Find a Puppet Builder

Puppet Central is super stoked to connect you some fabulous puppet builders who can build a custom puppet. If you’re keen to hire someone local to your country or need a puppet built in a particular style, feel free to contact us and we’ll see who we can find.


Puppet Show - Workshops - Builder - New York City

Chris Palmieri, Lucky Duck Puppets – New York City, New York

Chris is a puppeteer, actor, and entertainer working in the New York City area with an impressive resume as a puppeteer including starring at Tigger in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and puppeteering Snug in the Emmy-nominated preschool series Snug’s House on NBC plus much more!

Chris will build you a custom puppet for your own show, film or puppetry project.

Chris can also run a puppet building workshop for your birthday, school or community event.

Book Chris now for your next puppet build. He takes commissions for puppet building projects from across the world.

Puppet Show - Puppetry Workshop - New York City

Puppet Show - Puppet Builder - Hudson Valley - New York

Up In Arms – Hudson Valley, New York

Up In Arms principal puppeteer David ‘Dov’ Manley is a New York based puppeteer and puppet builder who specialises in puppetry in the style of Sesame Street and The Muppets.

You can commission Dov to build a puppet for your next puppetry project no matter where you’re located in the world.

Alternatively, you can book Dov ro run puppet building workshops including:

  • a 6-hour introduction to puppet building workshop. Students create their own 14” mouth/rod puppet with permanent arm rods. 
  • a 2-day professional puppet building workshop. Using a professional puppet pattern, students will create their own 21” television-style, mouth/rod puppet with permanent arm rods. 

While based in the Hudson Valley region of New York, Up In Arms travels nationally and has performed all over New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts as well as tours in Maryland, Michigan, North Dakota and Las Vegas.

Puppet Show - Hudson Valley - New York

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