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.


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.


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

Emotional Resilience Programme

Created by Puppet Animation Scotland, our puppetry and emotional resilience programme harnesses the subversive power of puppetry to raise levels of attainment and self-confidence among Scottish nursery, primary one, and primary two school pupils.

Creative Fund 2019-20 Awards Announced

Puppet Animation Scotland is happy to announce the Creative Fund 2019-2020 awards.

Puppet Animation Festival 2020: Call for Work

We are looking for companies who are interested in touring their work with us during our annual Puppet Animation Festival, 1 April – 18 April 2020.