Norwich Puppet Theatre

Norwich Puppet Theatre
St James, Whitefriars, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1TN
  • Box office 01603 629921
  • General enquiries 01603 615564
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9.30am–5.30pm; Sat 9.30am–5pm on performance days.
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  • Website www.puppettheatre.co.uk
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Norwich Puppet Theatre

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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Awesome Animals

Make an animal with some serious attitude - a brave bull, a grumpy goat or even a heroic hedgehog! 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 to give top…

Fri 22 Dec

£9.50 / 01603 629921

Boris And Sergey's Vaudevillian Adventure

Flabbergast Theatre presents an improvised crossover cabaret featuring Bunraku Puppetry and character comedy for discerningly twisted adult audiences.

Sat 27 Jan 2018

£15 (£12) / 01603 629921

  • 20:00

Christmas Characters

Start the Christmas celebrations by making your own Christmas character - naughty or nice! 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 to give top tips for…

Sun 24 Dec

£9.50 / 01603 629921

Family show and workshop combination: Pop-up Christmas

A day of festive fun at Norwich Puppet Theatre! Watch our magical Christmas show, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, followed by a pop-up paper castle workshop to be be enjoyed by all the family. 11am show and 1-2.30pm workshop (with time for lunch in between)

Sat 23 Dec

Times vary / £15–£50 / 01603 629921

Sun 24 Dec

Times vary / £15–£50 / 01603 629921

Mon 25 Dec

Times vary / £15–£50 / 01603 629921

…and 5 more dates until 30 Dec

Family Workshop: Santa’s Workshop

It’s the busiest day of the year for Santa, so let’s help him out by making some cheerful elves, fairies and other Christmas friends! A fun-packed workshop where children, mums, dads, grandparents (all the family!) can have fun creating puppet characters together. The workshop will begin with making the basic puppet…

Sun 24 Dec

£9.50 / 01603 629921

Far Far Away

What does far far away look like? Who lives there? Is it an alien planet, a mystical forest, a desert plain? In this workshop, you get to decide - and make your own far far away inhabitant. The workshop will begin with making the basic puppet form. Then it's time to let imaginations run wild to create a new puppet…

Wed 20 Dec

£9.50 / 01603 629921

Frozen Forest

Make your own character from a frozen forest - a reindeer, robin, snowman or snow queen! 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 to give top tips for…

Sat 23 Dec

£9.50 / 01603 629921

Magical Creatures

Always wanted a pet unicorn? How about a dragon? Now you can make your own magical creature puppet just how you want it to be - let your imagination soar! 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…

Fri 29 Dec

£9.50 / 01603 629921

Robots

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 to give top tips for customising characters and at the end of the session participants will have a wonderful…

Tue 2 Jan 2018

£9.50 / 01603 629921

Soldiers and Dancers

Inspired by characters from our show, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, create a puppet which can march like a solider or prance like an elegant paper dancer. 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…

Thu 21 Dec

£9.50 / 01603 629921

The Steadfast Tin soldier

There was once a remarkable tin soldier who fell in love with a beautiful paper dancer. After tumbling out of a window, our faithful hero must go on a perilous journey into the unknown … This playful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s poetic story uses light, projected animations and simple materials that are…

Thu 21 Dec

£9–£30 / 01603 629921

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

Hans Christian Andersen's story about the soldier's perilous journey has been adapted into a play using puppets. Directed by Joy Haynes. Suitable for children aged three and over.

Thu 21 Dec

£9 ( £30) / 01603 629921

  • 11:00
  • 14:30

Fri 22 Dec

£9 ( £30) / 01603 629921

  • 14:30
  • 19:00

Sat 23 Dec

£9 ( £30) / 01603 629921

  • 11:00
  • 14:30
…and 6 more dates until 30 Dec

Terrain - The Ground on which a Puppet Lives: A Puppetry Workshop

Actors tread "the boards" of the stage. What are the boards of a puppet's performance world? How can those "boards" become an asset to the puppet? These are questions that we address in this workshop. We tend to take it for granted that puppets move on flat surfaces, but those surfaces give us very little to work with…

Thu 1 Feb 2018

£85 / 01603 629921

Part of manipulate Visual Theatre Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£85 / 01603 629921

Part of manipulate Visual Theatre Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

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