Phone: 416-537-4191

Rental Productions

Tea at the Palace

presented by Puppet Mongers
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Family Performances

at the Wychwood Theatre

December 26 – 30, 1PM
December 21 & 28, 7PM
Best for Ages 5-105

Tickets Available Soon!


For school groups, K – Grade 8, December 19 through 23, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily
For information and bookings, contact Ann at 416-538-6210 or

Post-show puppet making workshops on December 26, 27, 29 & 30
For children 5 to 12 accompanied by a caregiver. $10 per child
*Reservations required as space is limited.*
For more information, please contact Puppetmongers at or 416-469-3555

A peasant is brought to the Tsar’s court and charged with treason, simply for enjoying his tea; then, the Tsar becomes smitten with a girl beneath his social rank, who outsmarts his meddlesome servants by cleverly solving a series of riddles.  Tea at the Palace, rich in magical surprises, inventive puppetry, and exuberant music, is a sumptuous retelling of two heartwarming tales told in old Russia, that explore themes of equity, social justice, and compassion.

“Custom made to delight… could there possibly be a better way of showing young audiences the essential activities of theatre?” – Globe and Mail

“The Puppetmongers have presented a winter show since 1990. Like the Dream in High Park and Ross Petty’s panto, it’s one of those lovely traditions that bring richness and colour to the multi-faceted theatrical life of the city.” – Toronto Star

About Puppet Mongers

The brother and sister team of Ann Powell and David Powell, aka Puppetmongers Theatre, have been creating award winning puppet theatre for school, family and adult audiences since 1974, earning a reputation for exploring and expanding the idea of puppetry and telling evocative and meaningful stories in exciting theatrical ways. At the forefront of puppetry arts in Canada, Ann and David have toured their productions extensively across Canada and the USA, around Europe, and twice to Iran. Here at home, they collaborate with many other artists, consult on productions for stage and screen, and provide workshops through their Toronto School of Puppetry.

Photos by: Bruce Singer


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