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.

Call for Entries: Puppeteers for the Festival Mondial Des Théâtres De Marionnettes 2019

Working in partnership with Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre, Puppet Animation Scotland invites Scottish-based puppeteers to pitch their imaginative and dynamic creative ideas for the Festival Mondial Des Théâtres De Marionnettes 2019.

Catching Up With Our Santander Intern, Marta

In September 2018, we had the chance to work with Marta Maluva, as part of a Santander Placement at Queen Margaret University. We caught up with her this month to talk about her highlights of the month, and what she learnt during her month with her.

a two layers brown hazelnut cake sits on a plate, a slice cut out of it and the knife still in place, to the right hand side of the photo. On the left, a pile of empty plates and a sign reading "Puppet Animation Scotland Open Doors". The whole is on a wooden table.

Introducing: Free Cake Friday

As part of our Open-Door policy we are starting Free Cake Friday. Join us in the Summerhall Café, Edinburgh, every last Friday of the month, between 9am and 12pm, meet the team and tell us about your practice and projects, and …. get a free slice of cake!