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Puppetry Arts Center of the Palm Beaches Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Performing Arts, Theater

Mission: To use the art of puppetry to educate, inspire creativity and imagination, and to enchant, for all diverse populations.

Target demographics: children, teachers, parents, families, etc

Direct beneficiaries per year: 6659 that benefited from the educational performances.

Geographic areas served: Delray Beach, FL

Programs: performance & museum. The Center uses the puppetry arts to educate, inspire creativity and imagination, and to enchant the diverse populations. The Center has professional performances by puppeteers, national, international, and local that use a variety of puppet styles and presentations. The Center's puppetry museum has a variety of puppet styles both modern and traditional.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

i have always enjoyed performing at the puppetry atrs center. they have helped me expand and grow as an entertainer. the people involved are great, and have done sooo much for the community. i would like to see them continue !


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have performed at the Puppetry Arts Center of the Palm Beaches at each of its all too many locations. I've averaged three different visits a year with a variety of shows that incorporated hand, hand & rod,and shadow puppets as well as marionettes. In the earlier years, we were able to present a full week of performances ending with 2 performances on Saturday. Through the years, the various moves made it difficult to maintain the audience levels, Each relocation required a great deal of work to transform the newest site into a viable theatre space. Each move also required considerable monetary outlays - several moves required costs for construction and relocating plumbing for public restrooms, etc. Jan and Bill Timmis have consistantly strived to provide a home for economically priced family entertainment that also sought to teach basic human values through the variety of performances they presented at the Puppetry Arts Center. Their dedication to the Center is all-encompassing.