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School Programs

We have workshops, residencies, puppet shows & more!

WP Puppet Theatre’s puppetry based workshops, residencies and puppet shows present a wide range of opportunities to link to both specific learning objectives and to 21st century learning skills.

We value children as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. We believe that every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential, and this innate curiosity drives their interest to understand their world and their place within it.

Our goal is to support classroom learning, inspire students to be creators, performers and makers, and be a resource for both teachers and students.

We’re pleased to offer multiple options:

In person workshops

In person puppet shows

Online (synchronous) classes developed for your needs or course such as VIEW from the Inside for Youth

On demand courses such as those on Teachers Pay Teachers and Playing With Shadows. 

On demand puppet shows

Huge shadow screen rental

Workshops designed just for You
We’ve provided a selection of prepared workshops but are always ready to plan a new program. Workshops typically include puppet making, script writing, character development & performance. All supplies and equipment are supplied. Check here for a visual sampling of puppet projects that can be linked to classroom/curriculum needs or interests.


Puppetry is an umbrella for literary, visual and dramatic art forms. A workshop can be a scaffold to further learning and support development of the following competencies:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Managing information
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Cultural and global citizenship
  • Personal growth and well-being

Our Facilitators

Did you know?
Schools can fund up to 75% of these programs  through Alberta Foundation for the Arts with the Artists in Education Grant. Next deadline is May 2, 2022.

A student puppet show about settling arguments.

Using the power of puppetry to impact social change.