The 4th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival begins today with a line-up of contemporary puppet acts and artists from Chicago and the U.S.

Performances will be presented at venues large and small throughout Chicago today through Jan. 30.

Founded to establish Chicago as a center for the advancement of the art of puppetry, the citywide Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival will showcase an entertaining and eclectic array of puppet styles.While travel restrictions are preventing the participation of international artists in 2022, festival organizers are forging ahead ready to present during these extraordinary times a live, diverse line-up of over 100 performances of more than 20 national and local shows and events at venues around the city.

Following is more information about each presentation, including venues, dates, times, ticket prices, estimated run time and video links. Visit or follow the festival on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, hashtag #ChiPuppetFest, to learn more about this pageant of puppet artists and shows for residents and visitors to experience in January. 

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