The Puppetry Arts Guild of Utah (PAGU) is dedicated to promoting the art of puppetry in the State of Utah.

Among its members, the guild includes puppet builders as well as individual puppeteers and puppetry troupes, both professionals as well as hobbyists, some with decades of experience in puppet making and performance as well as beginners.

The guild is available as a resource for Educators, Librarians, Scouting Organizations, the local Entertainment Industry, and anyone else who is interested in puppets and puppetry.

For the past 19 years the guild has hosted an annual Puppetry Workshop where members teach a number of classes on puppetry topics, including basic puppetry performance techniques, simple as well as advanced puppet building, ventriloquism, and puppet use in education.

In conjunction with the annual workshops, the guild also hosts a yearly Puppet Variety Show, called the Great Puppet Follies, featuring performances by puppeteers from all over Utah.

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  1. Hello,

    I am a teacher at American International School of Utah in Murray, Utah. I am looking for some puppet show masters to come and do a puppet show for my elementary class. My kids are going to be writing their own puppet shows and I am looking for some professionals to put on a show to get my kids excited about writing their own puppet show. If this is something you do please email me at carrie.donahue@aisutah.org.

    Thank you,
    Carrie Donahue

    • Carrie,
      Sorry that it has taken so long to respond. The site administrator used to forward comments to me for review. It appears that even administrators get caught up in life happenings.
      If you are still interested in having someone contact you about a puppet show, I will be glad to forward your request to all guild members and see if someone is available to help you with a show.
      Secretary, Puppetry Arts Guild of Utah

  2. Hello!
    I work for a title 1 elementary after school program. We are looking for guest speakers to come and talk to our kids one day. If someone can let me know if/how that works that would be AWESOME!
    Jillian Kershaw

  3. Hi I am looking for ventriloquism lessons for my son in the Davis county area. Do you know of anyone that could help me with that?

    Dani Lawson

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