Welcome to WP Puppet Theatre! Get ready to explore, create and learn, all through the power of puppetry. WP Puppet Theatre is a touring company and we offer:
- School programs to book including performances in English and in French, residencies and workshops, professional development and a puppets on the go program ready to ship anywhere in Alberta
- Community programs to book for festivals, camps, and events including performances, drop-by workshops, or puppets on the go. We are also involved in many community engagement projects
- Puppet Power Conference: registration is now open for Puppet Power 2016 (May 27-29): Connecting Generations, and we have a call for proposals for Puppet Portfolios
- Public performances and programs that are open to the public including Puppet Pop-Up Studio, our monthly puppet making and moving workshop for family members of all ages
Puppets Gone Fishing
For the rest of the summer our Artistic Director and puppet friends wind things down and focus their attention on the creation of new work. Our apologies if we are a little slow to respond to inquiries during the summer. We will be back with full vigor in September.
Puppet Pop-Up Studio is a monthly puppet making and performing workshop on the third Saturday of each month (except in August) at different locations in Calgary. We actively promote all family members, youngsters and elders, in creating art and drama together and accommodate all skills and ages, with a different theme each month. Please note that children and teens must participate with an adult or senior.
Saturday September 19, 1-3pm
Fort Calgary, Learning Centre, 750 – 9th Avenue S.E.
We are thrilled to participate in this year’s Beakerhead with SMART BEAKERS: blinking eyes beaker puppets!
Transform an ordinary beaker into an animated companion by learning about pupating mechanics to create blinking eyes. We’ll add some arms and hands and then animate our puppet to generate some mathematical equations! E = MC2 or a2+ b2 = C2, or how about Puppets + People = Amazing! You can also put all sorts of other ideas into his/her head; fill it with jello or fluff. Your puppet can be as intelligent as you are brave enough to make it! Limited to 25 participants for ages 4+ (please note that children and teens must participate with an adult or senior)
WP Puppet News
July News: Puppet Picnic, Puppet Power, summer reads, theatre & festivals, and more! July 13, 2015
June News: Puppet Power Registration, Call for Puppet Portfolios, WP Puppet Gives Back, and more! June 10, 2015
What’s On, May 6, 2015
Introducing Puppet Pop-Up Studio, April 16, 2015
Happy World Puppetry Day, March 21, 2015
Artist in Residency Program + Grant Writing Tips, March 12, 2015