manipulate Visual Theatre Festival, produced by Puppet Animation Scotland, provides artists and audiences with the opportunity to see and engage with world-class, national and international visual theatre and animation. We celebrate our 10th birthday in 2017.

Puppet Animation Festival tours a diverse programme of children’s puppet performances, animated films and workshops across all of Scotland every Easter. Produced by Puppet Animation Scotland, this is the UK’s largest performing arts event for children.

Annual Projects

Explore the innovative projects we work on to engage with creative practitioners and audiences of all abilities.

Creative Fund

The Creative Fund provides artists, at any stage in their career, with access to funding to help explore a new idea or project in its most early stages.


The Critical Response Process is an artist-centered, facilitated system designed to provide constructive and meaningful feedback created by Liz Lerman.

Workshops & Masterclasses

Whether this is your first time experimenting with puppetry, animation or visual theatre or whether you are a trained professional, we’ll have something for you.

International Engagement

Learn about our projects enabling audiences and practitioners to engage with world-class visual theatre and animation, as well as sharing our work across the world.

Environmental Engagement

Puppet Animation Scotland strives to be as environmentally friendly as possible, learn how here.

We Catch Up With Our Administrator, Rosie

This month Puppet Animation Scotland’s administrator, Rosie, celebrates one whole year of working with us

The Art of Puppetry for Beginners

Whether it’s learning to work with puppets or build them yourself, this one day taster workshop has the potential to bring your creative ideas to life.

Puppet Animation Scotland & Edinburgh Short Film Festival Animation Award

Puppet Animation Scotland joins forces with Edinburgh Short Film Festival to create a new animation award.