The Driveway Tour
All summer long we perform puppet shows in backyards, front yards, parks throughout the Twin Cities, bringing communities together with original family-friendly theatre. Since 2003, the Driveway Tour has reached over 50,000 people in more than 620 neighborhoods.
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. Find a show near you.
"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."
Our Summer 2016 Shows
The Adventures of Juan Bobo
The world is upside down in The Adventures of Juan Bobo—and he is going to do something to turn it right side up! Inspired by Puerto Rican folk stories, the show combines puppetry, music, Spanish and English in a delightful tale of riddles, silly devils, a missing pig and a village in need of a hero.
Molly and the Magic Boot
Molly gets to spend a whole week at her Grandma’s farm, but you won’t believe what happens when she goes to pick flowers for the Hootenanny!
Adventures of Katie Tomatie
School is out for summer and Katie wants to do nothing. While planting her favorite tomatoes, she digs too deep in her garden and is surprised by Mr. Boo Boo, a funny skeleton that is full of life and ready for adventure!
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, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-874-6338.
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.