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Mar 10 – Apr 5, 2020

Best enjoyed by All Ages


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We continue to monitor and follow the guidelines and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) as we develop and refine our COVID-19 Safety Practices & Policies to ensure a safe and clean experience for everyone.  We will continue to update our practices and plans as circumstances and guidelines change.  


This original stage adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s colorful stories uses innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, and delightful original music that will mesmerize the entire family. Together, you’ll travel with the beautiful Rainbow Fish through the great unknown deep sea, discover new worlds, meet a wise octopus and a helpful starfish, and learn what it means to share your most prized possession.

Produced by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Written and Illustrated by Marcus Pfister
Directed and Designed by Jim Morrow
Composed by Steven Naylor

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister™ ©1992 NorthSouth Books, Inc. Licensed by RJM Licensing, Inc

  • Run time

    1 hour with no intermission

  • Best enjoyed by

    All Ages

  • Stage

    UnitedHealth Group Stage

  • Lap Passes

    Available for children 3 years and younger

Things to Know About the Show

  • This show was created by Mermaid Theatre in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is based on the books The Rainbow Fish, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea, and Opposites by Marcus Pfister.
  • The puppets are painted with fluorescent paint, so they glow under black light! Along with visual storytelling, the show features pre-recorded music and narration of the stories.
  • You may remember Mermaid Theatre from our 2013 – 2014 Season, in which they presented The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites!

Audience Resources

Audience photo by Dan Norman at Children's Theatre Company

Audience Resource Guide

Articles, conversation starters, and activities for both before and after you see the show!

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ASL-interpreted, audio-described, and sensory friendly performance are available on select dates.


Concessions at CTC


We are proud to offer a selection of snacks that are gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, Halal-friendly, and Kosher-friendly.


Children's Theatre Company and Minneapolis Institute of Art building

Plan Your Visit

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A Message from the Artistic Director

Learn more about The Rainbow Fish from Peter C. Brosius, CTC Artistic Director, as he sits down to talk about the show.

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The Rainbow Fish

Mar 10 – Apr 5, 2020

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