Creative Learning

Shadow Play Workshops

 

These specially designed shadow puppetry session include a short performance based on The Monster

who ate Darkness by local author Joyce Dunbar. . 
During the workshop the group see the show, explore and learn about light and dark and the properties of
materials as well as making their own shadow puppets.
The sessions can be linked to lots of different topics and themes.
These workshops can be extended to full day sessions to create shadow worlds and performances.
We usually have of around 30 participants in each workshop so that our workshop leader
can provide support and guidance throughout the session.
For our puppet making workshops out at your venue we will bring all of the necessary
materials and will need you to provide:
 Space for the workshop(s) to take place in that has access to power.
 Access to the space 1 hour prior to the workshop start time to set up and up to 30
minutes at the end of the day to pack away.
 Enough table workspace and chairs for each participant.
 1 extra table to use as a glue gun station (we will provide a cover)
 Extra surface space around the edge of the room for our decorating materials
 Help and support from staff during the workshop.
For workshops out and about there is an additional charge of VAT and travel (if applicable)
90 minute to 2 hour session We prefer to allow 2 hours if possible.
£8.50 per participant.
If the group size is smaller than 15 we have to charge the flat fee of £160.
For full day workshops puppet making and performance
These workshops are for making and performance with the same group.
£15 per participant
If the group size is smaller than 15 we charge a flat fee of £225

These specially designed shadow puppetry sessions include a short performance based on The Monster Who Ate Darkness by local author Joyce Dunbar. During the workshop the group see the show, explore and learn about light and dark and the properties of materials as well as making their own shadow puppets. The sessions can be linked to lots of different topics and themes.

 

Shadow Workshop  Monster Who Ate Darkness  Shadow Workshop 2


Running Time

We will work with your school for a whole day. This can either be with one class of up to 30 in the morning and one in the afternoon, or one class for a whole day. We can extend this to one and a half or two day sessions to accommodate larger school groups. We can run two workshops at the same time in different spaces; this will not alter the cost.


Age Range

These workshops can be tailored to suit groups of all ages from 6+ and to all abilities. 


Number of Participants

We can accomodate up to 30 participants in each workshop, enabling our workshop leader to provide support and guidance throughout the session.


Workshop Requirements

- A space for the workshop to take place which can be made dark. The space must also be large enough to accommodate the group.

- Access to power.

- Access to the space 1 hour prior to the workshop start time to set up.

- 30 minutes at the end of the session to tidy away.

- 6 tables.

- Support from staff throughout the session.


Cost

£270 (+ VAT and travel if off-site) for a single two hour session for 30 pupils.

£360 (+ VAT and travel if off-site) for one day, 30 or 60 pupils.

£590 (+ VAT and travel if off-site) for one and a half days, 90 pupils.

£700 (+ VAT and travel if off-site) for two days, 60 or 120 pupils.


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To book a Shadow Workshop for your school or group, please fill out a booking form and return it to workshops@puppettheatre.co.uk We will then get back to you to confirm details. Please try to contact us at least one month in advance of your preferred workshop date.

Download your Booking Form here (download, fill in, resave as a PDF, then send)

You can also contact our creative learning team on 01603 615564 but please be aware that they do not work in the office full time.

You can book tickets online for this event via the UEA ticket office*, or by phone through our box office.

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*Please note that an additional booking fee will be added to the ticket price