A unique insight into the world of puppetry
“Today was Michaela’s third workshop. We keep coming back because I can see how her previous experiences have tapped into her creativity… Every child who comes to our place for a playdate gets taught how to make a puppet.” – Parent
Fun, engaging and creative
Our School of Puppetry Holiday Workshops are a fun and inspiring way to encourage the development of creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork and communication skills. Workshop tutors are dedicated and enthusiastic professional performers or designers and have been trained to present workshops that will have children brainstorming, creating, making and performing.
School Holiday Workshops are held each school holidays in our dedicated workshop space at Spare Part Puppet Theatre, perfect for children ages 4 – 12. Workshop cost includes a free ticket to the current performance!
Frequently Asked Questions
As a company with a proud history of working with children and families, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children. Everyone at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, whether in a paid or voluntary capacity, is responsible for the care and protection of children.
Do I stay with my child throughout the day?
Parents/guardians do not attend the workshop with their child but are required to sign them in and out for drop off and pick up. Adults are welcome to purchase tickets to the 1pm performance and experience it with their child.
How many children will be participating?
The maximum number of children in a workshop is twenty, though numbers may vary. Children wear aprons while in the workshop space and high-vis vests when outside the studio space so that they are easily identifiable by our tutors and staff.
How many tutors are running the workshop?
There is a ratio of 1 tutor for every 10 children as well as a volunteer to help supervise. All tutors and volunteers have Working With Children checks and wear Spare Parts Puppet Theatre t-shirts so they are easily identifiable by you and your child.
Coming up this July school holidays
Create, make and manipulate at our School of Puppetry workshops this July school holidays!
Join us for our fabulous July school holiday workshops! Creativity will run wild as your children are guided through the process of imagining and crafting their very own puppet and show. With a variety of puppet making styles, you and your puppet will enjoy a performance of The Farmer’s Daughter as part of the workshop fee.
Hand Puppet Maker // One Day Holiday Workshop
Come and make your own hand puppet, creating their character and discovering their name and their story as you put them together from the treasure trove of materials and fabrics we have here ready for you. You and your puppet can then enjoy a performance of our latest show, The Farmer’s Daughter.
Tuesday 10 July | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Suitable for children aged 4-7
Marionette Puppet Creation // One Day Holiday Workshop
Ever wanted to make a marionette, now’s your chance! In this workshop young makers will build their own marionette puppet, learning the basics of construction, articulation and character creation to bring their puppet to life. You and your puppet can then enjoy a performance of our latest show, The Farmer’s Daughter.
Wednesday 11 July | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Suitable for children aged 7-12 years
Junk Puppet Maker // Two Day Holiday Workshop (8-12 years)
This two-day workshop is for young performer/makers to work at creating their own fantastical puppet out of junk, learning technology and construction principals of puppetry design to discover its character, learn how to move it and finally devise a performance with their fellow workshop participants. During day one of the workshop participants enjoy a performance of our latest show, The Farmer’s Daughter.
Thursday 12 & Friday 13 July | 9:00am – 3:00pm.
One day workshops – $90 per child – 25% off when you book using promo code PUPPETFUN1
Two day workshops – $155 per child – 25% off when you book using promo code PUPPETFUN2
To make a booking or find out more about our School of Puppetry Holiday Workshops please contact our Operations Officer on 93355044 | email@example.com