Thurs, Aug 29, 7pm

The Dark Crystal Ball: Gathering of Gelflings


Chris Hunt Photography

Ages 18+

Before the darkening descends, we invite you to gather at the Center for Puppetry Arts for our final ball honoring Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.

Create a Dark Crystal-inspired costume or wear any fantasy attire. Festivities include celebrity guests, a costume contest, complimentary heavy hors d’ oeuvres, and beer and wine for purchase.



Thurs, Aug 29, 7pm

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Ticket Tiers

VIP Guests

Ticket Tiers

General Admission - $150
General admission tickets include entry to the ball and all of its festivities along with admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, and the special exhibit, Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal World of Myth and Magic.

VIP Tickets - $300
30 tickets available
VIP tickets include a private, pre-event cocktail reception with our celebrity guests one hour before the doors open to the public, an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Center’s Museum collections with guided access to areas restricted from the general public, and an open bar for the evening. VIP ticket holders will also receive a special Dark Crystal Ball commemorative gift bag.

Ultra VIP Tickets - $550
Only 4 tickets available
For the ultimate Dark Crystal Ball Fan Experience, purchase one of just four exclusive throne seats! The Ultra VIP package includes all of the items in the VIP package as well as reserved seating table service; each guest’s drinks for the evening; a spotlight dance, and an Ultra Fan gift bag. Ultra VIPs will have a dedicated podling servant server who will bring refreshments directly to you so you can truly enjoy the evening in comfort and style. You will also be invited to request one song for your very own spotlight dance.

Tickets are limited. Don't miss out. Purchase today!

VIP Guests


Peter Brooke is Creative Supervisor for Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Brooke started at the shop in 1988 as a sculptor on Jim Henson’s The Storyteller. Credits include Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, Where the Wild Things Are, Dinosaurs, and the Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

Dave Chapman is best known for his role as one of the two puppeteers behind BB8 in Star Wars. He has performed on Muppet Treasure Island, Muppets Most Wanted, and 101 Dalmatians. In 2011, he was an assistant puppeteer for Animal during an appearance on The X Factor.

Alice Dinnean is a puppeteer and writer. Credits include The Muppets, Jack's Big Music Show, Sesame Street, Puzzle Place, and multiple projects for The Jim Henson Company including Splash and Bubbles, Sid the Science Kid, Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow and Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.