Puppet Pop-Up Events

Typically 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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However in this ‘season of social distancing’ we’ve been sharing our favourite DIY puppet projects 

Hover over the slide image below for a few tips on how to make the puppet.


This month we had 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! No need to be a dancer or a puppeteer! Everybody welcome. Best for age 6+.


On Family Day we gathered families to celebrate Year of the Rat with a FREE puppet Pop Up to make a Rat Stuffie puppet. Chinese snacks and lots of fun.

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To begin the new year we made this goofy elephant puppet after watching Wendy tell the story of “The Blind Men and The Elephant”. We also wondered what we’d do if we met an elephant! Dancing?

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We were at Market Collective making delightful clothes-peg mouth moving winter animals designed by Sara McNeil.



Ignoring all holiday themes we made Platypus Puppets and challenged ourselves to perform a sentence with as many ‘p’s ‘ as possible. We also marked “Giving Tuesday” and registration was by donation.

Platypus on Video


Excited to be at the Pride Festival again even though it was wet and rainy as it was! We made colourful paper folded dragons and unicorns designed by Sara McNeil



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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