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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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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There are 13 events at this location

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Cardboard Carnival

A colourful cardboard puppet show to the music of Camille Saint-Saens.

Sat 11 Feb

£9 (Children £9; £30) / 01603 629921

Chester Tuffnut

A story about discovering new places and making new friends, told with puppets, original music and imaginative antics. Ages 2–5.

Sat 8 Apr

£9 ( £30) / 01603 629921


An actor, a table, a camera. Dozens of objects used to design and conjure up an unusual collection of imaginary cities. Built by the actor before our eyes, each city provides a vivid potential alternative narrative about our own contemporary society and the challenges we face. Recently for the first time in history the…

Fri 3 Feb

£16 (£14) / 01603 629921

Part of manipulate Visual Theatre Festival.

Clementine's Fabulous Roadshow

Dazzling songs from the puppet hostess and friends in this popular show.

Sat 28 Jan

£16 (£14) / 01603 629921

The Curious Adventures Of Pinocchio

The incredible story of Pinocchio, a puppet who springs to life when his creator, Geppetto, wishes to have a son.

Sun 12 Feb

£9 (Children £9; £30) / 01603 629921

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Gingerbread: Hand To Mouth: (Ages 3-8)

The traditional story is updated with puppets, humour and song.

Goldilocks!: Hand To Mouth: (Ages 3-8)

The traditional story is updated with puppets, humour and song.

The Mask And The Puppet In Performance: A Masterclass

Explore how to play a mask and operate a puppet, with Mark Pitman.

Sat 11 Mar

Sun 12 Mar

Pied Piper

One person show combining puppetry, music and storytelling based on the story of the Pied Piper.

Sat 1 Apr

£9 (Children £9; £30) / 01603 629921

The Producers - A New Mel Brooks Musical

An adaptation of the multi-award-winning musical featuring eccentric characters and show stopping numbers.

Wed 26 Apr

Thu 27 Apr

Fri 28 Apr

A Real Alien Adventure: Ripstop Theatre

The company presents a rip-roaring, intergalactic space adventure featuring Miss Amelia Buttersnap, investigator of all things unseen and mysterious, inventor of gadgets both marvellous and improbable, who is on a mission to prove that aliens really do exist.

Sat 18 Feb

£9 ( £30) / 01603 629921

Seed of A City: An Object Theatre Masterclass with Olivier Ducas

Using his experience as the creator and performer of Theatre De La Pire Espece's production Cities as inspiration, Olivier Ducas' workshop offers participants the opportunity, through exercises and shared work, to recognize the poetical capacity of objects. Participants will experiment with the creation of simple texts…

Sat 4 Feb

£150 for both days / 01603 629921

Part of manipulate Visual Theatre Festival.

Sun 5 Feb

£150 for both days / 01603 629921

Part of manipulate Visual Theatre Festival.

The Tinderbox

Presented by: Norwich Puppet Theatre Sat 15th Apr 2017 to Sat 15th Apr 2017 Price: £9.00 - £30.00 Running time: 11-11.50am (All Ages) and 2.30-3.20pm Ages: 4+ 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…

Sat 15 Apr

£9 (Children £9; £30) / 01603 629921

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