The Marionette Theater at the Swedish Cottage is one of the most enchanting and memorable experiences a child can have in Central Park and has been a destination for New York City children for decades.
Puppeteers have been bringing to life magical tales of princesses, paupers, genies, and giants to hundreds of youngsters and their parents.
The company was founded in 1939 as a touring marionette theater and made the Swedish Cottage its headquarters after WWII.

It is one of the only public marionette theater companies left in the US —  writing (or adapting) the scripts, constructing and costuming the puppets, and designing and producing every show.
With remarkable productions of classic tales like Hansel and Gretel, The Magic Flute, Rumpelstiltskin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, the Citywide Puppets in the Parks program also travels around the boroughs for citywide live puppet theater.
Once the productions begin the screams and laughter of the many gathered children subside into anticipated silence and throughout the show children gasp with delight at all the right places, turning the experience into one that their parents, teachers or counselors can well appreciate.
These are shows that bring delight to everyone involved and simply must be seen.

For more information on the Marionette Theater, please follow this link to their website: