Rudolph at the Center for Puppetry Arts
Updated: Nov 23, 2022
Rudolph is a holiday classic and going to see it each year with friends was a holiday tradition!
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This place has always been a favorite place that my son loves to visit since age 2 , even still at age 8. I have been here many times on field trips with my kindergarten class and kids always love it! It is located at 1404 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.
When you arrive, you will park behind the building. There are lots of parking spots. Spring Street is a one way street so you come in the same way. They have a new playground here to play on near the parking lot. My son enjoyed playing on it.
If you are not a member you will probably pick up tickets at will call. It is when you first walk in. There is also a gift shop to your right.
When you purchase your ticket you have options for buying a ticket to the new museum and to the puppet making class after. We always do both. I believe with a membership it comes free with your tickets.
If you are not a member, they open the doors 30 mins before the performance so get in line if you want a good seat, but feel you can see pretty good anywhere as long as there are no tall people in front of you.
They are very kid friendly here and if you need to get up for any reason they will come to you with a flashlight and lead you out and help you back to your seat to find it with ease. They even have kid size sinks and toilets!
We usually do the make a puppet right after the show. You walk up the steps to the next floor and they have everything all ready for you. There are instruction sheets easy to read. Usually, I just buy my son the puppet ticket, but sometimes I make one my self, some tickets come with it so check. We made a tic toc croc puppet that glows under black lights. They took us to another room with a black light for him to put on his own show (and any other kids.) We then do the museum after so I am not hurrying my son and he can take his time through it. There are hands on areas so be sure to look for those.
I do suggest looking into a membership as it gives great discounts and you always get to sit in the first 3 rows without having to get there early to get a good seat.
I encourage you to get tickets today as they sell out fast!
There is a Chick Fila a few minutes drive away if you want to grab lunch there.
The Center for Puppetry Arts invites families to take off to The North Pole when Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ returns to the stage for another holly jolly holiday season. The beloved tale has become a holiday tradition for families in Atlanta and a trip down memory lane for the kids at heart. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer flies back to the Center, and will be staged in the Mainstage Theater. A faithful adaptation of the classic 1964 stop-motion animated television special, the production was adapted for the puppet stage by Jon Ludwig and is directed by Tim Sweeney.
Guests will delight in familiar holiday tunes as Santa’s workshop, the Island of Misfit Toys and The North Pole come to life alongside rod and body puppets designed by the Center’s Resident Puppet Builder Jason Hines and constructed by the Center’s team of puppet builders. Dolph Amick, Maggie Birgel, Nikolas Carleo, Brian Harrison, Kristin Storla and Anna Williford round out the talented cast of puppeteers.
Sam the Snowman™ will once again narrate the beloved tale of unlikely friendship formed among Rudolph™, Hermey the Elf™, Yukon Cornelius™ and all of the magnificent misfit toys. While narrowly escaping the grips of Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster™ and braving perilous blizzards, their journey is sure to warm hearts as the friends learn the importance of being true to one’s self and accepting others along the way. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ is recommended for ages 4 and up.