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Festival Pass - $75
*Sold Out*

Main Stage Programs - $20
Kids half-price (discount applied over the phone only

  • Program 3 (1 hour, 25 minutes)
    • Wed Jun 19 | 7:30pm | BUY>>
    • Thurs Jun 20 | 7:30pm | BUY>>

  • Program 4 (1 hour, 40 minutes)
    • Thurs Jun 20 | 10:00pm | BUY>>
    • Fri Jun 21 | 7:30pm | BUY>>

  • Program 5 (1 hour, 35 minutes)
    • Fri Jun 21 | 10:00pm | BUY>>
    • Sat Jun 22 | 7:30pm | BUY>>

  • Program 6 (1 hour, 35 minutes)
    • Sat Jun 22 | 10:00pm | BUY>>
    • Sun Jun 23 | 7:30pm | BUY>>

  • Family Programs (1 hour, 5 minutes)
    • Sun Jun 23 | 11:00am | BUY>>
    • Sun Jun 23 | 2:00pm | BUY>>

GREAT SMALL StageS Programs - $10 

Limited availability and intimate performances -- 30 seats per show!

  • Deborah Kaufmann's Buried Alive! (40 minutes)
    • Wed Jun 19 | 7:30pm | BUY>>
    • Thurs Jun 20 | 7:30pm | BUY>>
  • Robert Poulter's The Mummy's Purse (30 minutes)
    • Fri Jun 21 | 7:30pm | BUY>>
    • Sat Jun 22 | 7:30pm | BUY>>
    • Sun Jun 23 | 7:30pm | BUY>>


Janie Geiser's Reptile Under the Flowers installation show - $15
Ultra limited and ultra intimate performance -- enter in groups of just 8 every 15 minutes; performance lasts 45 minutes. *Not included in Festival pass; not appropriate for kids under 14.

Purchase A TIcket to The Reptile Under the FLowers>>

Public Workshop (June 22, 1PM) - $20
Kids half-price (discount applied over the phone only)

Learn about the history and construction of toy theater stages, then create your own story—in a box!  All ages welcome. *Not included in the festival pass.

*Sold Out*


Tue-Sat 1PM - 7PM.
Please note the box office closes early, at 5:00, before evening performances, and is also closed for walkup sales during matinee performances.­ ­ ­

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M - F 9AM - 9PM, Sat - Sun 10AM - 6PM

­­View Full Schedule Here and then use the links ABOVE to buy tickets for the different programs.


St. Ann’s Warehouse presents
Great Small Works

Toy Theater Festival
& Free Temporary Toy Theater Museum
A colossal event of miniature proportions!

June 14 – 23, 2013

Free Events:

  • Toy Theater Museum — open one hour prior to all performances

  • Greatest Smallest Parade — Sat Jun 15, starting in Brooklyn Bridge Park and ending at St. Ann's Warehouse

  • Mini Performances in the Museum — 7:00pm on Sun Jun 23

“The tiniest blockbusters in town… a wonderful array of new, experimental and traditional toy theater productions.” – The New York Times

Once again, Great Small Works transforms St. Ann’s Warehouse with its biannual epic event on the smallest of scales!  A diverse range of miniature theaters from around the world and around the block, the Toy Theater Festival celebrates the rediscovery of an all but lost Victorian theatrical form. For ten days, an eclectic lineup of tiny productions will make their­ home at St. Ann’s Warehouse along with the Temporary Toy Theater Museum, a free exhibition of old and new intricate, fantastic, and functional miniature tabletop stages.

Produced by Great Small Works:  John Bell, Trudi Cohen, Stephen Kaplin, Jenny Romaine, Roberto Rossi and Mark Sussman.


­The Reptile Under the Flowers
Conceived, Directed, and Designed by Janie Geiser
­Music Composed by Valerie Opielski

­Geiser_two_figures_2­­­­­­­­The Reptile Under the Flowers is a peepshow/diorama performance in 12 scenes that incorporates puppetry, mechanical performing objects, small projections, music and sound to create a an intimate miniature spectacle. Performed by an ensemble of 15 performers for groups of 8 people traveling at a time, The Reptile Under the Flowers builds its narrative through the accumulation of small actions and events, without text or dialogue, and follows the intersecting lives of a father, mother, and son. June 19 - 23 >>

Robert Poulter’s New Model Theatre (Ramsgate, U.K.)
­The Mummy’s Purse­

poulter_2­­A comic historic romp based on classic Egyptian horror movies of the 30’s, with fast moving changes of scene and location from Egypt's ancient past. This “Titan of Toy Theater” literally wrote the book on modern paper theater technique. Great Small Stages June 21 - 23 >>




We invite you to join your friends and supporters of Great Small Works at the GALA TOY THEATER FESTIVAL BENEFIT on Thursday, May 23rd, at the powerHouse Arena in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to support the Toy Theater Festival.

The guest performers at this not-to-be-missed event include master puppeteer Basil Twist, toy piano virtuoso Margaret Leng Tan and the inimitable musician and composer Rima Fand. The powerHouse Arena storefront will also be filled with an ongoing spectacle of intimate paper theater plays created and performed by Lake Simons, Erin Orr, Chris Green, Toni Schlesinger, Ed Valentine, and other luminaries of the miniature theater world!

Join Great Small Works for an evening of sparkling wit, compelling ideas, and visions of the possibilities of puppetry and community for the 21st century! How could you not come?



Photo Credit: Erica Harris

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