The CMBV has a repository of puppets, available for use by professionals.
Puppets were extremely popular in France in the 17th and 18th centuries, both at fairgrounds and at aristocratic gatherings. The art of puppetry reflected the multiple facets of theatre and opera, with its idealised depictions of Nature and elements of grotesque and parody. The CMBV, in its desire to preserve, revive and encourage the practice of baroque stage arts, commissioned Petr Rezac to build a puppet booth replicating a baroque theatre, complete with stage machinery, sets painted by Antoine Fontaine and 20 rod puppets sculpted, decorated and costumed by Petr Rezac and Katia Rezacova. It served at two parody performances of La Belle-Mère amoureuse and Atys en Folie created by Jean-Philippe Desrousseaux and based on historical research by Françoise Rubellin.