This charming old world style, 50 seat puppet theatre is just a few blocks south of Circle Center in downtown Indianapolis. Ideal for school groups, scouts, birthday parties and reserved parties. Peggy Melchior, Debbi White and Heidi Shackleford, of MMHP Puppet Productions Inc., present captivating creative puppet shows for children, puppet making day camps and workshops. Handicapped accessible.

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PARKING at Peewinkle's

You may park along the brick wall of the building during your show time. Please write ‘puppet show’ on the back of your receipt or other paper and leave on your dashboad. You may park there, 30 minutes before and after the show you are attending. If you have probems finidng a parking space, please come into the theatre and let us know. Someone will be out front if we know parking is a problem. DO NOT PARK IN ARBY'S SOUTH PARKING LOT.

2016 Schedule

Reservations Recommended

When purchasing tickets online: If you are unable to get past Step 2 - the number of tickets you are attempting to purchase are not available. You can either purchase tickets for another show time or call us - we can help you!

Buy your tickets on-line!

Simply click on Buy Tickets once you have chosen your day and time to purchase tickets.

Feel free to leave us a detailed phone message at 317.917.9454. We check our messages daily and will get back to you as soon as possible.

"Valentine’s Cabaret"

Feb. 12 - 15, 2016

Bring your sweethearts to a fun filled cabaret show. Ticket price includes a drink and gourmet cookie.

Tickets $13. Children under two free.
Post show works shops, $3, purchased in studio after show.


Friday, Feb. 12 9:30am & 11am
Sat., Feb. 13 10:30am & 1pm
Sun., Feb. 14 1 & 3pm
Mon. Feb. 15 10am & Noon

"Punch and Judy"

One day only, Saturday, March 5, 2016

A classic hand puppet show presented by punchman Guy Thompson. His shows have been big hits at the Fisher’s Renaissance Faire and many other family festivals. It will have your youngsters laughing throughout!

Tickets $12. Children under two free. Free Popcorn.
Post show works shops, $3, purchased in studio after show.


Saturday, March 5 10:30am & 1pm

"Sleeping Beauty"

March 24 - April 16, 2016

Enjoy a vintage marionette show, complete with scenery and rising curtain. These classic marionettes will bring the story to life for your children.

Tickets $12. Children under two free. Free popcorn.
Post show works shops, $3, purchased in studio after show.


Thursday, March 24 10am
Friday, March 25 10am
Saturday, March 26 10:30am & 1pm
Thursday, March 31 10am & Noon
Friday, April 1 10am & Noon
Saturday, April 2 10:30am & 1pm
Sunday, April 3 1 & 3pm
Thursday, April 7 10am & Noon
Friday, April 8 10am & Noon
Saturday, April 9 10:30am & 1pm
Sunday, April 10 1 & 3pm
Thursday, April 14 10am & Noon
Friday, April 15 10am & Noon
Saturday April 16 10:30am & 1pm

"Summertime Cabaret"

June 15 & June 21, 2016

Bring your campers, grandkids, neighbor kids or your silly aunt!!! Only two performances at Peewinkle's this summer. Optional workshops after each show. Tickets are only $8. Under two free. Free popcorn.

Tickets for the optional post show workshop, $3, are purchased in the studio after the show.


Wednesday, June 15 10am
Tuesday, June 21 10am

2016 Mini Camps and Puppet Camps
at Peewinkle’s

Perfect for individuals and youth/scout troops.

Campers will see a ‘mini’show’ at the beginning of camps and perform for parents at the end of camp.

You may register for camps and workshops thru BUY TICKETS


Saturday, Jan. 30 • $20 • 1 - 4pm
Crazy Quilt Workshop- all levels
Ages 7 and up - Moms and Grandmas welcome!
Call or email Peggy - 317.535.4853

Saturday, Feb. 20 • $30 • 9am - Noon
“Make a Shaggy Dog Marionette”
Ages 6 and up
Call or email Debbi - 317.917.9454


Level 1 & 2 • June 6 - 10 • 9am - 4pm
Ages: 5½ to 8yrs.
Campers will see a short Peewinkle show and make a variety of puppets throughout the week.
Camper show at 3pm on Friday.
Kids bring lunch and morning/afternoon snack. Fee: $200

Level 3 • June 27 - July 1 • 9am - 4pm
Ages: 9yrs. and up
Campers will see a short Peewinkle show and concentrate on making a marionette with moving eyes throughout the week.
Camper show at 3pm on Friday
Kids bring lunch and morning/afternoon snack. Fee: $200


Peewinkle's Educational Programs

Peewinkle offers a variety of educational programs to suit all ages and needs. Please refer to our newsletter or contact us by email or phone at 317.917.9454, regarding details.

Workshops and Shows... On the Go!

Book a show or residency at your venue.

"The Comedy Cabaret" is a variety show with large hand crafted trick marionettes, suitable for all ages...toddlers to grandparents!


Residencies will present age appropriate workshops at your school, church or festival. Participants will also learn a bit about the history of puppetry!

E-mail: Heidi or Peggy

Birthday and Classroom Workshops!

Debbi and Trent are available for Birthday Party and Classroom Puppet Workshops. Workshops, suitable for ages 3 and up and are 30 mins to 1/12 hours. Children will talk with Trent, make a simple puppet and perform with their puppets. Fees begin at $125. Debbi has a variety of puppets available (princesses, dinosaurs, flowers, aliens and more!)

Contact Debbi and set up your workshops today!

Peewinkle's Puppet Studio

25 East Henry Street
Downtown Indianapolis
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mailing address only:
3608 Woodland Streams Ct., Greenwood, IN 46143

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Celebrating the 34th Anniversary of The Melchior Marionette Theatre in beautiful Brown County!

Visit our summertime venue at The Melchior Marionette Theatre, Westside of S. Van Buren St., Nashville, IN. Shows are on Saturdays, starting on Memorial Day weekend through October.  Closed in August. Shows at 1 & 3pm. These 20 minute cabaret marionette shows have been entertaining tourists for over 30 years!!

NOTE: Tickets to these shows are not for sale online. Please purchase tickets 20 minutes before show times at the theater, the day of the show. Groups over 20, may call ahead to reserve.

Refer to for updated schedule.

Email us or 800.849.4853

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