In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater

1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Bring your group or class on an educational and entertaining excursion to our Puppet Studio & Classroom! HOBT offers standard and customized Field Trips. Every field trip includes a puppetry demonstration and a short hands-on craft workshop.

Rod Puppets

Learn to build and animate simple rod puppets. This type of puppetry can vary widely in its level of difficulty and complexity, from the simplest 2-D rod puppet to a more complicated 3-D piece with moving parts.

Rod puppetry can be integrated into any curriculum to enhance learning and storytelling.

Toy Theatre

Is your class talking about family history, science or a wonderful story? Are you teaching a section on animals or heroes? There are endless possibilities for toy theatre to enhance your class’s curriculum, learning, and fun.

Students will each build a small stage and puppets to bring a story to life with sound and movement. 

Hand Puppets

Students will discover the vibrant and creative world of hand puppets in the art studios of a puppet theatre! Each student will build his or her own hand puppet and will be given great tips on how to bring it to life with sound and movement. 

Mask Making

Make simple masks of animals, people, monsters, and more! Each student will use everyday materials to create a unique mask.


Information subject to change. Please check with In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater for the most current information. Last updated on Tue, Dec 12, 2017.