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Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

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SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! mini-fest

Event Date: Saturday Jul. 13th, 2019

Event Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Host: Hermione Presents ~ SpringWorks: indie theatre&arts festivals



SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! mini-fest

SpringWorks’ Second ~ PuppetWorks! mini-fest ~ July 12 to 14, 2019

Stratford City Hall Auditorium & Market Square

Join US! for an array of hands-on, experiential and presentational activities:

Whimsical, Whacky, Family-Friendly FUN!  

Puppet Performances ~  Puppet Demos ~ Puppet Films ~ Puppet BUSKERS!

SIP and Shop NIGHT Market : browse, taste, explore a selection of hand-crafted items

+ EVENING Entertainment ~ PuppetShorts ~ an Eclectic Cabaret (PG13)
~ Black Swan Beer Garden

Programming for families, children and adults.

Friday 4pm to 11pm; Saturday 10am to 11pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm

Our Fabulous Artists include: (from Montreal)
Les Panaches’ Shake la Catin and Shake le Costume ~ Come Dance with US!

Les Chasseurs de Rêves’ Les Oiseaux from Cirque du Soleil’s world of street circus magic.

Théâtre des Petites Âmes’ popular Jardin des Petites Âmes returns inviting children of all ages to touch, feel and discover.  

Pekka, a tiny, brave turtle engages 2-5 year olds to travel the world with her, looking for Miss Moon.

Puzzle Theatre shares Plastique where plastic bag creatures are born and transform into funny and colorful creatures.

(and from elsewhere …)

Puppet School: A Little Bit of Everything Toronto Humber College artists- fascinating and funny intro to the art of puppetry.

Norwegian Tales delight as Kitchener native Sarah Granskou engages the audience with her puppets, storytelling and music.

Join Ottawa’s  Rock the Arts at The Udder Show with late night talk show host  David Udderman, the cow, as he interviews Creatureville's alpacas, chickens and other special guests!

Puppet short FILMS from the world renowned Henson puppet family, Heather Henson and her splendid puppet collaborators at Handmade Puppet Dreams share 2 different family friendly collections and one aimed for 12+ puppet lovers.

For more information, schedules and to reserve show and film tickets go to

Take your chances - Show up on the day and see what seats are still available


You can RESERVE a ticket on-line for $0 today

for ALL PuppetWorks! Scheduled Programming

Reserve your Show SEAT - HERE

You can contribute your support for programming as YOU CHOOSE - ON THE DAY after the show



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This event is wheelchair accessible.

Cost: Pay What You Choose

Location: Stratford City Hall, Market Square and Downtown streets, Stratford, 1 Wellington Street, Stratford


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