Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

For decades, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park has been bringing enjoyment to legions of people through its contemporary and innovative marionette productions based on children’s classics. 



Premiering on March 24 through September 20, 2020

This original marionette production new to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is a modern retelling of the classic tale “Sleeping Beauty.”

March 24 – April 12
Tues – Fri: 10:30AM, 11:30AM
Sat & Sun: 1:00PM

April 13 – April 17
Mon – Fri: 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM

April 18 – June 28
Tues – Fri: 10:30AM, 11:30AM
Sat & Sun: 1:00PM

July 6 – August 23
Mon – Friday: 10:30AM, 11:30AM,
Sat & Sun: 11:00AM, 1:00PM

Sept. 4 – Sept. 20
Mon – Friday: 10:30AM, 11:30AM,
Sat & Sun:  1:00PM

Closed: June 29 – July 4, July 18 – 19


Ticketing Info

Tickets for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre are available here. Ticket purchases help to support free PuppetMobile performances in NYC parks. All ticket sales are final.

Please note: The Swedish Cottage performance schedule is subject to change. In the event of a show cancellation, all ticket holders will be notified via email a minimum of 72 hours in advance and will be offered an exchange or full refund.

About the Cottage

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The enchanting Swedish architecture and craftsmanship of the structure, suggestive of a model schoolhouse, caught the eye of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought it to Central Park in 1877.

A traveling marionette company was founded in 1939 and in 1947 the Swedish Cottage became home to the company. In 1973, a permanent theater was constructed inside the Swedish Cottage, designed for marionette performances. Since then, hundreds of thousands of children and families from around the world have enjoyed its original productions.


West 79th Street & West Drive, Central Park | MAP

Walking directions to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Birthday Parties, Group Rates & Rentals

The Cottage features a unique party room adjacent to the theater that comes equipped with child-size furniture, making it an ideal spot to host your private party. Group rates are available for schools and non-profit organizations. The Swedish Cottage is an approved vendor of the NYC Department of Education.



For more information please contact 212-639-1697.

Generous private support is provided by The Weininger Foundation, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, and The Prescott Fund for Children and Youth. In partnership with NYC Parks and Historic House Trust