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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The Children in the Moon

They had no idea where they came from. All they knew was that they lived on the hill, and that the old man of the hill called them Zack and Lil. This is the story of how they first met, sprinkled with magic and music. Join the MakeShift Ensemble and their travelling teapot of tales on a magical celebration of…

Sat 25 Aug

£9–£30 / 01603 629921

Family Day: Shadow Gardens

A day of shadowy fun, with Ripstop Shadow Theatre’s Susannah and the Sunflower followed by a shadow puppetry workshop, where we will be creating beautiful gardens from light and shade. In the workshop, families will work together making fun shadow puppets inspired by the show. A wonderful opportunity to spend some…

Sat 18 Aug

£15–£55 / 01603 629921

Family fun day - Nursery rhyme time

Enjoy a day of puppets and poetry, as you watch The Children in the Moon, a tale inspired by a classic verse, and make characters from your favourite nursery rhymes. In the workshop, families will work together making fun puppet characters inspired by the show. A wonderful opportunity to spend some creative time…

Sat 18 Aug

£15–£55 / 01603 629921

Family fun day - Pirates

Ah-har! Jump aboard our puppet pirate ship with The Hunting of the Snark, followed by a workshop where we’ll be making pirate puppets inspired by the quirky characters in the show. In the workshop, families will work together making fun puppet characters inspired by the show. A wonderful opportunity to spend some…

Sat 11 Aug

£15–£55 / 01603 629921

Family fun day - Trolls!

See Garlic Theatre’s yucky troll in action in The Three Billy Goats Gruff, then create your own hairy beasties to terrorise unsuspecting passers-by! In the workshop, families will work together making fun puppet characters inspired by the show. A wonderful opportunity to spend some creative time together and a chance…

Sat 4 Aug

£15–£55 / 01603 629921

Furry Friends Relaxed Family Workshop

This workshop is all about texture! We’ll have lots of furry, slippery and velvety fabrics for you to make with. A fun-packed workshop where children, mums, dads, grandparents (all the family!) can have fun creating puppet characters together. The relaxed workshop will have a smaller group size and the make will be…

Thu 2 Aug

£9.50 / 01603 629921

The Hunting of the Snark

An eccentric old pirate sails to a strange island with a Barrister, a Baker and a Beaver. They’re hunting for the mysterious Snark - but the Captain’s forgotten what a Snark even looks like, and the Baker wants to make the Beaver into a pie. Can they overcome their differences and find the Snark? This family adventure…

Sat 11 Aug

£9–£30 / 01603 629921

Jumble Puppets Family Workshop

Mounds and mounds of materials for you to mix up and create your own new and exciting characters together. A fun-packed workshop where children, mums, dads, grandparents (all the family!) can have fun creating puppet characters together.

Wed 1 Aug

£9.50 / 01603 629921

Little tots Creative Play: Dough Island

A wonderland in dough! Join us on a squelchy, squishy island made of salt dough, all ready for you to decorate with trees, buildings and maybe even dinosaurs… A playful workshop that will transport you into a magical multi-sensory world. With music, songs, light and lots and lots of materials to get messy with.

Mon 20 Aug

£12 / 01603 629921

Little tots Puppet Making: Teddy Bear's Picnic

If you go down to the woods today… join us for some wonderful teddy bear fun in the summer holidays! Bring your bear and make them a puppet friend. Led by our expert workshop team these sessions give toddlers the chance to play with lots of new materials building their motor skills. Together you will make a puppet…

Mon 6 Aug

£12 / 01603 629921

One Man, Two Guvnors

Mustard Theatre Company's production of Richard Bean's riotous comedy, set amongst small-time hoodlums in London and Brighton, based on an 18th-century Italian farce The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni.

Thu 26 Jul

£9 / 01603 629921

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Susannah and the Sunflower

Susannah loves flowers but why does nothing grow in her garden! Could it be that she is hopeless at gardening? Is she overrun by snails? or is there a bigger problem at large? Following in the footsteps of Jack and the Beanstalk, Susannah embarks on a fantastical shadow adventure… meeting a Giant, the Giant’s chicken…

Sat 18 Aug

£9–£30 / 01603 629921

Three Billy Goats Gruff

This is the simple story of three hungry goats and a grumpy old troll, told with a gentle ecological message. Watch out for the dance of the goats, the flying troll and loads and loads of rubbish.Garlic Theatre create a magical world to entrance and delight a young audience. With puppets, live music, storytelling and…

Sat 4 Aug

£9–£30 / 01603 629921

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