Little Angel Theatre : Puppet Making Days & Courses : 2013/14

The Children & Families activities run by The Little Angel Theatre are pretty much at the top of their league. Set up in 1961 by  South African, John Wright, they have maintained their position as a the go to place for children’s puppetry performance (and training) in London and the across the UK (with their touring shows) which is why they had such a warm embrace from the community and theatre professionals for their 50th birthday in 2011.

We’ve listed the information for the 2 holiday puppet making days in August 15th & 29th the Halloween one on 31st October, as well as the details for the term time Saturday clubs and Youth Theatre below.

Also we’d not sleep at night if we didn’t tell you about the whole range of Adult courses covering writing, marionette long string, introduction to puppetry courses, as well as a range of insets & visits and performances for schools, annual festivals, puppetry Premieres for new artists, collaborations with The Central School of Speech and Drama, and of course their fantastic upcoming schedule of performances. It’s got to be on your bucket list to learn how to train a puppet surely?

Summer Holiday Puppet-Making Days

Shadow box theatres holiday fun for 5-11 year-olds at Islington Museum, 245 Saint John Street, London EC1V 4NB.

In conjunction with Islington Museum’s From Highbury to Hollywood exhibition, Little Angel Theatre will be delivering one-day puppet-making and performing workshops at the museum.  Participants will make their own mini shadow box theatre screens and shadow puppets to animate and create their own mini live movies.  Friends and family are invited back at the end of the day to share in their work and participants will be able to take their theatre and puppets with them at the end of the day to enjoy at home.

Come and join the fun on Thursday 15th and Thursday 29th August.

Note: The same workshop is repeated on both days, so choose the date that suits you best.

Daily: 10.00am – 4.00pm Cost per Day: £40 per child / £20 (concession and low income) For: 5-11 years (Year 1 to Year 6).

Note: All participants are left with us for the duration of the workshop and will need to bring a packed lunch.

Bookings through the Little Angel on 0207 226 1787 N.BThis project is run by the Little Angel and takes place at Islington Museum.


Halloween Petrifying Puppets Fun Day : Ages 5-11 (School years 1-6)

Come and spend the day with us making spooky, creepy, putrid puppets! Scare your friends and family at the end of the day by sharing your Halloween themed creations.

Thursday 31st October

10.00am – 4.00pm

Participants must bring a packed lunch
Cost: £40 full price £20 (concession and low income)

Saturday Puppet Club : Ages 5-11 (school years 1-6)

Working with our experienced leaders, Saturday Puppet Club members undertake a 10 week challenge to make their own puppets and develop a short play for performance.  Term ends with a Christmas treat and a visit to see our production of The Night Before Christmas.  Each time slot is split into two age groups, 5-7’s (school years 1-3) and 8-11’s (school years 4-6).

Saturday mornings: 9.45 – 11.00am or 11.30am – 12.45 pm (On booking please state the age of child and time slot you require) 28th September – 7th December (no class 2nd Nov half term)

NOTE – Times vary on the last week of term when the groups all watch the show together at 11.00am
£95 per person/£65.00 concessions (includes seeing the show)

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Crafty Kids : Ages 2-5 (nursery and reception)

Crafty Kids is our Saturday morning 8 week club for 2-5 year olds and their carers to come and share some quality creative fun time together.  Each week you will take part in a crafty activity, including puppet making.  Parents or carers are encouraged to work together with their children to have some fun and make something that you can take home at the end of the session.  We also sometimes include story-telling, songs and sharing time to enhance the making activities.   Term ends with a visit to see our production of The Night Before Christmas.  Two time slots available.

Saturday mornings: 9.45am-11.00am or 11.30-12.45pm from 28th September – 23rd November (no class 2nd Nov half term)

NOTE – Times vary on the final week of term when both groups come to the theatre to see the show at 11.00am
£125 per carer/child pair (£65 conc) (includes seeing the show)

Little Angel Youth Theatre (11-17 years)

This term we are excited to announce that our Youth Theatre will begin working towards creating a performance inspired by Shakespeare over two terms working with professional puppet makers and theatre directors beginning in the autumn term by creating a story and making the puppets they will need as well as the chance to see our exciting new production of Macbeth.  The final performance will take place at the end of the spring term, with the autumn term focusing on devising, designing and making the puppets.

Time: 11.00am – 1.30pm
Venue: The Rose Bowl Centre, St. Pauls Open Space
28th September – 7th December (no class 2nd Nov half term)
NOTE – Members will be invited to the 2.30pm performance of Macbeth on the second week of term, 5th October.  This is as well as their usual session.
£95 per person/£65.00 concessions (includes seeing the show)

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