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. Our residents include world renowned companies Green Ginger and Pickled Image and creative technologists Rusty Squid, independent directors, producers and filmmakers. Our Associate Artists scheme supports a wider group of emerging and experienced artists all of whom value the sense of community and professional network that Puppet Place offers.


We also run the international Bristol Festival of Puppetry (BFP). This is a biennial celebration of all things animated on stage and screen and is a highlight of Bristol’s cultural calendar.


We have an ambitious vision for the next 3 years – to become a UK centre of excellence for puppetry and animation: supporting artists to create amazing work, opening up the building to our local community and running an inspiring year round public programme for everyone. We are really excited by what the future holds and we hope you are too.


To achieve this vision, we need your support. Puppet Place receives no regular funding, instead over 50% of our core turnover comes from our services and we apply for funding for projects such as BFP. We are proud of our achievements, but we know to realise this vision will cost more.

We are currently fundraising to improve the condition of our building and expand our programme of workshops and activities – see What’s On


If you would like to make a donation please do use the link below. If you are interested in working in partnership with Puppet Place to develop our programme please contact Rachel McNally – Puppet Place’s Executive Producer –


As they say…every little helps. Thank you