national puppetry conference

Pam Arciero, Artistic Director

The National Puppetry Conference welcomes artists from around the globe to explore the range and power of the puppet, with rehearsals and workshops in puppet and mechanism building, writing, music, marionettes, and more.

Puppetry by Tim Lagasse, Phillip Huber, Yael Rasooly, Ronnie Burkett, Alice Gottschalk, Iliya Magalnyk, Jim Rose, Martin Kettling, Dr. Melissa Dunphy, Richard Termine, Derron Wood, Jane Martineau, Jim Kroupa, Michael Paul Ziegfeld, Martin P. Robinson

june 15 & 16 at 7pm   •

The Conference concludes with two public performances featuring an extraordinary mix of devised work from throughout the Conference, featuring guest artists, artists-in-residence, and a vast array of performance styles. Learn more about this year's conference and our artists.


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(860) 443 - 1238

305 Great Neck Rd • Waterford, CT 06385  


Box Office Opens June 6, 2018

Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 8 PM


Grab a drink from our full-service bar and mingle with artists and staff, amidst fifty years of theatrical history.


Open June 2 through August 11

Sunday - Thursday, 6 PM - 1 AM

Friday & Saturday, 6 PM - 2 AM

blue gene's pub

The best way to experience #ONeillSummer. Benefits include access to member presale, free tickets, discounted tickets and merchandise, invitations to artist receptions, reserved parking, and more!

Individual and Corporate Memberships Available