Studio Babette Puppet Theatre

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Preschool Puppet Playhouse
Studio Babette and the Dundas Museum and Archives proudly announce the return of our monthly puppet plays with workshops, in both construction and performance, for the little ones, age 1 - 5. Now moved to Saturdays! See a play, sing a song, dance and stretch, practise rhythm and, of course, make a simple puppet to take home.

Call the Museum at 905-627-7412 to reserve your spot. $5. per child, adults free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited. Please plan to join us! Museum website.

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.

October 2018
Preschool Puppet Playhouse
Saturday October 20

10am - 11:30am
Dundas Museum and Archives
139 Park Street West, Dundas
905-627-7412
Carlos and his 5 Reasons
Carlos and his 5 Reasons

November 2018
Thursday November 8
6:30pm
Remembrance Day Performance
Ruthven Park National Historic Site

243 Haldimand County Hwy 54, Cayuga
905-772-0560
From Ruthven to Passchendaele
One night only! Experience the intensity and thrill of our original, true story of the heroism of the Thompson family in WWI, told with table-top puppets. Followed by a talk from Dr. Marty Wood, WWI historian, on the women of Ruthven.
Also available for student shows Wed. - Friday Nov. 7-9.

This original play was made possible through the generous support received from
Veterans Affairs Canada’s Community Engagement Partnership Fund.

From Ruthven to Passchendaele is designed to enhance the Ontario Curriculum
for Grade 8 History, Grade 9-10 History, Grade 10 Civics,
as well as Drama programs at all grade levels.
From Ruthven to Passchendaele
To keep up on the latest puppet news from Studio Babette, please email us and we'll put you on the mailing list for our newsletter, Babette's Puppet Patter.
Places we have performed
Debut performance: Carlos & His 5 Reasons, The Pearl Company, Hamilton April 27, 2008
    Heritage, Conservation & Community Sites
  • Ball's Falls Conservation Area, Jordan
  • Battlefield Museum, Stoney Creek
  • Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, Southampton
  • Dundas Museum & Archives, Dundas
  • Dundurn National Historic Site, in the Castle, the Coach House and the Cockpit, Hamilton
  • Grey Roots Museum, Owen Sound
  • Hamilton Children's Museum, Hamilton
  • Ireland House, Burlington
  • John McCrae House, Guelph
  • Memorial Hall, Waterdown
  • Ruthven Park National Historic Site, Cayuga
  • Simcoe Recreation Centre, Simcoe
  • Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford
  • Westfield Heritage Village, Rockton

  • Theatres & Stages
  • Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
  • Artword Artbar, Hamilton
  • Bar2020, Toronto
  • Best Start Fair, Brantford
  • The Davedi Club, North Bay
  • Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse, Hamilton
  • Loose Canon Gallery, Hamilton
  • Morden's Organic Farm, Dundas
  • Old Town Hall, Almonte
  • The Pearl Company, Hamilton
  • The Staircase Cafe and Theatre, Hamilton
  • Theatre Aquarius Studio Theatre, Hamilton
  • Village Theatre Waterdown, Waterdown
  • Whispers Restaurant, Elora
  • Zuke Studio, Toronto

  • Schools
  • Aldershot High School, Burlington
  • Bright Scholars Montessori School, Mississauga
  • Colin MacDonald School, Hamilton
  • Greensville Public School, Greensville
  • Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts, Dundas
  • Millgrove Public School, Millgrove
  • Monarch Park Collegiate Institute, Toronto
  • My School Co-operative Pre-School, Toronto
  • Nottinghill Pre-School, Oakville
  • Spencer Valley School, Greensville

  • Libraries
  • Ancaster Public Library, Ancaster
  • Greensville Public Library, Greensville
  • Lillian H. Smith Library, Toronto

  • Churches
  • Sparks, Brownies & Girl Guides, Christ Church Flamborough, Flamborough

  • Retirement Homes
  • Amica Retirement Home, Dundas
  • Shalom Village, Hamilton

  • Numerous Private Birthday Parties and One Bridal Shower!
    Over 1900 students have seen our shows, at their schools or at heritage sites.

    Festivals & Celebrations
  • Ancaster Heritage Festival, on the street and in Ancaster Public Library, Ancaster
  • An Old-Fashioned Christmas, Ireland House, Burlington
  • Best Start Fair, Kitchener
  • Christmas Open House, Westfield Heritage Village, Rockton
  • Culture Days, Stratford
  • The Davedi Family Picnic, North Bay
  • Day of Puppetry, Ontario Puppetry Association, Lillian H. Smith Library, Toronto
  • Festitalia, The Pearl Company, Hamilton
  • Fringe Festival, Hamilton
  • Fringe Festival, Toronto
  • Hamilton & Scourge Memorial, Dundurn National Historic Site, Hamilton
  • Hamilton Children's Museum 40th Anniversary, Gage Park, Hamilton
  • Imagine in the Park, Arts Hamilton & Children's Museum, Gage Park, Hamilton
  • James North Art Crawl, The Pearl Company, Hamilton
  • James North Art Crawl, Artword Artbar, Hamilton
  • Lynn River Music and Arts Festival, Simcoe
  • Made in Dundas, Dundas Museum and Archives, Dundas
  • Morden's Family Festival, Morden's Farm, Dundas
  • Open Streets Hamilton, Loose Canon Gallery, Hamilton
  • Opus Mundi Festival, The Pearl Company, Hamilton
  • Puppet Allsorts, Toronto
  • Puppet Slam, Toronto
  • Puppets in the Park, Hamilton
  • The Full Almonte Cabaret, Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival, Almonte
  • Regency Family Picnic, Battlefield House, Stoney Creek
  • A Scottish Celebration at Dundurn, Dundurn National Historic Site, Hamilton
  • SpringWorks Indie Theatre & Arts Festival, Stratford
  • SpringWorks Puppet Festival, Stratford
  • Straight From the Garden, Dundurn National Historic Site, Hamilton
  • SuperCrawl, Hamilton Homegrown, Hamilton
  • SuperCrawl, HCA Family Area, Hamilton
  • Telling Tales, Westfield Heritage Village, Rockton
  • (Tim Murton's) Twilight Zoo, Whispers Restaurant, Elora
  • Waterdown ArtsFest, Waterdown, Ontario
  • Westfield Ice Cream Festival, Westfield Heritage Village, Rockton
  • WindDown Festival, Toronto

  • 2015 WWI Commemorative Events
  • The Great War Commemorated: A Family Event - Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre
  • Ruthven Remembers: Commemorating the Great War - Ruthven Park National Historic Site
  • Hamilton Goes to War A Day of Commemoration - Hamilton Military Museum, Dundurn National Historic Site

  • Workshops Given - Puppet Making and Performance Workshops
  • Aldershot High School, Burlington
  • Colin MacDonald School, Hamilton
  • Day of Puppetry, Ontario Puppetry Association, Mississauga Public Library, Mississauga
  • Imagine in the Park, Arts Hamilton & Children's Museum, Gage Park, Hamilton
  • Made in Dundas Festival, Dundas Museum and Archives, Dundas
  • Monarch Park C.I., Toronto
  • Norfolk County March Break Adventures Camp, Simcoe
  • Puppets in the Castle, Dundurn Castle Coachhouse, Hamilton
  • Preschool Puppet Playhouse, Dundas Museum and Archives, Dundas

  • Puppet Displays
  • Best Start Fair, Kitchener
  • Open Streets Hamilton, Loose Canon Gallery, Hamilton
  • Ruthven Park National Historic Site, Cayuga
  • Toy & Puppet Display, with Hamilton Toy Museum, Artword Artbar, Hamilton

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