Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Puppet Centre has regularly refreshed its vision.

Puppet Centre recently completed an organisational review and consulted widely, investigating what is needed to help puppetry to thrive now. We are developing a new plan to promote the sector.

Building on our recent work, we will focus more strongly on advocacy, provision of artistic and career development, and opportunities to network and connect. Puppet Centre is stepping up to empower the sector and we are now raising funds to make this plan a reality.


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Image: Puppet Centre residency showcase 2009


Our develop section offers information on a whole range of master classes, residencies, workshops, ‘How to’s and bursaries. There are lots of exciting opportunities created by Puppet Centre and those we work in partnership with, to help you develop your work and audiences for your work.

This is a good place if you know a workshop you want to book on to, or just to see what’s available.

Image: Mandinga Arts 'Puppets for the Streets' workshop. Courtesy of Mandinga Arts.


The promote section provides information on former successful bursary award winners, residents, mentored artists, and highlights the achievements of those artists. Further opportunities from these artists are also listed here.

This is a good place to look for inspiration and reference, and to donate to Puppet Centre to enable us to continue to support our work with artists.

Image: Puppetry in Opera, November 2012. Photographer: Dai Williams