Thistle Theatre is a professional puppet theatre
for families performing in Bellevue, Ballard and Seattle.Daytime school performances are offered at all three locations. Theatre Theatre tours to school and communities specializing in the Bunraku-style of puppetry.
We specialize in Bunraku , a variation of the
ancient Japanese style of puppetry. The puppeteers are dressed
head-to-toe in black and operate the puppets from behind. Good
storytelling, realistic movement and excellent manipulation are
the hallmarks of Thistle Theatre productions.
The Bunraku is fascinating to watch & each production has many
levels of understanding. Over half the season ticket holders are
adults, and not all of them bring children! Quality theatre has
no age limit. I hope you will consider Thistle Theatre for your
This organization files an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ. It is a 501(c)(03)
public charity. Information in this report was supplied by the
nonprofit organization within the last two years.
How to Help
This organization is seeking funds from contributions and grants.
These funds will be used for unrestricted operating expenses
and special projects. Click here to make a financial contribution.
How to Contact Thistle Theatre
Go to our contact page for contact information,
or call (206) 524-3388.
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Children's Ticket Subsidy Program
Part of Thistle Theatre's mission is to promote children's literacy using
our productions and additional printed materials to reinforce reading and
writing with visual, artistic and cultural diversity. Thistle Theatre
created the "Children's Ticket Subsidy Program"
Through our Fundraiser "Imagine Joy" generous individuals donated over $5000
to the "Children's Ticket Subsidy Program".
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Puppeteers of Puget Sound
The Jim Henson Foundation
Puppeteers of American
Seattle Musical Theatre