Scottish Mask And Puppet Centre

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8-10 Balcarres Avenue, Glasgow West End G12 0QF
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About Scottish Mask And Puppet Centre

The Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre 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.

SMPC operates a regular family Saturday Show programme between September - June accompanied by workshop and birthday party events. Schools, community groups and voluntary organisations visit on weekdays by appointment or the Centre provides outreach services to such groups. The Centre also offers two major touring exhibitions for hire to museums & galleries in the UK and Ireland - "The Magic of Masks & Puppets" and "Behind The Mask". Craft commissions and advisory and consultancy services are also provided to theatres, film, television and the creative industries.

SMPC’s children and family programme aims to introduce you to touring companies both national & international, which includes aspects of glove, rod, marionette, shadow, table-top and black light theatre. We also promote performances, using mask, mime, storytelling, music, magic and entertainment. We endeavour to give birthday mentions to all children if informed in advance.

Birthday Parties at SMPC

Book a birthday party in conjunction with a performance (4yrs +) or book a birthday party puppet-making workshop for 5yrs+. We provide the party food, organise the show party games and give each child a party bag to take away. You just bring the cake.

Upcoming Events

The Singing Ringing Tree

The Singing Ringing Tree

27 January 2018
Join the Folding Theatre Co. at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre for their production the Singing Ringing Tree!
Oscar and the Highland Castle

Oscar and the Highland Castle

03 February 2018
One of Scotland's most evocative folk tales is imaginatively re-told with wit and charm courtesy of Mousetale Puppets!
The Princess & The Dragon

The Princess & The Dragon

17 February 2018
Join Princess Elizabeth as she goes on a mission to rescue her Prince from a fiery dragon when Pavla's Puppets come to the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
One Man Shoe

One Man Shoe

24 February 2018
Will Jango Starr realise his dreams of transforming into a star? Find out at the Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre!