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Puppetry courses across the UK

Many of the Puppet Theatres and puppetry development organisations in the UK offer courses for both professional and amateur puppeteers.

Click on the links below for more information about courses and workshops on offer across the UK. If you would like your details listed here, contact Peter MacDonald

The Little Angel Theatre, London, runs puppetry courses for adults, children, and professional puppeteers.

Puppetry Courses at The Little Angel Theatre, London

Norwich Puppet Theatre performs and tours their own work as well as welcoming visiting performers and companies. The Theatre also run an extensive education programme for adults and families.

Norwich Puppet Theatre Courses

Puppet Place is a creative hub for puppetry and animation in the West Country - and also run the celebrated Bristol Festival of Puppetry as well as The Smoking Puppet Cabaret. Aside from other resources available on their site, they often welcome practioners to share their knowledge through masterclasses and short courses.

Puppet Place website

The Puppet Centre is a development agency for puppetry and is based in London but also provides courses in other UK Centres.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama run a BA in Theatre Practice. Central pioneered the first UK degree in puppet theatre and continues to be one of the leading institutions for the training of puppeteers, attracting national and international students. The course embodies the three concepts of design, performance and theatre-making. Students develop skills in design, sculpture, manipulation, visual performance, animation, movement, voice, devising and collaborative theatre-making. The course works with professional practitioners and internationally recognised puppet companies, all of whom are experts in their fields. For further details, click here.

The Ventriloquist Club of Great Britain runs a Foundation Course in Ventriloquism - further details of which can be had by contacting Barley Robinson on

The Brighton School of Puppetry is the newest puppetry school in the UK, offering a professional pick and mix of high quality courses designed to stand alone or combine to offer an excellent comprehensive foundation in puppetry skills and techniques. Courses operate on a range of levels and cater for all those who wish to build their puppetry skills, from keen amateurs to established artists, conveniently programmed at weekends and evenings to fit around your existing work/life commitments. Find out more about the Brighton Puppetry School.

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