Although definitely not toy theatre, an upcoming cantastoria festival is too good to pass up passing on!
From the organization's site behind it, here's the skinny:
Pre-cinematic technology takes over for a week of contemporary cantastoria, cooked up by puppeteers, artists and craftspeople from across the country. A millennium-old art form is rejuvenated and re-imagined, as performers animate paintings and banners alongside texts, puppets, jokes, songs and stories.
Each unique program features several original shorts on a given theme, and the festival kicks off with a FREE opening celebration, presented by Great Small Works at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.