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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2014 Schedule

Reservations Recommended

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"Adult Cabaret"

June 6 & 7, 2014

Invite a few of your adult friends to join you in the ‘not lewd or crude’...but definitely “off the wall” puppet show at Peewinkle’s. Enjoy dinner downtown before or after this unique show. The studio is set up night club style and seating is limited. Your ticket price of $30 includes wine and cheese...and maybe some of our great truffles!


Friday, June 6 8:00pm
Saturday, June 7 8:00pm

"Summertime Cabaret 2014"

June 12 & 13, 2014 | July 17 & 18, 2014

Bring your grandkids, campers or neighborhood kids to a delightful music filled marionette cabaret show presented by our puppeteer Heidi.

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

Tickets $8, under 2, free


Thursday, June 12 10:00am & Noon
Friday, June 13 10:00am & Noon
Thursday, July 17 10:00am & Noon
Friday, July 18 10:00am & Noon

Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio presents…

A Magical Evening in “Suspended Animation”

With Phillip Huber and The Huber Marionettes

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Indianapolis Art Center
820 E 67th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Event details

On July 24, 2014, Indianapolis based Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, invites its supporters, guests, and friends to the Indianapolis Art Center for a unique and exclusive cabaret presentation of internationally acclaimed marionette artist, Phillip Huber for an extraordinary evening of puppetry.

The cabaret production of  "Suspended Animation" is distinctly adult in its sophistication and will entertain and captivate the audience through its subtle artistry to touch the innocence within us all. This special performance is a glimpse into a series of experiences planned by Peewinkle's Puppet Studio as this art form takes its rightful place in the Indianapolis arts community.

Event Schedule

All Proceeds to benefit Peewinkle's Puppet Studio (501c3)
Limited Seating 
Secure tickets by June 20, 2014

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Level 1 Camps - Ages 4 1/2 to 9

Get ready for another year of puppet camp. Puppets on this years agenda will be different from the puppets created last year. SO..if you had fun last year - sign up again for more puppet fun! We will make a marionette, simple mouth puppet and rod puppet and few surprises along the way. Camp starts with a 'mini' puppet show and concludes with a camper performance for parents and siblings. This is a great camp for the creative child!

Franklin Parks Dept June 23 - 27 • 9am-Noon • $99
736-3689 or

Orchard School - July 7-11 • 9am - Noon • $160
Snack is provided. Before and after care is available
251-9253 or

Sycamore School - July 14 -18 • 1 - 4pm • $130
202-2541 or

Level 2/3 Camp - Ages 9 and up

Level 2 campers will make a variety of puppets (marionettes, hand and shadow to name a few!)
Level 3 campers will design and construct a puppet (marionette or muppet style) of their choice.
Camp starts with a puppet show and concludes with a camper performance for parents and siblings.
This too is a great camp for the creative child!

Peewinkle’s Studio June 16 - 20 • 9am - 4pm • $175
Contact: Debbi White - 917-9454 or

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!

Bring a Peewinkle Puppet Workshop to your class, youth group meeting or after school program... Halloween Bats, Dancing Snowflakes or Flowers, Hand puppets, mouth puppets and even script writing can come to you!

Puppetry residencies are also available.


Bring The Melchior Marionettes to your school, church or festival. A variety show for all ages... learn about the history of puppetry and watch the hand crafted trick marionettes delight your audience.


Birthday Party Workshops!

Debbi and Trent are now available for Birthday Party Puppet Workshops and would love to come visit you! These workshops are suitable for ages 3 to 9 years. Children will talk with Trent, make a simple puppet and perform with their puppets. The workshop is about 30 minutes in length. The fee is $100 and includes supplies for up to 15 children. Debbi has a variety of puppets to choose from: Pincesses, fairies, dinosaurs and aliens are but a few! Contact Debbi ( and set up your Birthday Party Workshop today!

Peewinkle's Puppet Studio

25 East Henry Street
Downtown Indianapolis
Click here for map and driving directions.

mailing address only:
3608 Woodland Streams Ct., Greenwood, IN 46143


Celebrating the 31st 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 25 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: or 800.849.4853

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