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All tickets will be sold through the ISM via their on line ticket service or by calling them at 317.232.1637.

Specific questions regarding the shows email.

For all other information regarding Peewinkle's Puppet Studio and The Melchior Marionettes call 800.489.4853.

This charming old world style, 65 seat puppet theatre is just a few blocks north of Circle Center in downtown Indianapolis in the Indiana State Museum. Ideal for school groups, scouts, birthday parties and reserved parties. Peggy Melchior, Debbi White and Heidi Shackleford, of MMHP Puppet Productions Inc., present captivating creative puppet shows for children, puppet making day camps and workshops. Handicapped accessible.

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Peewinkle's Puppet Studio is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation and a portion of your ticket purchase is tax deductible.

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PARKING at Peewinkle's

Convenient parking is available in the underground garage directly in front of the ISM, off of West Washington St. Parking is $5 when visiting Peewinkle's Puppet Studio or the museum. Please have your parking ticket validated at the ISM ticket counter.

2018 Schedule

Reservations Recommended

All non-discounted tickets are $2 less with an Indiana State Museum membership.

Groups rates, 20 or more, available only on $12 tickets.

Free field trip pricing, to the museum, applies to all accredited Indiana K-12 schools who visit on a pre-scheduled, chaperoned visit and homeschool groups of 10 or more. Preschools, afterschool programs and summer day camps pay group admission. For more field trip info visit: www.indianamuseum.org/field-trip

Note: Tickets are required for Peewinkle's Puppet Studio shows…a museum ticket is not required.

"Valentine's Day Cabaret"

Feb. 10 - 13, 2018

Attention Grandparents... bring your little sweethearts to this delightful marionette and hand puppet show. A Valentine cookie will be given instead of popcorn for this show. Post show workshops, $3, will be offered.

Tickets $13. Under 2, free.


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Sat. Feb. 10 10:30am & 1pm
Sun. Feb. 11 1pm
Mon. Feb. 12 10am
Tues. Feb. 13 10am

Crazy Quilting Workshop

Sunday, Feb. 18, 1 - 4pm in PPS

Yes, we know, it has nothing to do with puppets!!

However, we also quilt! Learn the basics and some advanced techniques. Make an heirloom quilt block with your personal mementos…lace, neckties, handkerchiefs, patches, buttons, charms, labels and vintage embroideries can all be added to make a keepsake quilt. We will send you a list of simple supplies to bring. Contact Peggy at 317.535.4853 or email.

All ages welcome
Fee: $30 ($50 for adult/youth (under 16) combo)

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Sun. Feb. 18 1pm - 4pm

"President's Day Variety Show"

Mon., Feb. 19, 2018

Shows at 10am & Noon

If you couldn't make it to our Valentine's Day Cabaret.... perhaps you and your kids will have the day off and can join us at Peewinkle's for a variety show of marionettes. Post show workshops, $3, will be offered.

Tickets $10. Under 2, free.

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Mon. Feb. 19 10am & Noon

"Punch and Judy"

Sat., March 3, 2018

One day only!!

Our guest puppeteer, Guy Thompson, will once again present this classic hand puppet show with bawdy Punch and his wife Judy. Totally family friendly, yet still a perfect example of traditional puppetry and slapstick humor. Your kids will be squealing!!

Tickets $12. Under 2, free. Post show workshops, $3, will be offered.

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Sat. Mar. 3 10:30am & 1pm

"The Sleeping Beauty"

March 29 - April 14, 2018

Experience a vintage marionette show on a beautiful stage with velvet curtains, scenery and music by Tchaikovsky. The cackeling witch and delightful fairies will enchant your children.

Tickets $12. Under 2, free. Post show workshops, $3, will be offered.

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Thurs. Mar. 29 10am
Fri. Mar. 30 10am
Sat. Mar. 31 10:30am
Thurs. Apr. 5 10am
Fri, Apr. 6 10am
Sat. Apr. 7 10:30am & 1pm
Thurs. Apr. 12 10am
Fri. Apr. 13 10am
Sat. Apr. 14 10:30am & 1pm

"Music, Masters & Marionettes"

May 1, 2 & 3, 2018 - 10am

This 50 minute performance will blend music and art from around the world with hand crafted performing puppets. Students, 4th - 6th grade, will be able to visit the gallery of vintage and international puppets and learn the importance of the art of puppetry throughout history. Educational packet included...see sample in studio.

