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Glove Puppet Making Performance Course
Glove Puppet Making Performance Course

Glove puppetry is a world renowned, traditional form of portable puppet theatre.

Glove puppetry has many specific and complex techniques when practiced correctly and our teaching method blends traditions from the UK as well as the glove puppetry techniques of South America and Brazil such as ‘Mamulengo’.

On this course you will be taught by multi award winning international theatre professionals who have specifically trained and qualified in Puppetry, Performance and Design at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, and professionals who have had many years of performance and teaching experience.


To learn how to build a glove puppet using your own design and to go on to construct this puppet within the workshop and learn the basics of how to manipulate it.

Depending on your course length you may wish to focus on performance techniques and show development after only a short or basic course in making - please discuss this when organising your course.


This is a mixed level course available to experienced puppet makers or to complete beginners. This course can be taken online or face to face.


The course can be undertaken at any time of the year to suit your schedule providing that we have availability in ours!

Tuition is available on a one to one basis or for groups of adult learners. The course is suitable for adults over 18 years of age and can be taken online or in our extensive puppet making workshops near the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales.

We are also able to come to run a workshop at your location if your prefer not to travel.

All tools and materials are provided if you are taking this course at out location.

If you are taking this course online you will be given a list of items that you need.

Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits are available through the day if taking the course at our location.

Skills you will learn on the course:

How to design a puppet

Health and safety in a workshop environment

Safe use of tools

Guidance on use of tools

How to take your design from paper to turn it into a puppet

Puppet construction and making

Performance techniques and show development (depending on the length of the course)


Depending on how far you get with making your puppet you could also be tutored manipulation and performance with a glove puppet or you could have a course more focussed on glove puppetry performance.

This course can be completely tailored to your needs. Please email if you have any questions at all.

Days usually run from 11am - 6pm with up to an hour’s break for lunch.

At our location you will have use of a fantastic well equipped bespoke puppet making workshop and individual tuition and attention through each of your course days. Online you can have your course spread over several days or weeks with a total of 12 private hours of tuition.  We usually suggest delivering these in two hour blocks to prevent screen fatigue and allow you to work offscreen as well as onscreen.

Longer courses, other locations and group bookings by negotiation.

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