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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Spooky Stories and Tales of Terror

30 November & 1 December

Story-reading evening for grown-ups with Naomi from Inanna’s Magical Gifts Shop on St Andrew’s Hill, Norwich

Santa's Grotto

From 2 December

A Santa’s Grotto unlike any other.

A wonderful experience for children aged 2+ to bring the magic of Christmas alive.

Jack and the Beanstalk

9 - 31 December

Just what is at the top of the beanstalk? – A magical pantomime, that’s what!

Christmas Fayre

10 December

Come and join us for our magical winter market full of unique gifts and tasty treats from local artists.

ReWork: Christmas

15 December

ReWork presents a night festive bangers to fill your proverbial stockings with.

Snow White and the Seven Inches

18 - 20 January

Mirror, Mirror on the wall… adult pantomime comes to Norwich Puppet Theatre! Join Snow White and a hilarious cast for a night of filthy fairy tale fun!

The Electro Impro Show

27 January

Dogface Improv bring us a night of improvised comedy with a twist

Snapdragon Cabaret presents ‘Hot and Bothered Cabaret’

9 February

An alluring burlesque, drag and comedy show too firey to resist!

Old McDonald and the Three Pigs Plus

18 February

Join the kind farmer and all of their animal friends in helping the little pigs build homes of their own, but beware, the big bad Wolf is on the prowl…

Little Red Riding Hood and Friends

18 February

Little Red Riding Hood’s friend arrives to tell us the story but has a problem, there are no pages in the book! Leave tradition behind in this fast, funny show that uses lots of slapstick and child participation.

Mischief and Mystery In Moominvalley

20 & 21 February

Magical puppetry, an ingenious pop up book set, original music and interactive play will delight young audiences. Expect snow, surprises and plenty of Moomin mischief.


22 February

Our journey begins as Grey finds themself trapped inside a jar. They try to remember how they got there and how they could be free…

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

23 February

Biff is no ordinary dog. Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog, Biff thinks he’s a ballerina, which is all very well… But dogs don’t do ballet – do they?

The Little Prince

25 February

Using mesmerising puppetry and beautiful songs, the boy who fell to earth teaches his friend the Aviator about love, life and real happiness in this adaptation of one of the best-selling children’s books of all time.

The Enfield Poltergeist

7 March

Based on the true events of the infamous Enfield poltergeist case, this is a journey of redemption, and the chance to lay old ghosts to rest.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

2 April

The simple story of three hungry goats and a grumpy old troll, told with a gentle ecological message. Watch out for the dance of the goats, the flying troll and loads and loads of rubbish. Garlic Theatre create a magical world, with puppets, live music, storytelling and singing.

Little Bo Peep

5 April

Watch your favourite nursery rhymes come to life before your eyes in Sea Legs Puppet Theatre’s fabulous show, especially created for little peeps and their families. Featuring magnificent puppets, fantastic scenery and of course lots of music and singing.

The Treetop Restaurant

7 April

Visit Emma’s woodland restaurant where all the animals come for lunch. A show with puppetry, magical shadow puppetry, gentle clowning and joining in.

Cardboard Carnival

10 April

Trunk, Tail, Ears or Wings? – Carnival creates itself from all sorts of things! This is “Carnival of the Animals” but not as we know it.


12 April

Every bit as magical as it sounds, Moonsmile combines movement, music and puppetry to prove that friendships can be anywhere!

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.

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