Puppet Pop-Up Events

Puppet Pop-Ups happen monthly (and sometimes more) at different locations throughout Calgary and with a different theme each time. We make puppets and do some dramatic sharing.  The workshop actively promotes all family members—youngsters and elders alike—in creating art and drama together. Please note that children and teens must participate with an adult.

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Upcoming Puppet Pop-Ups

March
Where: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks  |  111 12 Avenue SE
Date: Saturday, March 7
Times: 10am to 12pm AND 1 to 3pm
Cost:
$10.00 per person, $35 for a group of 4-6 people, Calgary Fee Assistance participants with valid ID $3 per person

Join WP Puppet Theatre’s Puppet Pop-Up workshop in a special partnership with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. Make an animal mask-body puppet with pre-scored cardboard templates, a bit of paint, markers and décor materials. Choreograph some moves and dance the Carnival of the Animals! Film an indie video. No need to be a dancer or a puppeteer! Everybody welcome. Best for age 6+. Tickets can be purchased at the door, subject to availability.

Buy Tickets for 10am to 12pm
Buy Tickets for 1 to 3pm


May
The Greedy Frog
Where: Good Companions 50 Plus Club  |  2609 19 Ave SW, Calgary
When: Saturday, May 9 from 1 to 3pm
Cost: $10.00 per person, $35 for a group of 4-6 people, Calgary Fee Assistance participants with valid ID $3 per person

Watch a mini puppet show called “The Greedy Frog”. The Greedy Frog, is based on an Australian folktale about a frog who swallowed all the water in the world.

Then inspired by the story make your own puppets. It’s surprising what a wooden spoon can be turned into! Add cloth and ephemera detail to make an animal person or even an alien. Learn some manipulation and voice tips, then have your puppet explain how it would trick the Greedy Frog! Film an indie video!  Fun for the whole family – best for 5 years old and up.

Cash only at the door, subject to ticket availability. 

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Cost when Puppet Pop-Ups are by registration: 
Adults $10
Children $10
Family/Group  4-6 people $35
Calgary Fee Assistance participants with valid ID $3 per person
Drop by Pop-Ups are free!

Many thanks to Youth Central for providing volunteer help at our Puppet Pop Ups

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