Marionette Carving Course

With John Roberts

About the Course
A fantastic opportunity to learn marionette carving from this Master Puppeteer, the course will cover everything you need to know from designing to carving a wooden marionette puppet. You will design your own puppet, and then cut out, carve, joint and assemble it.

If there is time, you will make a control and string the puppet. You could aim to make a simple complete puppet (which is a lot to do within the week) or you can work at a more leisurely pace and do the finishing touches at a later date.

About the Tutor
John Roberts must be one of the most experienced course leaders in Europe having run carving courses every year since 1980 and the only non-Chinese person to learn traditional Chinese string puppet secrets during 7 months study in China! He has run workshops internationally in Sweden, Ireland and Zimbabwe. He was Deputy Director at the Little Angel Theatre for 10 years from 1980 to 1990 and set up his own company, PuppetCraft in 1990.


Dates and times: Monday 28 January – Saturday 2 February 2019, 10am-6pm

Cost: £480/£430 concessions (for six days)

Location: Little Angel Theatre Workshop

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 for further information regarding concession eligibility. Concessions declaration form