This web page and our newsletter the OPAL connects you with other puppeteers in Ontario regardless of location. The yearly meetings and occasional special events provide the opportunity to socialize and exchange ideas. Our membership is being rejuvenated with an influx of talented young professionals and puppet practitioners.
Here is an opportunity for you to connect with other puppeteers and puppet enthusiasts and take part in the growth and expansion of this very addictive art form! Puppets can be anything, say anything and do anything.The only limit is your magination. We invite you to support the growth of this ancient, yet most contemporary art.
Established in 1956 and incorporated in 1972, the Ontario Puppetry Association has been recognized both nationally, in the USA and abroad as the prime organization promoting puppetry arts in the Province of Ontario.
The extensive OPA collection of Canadian and International puppets from its now defunct Puppet Centre was donated to the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull in 1995 where it has been catalogued and a considerable portion of it professionally exhibited over the past few years.
The OPA collection has now become a gift to all of Canada and is available to researchers and the public for the foreseeable future.
You can now see some of the OPA collection on the Museum's web site :