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.

The Creative Fund at Work

Want to know more about the history of the Creative Fund and who we have previously funded?

manipulate Visual Theatre Festival Programme 2017

Puppet Animation Festival announces the programme for manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2017 – its innovative international festival of visual theatre and film.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 Total Theatre Awards Assessor

Gordon was able to take part in the assessment of productions for the Total Theatre Awards through Puppet Animation Scotland’s bursary opportunity for aspiring producers and programmers. This opportunity is available every year and is advertised from June-July.