonal favorite for our youngest audiences. Available November through February. For more information, click here!


Coming Soon: The Three…Penguins?

Running Time: 30-45 minutes
Audience: Ages 4-12 and families
Recommended audience size: Please contact us to discuss social distancing guidelines

The three what? Penguins, of course! Join us for this romp through Antarctica as we visit with a family of Emperor Penguins who head out for a swim before breakfast. Wondering what penguins eat for breakfast? Us, too! OK…it’s not porridge. Is it fish chowder, Squiddy-O’s, or Toast and Jellyfish? Is our Goldilocks a baby seal or a squid? The audiences crafts the jounrey in this wacky, choose-your-own-adventure tale. Performed with Czeck-style rod marionettes, this hilarious performance provides smiles and laughter in abundance. This show can be performed outdoors. Now booking for Spring 2021. More information coming soon!


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!


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