Young People's Puppet Theatre

Young People's Puppet Theatre Young People's Puppet Theatre

The Young People’s Puppet Theatre is an educational charity which brings large-scale year-long puppetry projects into schools. Our projects include making marionettes, designing and making scenery and props and then putting together a technically demanding production. Performances are presented on the YPPT’s high tech stage which has been designed and built by Brilliant Stages, a local company of international stature which builds touring stages for the world’s most famous rock and pop superstars.

Our typical project at the moment is with Year 6 classes. The projects start in September, with each member of the class designing and making a fully-articulated 9-string marionette. After Christmas, the class collaborates on set designing and building, and then each child takes a part in the final show, with roles including puppeteering, voices, scene changing, lights and sound. All projects are led by a YPPT-approved project leader, who comes in to the school for every session.

Puppetry is a particularly good form of theatre for school students because it incorporates art, drama, performance and backstage skills, as well as a host of social skills, the most notable of which is the development of teamwork. We find this to be of particular benefit to Year 6 students in preparation for the transfer to secondary school.

We are always looking to recruit new scriptwriters, project leaders and schools to host our projects - get in touch or have a look at our website for more information!

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Two Russian Fairy Tales by the YPPT and Aboyne Lodge School / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-06-20T00:00:00Z">Sat 20 Jun 2015</span>Two Russian Fairy Tales by the YPPT and Aboyne Lodge School / Sat 20 Jun 2015

Sent into the forest by her cruel stepmother, will little Marusha escape from Baba Yaga, the bony-legged, the witch? And will the old woman ever find ...

Young People&apos;s Puppet Theatre launch event / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-06-18T00:00:00Z">Thu 18 Jun 2015</span>Young People's Puppet Theatre launch event / Thu 18 Jun 2015

The Young People's Puppet Theatre is a new local educational charity which exists to bring puppetry into schools. Our launch event will take place at ...

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WRITE FOR US and win £250! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-05-31T00:00:00Z">Sun 31 May 2020</span>WRITE FOR US and win £250! / Sun 31 May 2020

​Bored in lockdown? Exams cancelled? Want to do something creative with a real purpose? Send us your ideas and you could win £250! WHO: Writers and...

Subsidised puppetry projects for schools - years 5, 6 &amp; 7 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-03-31T00:00:00Z">Tue 31 Mar 2020</span>Subsidised puppetry projects for schools - years 5, 6 & 7 / Tue 31 Mar 2020

If your school is looking for a unique creative challenge for your pupils, look no further! We offer year-long school projects aimed at children in Ye...

Young People&apos;s Puppet Theatre is recruiting Project Leaders / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-12-31T00:00:00Z">Thu 31 Dec 2015</span>Young People's Puppet Theatre is recruiting Project Leaders / Thu 31 Dec 2015

The Young People's Puppet Theatre is looking for project leaders! Location: We welcome applications from anywhere in or around Hertfordshire. T...