The COVID-19 pandemic is not stopping Great Arizona Puppet Theater from entertaining families.

The theater provides online and drive-in entertainment to the public. Drive-in shows are performed Saturday mornings in the parking lot on the west side of the puppet theater’s building at 302 W. Latham St. The cost to see the shows is $40 per vehicle, as long as the vehicle takes up only one space.

It has tentatively scheduled several shows so watch for updates on times and dates at shows.php. “Dinosaur Picnic,” planned as a drive-in show at 8 a.m. on Oct. 3, is an original story the puppet theater created featuring large dinosaur puppets. “The Monkey and the Pirate” is tentatively set for 8 a.m. on Oct. 10. It is an original story about a monkey, his beloved banana tree, and a banana-seeking pirate. Other upcoming shows with tentative dates are “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” at 8 a.m. on Oct. 17 and “Trouble at Haunted Mountain” at 10 a.m. on Oct. 24 and 10 a.m. on Oct. 31.

Reservations for a drive-in show must be made at 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to the show you are planning to see. You can make a reservation and pre-pay for a show by calling the theater at 602-262-2050.

You also can help your children make puppets, sing songs from musicals and provide coloring pages with characters from shows through the theater’s website,




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