From Downtown Tampa take I-4 east to Exit #14 McIntosh Rd.
One mile south to 12904 Tom Gallagher Rd., Dover, FL 33527
General Admission $8.50/ Group Rate $6.50/ Children under 2 yrs old Free
See a scheduled show or call us year-round to arrange a special field trip date-Or arrange for a show at your location. We make it easy to bring a show to you! Contact us! Call 813-659-0659 or email email@example.com
Looking at your next season’s bookings? Please call to hold a special date. Call Jerry at 813-659-0659 or email for info on booking for our 2018-19 season national tour. Already booked your date? Go to Presenter’s page.
All Dates and Locations Subject to Change
Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre gladly accepts additional engagements throughout the touring season. Most requests may be accommodated by linking with the existing schedule.
Please telephone your local arts agency, call our studios at 813-659-0659 or email us for the latest calendar information.
Giant Puppets On Stage
A Different Puppet Musical Every Year!
Puppetry of GIANT Proportions
In the beginning the company used traditional forms of puppetry, combining as many as ten types of puppets in one production. It was while performing in large theatres that the concept of nine-foot-tall puppets was inspired. The experiment with these towering, fanciful creations was so successful that the giant body puppet became the company’s larger-than-life hallmark. Now the giant puppets perform in each of Bits ‘N Pieces’ original musical adaptations of classic children’s literature.
GIANT Puppet Shows
Aesop’s Dinosaur and the Ant
Alice in Wonderland
Cinderella and the Chinese Slipper
Gaspar the Florida Pirate
Phantom of the Opera
Puss in Boots, the Magical Cat
Rip Van Winkle
Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Ugly Duckling starring Pinky Flamingo
Got No Strings GIANT Puppetry Exhibition
Got No Strings is a 5,000-square-foot exhibition of giant puppets from Bits ‘N Pieces productions. This participatory exhibition documents the puppeteers’ creative process from conception of a show through rendering, construction, rehearsal and production. It was first curated by John Streetman III, Executive Director of the Evansville (Indiana) Museum of Arts and Science where it premiered for 16,000 patrons in 1999. The Got No Strings giant puppets have been exhibited in:
Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa, Florida
Munich Children’s and Youth Museum, Munich, Germany
There’s always something going on at Bits ‘N Pieces Theatre’s PuppetWorld™ Playhouse. It’s where marionettes, rod puppets, and glove puppets come together to bring classic children’s tales to life.
Puppet shows based on classic children’s literature are presented throughout the year at PuppetWorld. Up to 60 people can be accommodated in the enchanting PuppetWorld Playhouse, where there’s ALWAYS a puppet show for you. It’s an ideal venue for school field trips and large groups. How to get to PuppetWorld.
$8.50 general admission, babies under 24 months free; school groups of 15+ should call (813) 659-0659 for discount info. Performances at PuppetWorld include show, puppet-making workshop and behind-the-scenes tour of Bits ‘N Pieces puppet-building studio where you can walk among our GIANT puppets. RESERVATIONS are STRONGLY SUGGESTED at PuppetWorld Playhouse.
You can make your reservations through our online ticket system and pay with:
CREDIT CARDS or PAYPAL when you buy your tickets online.
CASH or CHECKS ONLY at the door. Sorry, NO CREDIT CARDS at the door.
ALL ADVANCE TICKET SALES INCLUDE RESERVED SEATING in the rows with the best vantage point. Tickets purchased by credit card or checks received PRIOR to the performance date get the best seats in the house. Ticket sales at the door are general admission only.
Individuals, families and groups can call to arrange a performance any weekday.
Can’t Make It to PuppetWorld for a Show? We Bring the Show to You!
Most requests for performances can be reasonably accommodated. Find out how easy it is to bring a show to your event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (813) 659-0659 for information on how to schedule a performance at your location.
Groups should contact us prior to performance for purchases.
Checks should be made payable to Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre and mailed to us at 12904 Tom Gallagher Road, Dover, FL 33527.