Workshop puppet montage

Puppets created at Mr Gotalot’s School of Puppetry (April 2019)

A day workshop for children aged between 7 and 11 years old in glove puppetry fabrication and performance.

Next workshop date to be announced

10.00am to 4.30pm

Kelvin Players Studio Theatre, 253b Gloucester Road, BS7 8NY


Gotalot and Sydney

Mr Gotalot and our lead puppeteer, Charlotte Whitten

Children will make their own puppet and then learn how to bring it to life. They will then show their new found puppetry skills to parents in a short performance and can take their puppet home to make puppet shows of their own.

Workshop Puppet

Workshop Puppet

Make your own hand puppet out of fabric, foam and all sorts using traditional puppetry techniques as seen in The Muppets and The Furchester Hotel. Learn lip syncing, eye contact and basic body language techniques to show off in your final performance.

Next date tba

10.00am to 4.30pm

Kelvin Players Studio Theatre, 253b Gloucester Road, BS7 8NY


Pre-booking will be essential for this workshop as places are limited. Cost is £45 per child (Booking fee applies, price includes all materials for puppet making). An early bird discount code is available. Please contact B.A.D. to get the code.

Participants must bring a packed lunch (nut free). Final performance will start at 4.00pm.


The graduates of Mr Gotalot’s first School of Puppetry (28th March 2018)

For more information about the workshop, to register your interest in the next workshop or any other questions about Bristol Academy of Drama, please email Claire at

The workshop will be run by our very own lead puppeteer, Charlotte Whitten and Bristol Academy of Drama (BAD) artistic director, Claire Vincent.

Charlotte has been making and performing puppets for Monkey Trousers Theatre since April 2015. She has trained in puppetry fabrication and performance with Marc Parrett (Bath Puppet Workshop), Chris Pirie (Green Ginger) and Wendy Froud (She made Yoda!!)

Claire is  a LAMDA teacher and an award winning actress who has a passion for introducing the power of theatre to young people of all ages. B.A.D. is a children’s drama school offering drama classes, workshops and holiday clubs for children who want to learn about and engage in theatre and performance in its many forms from puppetry to shadow theatre and mask work to physical theatre.