The 16th Annual Driveway Tour

All summer long we perform puppet shows in backyards, front yards, and parks throughout the Twin Cities, bringing communities together with original family-friendly theatre. Since 2003, the Driveway Tour has reached more than 50,000 people.

Stay tuned for information about how host a Driveway Tour show in your own yard!

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Our Summer 2018 Show

LITTLE GRANDPA'S BIG SURPRISE
Created by Michael Sommers

June 11 - July 28

It's Little Grandpa's 100th birthday and everyone was too busy to remember...but not for long! With the help of her animal friends, an amazing cake recipe, and a few sneaky tricks, his granddaughter Zadie will bring the whole neighborhood together for the biggest party of the summer! Open Eye’s award-winning Driveway Tour will be roving the Twin Cities with this all-ages outdoor puppet show sure to inspire and delight the young and young-at-heart.

 Two-Wheel Tour

Two-Wheel Tour

THE TWO-WHEEL TOUR

Every summer, Open Eye's shiny tandem bicycle can be seen pulling the city's smallest theatre throughout urban neighborhoods to present impromptu five-minute performances that are sure to brighten your day! The Two-Wheel Tour can also be seen at scheduled locations as part of The Driveway Tour. Check the Driveway Tour schedule to find a showing near you!

How Do I Host a Driveway Tour Show?

The Driveway Tour is made possible by our neighborhood hosts!

If you would like to learn more about hosting, please check out Host a Show

If you have questions about the Driveway Tour, please contact drivewaytour@openeyetheatre.org or call 612-874-6338.

How Do I Attend a Driveway Tour Show?

The Driveway Tour is hosted within communities all around the metro area. All shows are free and open to anyone who wants to attend.

"The puppet show helped us re-imagine our public/community space."
"We met many new neighbors at our event" and "the shows are appealing to all age groups, tots and seniors."
"The shows were professional and engaging and smoothly operated."
"The kids love the songs. Each year they spend weeks after singing the songs."

This activity is made possible in part by grants provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s general fund and its arts an cultural heritage fund with the money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

The Driveway Tour proudly receives funding from the Target Foundation.