Rod Puppet Construction Course

With Peter O’Rourke, Cubic Feet Theatre Company

About the Course
This new five day course takes students through the process of making a simple user-friendly rod puppet. They will work from a prototype to make the torso, the arms and the mechanisms. They will then have an opportunity to design their own unique puppet’s head in Styrofoam. Other materials used include birch-ply, hardwood dowel, piano wire, limewood, leather, brown paper and gesso. The course is designed both for beginners and those who would like to build on their experience and learn new techniques.

About the Tutor
Course leader Peter O’Rourke has over thirty years’ experience working in puppetry. As a freelance puppet maker, designer and director he has helped create many projects at Little Angel Theatre including The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Alice in Wonderland, Jabberwocky, The Mouse Queen, Fantastic Mr Fox, Romeo and Juliet, Handa’s Surprise and Little Cinders. Other companies he has worked for include Kneehigh, Indefinite Articles, Theatre-rites, Spitting Image and Norwich Puppet Theatre. In 2019 Peter launched his new puppet theatre company Cubic Feet Theatre Company. Cubic Feet’s first production, The Dong with a Luminous Nose was mounted last autumn as a co-production with Little Angel Theatre.


Dates and times: Monday 9 – Friday 13 March, 10am – 6pm

Cost: £415/£365 concessions

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