Puppet Place

Puppet Place is your hub for all things animated on stage and film in the UK. We are dedicated to sharing our passion for puppetry and animation with the wider public and supporting artists and professionals working with these artforms. Our building, on Bristol’s Harbourside, is home to a community of resident companies and artists working in puppetry, animation and the creative sector more widely. We support the greater puppetry and creative sector through residencies, networking and training.

For the public we run events, workshops and activities in Bristol and beyond, including the internationally recognised, Bristol Festival of Puppetry.

Puppet Place is your hub for all things animated on stage and film in the UK. We are dedicated to sharing our passion for puppetry and animation with the wider public and supporting artists and professionals working with these artforms. Our building, on Bristol’s Harbourside, is home to a community of resident companies and artists working in puppetry, animation and the creative sector more widely. We support the greater puppetry and creative sector through residencies, networking and training.

We currently have 3 new spaces available for resident artists and we are looking to increase our community of Associate Artists. 

We have a Rehearsal Studio, Bench Space – a dedicated area (approx 3m x 5m) within our communal studio and Desk space for hire.

For the public we run events, workshops and activities in Bristol and beyond, including the internationally recognised, Bristol Festival of Puppetry.

Spaces

Puppet Place Fabrication Studio

Puppet Place offers a dedicated workbay (approx 3m x 5m) within our communal studio including access to tools such as pillar drill, bandsaw and belt sander, extraction booth for spray paints, resins and adhesives. This space is ideal for larger builds that require a messy environment. This space is available for short term hires via our Associate Artists Scheme

Puppet Place Rehearsal Studio

Puppet Place is based on Bristol’s historic harbourside near to Spike Island Studios and Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Our building, Unit 18, is ideally located within easy walking distance of the city’s key cultural organisations. Our rehearsal studio is suitable for rehearsals, workshops and meetings of up to 25 people.