Named “Best Neighborhood Theatre” in 2012 by Mpls St. Paul magazine: “…plenty of wonder and magic is happening at Open Eye."
"The atmosphere is unlike any other theater in the Twin Cities."—Star Tribune
Help us Spring for Summer to increase our family programming!
For ten years Open Eye has spent every summer bringing puppet theatre into back yards throughout the Twin Cities, using this work to strengthen neighborhoods. This summer we will increase our services to our own Phillips Neighborhood, where 30% of the population are children. Our summer programming includes: Affordable Family programming every weekend in June and July, our new Summer Camp for middle-school youth, and our first annual Open Eye Summer Celebration. Your contribution will Spring for Summer to support our exciting program expansion as we not only continue to reach thousands of neighbors throughout the Twin Cities, but will also increase our service to our own community.
We were named “Best Neighborhood Theatre” in 2012 by Mpls St. Paul magazine:
“…plenty of wonder and magic is also happening at Open Eye Figure Theatre…..in Sommer’s hands the possibilities are limitless and the charming, exquisite, shows just keep coming.”
OUR MISSION:Open Eye creates original figure theatre, animating the inanimate on an intimate scale; trains the next generation of figure theatre artists; and advances adventurous, artist-driven programming in the Open Eye theater space.
Open Eye is nationally recognized for bringing a visual feast of evocative figure theater to the stage. The company’s whimsical yet profound work surprises and delights whether experienced in the company’s historic jewel box theater in Minneapolis or in neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities with the Driveway Tour. From experimental object works to puppet shows in backyards to community holiday pageants to miniature spectacles, Open Eye consistently creates a unique, contagious exchange between artists and audiences.