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Creative Arts Theatre

Creative Arts Theatre (or C.A.T.) is the city's resident Creative Arts Theatreprofessional children's theatre company. The staff of six professional performers tour recreation centers and libraries with multiple performances at most sites. With a repertory of more than 125 shows, Creative Arts Theater's puppets run the gamut from hand puppets to nine-foot body puppets. Masks, live actors, original music, and dance are often integrated into the mixed media productions, which are usually based on children's literature. Recognized throughout the United States for their work with puppets, the company has performed for more than one million children and their families during the past 40 years.

Current Performances

The performances listed below are free to attend and are open to the general public. For more information, please call the Creative Arts Theatre at (813) 931-2166.

Current Touring Schedule


You'll love reliving this favorite fairytale. All the romance of the prince who rescues the beautiful young maiden, with the long, beautiful hair, comes to life in this rod puppet production performed in a traditional hand puppet stage. Lavish costumes and multilevel staging embellish this golden children's classic.

Dates subject to change. Please confirm date by calling Creative Arts at 813-931-2106