Mesner Puppet Theater
- Arts, Culture, Humanities
- Amusement & Entertainment
- Nonprofit Member
Mesner Puppets is a globally known professional puppet theatre based in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to its local season of plays which draws about 20,000 annually, the company tours nationally and performs regionally to an additional 38,000 children and adults at performing arts centers, schools and libraries.
A nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation, Mesner Puppet Theater operates on an annual half million dollar budget with over 50% of income from ticket sales, memberships, and performance fees. It is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Missouri Arts Council, the ArtsKC Fund, and the Neighborhood Tourism Fund of Kansas City.