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About us

Fuelling the imagination through the magic and wonder of puppetry

Little Angel Theatre (LAT) has used puppetry to create and share inspiring stories since opening its doors in 1961; igniting the imaginations of the youngest minds. The theatre’s success has been built upon a spirit of artistic innovation. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of what puppetry can be, whilst preserving its heritage.

Not only do we produce our own shows for children and young people, which play in-house and tour nationally and internationally, we also welcome puppetry companies from around the UK and overseas to perform on our stages.

Alongside our work on stage, our creative learning department delivers imaginative education and participatory activities in our venues, in schools and in community settings.

LAT aims to fuel the imagination through the magic and wonder of puppetry.  It does this on stage, on screen, in schools, in the community and through training and professional development:

“Little Angel is nothing less than an icon of North London childhood” Time Out.

Astronaught puppet with puppeteer

On Stage

Little Angel Theatre’s artistic programme aims to present high quality, innovative puppetry at both of its home venues – our Theatre on Dagmar Passage and our black-box Studios on Sebbon Street.  We also tour our shows across the UK and internationally.

“Wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre” The Guardian.

On Screen

Our digital programme of work – Watch, Make and Share – is free to access via our YouTube Channel.

Watch, Make and Share is as simple as it states. You can WATCH content (simple video stories or short filmed puppetry shows), use our step-by-step video guides or downloadable guides to MAKE associated crafts, and SHARE these – either by making your own puppetry show or taking pictures to share on LAT’s gallery and/or with friends and family.

In Schools

Little Angel Theatre runs a targeted Schools Partnership Programme with its eight closest primary schools.  Schools that are part of the programme have access to a wealth of opportunities and resources to enrich pupils’ artistic engagement and support teachers to enliven and enhance the curriculum.  We also offer puppetry workshops to schools that are not part of the programme.

girl holding Jupiter
little girl crafting with little Angel Theatre volunteer

In the Community

Little Angel Theatre runs a dedicated community outreach programme in order to break down barriers to engagement and serve the needs of its entire community in a creative and engaging way – not just those who know about the work or who can afford to participate.

We work to identify groups of people that are currently underrepresented in our audiences and create bespoke programmes to encourage them to access our opportunities.  We do this through direct engagement with local Islington families as audiences and participants, prioritising families on local estates on our doorstep; and through partnering with other Islington-based, charitable organisations.

Through Training and Professional Development

LAT is committed to developing people, from the children and young people that we work with to our staff team; and from teachers to artists.  We run a number of courses and classes for all ages and all levels of experience, as well as hosting placement students and running courses with HE and FE institutions.

Our Impact

We are incredibly proud of the work that we do within both our local communities and our wider communities.

Find out more and if you would like to make a donation to help support our work, please donate below.

🙏 Pay what you can

We are offering all our online shows for free, but if you are able to make a donation, it would be much appreciated.

All amounts are welcome. Thank you!

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Our people

 

Want to find out who is our current members of staff?

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Our annual report

 

Year upon year, we grow. Want to read about our progress?

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Opportunities

 

Want to join the team at LAT? 

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Our history

 

Since its opening in 1961 LAT has constantly been evolving.

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