My girl wanted a puppet show - and I'm not adding another thing to have to walk around in my house. So I decided to make one that I could easily make and store.
big pieces of scrap fabric -- my daughter chose from my stash hence it may not be the most pleasant combo
3 curtain tension rods.
I hope most frugal people can make simple curtains. (Fold over the top of the fabric roughly two inches and sew along the edge leaving a sleeve for the rods to go through), so make your fabric into curtains and slide them onto the rods, then set them up in a doorway or hallway.
Viola! Puppet Theater.