Make it a tandem field trip...marionette show and museum all for only $10 per ticket.

Please schedule your field trip through the Indiana
State Museum (317.232.1637)

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Tues. May 1 10am
Wed. May 2 10am
Thurs. May 3 10am

Camp Info for 2018

Puppets, Puppets and More Puppets!
Ages 6 - 8
Tuition $200, Hours 9am to 4pm
Limit 12 campers per session
Session 1 - June 4 - 8
Session 2 - June 25 -29

Campers will make a variety of puppets: marionettes, hand, blacklight, shadow and more! Camp begins with a 'mini' puppet show and concludes with a camper performance for families. Campers bring a sack lunch and snacks. This is a great camp for the creative child!

Let's get Stringing! Puppet Camp
Ages 9 and up
Tuition $200, Hours 9am to 4pm
Limit 12 campers per session
Session 1 - June 4 - 8
Session 2 - June 25 - 29

Campers in this level will make a large bird marionette along with a few shadow and black light puppets. They will be using drills, saws, glue guns and more. Campers will also learn some history of the Art of Puppetry. Camp begins with a 'mini' puppet show and concludes with a camper performance for families. Campers bring a sack lunch and snacks.

Advanced Puppetry Camp - Invitation only
Tuition $200, Hours 9am to 4pm
July 9 - 13

This camp is designed with our Peewinkle PIPS (Puppeteers in Progress) in mind and is by invitation only. Apprentice puppeteers in this level will be making a professional quality break away skeleton marionette. AND of course, we will throw in a few surprises along the way! Sewing, drilling, painting, stringing all will be a part of this camp! Campers in this level are required to bring their own tool kit. Campers may also bring their own sewing machines. Come prepared for fun and hard work!

To register for any of the above camps call 317-232-1637 or register online. Questions? 317-695-5422 or email.

Birthday Parties at Peewinkle's Puppet Studio

Looking for something a bit different for a birthday party? Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum is the place! You can purchase tickets to a scheduled show and let us know there is a birthday child, we will be sure to make him or her feel special. Want a bit more? Rent the studio after the show for your party. We provide a puppet workshop, you provide the refreshments. Still looking for something a bit more? How about a 'Mini Camp'!!! Bring your child and friends to the puppet studio for a 2 hour camp (see a mini show, make a puppet and learn how to use it). Email Debbi (peewinkle_debbi@att.net) with questions or to set up your party. Check out our website for a full schedule: www.peewinklespuppets.org.

Peewinkle's Educational Programs

Peewinkle offers a variety of educational programs to suit all ages and needs. Please refer to our newsletter or contact us by email regarding details.

 

All camps and workshops will be held at the Indiana State Museum

Peewinkle's Staff

Peggy Melchior Pearson

Artistic Director of Melchior Marionettes and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio

Owner of The Melchior Marionette Theatre in Nashville, IN, since 1983.

Available for on site performances & history of puppetry lectures.

317.535.4853

BFA in from Cleveland Institute of Art.

Heidi Shackleford

Aka Gertrude the Witch in October, puppeteer and high school art teacher!

Available for performances on weekends and vacation time.

BFA in fine arts & BA in art education from Columbus College of Art and IUPUI.

Debbi White

Executive Director, Youth Programs Director and puppeteer at Peewinkle's Puppet Studio.

Available for workshops and camps.

BA in social work from Ball State University.

Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of The Melchior Marionette Theatre in beautiful Brown County!

Visit our summertime venue at The Melchior Marionette Theatre, Westside of S. Van Buren St., Nashville, IN. Shows are on Saturdays, starting on Memorial Day weekend through October.  Closed in August. Shows at 1 & 3pm. These 20 minute cabaret marionette shows have been entertaining tourists for over 30 years!!

NOTE: Tickets to these shows are not for sale online. Please purchase tickets 20 minutes before show times at the theater, the day of the show. Groups over 20, may call ahead to reserve.

Refer to www.melchiormarionettes.com for updated schedule.

Email us

www.melchiormarionettes.com or 800.849.4853

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Peewinkle's Puppet Studio is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation and a portion of your ticket purchase is tax deductible.