School Visits


Join us in the morning and choose one of our crafty workshops, or stay for the full day and enjoy an interactive talk and demonstration in our studio theatre too!


On full-day visits, the children will enjoy a workshop and have a packed lunch and playtime in our secure playground.  After lunch, there will be an interactive talk and demonstration in our theatre with puppets from around the world.

Primary School Visits

Have a wonderful time creating your very own rod puppet!  Make your design from all our colourful bits and bobs, and learn to do amazing things with recycled materials.  Style your hair and costume, learn how to operate your puppet and give them a  name to take back to school.  

workshop only

2 hours | 10am - 12pm

20 - 40 children | £6 each

41 - 60 children | £5.50 each


Full-Day Out

4 hours | 10am - 2pm

20 - 40 children | £8 each

41 - 60 children | £7.50 each

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Choose a puppet to colour-in, cut-out, and assemble from our wonderful range of designs in this creative workshop!  We have everything from Caterpillars to Nessie the Loch Ness Monster!  After a talk & demonstration from our puppet collections and lunch, we will continue with a colour-in, cut-out and assemble mask workshop.

Full-Day Out

4 hours | 10am - 2pm

20 - 40 children | £7 each

41 - 60 children | £6.50 each

Puppets & Masks workshop 7+



Available on request relating to requirements.

Learn about shadow puppets from all around the world in this immersive workshop.  Taking inspiration from traditional Chinese, Greek, Indonesian and Indian puppets, colour-in, cut-out and assemble your very own shadow puppet from one of our template designs or design and make your very own shadow puppet from scratch!  

Shadow Puppet WORKSHOP 8+ 

talk & demonstration


Nursery and playgroup visits to the SMPC can include a short half-hour talk & demonstration with puppets belonging to our collection materials.  After a refreshment break, the children will make a stick puppet to take home. 

Nursery School Visits

workshop & Demo

2 hours | Min 20 children | £6 per child



Our work in special needs and therapy extends back over 28 years.  We use puppets for child development in schools, hospitals and clinical contexts, both as diagnostic tools and to promote expressive potential.  Through fun and play, puppets are healing tools that can bring joy and well-being.  We are happy to work with smaller groups, please see below for contact, costs and booking information.


Please contact Sarah Lee for more information, to check availability and book!

0141 339 6185 /

We are very happy to adapt our workshops and stated timings to fit your needs.  Speak to us directly by phone or email and we will find the best arrangement for your visit!