The Fairy Circus Theater & Media Arts


The Fairy Circus

Type: Performance
Art Form: Theater & Media Arts|Early Childhood
Grade Level: PreK-3
Scheduling Request

Tanglewood Marionettes’ presentation of The Fairy Circus begins with a demonstration of the art of puppetry. Through humorous interplay, the audience will learn about various forms of puppets, from the simple glove puppet to the sophisticated marionette. Then it’s on with the show! Featuring over twenty beautifully handcrafted marionettes, The Fairy Circus is a showcase for turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air with the greatest of ease, all to the best-loved music of favorite composers!

Length: 40 Minutes
Audience Limit: 250
Curriculum Connection: Puppetry, Fairy Tales

Single Performance: $600
Additional Performances: $480
Travel: $110 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts


  • One reserved parking space as close as possible to performance space entrance
  • Two standard electrical outlets, preferably on separate circuits, within 25 feet of the performance space.

Performance Space:

  • A cleared performance space that is at least 12 feet wide by 12 feet deep, with an unobstructed ceiling height of at least 10 feet.
  • Special Notes: Playing area must be at ground (street) level. Tanglewood Marionettes cannot negotiate long flights of stairs. A few steps up into a building or onto a stage are okay, but the ensemble absolutely cannot perform on upper or basement levels unless a FREIGHT elevator is available.

Arrival before first performance: 1.5 hours

Strike time: 1 hour

Time needed between performances: 15 minutes (3.5 hours if doing a mixed double).

Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

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