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Workshops

Puppetry is an exciting way to explore the curriculum in a creative and imaginative way and introduce your group to new making and performing skills.

Puppetry has so many benefits in the classroom. It is creative, imaginative and can help your students develop making and performing skills.

Workshops for Early Years & KS1

A white woman wearing a black t-shirt and a purple face covering holds a cat paper bag puppet.

Little Makers – Puppet Making 

We can work with very young children to make puppets. Our simple puppet designs including spoon people, hand/glove bag puppets and rod puppets, can be adapted to suit the story or topic of your choice.

Time Needed: At least half a day per class
Age: Aimed at Reception – year 2
Cost: See bottom of the page

A white woman with blonde hair crouches down to interact with a baby.

Angel Sings – Sensory play for nursery or pre-school

Each session has a sensory play activity and a chance to sing and dance along with Angel. The classes are designed with a variety of ages in mind, with guided play for babies and craft activities for toddlers.

Time Needed: 1 hour
Age: Aimed at nursery or pre-school
Cost: £200+Vat

Workshops for Primary Schools & Groups aged 5+

Table Top Puppets

These people puppets are extremely versatile. We can work with your class to make characters from a specific story, historical period or topic of your choice, just ask! 

Time Needed:  A full day per class
Age:  Aimed at year 1 upwards
Cost: See bottom of the page

Shadow Puppets

In this workshop, children not only learn a new puppet making skill but also explore some science as they learn about shadow and light.

Time Needed: A half day or full day
Age: Aimed at years 3-6
Cost: See bottom of the page

Dragon Puppets

Want to learn how to train a Dragon?  Design your own fantastical creature and make it fly using puppetry.  These string puppets are perfect for groups exploring mythical or fantasy stories.

Time Needed: A full day per class
Age: Aimed at years 3-6
Cost: See bottom of the page

“The children very much enjoyed the day’s activities. Our topic is ‘Toys’ and so the children were able to replicate a character they designed the previous day”.

Workshops for Secondary Schools

Shadow and Light

Make shadow puppets, play with perspective and use objects to add textures and colours. This workshops is the perfect way to explore scientific ideas, drawing or performances. 

Time Needed: A half day or a full day per class
Age: Aimed at years 7-9
Cost: See bottom of the page

A shadow puppetry image in black and red showing a pilot wearing a scarf and goggles.

Table Top Puppets Make and Share

Make and perform with table top puppets. We can be inspired by history or a location, or characters from a novel. These upright people puppets are a great way to explore themes and get children to engage with characters.

Time Needed: A full day per class
Age: Aimed at years 7-9
Cost: See bottom of the page

Puppetry Performance Workshops, Talks and Bespoke Options

An Introduction to Puppetry Performance

Aimed at total beginners, this is a crash course in puppeteering.   We will teach you essential skills and techniques needed to bring objects alive with movement and emotion.  You will be able to practice these skills using puppets from Little Angel Theatre’s collection.   

Time Needed: A full day or half day for up to 30 people
Age: Aimed at young people and adults from Year 7/8 (age 11) upwards (also suitable for FE/HE and adult groups)
Cost: See bottom of the page

Meet the Puppets

Meet some of our puppets, find out how they work, what they are made from and how we make them. We can deliver this as part of a school assembly, or it can be combined with a tour of the theatre if you are coming to see a show. Available via Zoom or in person.

Time Needed:30 mins – 1.5hrs. We can adapt this session to your requirements but recommend a minimum of 30 minutes.
Age: This workshop can be adapted for any age group
Cost: From £85 + VAT for Zoom or £150 + VAT for in person

Meet the Puppets and try out Puppeteering

Meet some of our puppets and learn about how they work, what they are made from and how we make them – then have a go yourselves.

Time Needed: Minimum 1.5 hours
Age: This workshop can be adapted for any age group
Cost: From £200 +VAT, minimum time required 1.5 hours

Bespoke Workshops

Whether you would like to make a specific type of puppet not listed above, work with us for one day, a whole academic year or anything in-between, we can provide puppetry workshops and residencies to suit you. Please use the enquiry form to let us know what you are looking for, or request a call-back from one of our team.

Sounds great – how do I book one?

Our Workshops cost (unless otherwise stated)
£285+VAT for a half day.
£410+VAT for a full day (either 1 class for the whole day or 2 classes for a half day.)
For 3 form entry schools we can offer 1.5 days (half a day per class) for £620+VAT

Please note:  Prices are based on our standard workshops for a class of 30 children. If you have particular requests that require additional planning and preparation time, or more than 30 children per group, additional fees may apply.

We are based in Islington. If our workshop leaders need to travel to you by train (beyond tube and London overground reach) or if your school/venue is more than 15 minutes walk from the nearest tube/London overground station (meaning we need to book a taxi to transport our workshop materials) then we may need to add travel expenses to the fee. We will agree this with you when you book.

To book please complete the form below.

Schools Workshops Enquiry Form

If you are interested in booking a workshop with us, please complete this enquiry form, giving as much detail about your group, location and requirements. The more information you can give us now, the more quickly we can check availability and confirm a booking with you, but please do not worry if you cannot answer all the questions, we are more than happy to have a chat to help you work out which workshop will be right for your group and you can request a call-back from one of our team on the form below. Please note: completing this form does not constitute a booking. Upon receipt of your completed enquiry form, a member of our team will be in touch by email or phone to discuss your enquiry.
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