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

25 & 26 May

Snap The Dragon

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!

DIG!

27 May

A gentle first theatre experience with music, rhythm and singing. Perfect for babies aged 6 months to 2 years.

Finders Keepers

28 May

Packed full of wonderful live music and puppetry, this magical tale of friendship explores the importance of environmental responsibility and belonging within the natural world.

Dangerous Dave

29 May

Dangerous Dave, infinitely more ‘daft’ than ‘dangerous’, and his ridiculous sidekick, Herbert Lemon, present some of the most mind-bindingly silly stunts ever performed . . . ever!

George and the Dragon

30 May

Beware! In a cave under the castle lurks a fiery dragon waiting to devour monks, knights, sheep and …princesses – will George be bold enough to challenge it, or will he run away?

The Tales of Robin Hood

31 May

Join England’s Greatest Outlaw as he and his Merry Friends take on the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham!

After The Rain

1 June

Little Ivy helps a stranded worm and is led on a wild adventure! Musical mischief and mycelium for intrepid explorers.

The Giant Who Slept for Ten Thousand Years

16 June

A heart-warming story about our relationship to nature, friendship and the places we call home inspired by a Swedish Folktale featuring giants and trolls!

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

Cilla & The Swinging 60s

24 May

Cilla & The Swinging 60s is a highly entertaining show, stylishly celebrating the life and music of the legendary Cilla Black.

The Ballad of the Underwater Daughter

7 June

Exquisitely rendered and darkly hilarious The Ballad of the Underwater Daughter is a modern fairy-tale, overloaded with puppets, props and machines.

ReWork: Taylor Swift

8 June

Shake off your dancing shoes, leave your bad blood at the door and get ready for a night of Swiftmania.

Norwich Impro-Thon 2024

15 June

Come and join us for our second annual improv marathon! We’ve got local teams, visiting teams and opportunities throughout the day for anyone who wants to to get up and do some improv – or you can just watch if you want to. It’s sure to be a fun day.

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.

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.

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

Little Shop of Horrors

12 June

A Singing Plant. A Daring Hero. A Sweet Girl. A Demented Dentist. What more could you want?! Just don’t feed the plants…

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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