Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre

Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre The Centre is a unique place as an international centre specialising in mask, mime, puppetry and phy
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SMPC comprises a theatre (80 seats), museum and education unit. It houses an extensive mask & puppet library & archive, permanent exhibition areas, cafe, film & FX unit, mask studio, marionette carving workshop, various production and design workshops, stores and an office complex.

This Weekend Free Shows for Doors Open Days @ SMPC - Sat 16 & Sun 17 Sep 10AM - 4PM. SHOWS 11AM | 1PM | 3PM. COME IN OUT...
15/09/2023

This Weekend Free Shows for Doors Open Days @ SMPC - Sat 16 & Sun 17 Sep 10AM - 4PM. SHOWS 11AM | 1PM | 3PM. COME IN OUT OF THE RAIN - Cafe Open, Colour-in Cut-Out Mask and Puppet activities £2.50/£2.00, Tours and much more.....

SMPC What's On Children and Families Programme. Shows! Workshops! Halloween! Christmas!

Show season starts tomorrow at SMPC with Stars in the Sky by Luminous Tales Sunday 3 Sep 2023 - 11AM Tickets £6.95/£7.50...
02/09/2023

Show season starts tomorrow at SMPC with Stars in the Sky by Luminous Tales Sunday 3 Sep 2023 - 11AM Tickets £6.95/£7.50
https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/what-s-on

A shadow puppet show in a scrolling rolling light up shadow box machine otherwise known as a ‘crankie’. As the light comes on, the stars glow and as the doors open, the scenery scrolls before your eyes. ‘There was once an old lady who wanted to play with the stars…’ and so begins this tale.....! With chance to see how it all works after the show and ask questions.
https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/event-details/stars-in-the-sky-by-luminous-tales-sunday-3-sep-2023-11am

We hope to see you, cafe open from 10am :)

Wizardry is at work behind our doors, the magical world of masks, puppets, magic, mime, clowning and music! https://www....
24/08/2023

Wizardry is at work behind our doors, the magical world of masks, puppets, magic, mime, clowning and music! https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/what-s-on

We have a super season of events coming up at SMPC starting on Sun 3 Sep with Stars in the Sky by Luminous Tales & Zannie Fraser, a delightful and unique shadow/crankie performance. Followed closely by Glasgow Doors Open Days, with Glasgow Building Preservation Trust.

Check out the rest of our events online now up to Christmas, including our October Holiday Festival Magipup, events for Children & Families, Halloween and our Panto with Theatre Presto, Cinderella.....Book NOW....or Cinders Gets IT!

Make a colour-in cut-out puppet/mask activity in our cafe from one hour before and after our events, browse the museum displays or visit our shop of puppets, masks, cards, retro games, wooden toys, books and much more...

For any budding magicians (14 yrs+/adult) out there, the Scottish Conjuror's Association's, evening programme, re-commences at SMPC on Wed 6 Sep 23. Interested in more information or joining https://www.scamagic.org/

The Glasgow West End U3a, has a social afternoon get together over coffee and cake on the first Saturday of the month in SMPC's Cafe, For more info or to join https://u3asites.org.uk/glasgow-west-end/groups

Our touring exhibition 'The Magic of Masks and Puppets' is at Ushaw House in Durham until Sun 10 Sep https://ushaw.org/whatson/the-magic-of-masks-puppets/

02/08/2023

Our new Exhibition is here and it’s not at all creepy 😉👺

Plan your visit to see 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑴𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒄 𝒐𝒇 𝑴𝒂𝒔𝒌𝒔 & 𝑷𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒕𝒔: https://bit.ly/3ZNQT7I

Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre

Wizardry is at work behind our doors, the world of masks, puppets, magic and mime! https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/what-...
17/06/2023

Wizardry is at work behind our doors, the world of masks, puppets, magic and mime! https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/what-s-on

Summer fun at SMPC as part of https://westfest.uk/ Dot and the Ruby Sneakers, on Sat 17 June at SMPC, is now sold out, but have no fear Theatre Presto will be back 16/17 Dec with their Christmas Panto, Cinderella.

This weekend also at SMPC Talking Heads Puppets will be with us on - Sun 18 June with Looking for Nessie 11am and 2pm. Make a colour-in cut-out puppet or mask in our cafe before our events or simply browse the museum displays.

COMMUNITY NEWS - ALLOTMENT OPEN DAY & NEW CAFE

This weekend Kelvinside Allotment Association - Kirklee (just off Kirklee Road, before the bridge to the Arborteum entrance of the Botanics) are having their Open Day - Sat 17 June 2 - 5pm, there will be plants for sale, jams, chutneys, tombola and much more.

