From Ruthven to Passchendaele
Studio Babette Puppet Theatre
based in Dundas,
Ontario, Canada
Where Are You Cinderella?
Young Sophia: the Dundurn Castle Diary Pulcinella, il Cameriere Carlos & His 5 Reasons Little Fairy Tales for Little People Little Fairy Tales for Little People

Preschool Puppet Playhouse

Funding for this project is provided by: Dougher Community Fund through Hamilton Community Foundation.
Funding for this project is provided by:
Dougher Community Fund through Hamilton Community Foundation.

see calendar for all upcoming shows

Lil Red Riding Hood
by Frankie & Jimmy
We made our first music video! After teasing images of this project for over a year, we finally can announce that the video of Lil Red Riding Hood, by Frankie & Jimmy, was released through Exclaim! Magazine.

Frankie & Jimmy enlisted us to build puppets and manipulate them for their latest video in support of their new album Blues on the Brain. Ian Steinberg handled the camera work, Jimmy wrote the script and directed, Frankie constructed the set and handled all of the set up, aided by Rick Adamczyk, and Helena hosted the shoot in her home. A few of our other puppets also make cameos in the video.
Lil Red Riding Hood
Jimmy & Frankie

Frankie & Jimmy
The Big Bad Wolf disguised as Granny
serving Lil Red Riding Hood at the bar
(Pinocchio's had one too many)
Our latest newsletter Babette's Puppet Patter
Link to review of From Ruthven to Passchendaele in Stage Door, Christopher Doile, Oct. 19, 2017.
Link to VIEW Magazine cover story, Sara Cymbalisty, Oct. 27, 2016.
Link to review of From Ruthven to Passchendaele in VIEW Magazine, Tom Mackan, Nov. 7, 2013.
Check out the calendar for full details of our upcoming schedule.

Thank you to Jeff Tessier for including Studio Babette in his portfolio of Hamilton artists in their work spaces.
Here's a link to our photo, taken backstage when we performed Where Are You Cinderella?
for the 2015 Hamilton Fringe Festival at the Theatre Aquarius Studio.
Many thanks also to HA&L for showcasing the portfolio.
Listen to our hour long interview with Bernadette Ryan on
Art Waves on Mohawk Radio THE HAWK from Feb. 2, 2014
Studio Babette has amassed a rather large collection of puppets over the years. Many of them were made by us for shows; others are puppets, some historic, which were picked up in our travels. This collection is available for display. Here is a sample of them, with more added all the time.
  • Babette
  • pinocchio
  • Hurvinek_Spejbl
  • girl
  • Country_Witch
  • White_Haired_Witch.jpg
  • maiden
  • Dancing_Girl
  • Balinese_Dancing_Man
  • Balinese_Woman
  • Mexican_Marionettes
  • Hansel_Gretal
  • clown
  • FemaleWarrior
  • Peter_Grandfather
  • Indian_Maiden
  • Old_Woman_HandPuppet
  • Gray_Haired_Witch
  • girl_boy_HandPuppets
  • Girl_Cat_HandPuppets
  • Cat_Punch
  • Hansel_Gretal_HandPuppets
  • Cop_Devil_King_HandPuppets
  • Italian_HandPuppets
  • Miniature_Family
  • Ogre1
  • Ogre2
  • Cerestes
  • BillyGreen
  • YoungWalter_YoungPeggy
  • Joseph_YoungDrew
  • Mike_Drew
  • Lydia_NursePeggy
  • Ruth_Colonel_Walter
  • Violet_Peggy
  • Ruthven_Sick_Drew