• September 8 - 30, 2023
  • Highland High School

    2900 Royal Scots Way
    Bakersfield, California 93306
Ticket Price $20.00 This event is now over

Written by Matt Cox
Directed by Jeremiah Heitman


Playing September 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30
Doors open at 6:30PM
Show starts at 7:30PM


2900 Royal Scots Way, Bakersfield, CA 93306


General Admission: $20

GA tickets can be purchased online here on this page or at the door the evening of the performance starting at 6:30pm.

Special Young Wizard Tickets: $10

Tickets for students and children can be purchased at the door the night of the performance with a high school ID. Children under 13 do not need ID.

The hilarious hit of 2022 is heading back to a certain Wizard School at The Empty Space this fall! With a few familiar faces and plenty of new ones, you don’t want to miss this encore production featuring a certain boy wizard we all know and love!


However, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs. . . who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.


This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.


The New York Times proclaims PUFFS, “A FAST-PACED ROMP through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’ For POTTERphiliacs who grew up alongside Potter and are eager to revisit that world, ‘PUFFS’ exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry!”


PUFFS is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros, or any person or company associated with any of the Harry Potter books, films, or plays.

Date & Time

Sep 8 - 30, 2023

Venue Details

Highland High School

2900 Royal Scots Way
Bakersfield, California 93306 Highland High School
Empty Space Productions

The Empty Space’s mission is to provide professional quality live theatre to the community of Bakersfield and to create an opportunity for local actors, directors and technicians to work in a creative environment that allows them to express themselves and their artistic ideas while encouraging them to continue to study and improve their craft.

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