Alfie Coffee & Co, who supply our lovely Centre coffee, have just opened a delightful new cafe in Drymen - Alfie & Co Country Coffee House, 42 Main St. G63 0BG. The entrance belies the lovely rockery garden where you can sit and while away a little time in the summer sun or shade out back.

Need a last minute gift, from our new shop: Pre - Christmas opening times are: Wed 21 Dec - 3:00pm - 8:30pm | Thurs 22 D...
21/12/2022

Need a last minute gift, from our new shop: Pre - Christmas opening times are: Wed 21 Dec - 3:00pm - 8:30pm | Thurs 22 Dec - 11:00am - 8:30pm | Fri 23 Dec - 1:00pm - 8:30pm.

Don't miss tonight's Christmas Magic Show - Santa's Back with Gary Dunn or our Panto Little Red Riding Hood with Theatre Presto Thurs 22 & Fri 23 Dec "It's one of the funniest hours of the year" Michael Barnett. https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/what-s-on

Looking for that special gift....Folkmanis Puppets are not just for Christmas......! Or check out our old fashioned games, yo yo's, optical spinning tops, kaleidescopes, marbles, skittles, educational toys and much much more....and our new stock in from Moulin Roty (France) including the delightful puppets above...Story Shadow Sets, Goldilocks & the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Pigs, Enchanted Forest & Dinosaurs and Fabric Shadow Screens & Story Book Torches for telling fascinating tales at bedtime...of voyage, adventure, discovery and nursery rhymes! Come and take a look :)

NEXT SEASON'S SHOWS FEB - APR 2023, Dinosaur Detectives by Clydebuilt Puppets, The Emperor's New Clothes, Gingerbread Man by Banyan Theatre, Punch and Judy, Jack and the Beanstalk, Pinocchio, by Clive Chandler and Tip Top Puppets, The Bag That Went Boo and Eggs on Legs by Garlic Theatre, NOW ONLINE TOO.

When visiting for events see our museum displays through-out the building and visit our cafe for light refreshments and children's colour-in, cut-out puppet and mask activities.

WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED US AND OUR RE-OPENING FROM SMPC.

https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/what-s-onThis weekend at SMPC jingle along to The Magic of Christmas with Magic Den - Sa...
15/12/2022

https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/what-s-on
This weekend at SMPC jingle along to The Magic of Christmas with Magic Den - Sat 17 Dec 11am & 2pm and on Wed 21 Dec 7pm see Santa's Back with Gary Dunn and Chico the Monkey. Don't miss our Panto Little Red Riding Hood with Theatre Presto. Panto Family Tickets Available@£10.00 each. We hope to see you :)

Come in out of the cold this weekend for our Great Christmas Puppet Making Workshops Sat 10 Dec 10am (sold out) 2pm (7 t...
08/12/2022

Come in out of the cold this weekend for our Great Christmas Puppet Making Workshops Sat 10 Dec 10am (sold out) 2pm (7 tickets left) and a warm welcome on Sun 11 Dec 2pm for Get Lost Jack Frost with Talking Heads Puppets - well timed!
https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/what-s-on
We hope to see you:) Check out up and coming Magic Shows with Magic Den and Gary Dunn and our Christmas Panto Little Red Riding Hood.

Don't Miss this weekend - Three Bears by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre on Sun 4 Dec 2pm @ SMPCA very festive porridge, porri...
01/12/2022

Don't Miss this weekend - Three Bears by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre on Sun 4 Dec 2pm @ SMPC
A very festive porridge, porridge, porridge and the 3 BEARS just love it! The metal world of Goldilicks meets the naturally wooden world of 3 BEARS, the result, a very sticky adventure all round!
https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/what-s-on

CHRISTMAS STARTS THIS WEEKEND AT SMPC with I Spy with PC Mckay and Talking Heads Puppets | Sun 27 Nov 2pm https://www.ma...
24/11/2022

CHRISTMAS STARTS THIS WEEKEND AT SMPC with I Spy with PC Mckay and Talking Heads Puppets | Sun 27 Nov 2pm https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/what-s-on

The Puppets at Talking Heads Puppets have something to complain about from lost presents to missing wands. Can PC McKay find out what’s going on? Where is Randalph’s wand? PC McKay has a mystery to solve for all the children before Christmas and don’t miss Cheeky Robert and Ben in a Basket too!

