School Programs

School Programs

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

Children making puppets

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.

In person, online and on-demand programs specifically for TEACHERS.
Fees as of Jan 2023
GST added to all fees
All fees in Canadian dollars
Out of Calgary - travel and per-diems added

in school field trips for k-6 unless noted Synchronous delivery – i.e.: Zoom or online platform Web Access or downloadable file
·       Video Screening& Artist Talkbackor·       Web Access Pass $55/90 days
·       Regularly $400 THE GREEDY FROG
Tube Worms - puppets shows Video on demand ·       $200 subsidy while funding is available from CADA·       Includes video screening, artist talkback and demo TUBE WORMS Puppet video
·       90 minutes in length·       $300 or
·       Audience of 250 or individual classroom·       1 hour in lengthGreedy Frog Puppet Video
·       Individual classroom·       $12
Why the Rabbit's Nose Wiggles·       Includes puppet making plans
or ·       Puppet kits available for purchase
WALTER the Water Droplet
·       Live Puppet Show and Puppet Making Workshop
·       $350
·       1 hour in length
·       Individual classroom
WORKSHOP and RESIDENCIESVIEW for Youth - ages 12-18VIEW for Youth - ages 12-18DIY Lesson plans and puppet making instructions
·       Free or up to $5
Online programs Customizable and Key-lock ProgramsCustomizable and Key-lock ProgramsPlaying With Shadows course
·       CARFAC rates·       $160/hour·       Course $39.99
·       Under 4 hours $365/day·       Supply list provided·       Manual
·       Over 4 hours $520/day·       Individual classroom·       Puppet kits available for purchase
·       Out of town travel fee may apply
·       Includes all puppet making supplies
·       Individual classroom
TEACHER Professional Development VIEW for Teachers – Wellness through CreativityVIEW for Teachers – Wellness through CreativityVIEW Facilitator Training Course
·       $50
Applied Puppetry in the classroom for different ages - InserviceApplied Puppetry in the classroom for different ages - Inservice·       11 sessions
·       CARFAC rates·       $160/hour·       Online e-course
·       Under 4 hours $365/day
·       Over 4 hours $520/day
·       Out of town travel fee may apply
·       Includes all puppet making supplies

Puppetry is an umbrella for literary, visual and dramatic art forms. Our workshops typically include puppet making, script writing, character development & performance. All supplies and equipment are supplied. A workshop can be a scaffold to further learning and support development of the following competencies:

School Programs

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


Did you know?

Schools can fund up to 75% of these programs  through Alberta Foundation for the Arts with the Artists in Education Grant.
Deadline is May 1.

A student puppet show about settling arguments.

Using the power of puppetry to impact social change.