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. If full, you should park in the Tow Yard Brewery lot, for free. This is to the west of the back portion of Arby's parking lot. Please put the lower part of your receipt on the dashboard. You may park there, 30 minutes before and after the show you are attending. DO NOT PARK IN ARBY'S SOUTH PARKING LOT.

2015 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"

February 13, 14 & 15, 2015

Bring your sweethearts to this delightful Valentine's Cabaret. Marionettes include magical music boxes, dancing ostrich, abstract geo, gorgeous butterflies, a mini hand puppet show with Dots and Stripes and much more! Ticket prices include beautiful sweet treats and a drink.

Tickets are $13. Under two free.

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


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

"Punch and Judy"

March 7, 2015 - One Day Only!

Our guest puppeteer, Guy Thompson will present his child friendly version of the classic hand puppet show, 'Punch and Judy'. He is sure to have your kids giggling and laughing throughout the show!

Tickets are $12. Under two free. Popcorn is free.

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


Saturday, March 7 10:30am & 1pm


March 19 - April 18, 2015

We will bring this classic fairytale to life for your youngsters...all presented on a vintage style marionette stage with classic hand crafted marionettes. Unlike many of our other shows, the puppeteers will not be seen.

Tickets are $12. Under two free. Free popcorn.

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


Thurs. March 19 10am
Fri. March 20 10am
Sat. March 21 10:30am & 1pm
Thurs. March 26 10am
Fri. March 27 10am
Sat. March 28 10:30am & 1pm
Thurs. April 2 10am & Noon
Fri. April 3 10am & Noon
Sat. April 4 10:30am & 1pm
Thurs. April 9 10am & Noon
Fri. April 10 10am & Noon
Sat. April 11 10:30am & 1pm
Thurs. April 16 10am & Noon
Fri. April 17 10am & Noon
Sat. April 18 10:30am & 1pm

2015 Mini Camps

Crazy Quilting Workshop (not puppetry!!)

Sun. Jan. 18 • 1 - 4pm • $20 • Adults
Sun. Jan. 25 • 1 - 4pm • $20 • Kids

9/up Learn the various techniques used to make an heirloom crazy quilt...add vintage buttons, patches, lace, ties, silk embroidery, yoyos and more. For more details email Peggy or call 535.4853


Puppet Workshops at Peewinkle's

Sat. Feb. 21 • Monster Puppet Camp at PPS
Ages 41⁄2 - 9yrs. • 1 - 4pm • $30/ child

Wed. April 1 • Shaggy Dog Marionette Camp at PPS Ages 6 - 11yrs. • 10am - 2pm • $40/child


Summer Puppet Camps

Peewinkle's Puppet Studio Camps - Tuition $200
Level 1 & 2 • June 15 - 19 • 9am - 4pm • Ages 5 - 9yrs.
Level 3 • July 13 - 17 • 9am - 4pm • Ages 9 and up


Sycamore Puppet Camp - Tuition $130
Level 1 • June 22 - 26 • 1 - 4pm • Ages 41⁄2 - 8yrs. • 317.202.2541

For more details email Debbie or call 917.9454

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 33rd 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.

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Email us or 800.849.4853

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