Come in out of the cold for crafty activities & colour-in and cut-Out puppets and masks in our cafe from 1pm before and after the show. Lots of designs to choose from Fairies, Santa's, Reindeer, Penguins, Mermaids and Snowmen. All materials provided £2.50/ £2.00.

We hope to see you :)

SMPC

SMPC CHRISTMAS EVENTS PROGRAMME SUN 27 NOV - FRI 23 DEC 2022 SHOWS | WORKSHOPSHERE WE GO AGAIN! There is wizardry at wor...
17/11/2022

SMPC CHRISTMAS EVENTS PROGRAMME
SUN 27 NOV - FRI 23 DEC 2022 SHOWS | WORKSHOPS
HERE WE GO AGAIN!

There is wizardry at work behind our doors, the magical world of masks and puppets in our Living Museum www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/what-s-on

Play I Spy with PC Mckay and discover who tells Jack Frost to Get Lost with Talking Heads Puppets. Goldilocks visits a syrup factory in the 3 Bears with Clydebuilt Puppets. Join in the Magic of Christmas with Magic Den or laugh your socks off with Santa's Back and Gary Dunn! Create your own puppet in our Christmas Puppet Making Workshops. DON'T MISS this years PANTO with Theatre Presto, ( Family Discount Tickets Available) Little Red Riding Hood... oh Grandma-ma what big eyes and ears you have!

View our collections & museum exhibits from around the world on display throughout the building & check out our new gift shop. Our cafe is open for refreshments and Christmas colour-in, cut-out puppet/mask activities as well as delicious alfiecoffee.co.uk before and after events. All proceeds support our Charity: SCO14379. Thank You.

See our Touring Exhibition - The Magic of Mask and Puppets at The Great Tapestry of Scotland in Galashiels until Dec 31 2022 www.greattapestryofscotland.com

SMPC OCT HOLS EVENTS PROGRAMME SAT 15 - FRI 21 OCT 2022CAFE OPEN DAYS | SHOWS | WORKSHOPS  - HERE WE GO! https://www.mas...
14/10/2022

SMPC OCT HOLS EVENTS PROGRAMME

SAT 15 - FRI 21 OCT 2022

CAFE OPEN DAYS | SHOWS | WORKSHOPS - HERE WE GO!

https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/what-s-on

There is wizardry at work behind our doors, the magical world of masks and puppets!

Discover who will marry little Miss Mouse with Puppeteer Colleen Magennis, help a little lost bear find his way home with Clydebuilt Puppets (image credit), or create your very own puppet in our great CRAFTY - MAKE IT workshop with SMPC! There is plenty to discover and enjoy in our jam-packed program. Don't miss Magic Den and his Magic Circus this Sunday 16 Oct or Gary Dunn and Where's the Ghost on Friday 21 Oct (extra show now programmed at 11am due to demand).

View our exhibits and check out our wonderful new gift shop of puppets, masks, retro games, wooden toys, books, and much more! Or simply take the weight off your feet on one of our Cafe Open Days Sat 15 and Thurs 20 Oct 22, while the children colour-in and cut-out puppets and/or masks ( £2.50 each or 3 for £6.00 Kits, all materials provided).

We hope to see you :)

DOORS OPEN DAYSFri 16 - Sun 18 Sept 2022https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/what-s-onWe are ...
08/09/2022

DOORS OPEN DAYS
Fri 16 - Sun 18 Sept 2022

https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/
https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/what-s-on

We are excited to be a part of Glasgow Doors Open Days 2022. There is wizardry at work behind these closed doors – the magical world of masks and puppets!

Have lots of fun once more... the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre is opening especially for Doors Open Days Fri 16 - Sun 18 Sept 10AM - 4PM each day.

Come along to see the changes to date, enjoy one of our free puppet shows from Talking Heads Puppets on Sat 17 and Sun 18 Sept at 11AM, 1PM and 3PM, with guided tours after each show! Enjoy a barista coffee and home baking in our newly refurbished cafe. Check out our wonderful new gift shop full of retro games, wooden toys, puppets, masks and books in creation since the pandemic and carried out alongside our ongoing building renovation.

Our cafe will have children’s colour-in/cut-out puppet and mask activities available to buy (felt tips etc. provided on the day) alongside light refreshments, home-baking and delicious Alfie & Co. coffee. It’s an ideal place to start browsing the multicultural exhibits in addition to our reference and audio-visual library and workshop spaces.

