Here come our 2016/17 Courses!

We are delighted to invite you to flex your puppetry muscles and re-ignite your creativity with Brighton Puppetry School.

Our brilliant programme of puppetry workshops for adults is now LIVE and BOOKING!

Create your own puppets, make a show, write a story, hone your puppetry skills and explore the myriad ways puppetry can inspire and excite YOU.

Explore our new programme for the whole of 2016/17 here:

See you in school!

(Images from our Summer School Intensive. June 2016. Visit our website for more)


Fighting Giants at BPS Summer School

The giants are abroad!

At our Puppetry Intensive Summer School this June we’ll be digging into the chalk of a very Sussex story. Giants will be striding once more across the Downs while the village folk cower beneath their steeples. It is a world where the hare and the roe deer run free and the chalk speaks; a world of campfire tales, ancient rivalries, life and death struggles, and where the natural world is a playground for the magical.

Taking as its inspiration the story of the Long Man of Wilmington and his competition with the giant of Firle Beacon, the six-day school will investigate the ways puppetry can bring fable and landscape to life through brilliant performance, highly crafted making and unparalleled storytelling possibilities. Students will explore group and solo performance in different types of puppetry, design and devising alongside puppet and set making to gain a uniquely rounded understanding of the art and potential of contemporary puppet theatre.

The Summer School runs June 25th – June 30th, culminating in a performance on the evening of Thursday June 30th at the Spire in East Brighton. For further info or tickets please drop us an email.

We can’t wait to get started!

Interested in art projects for children?

Interested in running art projects with children?

This new course from brighton Puppetry School is a great way to add to your skills and techniques, boost your CV and job opportunities or just explore some wonderful new creative possibilities for yourself.

Whether you’re a teacher, parent, care-worker or therapist, an artist, storyteller, actor or course leader, PUPPET MAKING FOR TEACHERS will provide practical skills for tried and tested easily achievable projects to run with children in any setting.

The course will focus on making, using a broad selection of materials from air-dry clay and wooden spoons to paper bags, shadows, newspaper and plastic bottles, there will be some opportunity to discuss ways of simplifying or developing each technique to suit the requirements of your group and to consider how to apply them effectively to topics while reaching curriculum aims and objectives.

Basic puppetry techniques will be explored.

Looking forward to working with you.

Puppet Making for Teachers
Weekend 30 & 31 Jan 2016 / £95 

Enquiries & BOOK HERE