PuppetMobile Request



About the PuppetMobile
City Parks Foundation offers a traveling puppet show, CityParks PuppetMobile, the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free outdoor performances in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schoolyards throughout New York City.

During the 2018 season the PuppetMobile will present the classic tale of The Big Good Wolf.

City Parks Foundation and the PuppetMobile are committed to serving neighborhoods in historically under-resourced areas and priority will be given to performance requests in these areas. Please note that PuppetMobile performances can only take place in New York City parks, recreation centers and schoolyards. All performance must be open to the public. The PuppetMobile is not available for private functions. 
Performance Criteria
In order for a performance from the PuppetMobile to be provided, certain criteria must be met. Please review below to see if your park or school meets all of these requirements.
  1. The size of the entrance to a park or schoolyard needs to be at least 7 feet wide in order for the PuppetMobile to access the performance location. [View PuppetMobile | View Stage]
  2. A flat surface of 25 feet wide x 20 feet deep with height clearance of at least 20 feet is required for all events.
  3. The PuppetMobile needs to park behind the performance area to generate power for the performance.
  4. All performances run for 45 minutes. The PuppetMobile and crew will arrive to the park/school location 60-90 minutes prior to showtime to allow for optimal set up time. A 45 minute period of time is required after the performance for breakdown to occur.
  5. All performances must have access to a public bathroom

Step 1: Contact & Group Information

Step 2: Location Information

Step 3: Performance Date
The PuppetMobile has limited performance availability and weekend dates are at a premium. Not all requests can be accommodated. Please note that requests for weekend performances are only available for 11am start times.

From the options below, please select one preferred and if possible one alternative date. If your preferred date is the only date possible for the performance, skip the alternate date. 

All applicants selected to receive a PuppetMobile performance are solely responsible for community outreach and promotion. We request a minimum attendance of 100 children for each performance.