Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

For decades, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre has been bringing enjoyment to legions of people through its contemporary and innovative marionette productions based on children’s classics.

Bessie's Big Shot



Based on the famed PuppetMobile show of the same name, this popular production will makes its Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre debut! Co-Directed by Bruce Cannon and Douglas Strich ad co-written by Alexander Bartenieff, Bruce Cannon and Douglas Strich, this version of the beloved show will feature several new puppets in addition to new and extended scenes.

It’s a bird … it’s a plane … no … it’s Bessie the cow!  CPF’s original production, Bessie’s Big Shot, follows Bessie the cow’s dream of joining the circus.  Can she lift more than Ziegfried, the strongest man in the world? Fly on a trapeze high above the crowd? Train Munson the Monkey?  This variety show cheers Bessie on as she attempts the impossible and searches for her special talents.


Schedule Varies - Refer to the ticket purchasing website for up to date showtimes.

Reservations are required.

Children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Click here for a Map to the Cottage in Central Park.

Walking directions to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

Birthday Parties / Group Rates
The Cottage features a unique party room adjacent to the theater that comes equipped with child-size furniture, making it an ideal spot to host your child’s next birthday party.

Click here for a PDF with information on birthday parties!

Group rates are available for schools and non-profit groups. For information, please call (212) 988-9093.

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