Puppet Places

PUPPET PLACES

THEATRES

CUMBRIA

PENRITH

Upfront Puppet Theatre

Unthank, Penrith, CA11 9TG

(01768 484538)

LANCASHIRE

ROSSENDALE

Boo Theatre (home of the Horse and Bamboo Theatre)

679 Bacup Road, Waterfoot, Rossendale, BB4 7HB

01706 220241   email: info@horseandbamboo.org

www.horseandbamboo.org

LONDON

BRENTFORD

Watermans

(020 8232 1010)

Usually has a puppetry show on Sunday at 3 pm

ISLINGTON

Little Angel Theatre

14 Dagmar Passage, The Angel, Islington, N1 2DN

020 7226 1787

www.littleangeltheatre.com

LITTLE VENICE

The Puppet Theatre Barge

Blomfield Road, Little Venice, London W9 2PF

020 7249 6876    info@puppetbarge.com

www.puppetbarge.com 

NB: There is no wheelchair access in the theatre

NORWICH

Norwich Puppet Theatre

St James Court, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1TN

01603 629 921   info@puppettheatre.co.uk

www.puppettheatre.co.uk

SCOTLAND

BIGGAR

The Biggar Puppet Theatre (The home of the Purves Puppets)

Dene Park, Biggar, ML12 6AN

01899 220631   admin@purvespuppets.com

also has small display of puppets

GLASGOW

Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre

8-10 Balcarres Avenue, Glasgow, G12 0QF

0141 339 6185   info@maskandpuppetcentre.co.uk

www.maskandpuppetcentre.co.uk

also small museum and touring exhibition

WALES

RHOS-ON-SEA

The Harlequin Marionette Theatre

Cayley Promenade, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, LL28 4EP

01492 548166   chris@puppetandjudy.com

www.puppetshow.info

EXHIBITIONS

HAMPSHIRE

Hastings Museum (01424 451052)

Small permanent exhibition of puppets from Hastings Puppet Theatre including   Professor Day’s Variety Pie Marionettes. Full set of Punch & Judy puppets and marionettes which include pianist, Joey, Scaramouch, acrobat). Puppeteers were Professor Day (1860 – 1939) and John Alston (until 1953) Free Admission

Nyewood:

˜Barley”,  Ramshackles, Nyewood, near Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 5JA.  Ventriloquists Club of Great Britain: Exhibition of vent figures, puppets & associated memorabilia. Every Friday 2 pm-4 pm

KENT

DEAL

Kent Museum of the Moving Image

(01304 239515)

www.kentmomi.org

includes shadow puppetry

LONDON

Pollocks Toy Museum

1 Scala Street, W1

(020 7635 3452)

10 am – 5 pm Mon – Sat

WELLINGTON

Waterslade Studios

(studios @ forkbeardfantasy.co.uk)

Inter-active puppetry exhibition

SUSSEX

BRIGHTON

Brighton Museum

(0300 029 0900)

Excellent collection of puppets, well displayed.

Tues – Sun 10 am – 5 pm

Brighton Toy & Model Museum

(01273 749 494)

small collection of puppets – but well worth a visit.

Tues – Frid 10 am – 5 pm  Sat 11 am – 5 pm

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW

The Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre

8-10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale,G12

(0141 339 6185)

TRAINING

LONDON

ISLINGTON

Little Angel Theatre

(020 7226 1787)

Curious School of Puppetry (020 7689 3615)

www.curiouspuppetry.com

UK’s newest puppetry training school is led by Sarah Wright, Rene Baker, Toby Olie and Lyndie Wright.  The aims of the school are: To develop and encourage the emergence of talent in British puppetry, to provide expert hands-on training for theatre-makers and performers, to build links between existing professionals and developing artists.

SWISS COTTAGE

Central School of Speech and Drama.

BA course in puppetry and MA course in Advanced Theatre Practice (with a focus on puppetry). Details from www.cssd.ac.uk.

LONDON SCHOOL OF PUPPETRY

(01756 753495/ 073597357/01453 833293)

Courses in shadow puppetry, marionettes, rods, hand or glove puppetry. A new Diploma course, to run on various Saturdays throughout the year. Marionette carving, choreography, living room theatre, cross arts performances, special needs work. Accredited by Middlesex University.   www.londonschoolofpuppetry.com

SUSSEX

PUNCH AND JUDY

Prof. Glyn Edwards. Punch and Judy tuition and skill sharing sessions tailored from newbies to veterans. 60 years experience to draw on. Old dog teaching new tricks. In person or online wherever you are. glyn@punch-and-judy.com www.punch-and-judy.com

 WALES

MARIONETTE MANIPULATION

Tuition by Christopher Somerville 01492 548166.  Tailor-made tuition for singles, couples or groups. All enquiries Email: chris@punchandjudy.com

DORSET

BRISTOL

Puppet Place

(0117 929 3593)