Instructional Videos

Steve teaches a selection of subjects to enhance your vision and puppetry performance
Topic specific instruction with examples from live footage help you apply each idea to your shows
For anyone from beginner to experienced

Over an hour of teaching:

Puppetry Power Tools
Arguing with Pastry
Becoming Your Own M.C.
Triangle of Power
Facts to Fun & Twister
Turning a Running Gag Into a Galloping Gag

Portions of this material have appeared in Steve’s video column in the IVS Spotlight

TONS of AXTELL PUPPETS IN THIS! A GOLDMINE from the Petra Cave for $24.95 plus shipping

Become a BIGGER SHOW with…
The Lecture Video by STEVE PETRA
All New Concepts shared by One of the Big Brains of the Stage!

LET’S BUILD A SHOW by Steve Petra

Amazing concepts that help you with ANY live performance!
Let’s Build A Show!

Audience Connections
Staying in Control
Casting & Structure
Narrative Elements
Conceptual Elasticity
Edit, Don’t Spread It
The Finale

TONS of AXTELL PUPPETS IN THIS! Expand your Show for $49 plus shipping

Barry Mitchell:

“I just received a college degree in building a show. I didn’t have to sit in a stuffy classroom or spend an entire semester. I spent 90 minutes watching Steve Petra’s ‘Let’s Build A Show the Whole Show!’ I should have paid a minimum of $1000 for this content but, thankfully, Steve made it affordable for the uneducated like me. ‘Highly recommended,’ is the world’s greatest understatement.”

The Lecture Video Petra DVD

Great routines, ideas and more concepts to infuse your show with power and connection!
Axtell Puppets are showcased in this PETRA LECTURE DVD $34.95!

Take your Kidshow & Family Entertainment to the next level and add huge visual impact!
Axtell Power User Steve Petra 
reveals some powerful concepts and delivers each point with tons of examples.
Performances in front of live audiences mixed with studio segments explaining
Steve’s techniques and puppet modifications with Axtell Puppets & More!

Get Visual for $39.95 plus shipping!

  • Visual Routines

    Using Your Other Hand

  • Visual Running Gags

  • Comedy Headgear

  • Steve’s Performance Ingredients

  • & Bonus Material

    Nearly and Hour & a half of Visual Instruction

“You dont get a crash course on how to do ventriloquism, or how to manipulate puppets. Instead Steve goes straight to the heart and concentrates on what makes routines with puppets entertaining.
He explains the eight elements that make his shows a success. He describes each one in detail, sharing what he calls the ingredients to Visual Puppet Gumbo. Using these ingredients keeps the audience involved the whole way through, which is essential for any entertainer, not just the ones with puppets.

Each ingredient is road tested through a series of 6 puppet routines, all filmed in front of a live audience. You get to see for yourself how his theory works, and begin to get a sense of how it could make a difference to your own performance. The routines feature characters that are instantly entertaining, and routines so visual you darent take your eyes off through fear of missing something….” Karl Jeffery


NEW! Learn Professional Character Voice Techniques from the Pro!

2 Workshops on one DVD! Plus BONUS FEATURES!

Bob Rumba’s Choices of Voices
Master impressionist, voice over talent, character voice creator extraordinaire, ventriloquist, highly in demand balloon creative artist and actor, Bob Rumba, has been honing his craft nearly his entire life.

He has worked with Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Barbara Mandrell, Oprah, Hanna Barbara, Neil Sedaka, Frank Sinatra, Steve Allen, Carl Reiner, Emo Phillips, Judy Tenuta, Mickey Dolenz and Davy Jones of the Monkees.

Now let Bob help you with his forte – creating character voices – in this nearly 2 hour video “Choices of  Voices.” Recorded live in front of two standing room only workshops at the 2015 Vent Haven International Ventriloquist ConVENTion. 

Having problems coming up with voices for your characters? Not anymore!

Bob shows you his secret weapon way to warm up your throat, his never before revealed method of creating 6 different character voices from one initial voice. And so much more.

The most fun and valuable content of this video is when Bob borrows puppets from audience members and helps them create a voice for their character. Priceless and hilarious!

Note: this video is not just for ventriloquists! It’s for all people who work in front of a crowd. From magicians, to emcees, to public speakers who want to add something different to their presentation, to comics to sales presenters!

Order CHOICES OF VOICES $39.95 plus shipping


Ventriloquia para Principiantes con Yoly Pacheco
En este DVD aprenderás del arte de la Ventriloquia, lo sencillo que es y técnicas básicas para comenzar.
-Como hablar sin mover los labios
-Posición de lengua de un Ventrílocuo
-Letras difíciles de decir y sus substitutos
-Creando voces diferentes para tus títeres
-Como darle vida a tu títere
-Y mucho mas!

Incluye una entrevista exclusiva con el reconocido Ventrílocuo Sammy King
que tiene mas de 50 años de experiencia, y se ha presentado en grandes plataformas alrededor del mundo.
Duración: 36 min
YOLY Beginning Vent in Spnish DVD $20