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.

'Cabaret of Puppetry' at Indy Fringe!

August 14 - August 23, 2015

"Let's see a puppet show!" Join Indianapolis based Peewinkle's Puppet Studio as they perform a cabaret style variety show using three generations of hand crafted puppets. Shows scheduled before 6pm will be family friendly. Shows scheduled at 6pm or later will be for 16 & up.

Performances will be at the
Firestation Union Hall Theatre
748 Massachusetts Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tickets available after July 1, at

Friday, Aug.14 9:00pm
Saturday, Aug.15 3:00pm
Tuesday, Aug. 18 7:30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 19 6:00pm
Saturday, Aug. 22 4:30pm
Sunday, Aug. 23 4:30pm

"Summertime Cabaret"

July 3 & July 10, 2015

Bring your campers, grandkids, neighbor kids or your silly aunt!!! Only two performances at Peewinkle's this summer. Tickets only $8! Optional workshops after each show. Tickets are only $8. Under two free. Free popcorn.

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


Friday, July 3 10:30am
Friday, July 10 10:30am

Our Pre-Season Preschool Special!!

"Peewinkle Goes Fishing"

Sept. 16 - 25, 2015

Attention teachers!! Enhance your science curriculum with this fun filled, educational under-the-sea adventure with puppets of all kinds...octopus, seastars, sea horses, jelly fish and more. Great show for ages 2-8 years and Mom's groups, stay at home moms and grandparents.

Tickets are only $8. Under two free. Free popcorn.

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


Wed. Sept. 16 10am
Thurs. Sept. 17 10am
Fri. Sept. 18 10am
Sat. Sept. 19 10:30am & 1pm
Sun. Sept. 20 1pm
Wed. Sept. 23 10am
Thurs. Sept. 24 10am
Fri. Sept. 25 10am

"The slightly Haunted Puppet Studio"

October 10 - 30, 2015

Once again Witch Getrude will cackle her way on to our studio stage to put you and your gremlins into the Halloween spirit!! Ghosts, skeleton, alien, juggling scarecrow and more will definitely amuse your whole family.

Tickets are $12. Under two free. Free popcorn. Group rates available, call or email.

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


Sat. Oct. 10 10:30am & 1pm
Thurs. Oct. 15 10am & Noon
Fri. Oct. 16 6:30pm
Sat. Oct. 17 10:30am & 1pm
Wed. Oct. 21 10am & Noon
Thurs. Oct. 22 10am & Noon
Fri. Oct. 23 6:30pm
Sat. Oct. 24 10:30am, 1pm & 3pm
Fri. Oct. 31 6:30pm

"Christmas at the Puppet Studio"

December 8 - 28, 2015

Join Mozart and Ludmilla, the mice that live in the studio's piano, as they host a wonderful music filled variety show of marionettes. Bring your whole family to this spirited holiday show...complete with audience participation! Guaranteed to please even Scrooge!!!!

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

Group rates available, call or email.

No workshops after the Christmas shows.


Tues. Dec. 8 9:30am & 11am
Wed. Dec. 9 9:30am & 11am
Thurs. Dec. 10 9:30am & 11am
Fri. Dec. 11 9:30am & 11am
Sat. Dec. 12 10:30am, 1pm & 3pm
Wed. Dec. 16 10am
Thurs. Dec. 17 10am
Fri. Dec. 18 10am & Noon
Sat. Dec. 19 10:30am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm
Sun. Dec. 27 1pm & 3pm
Mon. Dec. 28 10:30am & 1pm

2015 Mini Camps

Puppet Workshops at Peewinkle's

Perfect for individuals and youth/scout troops.

Campers will see a 'mini show' at the beginning of camp and perform in a one for parents at the end of camp.

Ages 5 and up

Sat. Sept. 26 • 9am - Noon • $30
Make a witch marionette...just in time for the Halloween season!

Wed. Nov 21 • 10am - Noon • $20
Make a mouth puppet and learn how to use it.


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.

Refer to for updated schedule.

Email us or 800.849.4853

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