Virtual Performances & Workshops

We are thrilled to have adapted to new ways to connect. Puppetry CAN be engaging virtually — something we seriously doubted in the Spring of 2020. We have new offerings to share! Please scroll below. If you have questions, we would love to connect. 

Adventures with Priscilla

A series of 20-minute performances featuring Priscilla, a simple hand puppet whose facial features are all rearrangeable. Feeling sad? Angry? Frustrated? Naming our feelings helps us understand them. Priscilla has big emotions, too, and they are the focus of each episode. “Meet Priscilla,” “Feeling Blue,” and “My Screaming Face Is Stuck” are all new offerings. These mini-shows can stand alone or be paired with age appropriate movement or art activities. For ages 3 and up.


Thinking Outside the Socks

Our highly popular STEAM presentation is now available virtually. See how puppets work from the inside out! We demonstrate rod puppets, hand puppets, shadow puppets, object theatre, and marionettes. We share each type of puppet with age-appropriate mini-lessons on pivots, levers, springs, and more. Learn the difference between extension springs and compression springs…and find out one of our favorite springs to use with puppets! This is great to pair up with a performance or a workshop. Time permitting, participants may ask questions about the puppets. All ages welcome!


Instant Puppets!

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Make puppets quickly and learn how they work in this workshop designed for ages 5-105. You can learn the skills of puppetry, and there are ways to make puppets simply with minimal supplies. Learn how to manipulate this type of puppet as we walk “across the stage,” take an elevator, and defy gravity! This workshop is available to families, classrooms, homeschool groups, libraries, and arts organizations. Perfect for a single, stand-alone session or as part of a series. Adaptable to most ages.


Emoji Puppets

Using simple materials, we will create hand puppets in a variety of expressions  inspired by our favorite emojis or moods. Feeling blue? Frustrated? Teeming with glee? Let it out with puppets! Great for rainy days at home or a dash of SEL in the classroom. This program is available to small groups, big groups, classrooms, families, senior centers, and anyone to liven up their day. Adaptable to most ages; some very young children may require assistance.


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. 358. 3377