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The Puppet Showplace Theater is a puppet theater located in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. It hosts performances for over 20,000 children annually as well as for adults. It is also the home of the Boston Area Guild of Puppetry, a guild of the Puppeteers of America.
The Puppet Showplace Theater was founded on June 2, 1974 by teacher and puppeteer Mary Putnam Churchill. She originally intended to perform mainly her own puppet shows, but the storefront theater soon attracted other puppeteers from around New England and farther. In 1980 the theater moved next door, into the historic Building at 30-34 Station Street across from the Brookline Village (MBTA station), where it is currently housed.
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