Since 1954, SFBAPG has served the greater Bay Area. We’re a chartered Guild of Puppeteers of America, and one of the earliest, largest, and most active of the guilds.
Our membership includes many full-time professional performers, theatre artists, film- and video-makers and animators, puppet sculptors and builders, plus educators, therapists, dedicated hobbyists, youth, and just plain fans.
Our regular quarterly meetings are held throughout the Bay Area, include skills-building workshops, performances by puppeteers and artists, and social events with our members. We share news, upcoming events, discuss Guild business, and plan upcoming programs. Members are encouraged to browse and borrow from our large Guild library of books and videos.
We also collaborate in community events including puppet fairs, exhibits, and education projects. We arrange member groups to attend noteworthy performances in the region. A sizable contingent of our membership usually attends the biennial regional and national puppet festivals, and we are proud to offer a scholarship program for this purpose.