Puppet Place is the UK’s hub for puppetry and animation. We define puppetry as follows: Bringing Life to the Inanimate.
Puppetry is an artform that strides across boundaries and gets under your skin. It is a powerful tool for self-expression and reconcilia- tion and a vibrant performing artform. Its origins are ancient, often enshrined in religious ritual, yet its tendrils reach into the latest ro- botics and AI research.
Puppet Place recognises these myriad identities in its work, expanding the artform to include stop-frame animation, filmed puppetry, object manipulation as well as bunraku-style, string and rod marionette, shadow puppetry, ventriloquism, glove puppetry, automata and robotics within the puppetry family.
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US
Puppet Place is a vibrant hub for puppetry and animation on Bristol’s historic harbourside. Our building offers affordable workshop, rehearsal and office space to a host of artists. Since 2008 we have grown from a voluntary run entity into an independent and ambitious organisation but we need your support to help us continue to grow.
RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS
Puppet Place is dedicated to supporting artists and professionals wishing to include puppetry and animation as part of their work. This support is both practical and developmental.
VOLUNTEERING & PLACEMENTS
Puppet Place would not exist without the goodwill of our volunteers. Our volunteers are an important part of our community, helping us to develop the organisation and bringing valuable skills and knowledge. Find out more about volunteering, job opportunities and work placements here.