Birthday Parties at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

A party at the Swedish Cottage provides a unique venue and activity for a child’s birthday party. Rental includes the use of a separate party room, private showing of the current production and birthday greeting from the puppeteers!



  • A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance can be paid on the date of the event via check, cash or credit card.
  • Parties can be held on Saturdays and Sundays as well as select weekdays.


  • $800 fee includes private showing of current production, usage of party room for up to 75 people (equipped with child-size furniture, small microwave, small refrigerator, one large table and five small tables.)
  • Price does not include cost of food, drinks or decorations.
  • An additional hour can be added onto the party for the cost of $200.


  • Parties not confirmed within 24 hours of the initial hold are subject to cancellation by the Cottage.
  • Since deposits are nonrefundable, the Cottage is at will to reschedule events for a future available date/time.



Morning Events Afternoon Events
9:30am: Host Arrival & Set Up 2:30pm: Host Arrival
9:45am: Guest Arrival 2:45pm: Guest Arrival
10am: Show in Theatre (60 minutes) 3pm: Show in Theatre (60 minutes)
11am: Party Space (60 minutes) 4pm: Party Space (60 minutes)
12pm: Clean Up / Load Out (30 minutes) 5pm: Clean Up / Load Out (30 minutes)



  • Hosts are responsible for admitting guests into the building and for keeping the front door secure, ensuring only party guests are admitted into the venue.
  • Hosts are responsible for the conduct and actions or all guests.
  • Recording and photography of the performance is prohibited.
  • Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Do not leave valuables unguarded – the venue is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Food, drinks and balloons are not allowed into the performance space (they are permitted in the party room and the waiting area).
  • Hosts are responsible for party clean up – trash receptacles are provided.


  • All deliveries must be made on foot as vehicle traffic is prohibited at times in Central Park.
  • To coordinate deliveries please contact the Cottage at (212) 988-9093.



The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is located inside Central Park at 79th Street and West Drive. When visiting, enter from West 81st Street.


For more information or to reserve a date contact the Cottage at (212) 988-9093.


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