Little Angel Youth Theatre (11-17 years)

Summer Term 2017 – booking now open
29 April – 8 July

Designing and making a Suitcase Theatre Show

About the Course

Develop your knowledge and skills in puppet making as you make a cast of mini-puppets using a variety of techniques. Learn puppetry skills to bring your creations to life and transform a small suitcase into a theatre.

Storytelling, presentation and staging complete this exciting 10 week course. There will be an informal sharing performance on the last day, where participants have the choice to perform a short excerpt of their play.


About Little Angel Youth Theatre

Working with professional puppetry directors and makers, youth theatre members make puppets, learn puppetry performance skills and make a show. They make one major production a year (performed in March) and embark on a variety of smaller projects. In the next project (starting at the end of April) you get to make your own Suitcase Theatre show.

About the Tutor

Judith Hope – Artist, Designer and Puppet Maker
As a highly skilled artist and professional puppet maker, Judith makes puppets for theatre, parades and festivals.  Judith has more than 20 years experience of working as an arts education practitioner. She delivers high quality, creative and inspiring puppet making workshops for people of all ages and abilities. As well as working freelance Judith is currently part of the core team at Little Angel Theatre.

Dates and times:  Saturday afternoons, 4.30 – 6.30 pm

Term: 29th April to 8th July 2017 (no class 3rd June)

Cost:  £120 per person per term/£80 conc.

Bookings for full price places can be made in person at the theatre or over the phone on:  Box Office 0207 2261787

The weekly sessions take place at Little Angel Studios a few minutes walk from the theatre. Click HERE to see a map.

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

Youth Theatre Past Productions and Testimonials

Our Youth Theatre have created several highly acclaimed puppetry productions, in 2014, Macbeth: The One Half World followed by 2015’s stunning version of The Jabberwocky (revived in October 2015 for Suspense Festival), and in 2016 an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic novel Frankenstein all directed by Oliver Hymans. In March 2017 they presented Nutshell, a group devised piece directed by Polly Beestone.




“The final performances were extremely professional. We have been very impressed by the level of professionalism and dedication shown by all those involved”.  Parent 2015

“This youth group offers first class tuition as it creates a truly creative environment. The young people have genuinely bonded over the years and consistently deliver magical productions”. Parent 2015