Puppet shows, comedy, and music for everyone.

Modern Times Theater delights crowds with a fresh take on the entertainment styles of the past, including novelty music, handmade puppetry, and classic comedy. Husband and wife performers Justin Lander and Rose Friedman have been adapting and updating Punch and Judy shows, and performing original variety acts with Vermont Vaudeville for over a decade. They strive to present quality entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

Join us for the First Annual “HAFTA-HAVE-A-HALLOWEEN” FESTIVAL! Covid-safe trick-or-treating, hot food, puppetry, music, and art– all in the walkable village of Greensboro, VT


As the cold sets in, and outdoor public gatherings in New England come to a close, we are moving our performing onto the internet.  For the first time ever, we are offering performances at the safest of social distances.  “The Perils of Mr. Punch is now available for schools, camps, and private events, via your computer screen.

TALK TO A PUPPET: Punch out and let Mr. Punch in. 

Does your child love Mr. Punch?  Do they have a lot of questions that only Mr. Punch can answer?  Do you need a break?  For the first time in Modern History, Mr. Punch is making himself available for one-on-one conversations with curious children, via video chat.  Perfect for birthdays, rainy days, and everything in between.