New Bern Puppets produces Fantasy, Historical, and Biblical marionette shows. We perform at festivals, fairs, historical sites and museums, schools, parties, city, and other public events!

Upcoming Shows

March 24: Sensory Inclusive Easter Egg Hunt, Stump Sound Park, Highway 172, Snead Ferry, NC, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Register at Onslow.RecDesk.com.

March 30: Spring Egg Hunt, Duke Homestead State Historic Site, Durham, NC, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

April 6: Newport Pig Cookin’ Contest, Newport Town Park, Newport, NC, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

April 13 & 14: ENC Renaissance Faire, Lenoir County Fairgrounds, 401 Fairgrounds Rd., Kinston, NC

A few of Our Marionettes

Closeup of wolf marionette
Queen of Hearts marionette - headshot
pharoah marionette
Great pumpkin marionette dressed in bright blue 18th century clothes
Pirate with eye patch marionette
closeup of green "grunch" marionette
Mrs Tryon marionette with feathered hat and fancy gown
Henry the VIII puppet

What People Are Saying

meet Dennis Listermann-Vierling

Dennis Vierling in red outfit

Dennis became interested in puppetry in 1968 as a child. He set up an an elaborate puppet stage in the basement of his family's home in Ohio. His first business called "Lilies of the Field Marionettes" was featured May 18, 2009, on "Roy's Folks" airing on WGHP Fox 8 News.