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

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”!

Snap The Dragon

17 August

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!

Lottie, The Travelling Doll

31 August

Follow the adventures of Lottie, a brave and curious doll that gets carried away by a gust of wind and embarks on a journey around the world to find her own path.

Shows for Adults

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!

The Molee Shakes

9 August

Join exciting new local band The Molee Shakes as they celebrate the
launch of their debut album ‘In The Desert You’ll Find Me’.

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.

Thas' A RUmman

1 November

Focused on four stories, spanning over four centuries and featuring accusations of witchcraft, folklore, superstition, poltergeists, and exorcisms, this stage show will leave you with lasting memories of fear and a deep sense of unease.

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

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.

First Films

10 August, 21 September, 12 October & 23 November

Our First Films season includes wonderful animated classics to introduce cinema to little ones!

Stage to Screen: The Railway Children

14 August

The beloved children’s classic gets to shine in this screening of the live production, filmed in 2015 at York Transport Museum.

NT Live: Present Laughter

18 September

The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward‘s provocative comedy featuring Andrew Scott (Vanya, Fleabag) returns to the big screen.

Workshops

Family Poetry Workshop

11 August

Poetry writing in a theatre garden for children aged 4 -11 and their grown-ups.

Prosecco & Puppets!

Last Friday of the month Aug-Nov

Monthly puppet making workshops for adults, complete with a glass of bubbles!

For Schools

For Venues

For Supporters

Our Supporters

D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Ellerdale Trust

Martin Laing Trust

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