Diploma Courses

The Diploma in Professional Puppetry was established in 1991 and since then it quickly gained its international reputation, attracting students from all over the world who come to the LSP to facilitate their entry into professional life as puppeteers.

Dividing the coursework into discreet and easily accessible modules, each including a balance of practical and academic work giving any puppeteer trained at the London School of Puppetry a strong sense of identity leaving the course full of confidence and passionate for their craft.

Courses

2019/20 Two types of Bursary available to you. PLEASE APPLY

 Bursaries available for 1. Advanced puppet theatre practice for Derbyshire theatre professionals or those in disability arts. 2. Therapeutic use of puppets especially in dementia care. Educational use of puppets in language and literacy teaching...

How to become a Confident Puppet Performer. Ten-dates course from 2nd February to May 24th in Derby, East Midlands then France.

  New Course! Reduced fees!     This Course is designed for participants who know they want to be puppeteers but cannot do full time classes. You might have children, or other family or work...

How to become a Professional Puppeteer if you are from Abroad. ReCreation Puppetry Break. June 1st- November 30th 2019

Next ReCreation Puppetry Break June 1st - November 30th. Derby East Midlands.  The Course is aimed at puppeteers from countries outside the UK enabling them to get a sound training in professional puppetry. Bursaries are...

How to Become a Puppeteer: 2019/2020 Derby. East Midlands. Diploma in Professional Puppetry Starting 2nd February 2019

  Special reduction in fees for Hand, Body Module if you start on February 2nd. The Diploma in Professional Puppetry 2019 (Slowtrack and Intensive). (contact apply@londonschoolofpuppetry.com if you are only available to do Slow-Track study)....

How to Become a Puppeteer: Derby. East Midlands. Diploma in Professional Puppetry. 2nd February 2019

  The Diploma in Professional Puppetry 2019 It starts 2nd February followed by various dates finishing on 31st August (First Year)  after making, rehearsing and performing types of glove, hand, body, and shadow puppetry.  This...

Make your own Marionette. Short Course. Derby East Midlands 1-7th June 2019

Make your own Marionette. Join us for this seven day course and learn traditional carving techniques and walk your marionette out of the workshop. The puppet style designed by Ronnie Le Drew and Caroline Astell-Burt...

Making and Performing Rod Puppetry. Derby, East Midlands. 4th October-6th November 2019

Imagine picking up a puppet and feeling confident enough to operate it for an audience. This is the aim of this Course. What we want to do is to give you the skills to join...

Making and Performing Shadow Puppetry Derby East Midlands 2nd-31st August 2019

Shadow Theatre is an enigmatic form of performance - comical on one hand or borne out of deepest fears and the unsolved mysteries. It might be expressed through the whole body or by means of the...