Puppet Theatre Tutorials for Reimagine: Family Creatives

As part of #Reimagine2020, get involved in a fantastic FREE online project, perfect for all ages, from home as a family!

Puppet Theatre Tutorial Videos

Watch our tutorial video series as professional artists will guide you through how to...

1) Build your very own puppet theatre

2) Create the action

3) Film an exclusive one-of-a-kind music video premiere to share with the world... 

As we Reimagine the year 2020!

You can watch each video at home to spark your creativity, with new fun tasks and skills to try!

Video 1 - How To Create A Puppet Theatre 

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Video 2 - How To Create A Set

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Video 3 - How To Create Puppets

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Video 4 - How To Create Action

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Song - When It's Over by Lucy James

You could create a response to this fantastic song by our Plus One ambassador Lucy to make the action for your puppet theatre.

Video 5 - How To Film Your Creation

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Sending Us Your Filmed Creation

When you have watched all five tutorial videos and created each part of your puppet theatre you can send us your filmed creations in two ways:

- Send one continuous film 


- Send a series of shorter filmed creations we can edit together. 

To submit your films use the email address: learning@derbytheatre.co.uk

TOP TIP: If your file is very big we recommend uploading to YouTube and sending us the link or use the free wetransfer.com to send the video file.

We will download your filmed creations and edit them together into a music video.

We hope you’ve enjoyed creating your very own puppet theatre, set, puppets and action in this Family Creatives series for #Reimagine2020. 

We look forward to seeing your filmed creations!

You can also share your pictures of puppet theatre making with us on FacebookInstagram or Twitter with #Reimagine2020.

Facebook Live - Masterclasses

You can also watch three mini-masterclasses that premiered on Artcore's Facebook Live to further develop your puppet theatre making skills...

Masterclass 1 - Playful Puppetry

Masterclass 2 - Creating Worlds

Masterclass 3 - Telling Stories

Family Creatives is a project in association with Artcore and Wrongsemble.

Photo by Robert Day: Derby Theatre's Little Red Riding Hood, 2019