Passport to Puppetry and Events at your NPT

  • Our passport scheme is taking shape
  • Cultural experiences enrich family life
  • Puppets are inspiring!
  • Me and my creative friend!
  • Beastly Belle now in development for Christmas & touring in 2020
  • Our Puppets in Libraries Discovery Project is getting underway
  • Prescribe yourself some well-being fun

Passport to Puppetry is at the first stage of an exciting initiative which we hope to grow well beyond our launch critical mass of 25 passports throughout our 40th Anniversary Year, 2019-2020.  Many young people live in financially restricted households or difficult circumstances, unable to afford access to creative cultural experiences which can greatly improve children’s health and well-being, sense of aspiration and ambition.

Together we’ll provide the access to enjoyable creative experiences at no cost to the families in need, passports for whose use your company’s sponsorship will make possible.  10 donations of just £250 will enable 25 passports allowing access to show and workshop events at Norwich Puppet Theatre.  

We are working with leading local charities and services – Break, Benjamin Foundation, Nelson’s Journey and others – to set up safe and secure connections between the families with children we aim to benefit and ourselves.   We are talking to transport providers like Norwich Door2Door to help overcome transport barriers.

Book now for our launch event or call us on 01603 516654, email to find out more. We welcome Enquiries from charities in the social and children’s care arena as partners to help the right children and families benefit from the scheme.

Why do we believe we can deliver benefits from this? For 40 years Norwich Puppet Theatre has inspired, entertained and enriched audiences both nationally and internationally, and we are a unique asset in Norwich - one of only three dedicated building based puppet theatres in the country.  Our track record is to champion the ancient, unique and multifaceted art of puppetry, welcoming children, young people, families and adults into a world of imagination and storytelling.  We are a trusted and committed partner providing creative entertainment and skills for everyone, producing high quality puppet shows and workshops.

Latest developments: we are so excited! With the help of Arts Council and local matched funding we have two projects under way.

Beastly Belle is an exciting reimagining of our 2015 Beauty and the Beast show, updated to be able to extend our touring repertoire and featuring as our Christmas 2019 featured show.

Puppets in Libraries is exploring how we can use puppet shows and workshops in local libraries to bring creative experiences and interest in further skills and learning in Norwich’s Millennium, Brundall and Aylsham Local Libraries. The learning and feedback from this we hope to take to a Libraries all over our region!

Our work is not just for children!

​Our exciting partner Hocus Pocus gives the lie to any idea the only clowning is in international politics. “Where do you go when you feel low? How do you cope when your negative thoughts begin to spiral? What do you do when the blues turn black? Could it be that laughter really is the best medicine?”. In a takeover of our lovely venue, Hocus Pocus offer an exciting immersive experience with their Fun Clinic for 16+.

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