Get to know the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh

Let your imagination take over. Learn all about the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh and join them at the Summer Slam on Sat, Aug 17.

by Lindsay Patross
August 14, 2019

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.

Interested in learning more? Visit the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh website and follow the guild on Facebook, Twitter @puppetguildPGH and Instagram @puppetguildPGH.

Summer Puppetry Slam

Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh Summer Slam
Flyer for the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh’s Summer Slam on August 17, 2019.

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


Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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