The 15th 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.

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."

Our Summer 2017 Shows

The Amazing Cow Boat
The story of a boy named Charlie who is playing in the bathtub.  His imagination comes alive as he pretends he is the captain of a boat that is part cow, part boat, part amazing!  Together Charlie and his Cow Boat meet pirates, a nest of baby birds and the moon.

The Amazing Cow Boat

The Amazing Cow Boat

Molly and the Magic Boot

Molly and the Magic Boot

Molly and The Magic Boot               
A city girl named Molly is stuck on Grandma's farm for the summer with no TV, no cell phone, and no video games! But with the help of some fantastical footwear, her fabulous farm friends, and a little imagination, Molly discovers how fun the outdoors can be!

Tucker's Robot

Tucker's Robot

 

Tucker's Robot                              
Tucker is a young boy who needs to go back in time to face a neighborhood bully.  How do you go back in time?  With a time traveling robot of course!  Together Tucker and his robot discover the importance of friendship and the courage to face a bully.

 

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.

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.