"The time has never been better for an initiative like Moving Parts Puppet School; providing a fun, interactive and positive creative outlet for young people"
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The Moving Parts Puppet School is a space for North East of England people 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, tailored courses.

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 are currently seeking funding to bring the Moving Parts Puppet School back for Autumn 2021, with courses for adults, teens and kids. 

"Thank you for giving my son something to look forward to each week which he felt was his 'thing' and has continued to show an interest in after puppet school has finished." Puppet School parent/guardian


"The course was excellent and gave us as a family something to look forward to and break the monotony of lockdown." Puppet School parent/guardian

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Pilot made possible through support from:


Each ticket on a Moving Parts Puppet School course includes all 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.

""The Puppet School catered to the needs of the children and they felt well-connected considering they were miles apart."
Puppet School parent/guardian



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 in their task...just make sure to watch out for the pesky Bin Hand! 

Episode 1: The Sponge People from Galtraxia 4

Episode 2: The Ball Head Visitors

Episode 3: The Runner Glove Escapade

Episode 4: The Cloth Joint People

Episode 5: A Hungry Hand Puppet

All episodes have been professionally subtitled - just click the icon in the bottom right of the videos.

Moving Parts Puppet School created by:

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Episode 1 and Spring 2021 pilot project made possible through support from:

Episodes 2-4 and Spring Break 2021 outreach project made possible by:

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