The pandemic has brought about an exciting and continuing period of change, renovation and refurbishment for the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre with the valued support of Museums and Galleries Scotland, Creative Scotland, Visit Scotland, Glasgow City Council Business Strategic Framework and Local Area Fund.

After Doors Open Days, while work is still ongoing, please phone for opening times. We are very much looking forward to sharing our new museum and gallery space. We will be looking to re-open in 2022.

Hello from SMPC....Looking for something to do this weekend and coming week, Don't miss Art and Energy from Plymouth - C...
06/11/2021

Hello from SMPC....Looking for something to do this weekend and coming week, Don't miss Art and Energy from Plymouth - COP26 Moths to a Flame Community Installation at the Kibble Palace, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow 6-12 Nov 12-4pm. Check out their website and learn how to make your own recycled moths from milk bottles and much more. https://www.mothstoaflame.art/events

Photo's taken at a special evening preview by Sarah, with the moths lit up under UV torches, making the 13,000+ moths, a wonderful interactive display. It's also fascinating to learn that even the plants light up under UV. The lovely Chloe, Naomi and Jenny from Art and Energy will be on hand to talk to you about their project if visiting the Kibble.

To update everyone, the pandemic has brought about a continuing period of change and renovation for SMPC, which is still ongoing and taking a little longer than planned. We will now be looking to re-open in 2022. It has been a pleasure to support Art and Energy, with workshop space after they were given the final go ahead to install their community project at the Kibble just over two weeks ago for COP26.

08/05/2021

Some may be wondering what we are doing while being temporarily closed during the pandemic? The answer is refurbishing, renovating and preparing the way for opening our new museum gallery and shop in the Autumn. Watch this space!

This weekend's special shows on at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre as part of the Glasgow International Comedy are: Pino...
13/03/2020

This weekend's special shows on at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre as part of the Glasgow International Comedy are:

Pinocchio Sat 14 Mar @ 2pm - Following the grain (pardon the pun) of this classic story, an old clock-maker named Geppetto carves a little boy out of a block of wood, just as if it where a real boy and so begins the adventures of Pinocchio!

That's the way to Do it! Sun 15 Mar @ 2pm - Cheer to the juggling, join in with the plate spinning and laugh with Professor Clive at the best Punch and Judy show in town. See Mr Punch, Judy, the Baby, the Crocodile and of course the Sausages, accompanied by a variety of marionettes, and the sound of a traditional mechanical organ. That's the Way to Do it! "You were brilliant" Zoe Court, Warwick District Council.

Tickets/ Booking all Shows: https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on

Colour-in and cut-out masks and puppets available in our from 1PM! Lots of designs to choose from :)

Saturday's performance of Pinocchio in partnership with Glasgow International Comedy Festival is this Sat 14 March 2020 ...
11/03/2020

Saturday's performance of Pinocchio in partnership with Glasgow International Comedy Festival is this Sat 14 March 2020 @ 2pm.

Don't miss Professor Clive Chandler with Punch and Judy this Sunday 15th March at 2 PM, before that sells out too! That's the way to do it!

Colour-in and cut-out masks and puppets available in our cafe before and after the show from 1 PM!

Join us next weekend for The Emperors New Clothes on Saturday 21 March and a Mother's Day special of The Gingerbread Man by Banyan Puppet Theatre on Sunday 22 March too!

https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/events/thats-the-way-to-do-it-by-professor-clive-chandler

Cheer to the juggling, join in with the plate spinning and laugh with Professor Clive at the best Punch and Judy show in town.

This weekends show TheThree Bears by Clydebuilt Puppets Sat 29 Feb 2pm at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre  https://w...
26/02/2020

This weekends show TheThree Bears by Clydebuilt Puppets Sat 29 Feb 2pm at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on ....and not to be missed a series of delightful shows coming in March to us.

Sat 14 Mar 2pm
Pinocchio by Clive Chandler
Sun 15 Mar 2pm
That's the Way to Do it! by Professor Clive Chandler

Sat 21 Mar 2pm
The Emperor's New Clothes by Banyan Puppet Theatre
Sun 22 Mar 2pm for Mothers Day
The Gingerbread Man by Banyan Puppet Theatre

Sun 29 Mar 2pm
Eggs on Legs by Garlic Theatre

We do hope to see you:)

Do you Love Magic? If so, don't miss Alex the Magician's Magic Show - Love Magic Sat 15 Feb 2pm at the Scottish Mask and...
13/02/2020

Do you Love Magic? If so, don't miss Alex the Magician's Magic Show - Love Magic Sat 15 Feb 2pm at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre.
https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on

Plus Craft Activity - Colour-in and Cut-Out Puppets and Masks in our Cafe before and after the show from 1pm. Lots of designs to choose from mermaids, sharks, butterflies, dragons, rabbits... all materials provided £1.50.

