Puppet Animation Scotland provides workshops, networking opportunities, funding opportunities, practical advice, support and encouragement to all artists working with puppetry, visual theatre and animated film. We promote and celebrate these art forms as valued art forms integral to Scotland’s rich and diverse cultural life. Since 2000 Scottish puppetry companies have presented their work to over 1,850,000 people throughout the UK. (PAS: Annual Surveys/2000-2018).

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.

Critical Response Process

The Critical Response Process is an artist-centered, facilitated system designed to provide constructive and meaningful feedback created by Liz Lerman.

Emotional Resilience

An ongoing project which aims to improve relationships, speech, language and communication in the Early Years and through to Primary School age through the use of puppetry in an effort to reduce the development of mental health problems.


MANIPULATE celebrates and promotes visual and physical theatre, puppetry and animated films to its audiences of adults in Edinburgh.

Puppet Animation Festival

Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s oldest performing arts event for children, with a diverse programme of events for children between the ages of 0-12.

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.