A nonprofit performing arts venue, cinema, and community gathering space

The 1932 Criterion Theatre is a nonprofit performing arts venue, cinema, and community gathering space in the heart of Bar Harbor, Maine.

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Tanglewood Marionettes' The Dragon King

The master puppeteers of Tanglewood Marionettes founded the group in 1993 and have performed nationally, winning awards for their craft. The Dragon King is a classic fable based on Chinese folklore, telling the tale of a wise Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea to seek the Dragon King, who has forsaken the land above. With colorful sea creatures, an exciting adventure, and all the visual splendor that audiences have come to expect from a Tanglewood Marionettes production, The Dragon King is a heart-warming tale that will thrill young and old alike.


On Sunday, July 1st at 10 a.m. the company will host a workshop in the fine art of marionette manipulation. Participants will experience firsthand what it is like to work a professional-quality marionette that has been balanced and tuned like a fine instrument. This class is recommended for ages 8 and up. Please call 207-288-0829 or email zachary@criteriontheatre.org for more details.



  • Single Admission $10
  • Tanglewood 2-Day Pass $15


This show is GENERAL ADMISSION and the balcony will be closed. Day-of-show sales begin at 12:30 p.m. at the box office window. A 2-day pass grants admission to both Tanglewood Marionttes shows: THE DRAGON KING on 6/30 and SLEEPING BEAUTY on 7/1

Earlier Event: June 27
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1932 Criterion Theatre
35 Cottage St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207) 288-0829