Support our 17th season!

Open Eye Figure Theatre creates original image driven theater animating the inanimate on an intimate scale and builds community by advancing adventurous, artist-driven programming.

From experimental figure theatre spectacles, to puppet shows in backyards, to concerts and storytelling, our whimsical work surprises and delights audiences in our historic jewel-box theater in Minneapolis and neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities.

Your support allows us to:

  • Cultivate emerging and established artists through adventurous programming.

  • Expand community outreach opportunities through our onstage productions, Driveway Tour, and more.

What audiences, critics, and community members are saying:

"What a jewel-box of a theatre! The performance was thrilling and I look forward to attending more shows at Open Eye. Thank you!" - audience member

“The Drive Way Tour is an incredibly successful ‘icebreaker’ for any community gathering. Everyone feels welcome to be themselves, share their own experiences, and to engage with other members of the neighborhood.” - Driveway Tour host

"Marionettes are crisply manipulated, shadow puppets dance across the stage, projections and lights create little cameos of mystery. Masked humans become giants in this miniature universe. It is such a cliché to say, but the images of these characters instantly convey a thousand words of exposition." - Graydon Royce, Star Tribune (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice)

"The world never fails to look different when I leave it's circle of magic." - Audience member and sustaining donor

Your gift is important!

Your investment in Open Eye directly supports our signature work in our theatre and throughout the Twin Cities. Your gift also supports our commitment to economic access by offering a Pay-as-Able ticket option at every performance. 

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Thank you for your generous support.

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