Up and Coming Shows This February at SMPC

Sat 15 Feb 2pm
Love Magic - Alex the Magician

Sat 22 Feb 2 & 4pm
Oscar's Amazing Space Adventure by Mousetale Puppets

Sat 29 Feb 2pm
Three Bears by Clydebuilt Puppets

We do hope to see you :)

All puppet and magic shows Feb - June 2020 can be found at https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-onComing soon:Sat 15 Fe...
07/02/2020

All puppet and magic shows Feb - June 2020 can be found at https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on
Coming soon:
Sat 15 Feb 2pm Love Magic! By Alex the Magician.
Sat 22 Feb 2 & 4pm Oscar's Amazing Space Adventure By Mousetale Puppets.

Also Craft Activity Colour-in and Cut-Out Puppets and Masks in our Cafe around show times - see listing details. Lots of designs to choose from mermaids, sharks, butterflies, dragons, rabbits... all materials provided £1.50.

This weekends show the Magic Circus by Magic Den is now sold out.

All of this season's children and family, puppet and magic shows Feb - June 2020 can be found at https://www.maskandpupp...
29/01/2020

All of this season's children and family, puppet and magic shows Feb - June 2020 can be found at https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on
Coming up:
Sat 1 Feb 2pm Three Wishes & Little Bear - Pavla's Puppets
Sat 8 Feb 2pm The Magic Circus - Magic Den

Don't miss this weekends delightful showing at 2pm on Sat 1 Feb of Three Wishes followed by the story of Little Bear - T...
29/01/2020

Don't miss this weekends delightful showing at 2pm on Sat 1 Feb of Three Wishes followed by the story of Little Bear - The Magic Green Man grants the woodcutter and his wife three wishes, but they make some very funny choices...indeed! Then it’s bedtime but Little Bear can’t sleep because he’s frightened of the dark... don’t be Little Bear.

Plus Craft Activity Colour-in and Cut-Out Puppets and Masks in our Cafe from 1pm before and after the show with lots of designs to choose from mermaids, sharks, butterflies, dragons, rabbits and bears.....to name but a few, all materials provided £1.50.

We use PAYPAL for secure payments: please note you can pay through our PAYPAL checkout as a guest with a credit or debit card.

We hope to see you :)

This weekend at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre for Burns on Sat 25 Jan 2pm, come and see the true Scottish tale by ...
23/01/2020

This weekend at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre for Burns on Sat 25 Jan 2pm, come and see the true Scottish tale by Poppy's Puppets about Meg from the borders who got to marry the best lookin’ laddie from Selkirk! Tickets £5.95/6.50 https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on

Also Craft Activity Colour-in and Cut-Out Puppets and Masks in our Cafe from 1pm before and after the show. Lots of designs to choose from mermaids, sharks, butterflies, dragons, rabbits... all materials provided £1.50.

Come and enjoy this Saturday 18 Jan 2020 at 2pm, Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre's Jack and Billy - Lots of trippety-trap fun ...
17/01/2020

Come and enjoy this Saturday 18 Jan 2020 at 2pm, Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre's Jack and Billy - Lots of trippety-trap fun with the Three Billy Goats Gruff followed by Jack and the Beanstalk as Jack plants a magic bean! Clydebuilt have created a show with baskets and boxes that become a house or even a castle, just bring your imagination for this delightful show. https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on

Also Craft Activity Colour-in and Cut-Out Puppets and Masks in our Cafe from 1pm before and after the show. Lots of designs to choose from mermaids, sharks, butterflies, dragons, rabbits... all materials provided £1.50.

We do hope to see you :)

Our exciting new season of Puppet & Magic shows including; Comedy Festival, Mother’s Day, Easter and West End Festival D...
11/01/2020

Our exciting new season of Puppet & Magic shows including; Comedy Festival, Mother’s Day, Easter and West End Festival Dates, starts here: Sun 12 Jan - Sun 21 Jun 2020
see https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on

We have a delightful season of shows ahead for you and a brand new brochure - Pinocchio, The Gingerbread Man, The Emperor’s New Clothes and Eggs on Legs, to name a few.

