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.

Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure

Inspired by the adventures of the classic fairytale duo, Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the pair’s pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest.

Safely back at home during the Halloween season; Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Written and Directed by Bruce Cannon and Candice Burridge with Music by Daryl Kojak


October 1 - November 1 2014

  • Tuesday through Friday -10:30AM and 12PM

  • Wednesday - 10:30AM, 12PM & 2:30PM

  • Saturday & Sunday -  1PM

  • Friday October 31 - 10:30AM, 12PM, 2:30PM & 4PM

Kids learn to make puppets from the professionals at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre! Purchase the Value Package for tickets to the workshop and the 2:30pm performance of Hansel & Gretel.

October 23rd at 1:30PM
October 29th at 1:30PM


  • 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.

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.

Click here for more information on birthday parties

Group rates are available for schools and non-profit groups. For information, please call (212) 988-9093.

The 3 Bears Holiday Bash
November 12 - December 30, 2014

Click here for a map to the Cottage in Central Park
Walking directions to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

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