The Curious School of Puppetry is currently holding open evenings each Thursday until 17th March 2016. We welcome puppeteers and enthusiasts to join the 16 full time students in eating soup, meeting fellow artists and listening to one of our inspiring guest speakers:


7th January 2016

Penny Francis

Founder of the Puppet Centre Trust

‘Puppetry – the social climber’.


14th January 2016

Charles Hazelwood

Conductor/Composer: Paraorchestra, Kneehigh’s Dead Dog in a Suitcase, TED talks, Radio 6.


21st January 2016

Tim Hunkin

Engineer, Cartoonist, Secret Life of Machines (Channel4), Novelty Automation, The Under the Pier Show.


28th January 2016

John Fox

Dead Good Guides, Welfare State International.


4th February 2016

Mike Shepherd

Artistic Director of Kneehigh Theatre

‘The Kneehigh Lowdown’.


STOP PRESS! Afternoon tea!

2.30pm Monday 1st February 2016

Cheryl Henson

‘The Legacy of Jim Henson and the Muppets’

‘Worlds of Puppetry’ museum, Atlanta


11th February 2016

Half term – Sorry, no soup!


18th February 2016

Puppets on Screen

Aesthetics & Storytelling with Joseph Wallace


25th February 2016

Meg Amsden

Applied Puppetry


3rd March 2016

Puppet Barge

Gren, Juliet, Kate and Stan Middleton


10th March 2016



17th March 2016

A sharing of student work

Last SOUP night!