Open Eye Figure Theatre is nationally recognized for bringing a visual feast of evocative figure theater to the stage. Each summer, they bring their popular driveway tour to backyard audiences around the Twin Cities.
Discounted Tickets to Open Eye Figure Theatre
Open Eye holds 10% of each shows tickets to be sold at a discount for economic availability. If tickets remain at the door, they will be sold as a pay-as-your-able.
Find Upcoming Performances on our Performing Arts: Plan Ahead Calendar.
Art Gallery at Open Eye Figure Theatre
The theatre has a community art gallery on site with a rotating collection of art. Find current and upcoming exhibits here. Currently, the gallery is only open during performance times or by arrangement. The building opens an hour before any performance. Admittance to the gallery is free.
2020 Driveway Tour
Open Eye may be best known for their annual Driveway Tour. Each summer Open Eye tours driveways all around the Twin Cities with a rotating performance schedule. Learn more here. The 2020 Line Up Follows:
THE ADVENTURES OF JUAN BOBO: The world is upside down in The Adventures of Juan Bobo—and he is going to do something to turn it right side up! Inspired by Puerto Rican folk stories, the show combines puppetry, music, Spanish and English in a delightful tale of riddles, silly devils, a missing pig and a village in need of a hero.
THE AMAZING COW BOAT: The wet and wild story of a boy named Charlie who loves playing in the bathtub. His imagination comes alive as he pretends he is the captain of a boat that is part cow, part boat, and totally amazing! Together Charlie and his Cow Boat meet pirates, a nest of baby birds and visit the Moon!
MS. MARVEL’S SANDBOX CIRCUS: Ms. Marvel, the cat, is the madcap, merry-maker that lives and prowls in your neighborhood. Every summer, Ms. Marvel transforms the sandbox into an amazing circus where thrills, chills, and spills await. Step right up and witness the Acrobatic Ants, the Daredevil Squirrel, the Caterpillar Catapult and the Earthworm Orchestra!
History of Open Eye Theatre
In 2016, Gianna interviewed Michelle Pett, a member of the board of directors of Open Eye. During that interview, Gianna asked the following question: