Making Puppetry Performance with, and for, schools

With Jane Crawshaw, Barmpot Theatre

About the Course

This two-day workshop gives theatre makers and puppeteers an insight into how to engage with schools, how to book a schools theatre tour, methods to assess the educational value of your work, how to find funders to support your work, and ways to enhance your offering for schools with wrap-around activities that are appropriate for your show.

Participants will learn about the process used when making and writing Barmpot Theatre’s recent show Nature Elly, made in association with Little Angel Theatre, where the company worked with 300 children at 10 partner schools during R&D to shape the production. Barmpot Theatre have previously delivered workshops and performances to over 5,000 children at 50+ primary schools across the UK, and work with a number of different partners, councils and arts organisations to deliver their work.

This workshop is aimed at theatre makers and puppeteers with some producing experience.

About the Tutor

Jane Crawshaw is an actor and a puppeteer, and is also Artistic Director and Producer of Barmpot Theatre, based in Lincolnshire.

As an Actor and Puppeteer: No.1 Tour of Doctor Dolittle – The Musical; Father Christmas – Lyric Hammersmith; Brassed Off – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre; Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday – Polka Theatre; The Paper Dolls – Little Angel Theatre & Polka Theatre, and Brave Folk – Farnham Maltings.

As a Producer: Sadako, Christmas Storms and Sunshine, Penguinpig and Nature Elly for Barmpot Theatre. Jane has also tour-booked and produced shows for Lincolnshire based Hambledon Productions (including Just Like That! – The Tommy Cooper Show and Christmas with Steptoe and Son), and has tour-booked for Scratchworks Theatre’s acclaimed children’s show The Snow Beast.

About Barmpot Theatre

Award-winning Barmpot Theatre were founded in 2014. Barmpot Theatre are based in Lincolnshire, and create unique, imaginative and inventive theatre for everyone aged 1 to 100. Combining their trademark style of physical performance, puppetry and original music, they specialise in taking top quality theatre to rural communities, and telling untold Lincolnshire stories to a wider audience across the UK and beyond.


Dates and times: Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 August, 10am – 6pm

Cost: £125/£99 concessions

Location: Little Angel Studios

BOOK ONLINE or call our box office on 020 7226 1787


Please note we cannot reserve places on courses or classes, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Follow this link to see if you are eligible for a concession rate: Concessions declaration form