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.
Tuesday – Friday 10:30am & 11:30am
Saturday & Sunday 1pm
Based on J.M. Barrie’s iconic Peter Pan tales, Neverland: Peter Returns is the Swedish Cottage’s spin on the beloved children’s classic. Leaving their parents behind, the Darling children follow Peter Pan back home to Neverland for the adventure of a lifetime. When the cunning Captain Hook turns Peter’s pals Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell against him, the children team up with the Never Boys to save the day, learning the value of forgiveness and friendship.
Tickets for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre are available here . Tickets are required for all performances and are $8 for children and $12 for adults. 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
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) 988-9093.
Generous private support is provided by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Jim Henson Foundation, and The Weininger Foundation.