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 robotics 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.