In today’s politically charged and divided culture, the role of the arts to stimulate dialogue, strengthen community connections, and invite positive action seems more urgent than ever. Sandglass Theater is dedicated to creating, presenting and producing theater and events at the forefront of social development that bridge our individual differences and inspire wonder. It is an enormous privilege to share our work at home and abroad, and that of the national and international artists we present. We hope that you will support Sandglass because we cannot do it with your help.

You can help sustain programming by contributing a small monthly donation or an annual gift! Your commitment to our work inspires us and we hope that we can do the same for you. Thank you.

Sandglass Center for Puppetry & Theater Research Ltd is now listed as a charity on Amazon Smile. If you choose us, each eligible purchase that you make will contribute to our organization's financial stability. You can donate via the link below or mail check payable to:

Sandglass Theater
PO Box 970
Putney, VT 05346


Volunteer & Contribute

Sandglass staff and board are always hard at work to create and produce programs that directly impact our community members. Become involved in a variety of volunteer capacities.

  • HOMESTAYS: Host a guest artist or company in your home. Many long lasting friendships have been made this way and we know a few families who have gone abroad to visit their home stay puppeteers after the festival. It is a special experience for our guest artists to engage our community in such a personal way and for our hosts it is often a satisfying cross-cultural exchange.
  • MEALS: Community volunteers prepare meals each night of the festival for puppeteers and staff. These evenings are always beautiful and the host is well celebrated.
  • EVENT VOLUNTEERING: We need ushers for performances, people willing to help with parking and crowd-wrangling, and servers for the Gala night.
  • DONATE GOODS: Sandglass Theater welcomes donations of goods and materials. Useful items include wood, fabric and other materials for puppet construction, tools and tech equipment. Sandglass' wishlist also includes a new storage shed, computer and a telephone. If you have items you think Sandglass Theater can use please contact us. Thank you!