The 6th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival is back January 18-28, 2024.

The event is ready to heat up Chicago with its annual international pageant of puppet shows and artists at dozens of venues around the city.

Audiences turn out to experience an incredible range of puppetry styles from around the world, at what’s now the largest annual puppet festival of its kind in North America.  

This year, Chicago welcomes international puppet artists and companies from Belgium, Chile, Norway, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Mexico and Poland.   Team U.S.A features puppeteers from Maryland, New York, North Carolina and two New York-based companies with international roots – New York/Colombia and New York/Persia.   Learn more about the out-of-town artists who will help transform Chicago into “the Puppetry Capital of the World” in January.

For tickets and information, and to learn about more attractions by top Chicago puppeteers, visit to purchase tickets or follow the festival on Facebook, Instagram or Vimeo, hashtag #ChiPuppetFest.