Pittsburgh has had a long history of famous puppets. Margot Lovelace entertained Pittsburghers from 1964 to 1978 at the Lovelace Marionette Theater on Ellsworth Avenue. And the residents of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood of Make-Believe continue to entertain children today. Pittsburgh has had a longstanding community of puppeteers who make up the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh.
This mural on Ellsworth Avenue is located near the location of the Lovelace Marionette Theater. You can read more about the mural and the theater on the Pgh Murals blog.
Meet the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh
The mission of the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh:
The Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh aims to provide an accessible community promoting communication, networking and awareness within the field of puppetry arts.
In addition to the Puppet Slam, the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh hosts other events throughout the year. Check out our story on the 2nd Annual International Day of Puppetry.
Summer Puppetry Slam
Think poetry slam, but puppets instead. The Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh is hosting a Summer Slam at the WBU (in the same Building as Spring Hill Brewing) on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
Pittsburgh Puppet Slam
- Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
- Time: 6pm
- Location: Workingmen’s Beneficial Union (same building as spring Hill Brewing)
- Facebook Event
- Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for kids