Today at the Institute!
We're proud to announce the next step in the Institutes evolution!


TPI TV goes on the air 5/1/2!


Stream any of our classes on your desktop, laptop, mobile device, Amazon Fire Stick AND Roku!


Want to share your own original content?
If you have a Puppetry/Theater Arts/Dance/Acting, class, workshop and/or performance - contact us to see how you can monetize your work and reach a nationwide audience, contact TPI for more details,

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Congrats Give-Away Winners!

It's our 5 year Anniversary!
I believe that's the foam anniversary...
We're celebrating and you'll be getting the presents in THE GREAT PUPPET GIVEAWAY!


Our give-away officially starts 3/16/21 

Update: Congratulations to our winners!
Follow us on social media for to be the first to get informed of future events and giveaways!

For a list of winning participants contact us! 

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Terra's Puppet Playhouse:

Behind the camera today and keeping the air and surfaces clean! Terra, Star, and I working on a new series of original stories for the 4-6 year old crowd "Terra's Puppet Storytime! Double masked, Star did Terra's amazing makeup, while Terra brought in her cuddly troupe to help with the stories!

Stay tuned for more updates on this web video series!


Social-Distancing related Rules and Updates

Happy summer, we hope you have been staying safe and creative during closures!
We will be open for limited in-person classes by appointment, with heightened safety rules
Please see our Social Distance policy page for more information on these changes!
Please note that some in-person classes may be modified or unavailable at this time. 
Space is limited, so book ASAP!


OR... check out our online classes and get creative at home!

We are not currently open for public visitation, but we can offer tours by appointment.



“I miss being in the same room, especially the younger students, like when they go from a 2D to 3D head,” He shipped out 500 puppetry arts kits and instruction videos to students who were part of the PVUSD/Spectra program. 


Students had to create nine puppets in six different styles as part of the “Puppets in Place” program. Putting together puppets involves many things, among them, creativity, math and physics.


“There are tons of lessons,” Vincent said. “It’s so much fun the kids don’t know they’re learning



Hey there Dragoneers🐲 

To celebrate the release of Season 2 of Dr. Mecurio’s Mythical Marvels & Traveling Menagerie we have a chance to score some free stuff! Go to iTunes leave us some stars and a review and we’ll send you this set of Mecurio Creature stickers with Betty the Yeti, Precious, and Gunther the racing dragon 


Everyone who leaves a review will be entered into a drawing to score a custom dragon puppet (400$ value) 

Check out the show,

leave a few words and score yourself some cool stuff!  🐉