Mesner Puppet Theater is a globally known professional puppet theatre company based in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to its local season of storytelling, the company tours nationally and performs regionally to more than 30,000 children and adults annually.
Mesner Puppet Theater performances are based on classic folk and fairytales with a contemporary, humorous twist. All puppets for performances are built in house. The shows are all family friendly and are appropriate for children and adults alike. Artistic Director Michael Horner serves as the principle puppeteer and puppet builder. In addition, MPT offers it’s Puppets in Education program providing workshops and summer camps.
Mesner Puppet Theater performances have toured throughout the United States and at international festivals including in Germany, Ishara International Puppet Festival in India, the Henson International Festival of Puppetry in New York, the San Antonio International Children’s Festival, the Detroit Institute of Art and many more.