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- Writing for Puppetry
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- Tour Booking with Mark Makin
- An Introduction to making and performing with glove and hand puppets
- An Introduction to Puppetry Performance
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- Marionette Carving Course with John Roberts
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Puppetry Foundation 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 8 weeks.
“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
Further course details can be read HERE.
Dates and times: Tuesday evenings 7.30 – 9.30 pm
Summer Term: 1 May – 10 July (half term break 29 May)
Cost: £195 per person per term/£135 conc.
BOOK ONLINE or call our box office on 020 7226 1787
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
“Oliver 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
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.