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About Us

Our Mission Statement

We are an internationally renowned arts centre dedicated to the sustainable growth and development of the Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre as a permanent theatre, museum and education institute. 


We work at local, national and international levels in the interests of cultural democracy and diversity, through the quality of our work, forward planning, creative intercultural exchanges and exemplary partnerships, to promote a passion and access to creativity for the commonweal of Scotland.

Preserving Puppetry: The Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre

Preserving Puppetry: The Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre, Glasgow UK with Dr Malcolm Yates Knight.  Created by students of the SAE Institute, Glasgow (2017). A unique insight into the work of SMPC.

Here at SMPC our building-based Art Centre is made up of the following elements: an annual public programme of shows, workshops and events; a museum and documentation centre for collections and archives; and an education unit including research library and audio-visual collection.  We are a national centre of excellence and a home for all those seeking that creative spark of freedom which lies deep inside every person; “Freedom Come All Ye”.  The creative nucleus of our Centre is our theatre, museum, education unit and related production and design workshops.  Our approach is ‘hands-on’ and our work and training initiatives are applied by ‘learning through doing’ from craft to performance.

We offer a regular programme of weekend shows, public workshops and children’s birthday parties. We also specialise in cultural animation projects, professional training, international residencies, touring exhibitions, mask work, publications and book sales. 






Homes & Interiors Scotland Magazine
Featuring SMPC.  March - April 2016 Issue.

Art Director:  Gillian Welsh

Writer:  Catherine Coyle

Photographer:  Neale Smith

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