About the project

The International Festival of Puppet Theater is an annual event organized by the Train Theater. Established in 1983, the festival has grown into a major summer event that offers performances by dozens of troupes from Israel and abroad. Performances are held at the Train Theater in Koret Liberty Bell Park, the Khan Theater and other venues in the area. Beyond its magical performances, the festival holds puppetry workshops, outdoor street performances, a mobile theater that travels to neighborhoods around Jerusalem and other innovative programs. The festival provides enormous enjoyment for adults and children and has helped propel Israeli puppeteering onto the international stage. The Jerusalem Foundation provides ongoing support for the festival.

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