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Address: 32 Station St, Brookline, MA 02445
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+1 617-731-6400
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00

Puppeteers from all over the country perform at the Showplace, which offers...

Puppeteers from all over the country perform at the Showplace, which offers a different show each week.

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Fun rainy day or snowy day activity for kids

A very nice alternative for younger kids if you need to occupy them for a couple of hours. The shows are very appropriate for them and the performers do an excellent job. Be... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Paul R
Brookline, Massachusetts
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

A very nice alternative for younger kids if you need to occupy them for a couple of hours. The shows are very appropriate for them and the performers do an excellent job. Be sure to check their site to know what shows are on or coming up.

Thank Paul R
Arcadia, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Some shows are better than others but for the money you cannot beat it and the kids get to experience live shows. I love the surrounding town and the T stops directly across the street from it.

Thank Donna S
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

We use to go to the puppet showplace theater every Sunday. Our kids learned to love theater at the Puppet Theater and proper audience behavior. The artistry and drama of the shows are spectacular!

Thank Evelyn R
Brookline, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

When my son was in elementary a friend invited us to their birthday party at the puppet place. It was very enjoyed by us and all. It was my first time ever being there. I can't remember the name of show but their was a performance. It's a nice place to see a show or bring the young ones. I'm... More 

Thank DLee B
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90 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Well actually the film is pretty decent as well ... Positives: small friendly way of introducing kids to puppetry and theatre - excellent small location and brilliant show from Crabbgrass group - funny and well approached for all age groups. Improvements: none - it was fantastic value and performance for kids and adults - highly recommended!! Value for kids entertainment... More 

Thank sockpickler
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We took our 3 yo granddaughter to see the Princess, the Pirate, and the Pea. It was a perfect match. The children sit in the center of the benches so no adult is in front of them. Adults can sit with their children if they sit on the outside of the bench or in the seats along the walls. The... More 

1 Thank jroihl
Brookline, MA
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

A wonderful (& low cost!) way to introduce children to the magic of puppets and of story-telling. We always take our out-of-town nieces/nephews here. They love not only the presentations but almost always get attracted by a finger or similar puppet to take home and tell their own stories

Thank MjM_MEM
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I was fortunate to take a rare class at this Theatre several years ago. With careful instruction, students were able to make 3 kinds of puppets.. hand, string and shadow and put on short performances with them. The puppeteers were wonderful talented people willing to share their knowledge. One older gentleman, a real genius in his field, also gave us... More 

Thank wanderlust055
Brookline, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Young kids will love this place. Fun and simple, and a place where kids can be kids. The shows are always inventive and kids can buy puppets, too. Seating is on first come, first served so if you want to be in front come early.

2 Thank Stephanie M
Brookline, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013

My son loves this, me not so much, but since it is good for kids, its one of those things that we do now and then. My wife and I think its good that they work hard to keep Theater alive in this little community. The talent is patchy.

Thank Naren G

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