Summer Show


Each year we write, create, build and perform a large summer pageant-play-extravaganza. These performances last about an hour, include an ensemble of professional musicians who create an original score of music and involve a cast of puppeteers, which has included as many as twenty-eight performers. Our summer extravaganza is attended by over 16,000 people!

Through our annual summer performance, Paperhand Puppet Intervention helps create a community that shares picnic blankets, ideas, experiences and a love of wonder.

Summer Show Questions & Answers here.

View our past shows here.

"Invisible Earth" 2013. Photo by Lee Capps


At the Forest Theatre
123 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Aug 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27. Sept 1-3. Labor Day: Sept 4
Matinees Sun: Aug 20, 27 & Sept 3

All shows begin at 7pm with a 6:20 pre-show, except for matinees that start at 3pm with a 2:20 pre-show. *Sat shows at the Forest Theatre usually sell out! Get there EXTRA early or, if possible, choose a Fri or Sun.

Tickets are only available at the door. No pre-sale tickets. General admission.

Pre-show Performers to be announced.

At the North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road. Raleigh, NC 27607. (919) 839-6262
Sept 8, 9 & 10

All shows at 7pm with 6:20 pre-show.

Purchase tickets, view showtimes & see details on the NCMA website. Tickets also available at the door.

Pre-show Performers to be announced.

At The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro
310 S. Greene St. Greensboro, NC 27401. (336) 333-2605
Eve show: Sept 16. Matinee: Sun Sept 17.

Check The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro website for tickets.

Pre-show Performers to be announced.

Have questions! Visit our Q&A page here.

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Carolina Theatre of Greensboro

Sat September 17, 7 pm. Sunday September 18, 3 pm

In 2016 we will spread the puppet love and expand our summer show beyond the Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh…to the Carolina Theatre of Greensboro! For the first time will travel away from our homes and our families with a heap of puppeteers, puppets, props, and musicians and bring our summer extravaganza to another city!

Spread the word! We’d love to see them Greensboro this coming summer!