Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

For decades, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre has been bringing enjoyment to legions of people through its contemporary and innovative marionette productions based on children’s classics.

NOW SHOWING: LITTLE RED'S HOOD


Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

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Tickets are $7/children and $10/adults. 

PLEASE NOTE

- Schedule varies, refer to the ticket purchasing website for up to date showtimes.
- Tickets are required.
- Children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

COMING SOON: OLTRA MAR


City Parks Foundation's Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and SummerStage Festival present a new commissioned, site-specific work directed, choreographed, and designed by Luca Veggetti. Inspired by and set to the music of celebrated Finnish composer, Kaija Saariaho, Oltra mar fuses dance with traditional and contemporary puppetry in a modern retelling of a medieval tale of idealized love between two people intimately connected, yet separated by the sea. The Swedish Cottage, an historic space that is beloved by generations of children, will be converted into a black box theater for adults for an intimate and immersive performance.

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES / GROUP RATES


The Cottage features a unique party room adjacent to the theater that comes equipped with child-size furniture, making it an ideal spot to host your child’s next birthday party.
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Group rates are available for schools and non-profit organizations. For information, please call (212) 988-9093.

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Walking directions to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

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HISTORY OF THE SWEDISH COTTAGE


The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.

The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Fredrick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877. READ MORE

Proceeds from ticket purchases and birthday party rentals help to support free PuppetMobile performances in NYC parks.