The Driveway Tour
What is 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.
"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."
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. If you would like to find a show near you, check out our performance schedule.
Our Summer 2015 ShowsTucker'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.
The 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 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.
The Two-Wheel Tour
: The city's smallest theater, pulled behind Open Eye's shiny tandem bicycle!
Want to Host a Show in Your Neighborhood?
If you are interested in hosting a Driveway Tour show in your neighborhood, please contact us
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.