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, our a biennial international learning festival that examines the power of puppetry beyond performance.
- 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
Volunteer with Your Passion to Make a Difference!
We are actively recruiting the following board and volunteer positions: Volunteer Project Leader, Volunteer Liaison, Puppets on the Go Developer and Coordinator, Radical Fundraiser, 25 Years Old Celebration Planner, and Online Auction and Kick-off Event Planner. > click for more information
Puppet Pop-Up Studio is a monthly puppet making and performing workshop on the third Saturday of each month 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 July 18, 12-3pm
Edworthy Park, 5050 Spruce Dr SW, Site #2
We’ll be making rod puppet characters from yarn, long grass or raffia and complete them with found leaves and other natural materials. We’ll play some classic picnic games with our puppets – a three-legged race with a puppet? We’ll write and video a puppet poem about the long lazy days of summer – everyone gets to say one line! Workshop starts at 1pm but you are invited to bring your own lunch and join us for a picnic at 12noon! Rain or shine (we have shelter)
Edworthy Park, Site #2: We are located on the South side of the river and rail-road tracks. Parking is available on the south side, 5050 Spruce Dr SW or on the North side of the River along Memorial Drive. This is a sunny location so please dress accordingly.
WP Puppet News
What’s On, May 6, 2015
Introducing Puppet Pop-Up Studio, April 16, 2015
AFA Deadline Extended to April 24th, April 1, 2015
Happy World Puppetry Day, March 21, 2015
Artist in Residency Program + Grant Writing Tips, March 12, 2015
Save the date for our next Puppet Power Conference: May 27-29, 2016 and check out our blog for more Puppet Power News