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Moving Parts Puppet School

Puppet School banner featuring Will and ZB
Moving Parts Puppet School

The Moving Parts Puppet School is a space for people in the North East of England to create, play, explore, express and imagine. It is a place for discovering puppetry and for building a community for the art form in the region.


The Puppet School has been created specifically for North East people and it aims to spark creativity in kids, teens and adults alike through accessible and affordable courses.



Pop-up home theatre with every ticket!
Puppet School pop-up home theatre designed by Rachael Horner
Cut out design of puppet school home pop-up puppet theatre
Each ticket on a Moving Parts Puppet School course includes all puppet making materials needed and a specially-designed, pop-up home theatre. The pop-up home theatre designed by Rachael Horner can be placed everywhere from kitchen tables, to hospital bedsides, to back gardens – a tiny, magical world can be created in the home.

"Thank you for giving my son something to look forward to each week which he felt was his 'thing'. He has continued to show an interest after puppet school has finished."

– Parent/guardian

Puppet School participant taking part in online video workhops through Puppet School TV
​The Moving Parts Puppet School debuted in Spring 2021 by delivering two online courses for kids (7-11) and teens (12-16), made possible through funding from the Community Foundation / Newcastle Cultural Investment Fund. We returned for Autumn 2021 with three courses for kids, teens and adults in partnership with Life and Limb Puppets, made possible through funding from Arts Council England and the Community Foundation / Wide Open Road Fund.

Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about future Puppet School courses. In the meantime, check out Puppet School TV for six free exciting episodes and puppet making tutorials. 
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Puppet Schiool TV

Puppet School TV set
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Join puppetologists Will and ZB as they bravely carry out their mission of repopulating the puppetsphere! Learn puppet making and performance skills along the way as you help Will and ZB navigate trouble-making puppets hidden in the depths of Workshop 74...and don’t forget to watch out for the pesky Bin Hand! 
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