Puppetry Training

LAT aims to be the centre of professional puppetry training in the UK, playing a vital role in supporting the rare art form of puppetry.  We regularly run professional training courses in both puppetry making and performance skills. Please watch this space or sign up to our mailing list for updates on training courses.

Professional Development Courses

We run an ongoing programme of workshops and events for professional development, please go to the professional development section of our website for a full listing of what is currently on offer.

Other Artist Development Opportunities

Little Angel Theatre welcomes applications for our artist development platforms: INCUBATE, HATCH and FIRSTS.

If you have any enquiries regarding these schemes, please feel free to email the nominated contacts detailed below.


What is it? Run in association with the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, INCUBATE offers up to five days per company in free research and development space
Dates: INCUBATE is an ongoing programme, with slots allocated throughout the year
Apply if: you need time and space to explore and research new work which contains a strong element of puppetry, without the pressure or restrictions of a public show at the end of the process
How to Apply: Applications should be maximum three pages A4 and include: a project description, why you want to do it and the aspect of puppetry you wish to explore, who you want to be involved and why (short biographies rather than full CVs), images or links to videos of previous work. Some companies will have the opportunity to work with students from RCSSD in their development period – we strongly encourage you to consider how you would make use of them and include this in your application. Click here for more information.
Contact for all enquiries and applications: Slavka Jovanovic, slavka@littleangeltheatre.com



What is it? HATCH showcases work-in-progress performances by new and established puppetry performers and companies
Dates: HATCH 2015 will take place from 2nd – 5th September
Apply if: you have a great idea for puppetry show and want to present a scratch performance and get some peer and audience feedback
How to Apply: Applications should be maximum three pages A4 and include: some images if possible, background about the production, why you’ve chosen puppetry, how far you have got with development and the approximate running time (if known)
Contact for all enquiries and applications: David Duffy, david@littleangeltheatre.com



What is it? FIRSTS is a development platform for new works in puppetry and visual theatre. We present puppetry premieres from exciting emerging talent, providing mentoring, financial support and a launch pad for companies to tour their work in the future.
Dates: For 2015/16 FIRSTS is an ongoing programme, with slots allocated throughout the year (rather than in a festival format as in previous years)
Apply if: you have developed a show to the point where you are ready to present it to a paying audience including press and industry programmers and hope to tour it in future
How to Apply: Applications should be maximum three pages A4 and include: a description of your production and its artistic content, a brief history of you or your company, current status of the production including fundraising and financial planning, a list of artists involved with brief biographies, how participating in FIRSTS would benefit you, which areas you would need support in and any other future plans for the company or production
Contact for all enquiries and applications: Chris Wootton, chris@littleangeltheatre.com


The deadline for all applications is Friday 12th June 2015.

Associate Artists Scheme
Each year Little Angel offers the opportunity for a company or an individual artist to be an Associate resident at the Theatre. Applications are now closed for the Associate Artist 2015.

Please note that if you are interested in puppetry courses just for fun, we run various adult evening classes.