manipulate Visual Theatre Festival provides artists and audiences with the opportunity to see and engage with world-class, Scottish, UK and international visual theatre and animated film. manipulate celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017.

Puppet Animation Festival tours a diverse programme of children’s puppet performances, animated films and workshops throughout Scotland every Easter. It is the UK’s largest and oldest performing arts event for children, celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2018.

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 if you’re a trained professional, we’ll have something for you.

Environmental Engagement

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


Our annual professional development programme offering artists of any discipline the opportunity to integrate puppetry or object manipulation into their practice.

Meet our new Administrator!

We are delighted that Heidi has joined the team and we look forward to delivering our next batch of festivals and projects with her. 

We’re hiring a Digital Communications Assistant!

Puppet Animation Scotland is looking for a hard-working and effective Digital Communications Assistant to help us deliver our annual programme of festivals and events.

Puppet Animation Festival 2019 call out for work

If you create work or workshops for children using puppetry, object manipulation, visual theatre or animated film, please get in touch, we’d love to talk to you.