Norwich Puppet Theatre
- Box office 01603 629921
- General enquiries 01603 615564
- Opening times Mon–Fri 9.30am–5.30pm; Sat 9.30am–5pm on performance days.
- Website www.puppettheatre.co.uk
Norwich Puppet Theatre is one of two dedicated puppet theatres in England. It opened in 1980 in the purpose converted medieval church of St James. The theatre offers a year-round programme of family-centred entertainment and acts as a centre of excellence for all things puppetry.
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Adult Puppet Making Evening Classes
Make table top rod puppets using traditional craft techniques and start to experiment with how to use them within a theatrical context.
Tue 1 Nov
Tue 8 Nov
Tue 15 Nov
Adult Shadow Play Workshop
Join us for a taster workshop which takes a playful look into the wonderful world of shadow theatre. Have fun exploring what visual effects you can make with shadows using different materials, objects and textures. This workshop is an ideal introduction for those who have always wanted to give puppetry a go, but never had…
Let your imagination run wild and create your very own amazing animal that you can take home with you.
Play about two clowns trapped in a cardboard world.
Fairytale Friends And Foes
Design your very own puppet inspired by Hansel and Gretel.
Wed 21 Dec
Family Workshop: Mythical Beasts
Make a puppet character by the three magical dogs from The Tinderbox.
Family Workshop: Pirates And Mermaids
We're creating characters from tropical islands and rough waves in this workshop - will your puppets find any hidden treasure? Or will they sing a tune under the sea… A fun-packed workshop where children, mums, dads, grandparents (all the family!) can have fun creating puppet characters together. The workshop will begin…
Family Workshop: Santa's Workshop
Bring the family along to be elves for the morning and make some last minute puppet gifts to take home.
Freya: A Viking Saga
Angel Heart Theatre presents a puppet play about the rivalry between the Norse gods and the Frost Giants, brought humorously to life in this colourful re-telling of two famous Viking myths and Freya's own saga.
From A Galaxy Far Far Away
Journey to a distant galaxy and create your own outer space character - from aliens to astronauts, pilots to droids. The workshop will begin with making the basic puppet form. Then it's time to let imaginations run wild to create a new puppet character using a vast array of materials. The workshop leader will be on hand…
Thu 29 Dec
Gala Evening And Showcase
Join invited guests, trustees and performers for a drinks reception with mulled wine and festive treats followed by a showcase of work from our recent evening class students, as well as a special performance of The TInderbox.
Hansel & Gretel: Horse & Bamboo (Over 5s)
Veteran children's theatre company presents a skilfully crafted puppet show based on the traditional tale,that explores not having enough, getting what you want and then discovering it isn't all it's cracked up to be. Directed by Alison Duddle with staging by Jonny Quick and music from Loz Kaye.
Sat 17 Dec
Sun 18 Dec
Tue 20 Dec
Little Tots Music Group
Friendly and fun regular music sessions for you and your baby or toddler.
Little Tots Puppet Making: Dinosaurs
Scaley skin and pointy teeth, make your own Jurassic puppet pet! Led by our expert workshop team Little Tots Puppet Making sessions give toddlers the chance to play with lots of new materials building their motor skills. Together you will make a new puppet which you can take home to continue the fun. A different style of…
Little Tots Puppet Making: Perfect Pets
Design a different style of puppet each week giving you lots of time to get messy with glue and decorations.
Wed 14 Dec
Budding film makers and animators join MagiMation! In this two day Festive special, participants will make a story, models, characters and learn how to bring their creatures to life with animation.
Monstrous Masks: Mask Making Workshop
Make some monster masks for Halloween.
Robots are the theme of this workshop, with clanking limbs and twisting aerials, make a space-age friend from the future.
Saturday Puppet Club
Explore the magical world of puppetry from puppet making to performing. Over five weeks aspiring puppeteers can create their own puppet show to share with friends and family on Saturday 10 December at midday. Saturday Puppet Club participants will - Discover the different types of puppets used in the Theatre - Build their…
Norwich Puppet Theatre perform Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale of magic, bravery and love with puppetry, animation and music.
Fri 28 Oct
A roguish soldier acquires a magic tinderbox which gives him the power to summon three extraordinary dogs to do his bidding. Watch the soldier’s remarkable roller coaster adventure from rags to riches and back again! Will he survive and win the love of the beautiful princess? Norwich Puppet Theatre breathes new life…
Thu 27 Oct
Twisted Productions present their original new musical written by Stephen Knights which features uptempo song and dance numbers with innovative new choreography and risque lyrics, as well as some familiar Broadway classics.
The Ugly Duckling
Float downstream with the Story Man, in Sea Legs Puppet Theatre's gentle, musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale of belonging and identity.
Winter Wonderland Workshop And Puppet Show
Enjoy making a selection of different festive crafts together in our elves workshop and see our Christmas production 'Hansel and Gretel'.