Why not book a birthday party? We provide the show party food, run the party games and give each child a party bag to take away. Puppet making workshop parties are great fun too, see https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/birthday-party

Our cafe is open from an hour before show times for light refreshments and children's colour in cut out puppet and mask, table craft activities.

Looking for gift ideas? Our online shop now has gift tickets and vouchers for that the special birthday gift experience to pop in a card or post. https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/shop

The Centre has displays of puppets and masks from around the world and free parking to the rear.

We hope to see you:)

Join Fingle and the Magic Horse on an adventure to find a princess...

Don't miss this weekend of event at SMPC as It's the Magic of Christmas by Alex the Magician Sat 14 Dec 2pm come and lau...
13/12/2019

Don't miss this weekend of event at SMPC as It's the Magic of Christmas by Alex the Magician Sat 14 Dec 2pm come and laugh with Cecil the Dog. £5.95/6.50 https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/events/its-a-magic-christmas-by-alex-the-magician and....and Colour-in Cut-out puppets and masks in the cafe after the show £1.50

Or have lots of festive family fun in our crafty Christmas workshop! Tickets left only for for Sun 15 Dec - 10.15am https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/events/the-great-christmas-puppet-making-workshop-2

We hope to see you :)

The Snow Child this weekend at SMPC - Sat 7 Dec 2pm by Pavla's Puppets https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on Also Col...
05/12/2019

The Snow Child this weekend at SMPC - Sat 7 Dec 2pm by Pavla's Puppets https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on

Also Colour-in and cut-out masks and puppets will be available in our cafe from 1pm before and after the show, (£1.50 all materials supplied) including Kings, Reindeers, Fairies, Penguins, and Masks for a Ball....Christmas is a coming.

When all was quiet, a childless couple went outside and made a little girl from snow. How they wished that she would come alive and be a daughter to them. In the morning, there is a knock on the door, and who should walk through the door but the little snow child... A poignant Russian folk tale. Pavla will give a demonstration at the end of the show to show you how to make your very own spoon puppet.

We hope to see you :)

Roll up! Roll up!  The Magic Circus is coming to town!  Magic Den will be performing this Sunday 1st December at 2PM, ge...
28/11/2019

Roll up! Roll up! The Magic Circus is coming to town!

Magic Den will be performing this Sunday 1st December at 2PM, get your tickets here!

Colour-in and cut-out masks and puppets will be available in our cafe from 1PM before and after the show, including our Christmas characters! Kings, Reindeers, Fairies, Penguins, and masks for a ball!

BY POPULAR DEMAND:We have added another Great Christmas Puppet Making Workshop to our programme!If you missed out on tic...
22/11/2019

BY POPULAR DEMAND:

We have added another Great Christmas Puppet Making Workshop to our programme!

If you missed out on tickets to our first two Christmas workshops you can now join us on Sunday 15th December at 10:15am!

Get your tickets now!

https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on-workshops

Our weekend performance of Jack and Billy is now SOLD OUT!Don't miss Magic Circus by Magic Den next weekend on Sunday 1s...
22/11/2019

Our weekend performance of Jack and Billy is now SOLD OUT!

Don't miss Magic Circus by Magic Den next weekend on Sunday 1st December at 2pm!

Colour-in and cut-out masks and puppets will be available to make in our cafe from 1pm before and after the performance!

https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on

Why not join us on Sun 3 Nov at 12 noon for Dinosaur Detectives by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre https://www.maskandpuppet.c...
30/10/2019

Why not join us on Sun 3 Nov at 12 noon for Dinosaur Detectives by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on you will still have time to head off for a nice Sunday lunch after.....but first follow the clues to the Dinosaur Bones in a journey of discovery, fun and conflict surrounding the first fossil finds of the Victorian era. Puppets, projection and shadow theatre create this fascinating world of dinosaurs. A fossil table will be available at the end of the show to study fossils – including Dinosaur Vertebrae and Dinosaur Poo… Loved by all! 5+ yrs.
We hope to see you :)

Don't miss the last show and workshop of our MAGIPUP Festival. Come and see Plain Bob 2pm on Sat 19 Oct by Noisy Oyster....
18/10/2019

Don't miss the last show and workshop of our MAGIPUP Festival. Come and see Plain Bob 2pm on Sat 19 Oct by Noisy Oyster. Such a delightful show, you won't be disappointed and in the morning at 10.30am make and decorate your very own Caterpillar and Butterfly as seen in the show and take them for a little walk and flutterby.....! https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on

Colour - in cut - out puppets in the cafe from 1pm before the show all materials provided £1.50.

