MANIPULATE #13: Animated Films

On SAT 1 FEB at Summerhall, Edinburgh you can see 28 animated films across three screenings for only £8 / £6. 

MANIPULATE #13: Workshops

We have launched a series of workshops and sharings at MANIPULATE Festival #13.

MANIPULATE #13: Venues

We are pleased to be working with venue partners Summerhall and The Studio at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh, and the Norwich Puppet Theatre, to present MANIPULATE Festival #13.

En route pour Charleville: more about our project at the Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes 2019.

This September, we are heading to Charleville-Mezieres, in the north of France, for the 20th edition of the Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, where we will be presenting the showcase Scottish Caravan Theatre with Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre. Our artistic director, Simon Hart, tells us more about the project.

Discover our shows for The Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes / Découvrez nos spectacles pour le Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes.

After a successful run at Summerhall during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, we are taking the Swallow The Sea Caravan Theatre to Charleville-Mezieres, France, for the Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes. // Aprés notre résidence à Summerhall en Août, Puppet Animation Scotland et l’équipe de Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre arrivent au Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes en Septembre.

Fringe Showcase 2019: Puppetry, visual theatre, animated films – What To See in August

With 3,841 shows to choose from (yes, that much!), Edinburgh Festival Fringe can be an overwhelming, albeit exciting, time for theatre lover in the Scottish capital. So where do you go to see great puppetry and visual theatre shows this August? We got you covered.

Swallow The Sea Caravan Theatre at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

Puppet Animation Scotland and Swallow The Sea Caravan Theatre present: Swallow The Sea Caravan Theatre at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019. The performances will take place inside the Caravan Theatre, in the Summerhall Courtyard (Fringe venue 26) from 11am to 5:15pm every day between August 2 and August 25, with each show running for 20 minutes.

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.

Meet our new Digital Communications Assistant!

In October 2018 we welcomed Mayanne Soret onto the Puppet Animation Scotland team. Mayanne moved to Scotland in 2017, after graduating with a BA in History of Art from University College London, where she had moved five years prior from her hometown in Burgundy, France…

Scotland / Pakistan Cultural Exchange: puppeteer Emma Brierley tells us about her experience.

This year, Puppet Animation Scotland worked with the British Council Scotland on an exchange programme between Scotland and Pakistan. Scottish-based puppeteer Emma Brierley tells us about her experience of the exchange, and the work she developed with award-winning young Pakistani puppeteer Yamina Peerzada.

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.

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!

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.

Our Open Door Policy

The development of artists’ creative ambitions and technical expertise is integral to everything we do. We are passionately committed to making it as easy as possible for Scottish-based artists, where ever they are based, to reach us and discuss their practice, projects, and needs.

A group of around ten people sit on chairs in a semi circle on a small stage, their back to the camera, in front of an audience in a small theatre room. The light is directed at the stage.

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. 

Puppet Animation Festival is 35 Years Old!

Where does all of the time go?! We’re delighted that on our 35th year we are presenting 165 events in over 90 venues across Scotland and the North of England.

Testroom 2017-18 Artists

Puppet Animation Scotland was inundated with applications for our second year of Testroom: a creative development opportunity for Scottish-based artists supported by the National Theatre of Scotland.

The Creative Fund at Work

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