WHAT WE DO
Little Angel Theatre is a home for puppetry. Since its doors first opened in 1961 the theatre has been dedicated to creating and sharing inspiring stories. Puppetry is at the heart of this innovative theatre, from igniting the imaginations of the youngest minds to equipping tomorrow’s puppeteers with the tools they need to succeed. As well as an internationally recognised theatre with productions touring throughout the UK and across the globe, Little Angel Theatre also has its roots in Islington, and works with its local, diverse community to break down barriers to arts engagement so all can benefit and enjoy this remarkable art form.
“Little Angel is nothing less than an icon of north London childhood” Time Out, 2016
Producing and Supporting Excellence
For over 50 years we have been providing high quality puppet theatre aimed at family audiences, and we are continuing to extend our work for young children and adults. Not only do we produce our own shows which play in-house and tour nationally and internationally, but we also welcome puppetry companies from around the UK and overseas to perform on our stage. Nationally and internationally LAT has built a reputation as a leader in the field of puppetry.
“Wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre” The Guardian
Education and Participation
LAT has a lively and imaginative Education Programme working with schools, youth and community groups, particularly in Islington and the surrounding boroughs. We also run participation activities such as our Saturday Puppet Club, Crafty Kids Club and Youth Theatre, and regular Kids Fun Days and holiday clubs.
A Centre of Professional Development and Research
Through various courses throughout the year we provide training opportunities for puppeteers and puppet makers, maintaining this rare art form in the UK. We continually seek funding for this work, and most recently we have received support from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation towards a programme of training activities. For more information about our development and training opportunities for professionals see here.