Performing Arts Puppetry in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Performing Arts Puppetry

Blind Summit Theatre

Founded by Nick Barnes and Mark Down to make new plays with puppets for adult audiences. Includes shows information, press, and puppet making section. https://www.facebook.com/BlindSummit 1blindsummit

Box Tale Soup

Use their own unique blend of puppetry, physical theatreand traditional performance.

The British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

Provides details of activities, festivals, their archives and publications.

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre

A Scottish puppet theatre company; with a profile, details of productions and workshops, and their schedule of tours.

Dynamic New Animation

Preston based puppetry company displays details of shows and educational work, and news items.

Faulty Optic

Surreal adult puppetry using mixture of non-verbal drama, surreal imagery, mechanical theatre and animated objects and figures. Includes company information, gigs and shows.

Gavin Skerrit

London based actor and mime artist exploring puppetry and dance. Productions, background, workshops and short courses.

Hands Up

Puppet makers, puppeteers and scriptwriters who who create puppet characters for television and film.

Idol Rich

International touring puppetry and animated theatre company based in Hastings. Company information, workshops and shows.

Indigo Moon

Company inspired by European, Indian and Indonesian traditions who often use puppetry in their contemporary performances. Profiles, shows, and information on educational work.

Kallini Puppets

Offering a range of black light puppets, workshops sets for schools, glove puppets, marionettes and ventriloquist dummies.

Lempen Puppet Theatre Company

Specialises in modern day myths that connect the imagination to real and contemporary issues.

London School of Puppetry

An independent school of higher education running unique specialist courses for puppeteers, as well as workshops and open courses. Includes a prospectus and how to apply.

Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival

An annual celebration of puppetry and animation held at venues in Edinburgh and Norwich; includes a programme, news, and archive.

Midlands Puppet Forum

Represents and promotes puppetry in the Midlands; includes a listing of puppet enthusiasts in the region.

Norwich Puppet Theatre

A long established puppet theatre company that creates puppets and tours the UK and overseas undertaking puppetry shows and workshops. Also offers training.

Nutmeg Puppet Company

A guide to their recent and current productions, with a profile, contacts, and information about their workshops.

Punch and Judy Fellowship

Devoted to the tradition of Punch and Judy shows. Contains a Punch and Judy history plus news of forthcoming events as well as video clips and a hall of fame. https://www.facebook.com/punchandjudyfellowship/

The Punch and Judy Fellowship

Society protecting and preserving the traditions of Punch and Judy, and open to performers, makers, collectors and enthusiasts. Provides membership information, news, gifts and a hall of fame. http://www.facebook.com/ThePJF#

Punch and Judy on the Web

Extensive tribute to the traditional British Punch and Judy show. Features historical information, scrips, festival photographs, FAQ, forum and many articles.

Puppet Animation Festival

The country's largest annual performing arts event for children, held at venues across Scotland; includes schedule and ticket details, history, news, and contacts.

Puppet Animation Scotland

Provides practical support for the development of Scottish puppeteers and animators at all stages of their careers; with contacts and resources.

The Puppet Centre Trust

National development agency promoting the art form of puppetry within the context of contemporary performance practice. With news, links and resources.

PuppetCraft

Presents shows and workshops for children, families and adults, using traditional folktales and original modern stories; includes performance calendar, gallery of puppets, and details of their puppetry and puppet-making workshops.

The Puppeteers' Company

Professional company from Brighton providing information on video tape workshops for children, current and past productions, tours, and their international cabaret show.

Puppeteers UK

Networking organisation of groups, companies and individual performers provides news and information on performances, festivals, education work and museum collections.

Purves – World of Puppets

Based at its permanent facility, Biggar Puppet Theatre, near Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland, this puppet show has been a significant part of Scottish theatre for more than 35 years. Details are provided here on the puppetry touring company and its shows, workshops, teacher in-service courses, television and radio appearances, and other events.

Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre

Glasgow project aiming to establish an international centre specialising in mask, mime, puppetry and physical theatre. Includes show programme, festival information, masterclasses, and details of Scottish puppeteers.

Simon Buckley

Site of one of Britain's best known puppeteers and puppetry consultants, who began his career operating Margaret Thatcher's right hand on Spitting Image.

The Sooty Show

Official website for the long lasting glove puppet and friends, who have appeared on stage and television since 1948.

TED: The Genius Puppetry Behind War Horse

Film of Handspring Puppet Company demonstrating and talking about the puppetry behind the theatre production by the National Theatre in London.

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