We were very excited when Norwich and Norfolk Festival invited us to be part of their 250th celebrations this year. Norwich Puppet Theatre was one part of a fantastic line up of entertainment at the Festival Gardens, offering some Under the Sea puppet making fun. Participants could create their own ocean-themed puppet, from jellyfish and […]

Our collaboration with Wrongs Covert and Break Charity ‘Woodland Creatures’ After a fantastic run our collaboration with Wrongs Covert and Break Charity has come to an end! Over the course of three sessions Break young people and their carers explored art, textiles, music, object theatre and puppetry. We played games, got creative and enjoyed spending […]

You need three things to do shadow puppetry: 1. The Puppet – or something to cast the shadow: This can be a simple black silhouette or very colourful and intricate. You could also use an interesting shaped object like a doll, a sieve, or a twig. Or you could use yourself! A group of people […]

Today we say farewell to Colette Garrigan, who has decided to step down after nearly a year as Theatre Director. Our thanks and gratitude go to Colette, we wish her all the best and look forward to seeing her inspiring puppetry work in the future. We would like to welcome our new Director, Peter Beck, […]

Our volunteers are essential in helping us to make our work at Norwich Puppet Theatre a success. The special people who volunteer to spend their free time are what makes NPT the magical place it is. From helping run workshops, to ushering shows, and serving behind the bar – we couldn’t do it without them. […]

Two wooden puppets in focus. They are Hansel and Grettel. They are rosy cheeked and blue eyed with "hats" made from half baguettes. The background is blurred but shows strings of fairy lights in the top right corner, an office desk and a leafy indoor plant on a window ledge.

We have chosen to delay opening the Theatre until October 2021. Why are we doing this, and what does this mean for our audiences? Well, for starters, we’re not going into hibernation – far from it!