manipulate 2018 Trailer

Explore the visually compelling work on offer in manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2018 in the luscious trailer created by artist Stewart Armstrong.

manipulate 2018 Masterclass Programme

We are pleased to announce the manipulate Visual Theatre Festival masterclass programme for 2018, which will be hosted at Dance Base from January 27 2018 – February 3 2018.

Upcoming Workshops

We are pleased to announce the third and fourth of our 2017 puppetry training opportunities. The first of which is led by the internationally renowned puppeteer, director and teacher Rene Baker.

Puppet Animation Festival 2018

We have published our available production pack for the Puppet Animation Festival 2018.

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.

Call Out for Proposals

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

We Catch Up With Our Administrator, Rosie

This month Puppet Animation Scotland’s administrator, Rosie, celebrates one whole year of working with us

The Art of Puppetry for Beginners

Whether it’s learning to work with puppets or build them yourself, this one day taster workshop has the potential to bring your creative ideas to life.

Puppet Animation Scotland & Edinburgh Short Film Festival Animation Award

Puppet Animation Scotland joins forces with Edinburgh Short Film Festival to create a new animation award.

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.

Total Theatre Award

We are thrilled to once again be partaking in the Total Theatre Awards at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Puppet Animation Scotland, supported by the National Theatre of Scotland, offers the following creative development opportunity for Scottish-based artists. Facilitated by leading UK puppeteer Gavin Glover (NTS: The Tin Forest, A Christmas Carol) over nine Monday evening sessions, artists of all disciplines will explore initial creative ideas that they have proposed and which place at their heart elements of live puppet and/or object manipulation performance.

Total Theatre Award Assessor – supported place

We are excited to announce the following professional development opportunity for emerging programmers and producers working in Scotland.