Noisy Oyster join us tomorrow for a wonderful weekend of shows and workshops! Friday 18 Oct 2019 10:30AM  SUPERHEROS & H...
17/10/2019

Noisy Oyster join us tomorrow for a wonderful weekend of shows and workshops!

Friday 18 Oct 2019
10:30AM SUPERHEROS & HEROINES WORKSHOP
2PM PLAIN BOB

Saturday 19 Oct 2019
10:30AM CATERPILLARS & BUTTERFLIES WORKSHOP
2PM PLAIN BOB

Get arty this October Week!  With three wonderful workshops planned, why not visit SMPC for a crafty day out!Join us tom...
16/10/2019

Get arty this October Week! With three wonderful workshops planned, why not visit SMPC for a crafty day out!

Join us tomorrow, 10:30AM Thursday 17 Oct 2019 for our CRAFTY PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOP!

10:30AM Friday 18 Oct SUPERHEROS & HEROINES WORKSHOP with Noisy Oyster

10:30AM Saturday 19 Oct CATERPILLARS & BUTTERFLIES WORKSHOP with Noisy Oyster

Tomorrow's Could It Be Magic Workshop with Alex the Magician is now SOLD OUT.

MAGIPUP FESTIVAL - Sat 12 - Sat 19 Oct 2019Don't miss our Family October Holiday Fun Festival - MAGIPUP - Magic, Puppets...
12/10/2019

MAGIPUP FESTIVAL - Sat 12 - Sat 19 Oct 2019

Don't miss our Family October Holiday Fun Festival - MAGIPUP - Magic, Puppets Shows & Workshops to entertain & delight. Coming next Sun 13 & Mon 14 Oct Mermarella - Cinderella of the Sea - 2pm & Sun 13 Oct Mermarella Workshop - 3.15pm by Indigo Moon Theatre https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on check out our jam packed week of events.

Our jam-packed October Holiday Festival kicks off this Saturday!  Magic, puppets and workshops to entertain and delight ...
11/10/2019

Our jam-packed October Holiday Festival kicks off this Saturday! Magic, puppets and workshops to entertain and delight all ages, get your tickets now!

Saturday 12 - Saturday 19 October 2019

You are warmly invited to join us for Doors Open Day 2019!  Enjoy a FREE show with Professor Clive performing the best P...
20/09/2019

You are warmly invited to join us for Doors Open Day 2019! Enjoy a FREE show with Professor Clive performing the best Punch and Judy in town along with the Crocodile, the Sausages, the Policeman, Mr Punch, Judy and the Baby, See a variety of trick marionettes, including a dissecting skeleton! Join in with the plate spinning and cheer to the juggling. Entertainment for all. That's the Way to Do it!

Show Times: 11am | 1pm | 3pm.
https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/whats-on

Join Centre tours and explore our creature workshops after each show! Visit our cafe for soup, home-baking and refreshments and the children can colour-in / cut-out, masks and puppets - lots of designs to choose from £1.50. Don't miss “Glasgow’s Wee Hidden Gem", and a Jewel in a box”.

Join us this Saturday 14 Sep 2019 for The Magic Horse by Yugen Puppets!  Fingle and the Magic Horse will take us on an a...
11/09/2019

Join us this Saturday 14 Sep 2019 for The Magic Horse by Yugen Puppets! Fingle and the Magic Horse will take us on an adventure to find a princess...

Adult ticket £6.50 Child Tickets £5.95
Book: www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/events/the-magic-horse-by-yugen-puppets

Enjoy colour-in and cut-out masks and puppets in our cafe from 1pm before and after the show! Lots of designs to choose from! £1.50

Our BRAND NEW Website Is Live!Click here to see our new What's On Sep - December 2019 Programme and find out about our f...
06/09/2019

Our BRAND NEW Website Is Live!

Click here to see our new What's On Sep - December 2019 Programme and find out about our fabulous show and workshop birthday parties!

Don't miss our last two shows of the season this weekend.  https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/shop/index.php?main_page=inde...
21/06/2019

Don't miss our last two shows of the season this weekend. https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=66

Tonight at SMPC Fri 21 Jun 7.30pm Puck's Midsummer Madness By Theatre Presto
Warm, dreamy, romantic, summer evenings. The Fairy King Oberon, has plans for his Queen Titania….until Puck puts a spanner in the works! Join in with Puck’s Midsummer Madness in this theatre show for all ages.

