Renting Puppet Showplace Theatre

Hold your performance or event at PST!

Theatrical productions, music presentations, lectures, films, fundraisers, and parties are some of the ways that groups have creatively used Puppet Showplace Theatre.

We invite inquiries from arts organizations, businesses, and individuals regarding the use of our space. Our staff are happy to show you around during business hours to see if our space is a good fit for your event.

Description of the space

Puppet Showplace Theatre is located on the ground floor of a National Historic Register building in Brookline Village. The building is wheelchair accessible.

Our space features an intimate proscenium style stage in a beautiful brick-walled theatre. We have a small cabaret-style stage platform (approximately 15' wide x 11' deep with a 10' ceiling) with attractive red curtains.

PST has a very basic, 5 instrument lighting system. There is no in-house sound system; renters are welcome to bring their own.

Seating in the theatre is on attractive wooden benches that have backs and pads. Since the space is primarily used to present children's puppet theatre, the benches in the front of the theatre have very short legs.

The theatre legally holds 100, but 80 adults is the "comfortable capacity." No food or drink is allowed in the theatre, but guests may consume food and beverages in the lobby (included in the rental). Set-up and clean-up are the responsibility of the renter.

PST is located in a building with residential condominiums directly upstairs. For that reason we do not rent to groups presenting very loud activities, or shows that will continue past about 11 PM.

Puppet Showplace Theatre is conveniently located directly across the street from the Brookline Village T stop on the Green Riverside "D" Line. Parking is nearby at meters on the street (free after 6 PM) or in the parking garage at Brookline Place on Route 9 (on the other side of the subway tracks).

Booking a Rental

Since PST programming is extensive, schedule availability for rentals is very limited. We strongly suggest having several dates and times in mind when you contact us. We are not typically able to accommodate extended runs of outside shows.

For additional information and fee quotes, please contact our Operations and Audience Services Manager at 617-731-6400 x101 or e-mail

Sponsored in part by
Brookline Commission for the Arts Brookline Community FoundationBrookline Arts Center New England Foundation for the Arts Mass Cultural Council The Jim Henson Foundation

32 Station Street Brookline MA 02445 Phone: 617.731.6400 Fax: 617.731.0526