Our programme of events, classes and workshops support a range of ages and abilities. We welcome everyone to have a go, from the curious to the professional. Our education and outreach activity is growing so we encourage your ideas and feedback about what you’d like to have a play with.

All courses and workshops take place at

Unit 18 Albion Dockside Estate

Hanover Place

Bristol BS1 6UT

unless otherwise stated.


N.B. Puppet Place only offers refunds in circumstances where a course, workshop or event is cancelled.







Please check back soon.




Creative Cafe: Arts, activism and mental health: how I found a voice in a loud world.

20 April (Thurs) 7.30pm

Ages 18+



Join us for the next Creative Cafe, our bi-monthly space where we share some of the ideas and projects percolating among Puppet Place’s Resident Artist community.


Lucy Heard will present a brief retrospective of her work* to date. While discussing the importance of public engagement, the development of social leaders and how dressing up as a pirate gave her permission to be awesome.

*Contains ordinary women leading extraordinary lives. Comics, explosions, trebuchets and lessons in how to be fearless.

Lucy is a Dare Devil Diva, campaigner for change in attitudes towards mental health, an advisor for the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a resident at Puppet Place.


Creative Freelancers Breakfast

12 May (Fri) 8.30am-10am

Ages 18+


After the success of our last breakfast you are all invited to join us again!


An informal and sociable breakfast for creative freelancers. Does what it says. Come and meet other like-minded people over a cup of coffee and a crumpet.


Organised by Lucy Heard – Puppet Place Resident Artist. Free event, but donations towards costs welcome.  Open to all – people, babies and nice dogs welcome.


Sign yourselves up via Facebook Event