Welcome to Norwich Puppet Theatre. We are a professional company, community outreach organisation and a venue based in Norwich. And you guessed it – we’re all about puppetry! We are dedicated to championing the special art form of puppetry through magical theatrical experiences and creative skills sessions for everyone.

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Shows for Children & Families

Snap The Dragon

29 June

Join us on this heart-warming, comical quest as the townsfolk of Pockthorpe learn the valuable lessons of how never to judge a dragon by the ‘snap’ of it’s jaws!

The Flea Circus

13 July

Roll Up! Roll Up! The Flea Circus is coming to town! Experience the thrills and spills of the big top with some of the teensiest puppets in the world.

The Little Mermaid Junior

20 & 21 July

Dive into an enchanting underwater world with Mays Performing Arts’ captivating production of “The Little Mermaid”!

Shows for Adults

An Evening of Mediumship with Samantha Robinson, Leona Mc Nama, and Ellyn Shander

22 June

Expected to be an unforgettable evening of mediumship, Samantha, Leona and Ellyn are joining us from overseas. Individually they are gifted, together they are extraordinary.

Citizen Smith

12 July

Citizen Smith bring us an evening of music, including tracks from their new EP Gravity.

Nan, Me & Barabara Pravi

25 July

In 2021, Hannah Maxwell moved back to the Home Counties to care for her terminally ill grandfather. But this show isn’t about that. It’s about France’s Eurovision star Barbara Pravi, who’s just lovely.

Snapdragon Cabaret presents Snap! Drag on!

26 July

An LGBTQIA+ filled burlesque, drag and comedy show to celebrate Norwich Pride Weekend.

Now That's What I Call DRAG! Norwich Pride Extravaganza!

27 July

The perfect end to Norwich Pride, and the only OFFICIAL post-Pride celebration! So get on those heels, pack on those sequins and get ready for the drag mixtape to begin!

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

10-14 September

A euphoric night on the Rock ’n’ Roll rollercoaster with singer Hedwig – a hedonistic genderqueer anti-heroine seemingly hellbent on destruction.

Martyn Joseph

10 November

Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters and rip it up with a night of music from Martyn Joseph.

Phil Beer Trio

15 November

The Phil Beer Trio’s ‘Blues and Beyond’ tour promises three great musicians at the top of their game for an evening of music and anecdotes from an extraordinary life in music.

Beauty Bangs The Beast! Adult Panto

16-18 January 2025

Madame and monsieur, and everyone in-between, you’re invited to ‘Be Our Guest’ this Panto Season!

Film Screenings

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical: Sing-a-long

22 June

Sing along with Matilda, Miss Honey and Miss Trunchbull in this film adaption of the stage musical featuring music by Tim Minchin.

Dazed and Confused

3 July

Join the graduating class of 1976 as they leave High School and get themselves into mayhem in this much-loved coming-of-age movie.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

24 July

Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theatre hit, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” tells the story of the “internationally ignored” rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love.

Workshops

Junior Puppeteers

Starting 27 April

Weekly puppetry club for children ages 6-8 and 9-12

For Schools

For Venues

For Supporters

Our Supporters

D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Ellerdale Trust

Martin Laing Trust

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