In 1998, Roman and Eliza Valdes open The Long Island Puppet Theater & Museum, a safe and fun environment for people of all ages to come and enjoy the history and whimsical story telling abilities of Puppetry from around the world.
In that same year, they perform their first children's party by special request - A young boy, no older than 7, sits in the audience enamored with the intricacies of the hand crafted puppets and stories unfolding on stage.
In 2005, that same boy, now 13 years old returns to The Long Island Puppet Theater with his working papers in hand. Determined, he works side by side with Roman & Eliza to learn the various art forms of puppetry from around the world and to create new and exciting shows, parties, and events at The Long Island Puppet Theater.
In 2016, Roman & Eliza pursue their dreams of entertainment in film & television, leaving Anthony A. Labriola, that same young man, now 24 years old, to carry on the legacy of The Long Island Puppet Theater. To carry on a safe and fun environment for people of all ages to come and enjoy the history and whimsical storytelling abilities of Puppetry from around the world.
With your help and the help of all of our friends, we can make the Long Island Puppet Theater the most exciting it has ever been! Presenting new shows, new special events, and so much more!
Come on in and witness story telling like you've never seen before!
Let us make your special day a magical and unforgettable experience!
Learn the exciting history and craft of creating and working with puppet friends of your very own!