Performing Artists of the Year

We are honored to be chosen as the Performing Artists of the Year by Young Audiences of Virginia.  Our founder's first exposure to professional musicians came about in grade school through the work of Young Audiences... and now we have been selected as their Artists of the Year.  Please join us this summer as we tour the state!

Shows that entertain, educate, and enlighten...

Classic Programs


If it's a classic story or a children's show, the Rainbow Puppets have it.   Victor Herbert's "Toyland!"  and Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf."  Mother Goose shares rhymes and stories like "The Three Little Pigs" and "Little Red Riding Hood."   And if you like Pirates and Mermaids... we have them, too.

STEM Programs


The Rainbow Puppets are experts at taking the complicated and making it super-easy to understand.  Our puppets help explain the complexity of the Amazon Rain Forest, the rise and fall of the Dinosaurs, the wonder of the Wright Brothers' first flight, the excitement of space travel and the delicacy of the Chesapeake Bay.

Character and Faith Programs


From the beginning, the Rainbow Puppet company has stressed the value and importance of every creature on the planet.  Every person... every creature is unique and special.  Our anti bullying program "Speak Out - The Search for Gold" has become the go-to resource for many schools.  Then there are our classic tellings of the Noah and Jonah stories.

History Programs


Follow in the footsteps of historic figures through our interactive shows.  Meet Abraham Lincoln, the Tuskegee Airmen, Patrick Henry, Pocahontas, and so many others.

Music and Video


Hear songs from the Rainbow Puppets, including David Messick's original compositions for the company.  See our shows.  And maybe download an album or get our latest cd.

About us


Take a look at our 40 years of children's programs.  Then we hope you'll invite us to be a part of your next event.

CD / Download Sale


There's a Pirate CD Party going on and you're invited!

While they last, we found a treasure chest of Pirate Party CD's and they're on sale at half price.  There's Mickey Rooney as Captain Mick, Carol Channing as a looney Octopus, and the whole Rainbow Puppet gang!

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Who are the Rainbow Puppets?

Our Mission

Rainbow Puppet Productions creates shows that enlighten, entertain, and educate through original music, puppets and dance.

Based on the east coast of Virginia, we are frequently seen in Williamsburg, Hampton, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Richmond, the Eastern Shore, and the Outer Banks.   

While we are headquartered in Hampton Roads, Virginia, we tour nationally and have been seen in the smallest of venues to the grandest opera houses!   

Our History

Since 1977, we have created touring children's programs that take professional theater experiences from the grandest of opera houses, to the largest museums, to the smallest libraries across the East Coast.  We love doing puppet shows NYC puppet shows, DC puppet shows, and puppet shows in your neighborhood.

Notable performance venues include the New York Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Virginia Children's Museum, the National Theater in Washington D. C., The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, and many other locations. 

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Our Artists

We combine talented puppeteers with artists from across the country.  Master Puppet Makers from Pennsylvania, Florida, Maine, and Virginia.  Costumers in Iowa.  And some of the most legendary voices of all time including Oscar Winner Mickey Rooney, Tony Winners Carol Channing, Geoffrey Holder, and Frankie Michaels, Emmy Winner Bruce Hornsby, and Tuskegee Airman Ezra Hill.

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Rainbow Puppet Productions

18 Easthill Court, Hampton, VA 23664, US

(757) 851-3266 /