Driveway Tour

The Driveway Tour


What is the Driveway Tour?

All summer long we perform puppet shows in backyards, front yards, parks, and driveways — bringing communities together with original family-friendly theatre. Since 2003, the Driveway Tour has reached over 50,000 people in more than 620 neighborhoods.

All Driveway Tour performances listed on our website are free and open to the public. Our hosts will pass the hat to support this great program.

When & Where to See a Show

Find us in your neighborhood!
Click here for the complete Driveway Tour schedule — find us in your neighborhood!

Our Summer 2014 Shows

The Amazing Cow Boat
Time for Charlie to take a bath! Never has a tub turned into a high seas adventure like the one Charlie goes on with his tub toys.

Tucker's Robot
Tucker is ready for anything, including a wild adventure with his time-traveling robot!

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!

The Two-Wheel Tour
The city's smallest theater, pulled behind Open Eye's shiny tandem bicycle!

How to Host a Show in Your Neighborhood

General Booking

Please e-mail Liz Schachterle at with any questions regarding our Driveway Tour program or to be contacted next Spring for the 2015 tour.


For a limited time, the Driveway Tour is partnering with the Home Energy Squad to offer friends of Open Eye a special 50% discount. Regular price is $70, mention the "Driveway Tour" and get half off!

Two Home Energy Squad technicians will quickly assess your home for improvement opportunities and then install the energy efficiency products of your choice. Options include a programmable thermostat to help lower your heating and cooling bills, high-efficiency shower heads and aerators, weather stripping for drafty outside doors, and more! All for the discount price of $35 - with no extra charge for materials or labor - if you call now and mention the "Driveway Tour."

Call 866-222-4595 to sign up today. Tell your friends and neighbors, and make sure to mention the "Driveway Tour" for a 50% discount! Offer valid through 9/1/2014. Subject to availability.

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What audiences are saying: 

"It has become truly one of our family's treasured traditions."

"Everyone loved the show!! It was truly a magical evening!"

"The best part is watching everyone - kids AND adults laughing their heads off."

"Open Eye Figure Theatre's brand of backyard community is the real deal." – Justin Maxwell, American Theatre magazine

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 teh vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4 2008.