Alex and Da'Lene celebrate with the Mesner puppets while confetti falls from the ceiling.

Mesner Puppet Theater
'In the Workshop LIVE'

May 14, 2022 - May 15, 2022 | Polsky Theatre

11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
Starting at $9

Individual Tickets


It’s imaginative, it’s interactive, it's for everyone and it’s out of this world!


Puppetry that uses humor and heart to connect with young audiences.

Aliens have invaded the workshop, and it’s up to you to help save the day! "In the Workshop Live" brings you out of your seat and onto the bare stage to use your imagination to become a space cadet, traveling through space and time! But this challenge must be met with a set of skills; space cadets must learn ways to focus their minds and bodies, and use their senses to help keep themselves safe. "In the Workshop Live" is much more than just a puppet show or workshop; it’s imaginative, it’s interactive, it's for everyone, and it’s out of this world!

*This event is an interactive workshop experience. Youth and adult participants will be on their feet for the duration of the program or sitting on the floor of the stage. Please contact the Box Office in advance if accommodations are needed.

Over the past three decades, the Mesner Puppet Theatre (MPT) has captivated nearly 2 million people through their productions and educational programming. Audiences delight in the craftsmanship of the puppets, which range from glove puppets to marionettes to innovative shadow and object-based puppetry. MPT uses humor and heart to present stories that connect to the complex social-emotional experiences of young audiences.

MPT holds the distinction of receiving three Union Internationale de la Marionette (UNIMA-USA) Citations of Excellence. The UNIMA-USA award was created by Jim Henson to promote high quality puppetry in the U.S. and is considered the “Academy Award” of puppetry.