Tomorrow at SMPC - Sat 22 Jun 2pm The Magic Circus by Magic Den
Roll up, roll up, Magic Den presents The Magic Circus, an exciting, fun, fast-paced and colourful magic show for all the family. Everyone from 3-93 is sure to love this interactive show, so get in early as you could be a star in Den’s Magic Circus. A fun family show which capitivated my 3 & 9 year old from beginning to end. Filled with laughter and audience participation. Brilliant !! J Dyet

Both Shows In partnership with Glasgow West End Festival westendfestival.co.uk We hope to see you this weekend and wish everyone a happy summer holidays :)

Our family and children's programme will start back on Sat 7 Sep with Lost Bear by Clydebuilt Puppets.

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Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

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Were excited to announce our event puppety event for the Scottish Refugee Council

Gather round Families and Little ones for some online sensory storytelling, crafting, and learning with Little Debz How It Felt

🌟To book a space and get your activity pack🌟
https://www.howitfelt.org/workshops
19th of June 10.30am - 11.30am online session
4-11's

This online session will be looking at moral tale of 'The Two goats' Ages from 4-11 year olds. (Little fingers might need a little Help from Adults.)
🎨🖐

🌟Booking your place you will receive an activity pack (packs for siblings in same household) that can be posted out (UK based) or dropped off/picked up in Dundee Scotland. And receive a zoom link so you can read, learn, and craft along with us.🌟

Can't wait to become fuzzy friends with you! 🙂

⭐️ To book ⭐️ Click the link
https://www.howitfelt.org/workshops

Any questions please get in touch
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 07913919299
In the meantime you can check us out online
www.howitfelt.org

Scottish Refugee Council Dundee Social Enterprise Network Dundee kids clubs & activities ScrapAntics Puppet Place Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre Art Craft Finder What's On For Kids Angus What's On In Scotland
The next resilience grant recipient we are hearing from is the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre about their project PUPPET SPOON! 🎉

"SMPC have developed with support from GCAN an accessible puppet idea for children, parents, nurseries and teachers using simple and easily obtainable materials. Since it has become impossible during the Corona Virus pandemic to carry on teaching and working with groups in the close-up interactive way, that had become the hallmark of our very successful rod puppet workshop - we needed to find another way.
We decided to adapt ready-made wooden spoons that are cost effective, easily available, with the body and head of the puppet all one. Simple design materials can be used; pens, paint, pipe cleaners, paper, googly and stick on eyes, recyclable household bottle tops and small pieces of fabric and buttons. In this way puppets can be made with minimal instruction and used to tell a story; design and make your own character, an animal or even the odd alien!"

The kits were posted out and allowed children and adults to experiment with their own character ides ⭐

Well aren't they delightful! 🤩 take a look to see the making process 👉
Glasgow International Comedy Festival: With inspiring puppeteering, object theatre and original live music, The Emperor's New Clothes is brought delightfully to life at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Glasgow International Comedy Festival: Especially for Mothers Day, don't miss the fast paced, freshly baked adventure that is The Gingerbread Man at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Glasgow International Comedy Festival: Join Clive Chandler at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre as he shares the adventures of Pinocchio!
Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre: Shopping, healthy eating, and fun are the key elements of The Three Bears by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre!
Join Oscar and Mousetale Puppets for an 'Amazing Space Adventure' at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre on February 22nd!
Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre: Join Alex The Magician on Valentine's weekend for 'Love Magic' a great entertainment show for all the family, featuring Cecil the Puppet!
The Banyan Puppet Theatre is bringing The Emperor’s New Clothes to !

Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre
Saturday 21 March
2pm

A very vain Emperor orders two swindlers to make him a set of clothes, the like of which has never ever been seen before…or since!!!

Inspiring puppeteering, object theatre and original live music brings this tale delightfully to life - don’t miss it!

http://www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/shows/2953
Roll up, roll up, Magic Den presents The Magic Circus... a colourful magic show for all the family at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Join Pavla's Puppets for two shows at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre on Saturday 1st February... Three Wishes and Little Bear!
Watch this short video to find out what Glasgow Connected Arts Network is all about! We hear from various GCAN members about the benefits of the network for artists and projects in Glasgow 🤩

In order of appearance:

Chaz Bonnar: Freelance Artist and Social Entrepreneur, Organiser at Resurgence Scotland
Emily Reid, Artistic Director at Eco Drama
Dr Malcolm Knight, Director at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre
Helen Mill, Executive Director of The Village Storytelling Centre and GCAN Chair

With thanks to Glasgow City Council Creative Scotland and Young Start through the The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland for their support.