School Performances

Bring your class to affordable quality puppet theatre.

206.524.3388

Teachers, here is a great way to support classroom curriculum and learn about the art of puppetry!

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School Show Bookings

School shows call
(206) 524-3388 or email: [email protected]
to book.

School Performance Brochure

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Dear Teachers,
Bring your class to affordable, quality puppet theatre.  A great way to support classroom curriculum and learn about the art of puppetry at one of our three locations: Magnuson Park, and Sunset Hill Community Club serving Seattle and the BYT Crossroads Theatre serving the Eastside.

Thistle Theatre offers 28 years of expertise in tabletop Bunraku puppetry, a variation of the ancient Japanese style of puppetry called Bunraku. The puppeteers, dressed all in black, manipulate the puppets from behind. With two or three puppeteers operating one puppet they skillfully bring realistic movement to the handcrafted puppets. Creative story telling and delightful music scores are hallmarks of our productions designed and built by artists in the Thistle Theatre studio.

  • Each production runs 45 minutes. Please allow time for post show demonstration and Q and A.
  • Education Guides align with Common Core State Standards, prepared by a certified teacher sent in PDF format.
  • Tickets for one show $8 each, two shows $7.00 each and three or more shows only  $6.00 each. Order by email: [email protected] or by phone (206) 524-3388.
  • Tickets available for student on free/reduced lunch program. (Order by phone only (206) 524-3388.)
  • Free parking and school bus unload zones at all three locations. Public transportation is a viable option at all three locations.
  • Classroom teachers are free!

Reservations
Choose 10:30am or 12:30pm shows on the date of your choice at three convenient locations. Call early to reserve your class, payment due one month before performance. We accept cash, credit cards, purchase orders or checks. Invoices sent in PDF format.

Sincerely,

Jean Enticknap – Artistic Director

Homeschool families and groups welcome!

Homeschool families can enjoy considerable ticket savings by attending daytime school shows for the price of $8 per person. (Regular weekend family ticket prices are $11). Reservations are by telephone only to insure ticket availability.

Homeschool groups can receive one free teacher ticket for every 18 homeschool tickets booked for any single performance booked by the group. Single family homeschool groups are welcome to attend with reservations. No walk-ups.

All shows are recommended for ages 3 and up, however, there is a charge for children under 3. There is no charge for babies in arms but we ask they be removed from the theatre immediately if they are disruptive, as a courtesy to our audience.

Call (206) 524-3388 and we will return your call as soon as possible.

If you can’t come to us, we can come to you! Some of this season’s main stage productions tour. We also do workshops, classroom visits and birthday party shows.

This activity is not sponsored by any School District, and they assume no responsibility for the conduct or safety during the activity offered. In consideration for the privilege to distribute these materials, the School District shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including all costs, attorneys’ fees and judgment awards.

Our 2019-2020 Season

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red sets off to Grandmutter’s house with a basket of goodies and along the way meets a feisty squirrel, a sweet rabbit family and a wolf in sheep’s clothing! 

BYT Crossroads:
16051 NE 10th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008

October 9, 10, 11
10:30 and 12:30

BYT Crossroads Directions

Magnuson Park:
Thistle Theatre Studio
6310 NE 74th St.
Seattle WA 98115

October 16, 17, 18
10:30 and 12:30

Magnusun Park Directions
Sunset Hill:
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

October 23, 25
10:30 and 12:30

Sunset Hill Directions

Celebrations of Light

From around the world, traditional festivals of light are celebrated with puppets, songs, stories, and dance. The show includes an original story about Pepito, a lonely cactus and a star named Estrella. 

Sunset Hill:
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

December 4, 6
10:30 and 12:30

Sunset Hill Directions

Magnuson Park:
Thistle Theatre Studio
6310 NE 74th St.
Seattle WA 98115

December 11, 12, 13
10:30 and 12:30

Magnusun Park Directions
BYT Crossroads:
16051 NE 10th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008

December 18, 19, 20
10:30 and 12:30

BYT Crossroads Directions

Funny Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling

A Funny Woman grabs her umbrella and leaps after a rice dumpling that bounces down into another world.  To save herself, the Funny Woman uses humor and her wits to adapt to changing situations.

BYT Crossroads:
16051 NE 10th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008

March 4, 5, 6
10:30 and 12:30

BYT Crossroads Directions

Sunset Hill:
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

March 11, 13
10:30 and 12:30

Sunset Hill Directions

Magnuson Park:
Thistle Theatre Studio
6310 NE 74th St.
Seattle WA 98115

March 18, 19, 20
10:30 and 12:30

Magnusun Park Directions

Brother Coyote and Sister Fox

In this delightful and hilarious adaptation of a Mexican folktale…Brother Coyote wants one thing and one thing only, to catch and eat one of Doña Conchita’s plump chickens.

Sunset Hill:
Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

May 13, 15
10:30 and 12:30

Sunset Hill Directions

Magnuson Park:
Thistle Theatre Studio
6310 NE 74th St.
Seattle WA 98115

May 27, 28, 29
10:30 and 12:30

Magnusun Park Directions
BYT Crossroads:
16051 NE 10th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008

June 3, 4, 5
10:30 and 12:30

BYT Crossroads Directions

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