Historical Puppet Theatre

Puppet Theatre characters featured in Historical puppet plays.

Every summer some of our favourite characters come alive and tell the story of people living in Campbell River and the surrounding region. These 20 minutes puppet shows highlight stories of the significant events, people, and what life has been like in the region over the past 100 years. 

Each performance is followed by a hands-on craft that compliments the learning themes in the plays.

Shows are typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout July and August and generally cost $3 per child. Private performances can also be booked depending on availability.

Young people aged 3 to 6 years enjoy these shows the most, but all ages are welcome. 

The puppets have all gone to sleep for the winter but will return July 2024.

*Sample* July Performance Schedule

Date Day Showtime
Jul 4 Tues 10:30am Skookum Sam and 1:30pm Moo-sure of the Year
Jul 6 Thurs 10:30am Bacon vs. Broom and 1:30pm Menzies Plants
Jul 11 Tues 10:30am Skookum Sam and 1:30pm Fred Nunns Pumpkins
Jul 13 Thurs 10:30am Moo-sure of the Year and 1:30pm The Buttle Battle
Jul 18 Tues 10:30am How the Raven Stole the Sun and 1:30pm Steam Donkey Daze
Jul 20 Thurs 10:30am Skookum Sal and 1:30pm Ripple Rock
Jul 25 Tues 10:30am Bacon vs. Broom and 1:30pm Soyokaze
Jul 27 Thurs 10:30am Menzies Plants and 1:30pm Sybils Story

Museum at Campbell River respectfully acknowledges the Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ First Nation, on whose traditional lands we work to preserve, interpret and share the collective human history of North Vancouver Island. The Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ First Nation is comprised of the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum and Kwiakah First Nations. Our closest neighbors are the Coast Salish Xwemalhkwu, Klahoose and K’ómoks First Nations.

These nations have close connections to the land where Campbell River is located today.

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