Puppetry Foundation Course

Tuesday evenings, 7 – 9.30pm

About the Course
Designed for absolute beginners, it is open to all those who have always wanted to have a go at puppetry but never had the opportunity to do so.  Explore a variety of different puppet forms and learn the basics of puppet manipulation and making over 10 weeks. The term includes a show visit to one of our productions (TBD).

“I loved the basics and learning about Focus and Independence. It was the principles of puppetry I hadn’t considered before so found the workshop fascinating… I learnt so much”
Introduction to Puppetry Performance participant 2016


Cost: £195 per person per term/£135 concessions

Summer Term

Tuesday evenings 7 – 9.30pm, 23 April – 18 June (with a half term break on Tues 28 May)

Booking for the spring term has now closed. Bookings for the autumn term will be available shortly.


Concession bookings

Concession bookings must be made in person at the theatre, our Box Office is open 7 days a week from 10.00am – 5.00pm.  Please bring the relevant documentation with you. Call ahead to check availability of places on the course you want to book (0207 2261787).

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


For a detailed Foundation Course description and information regarding experience and what to expect, please download the  Puppetry Course Outline

All participants who attend at least 80% of the course will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

“Oli Smart was really quite extraordinarily good as a teacher and facilitator – he was attentive to each individual and, remembering the interests we expressed on our first day, integrated them into the teaching making sure we saw the link throughout.” Participant, spring 2015