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 available please enquire.

ReCreation Holiday Courses in Puppetry

These courses are exciting because they reveal to you artistic skills you might never have known before. Come to LSP and discover yourselves as puppeteers. Start your training on the ReCreation Holiday Course to prepare yourself for the important work you will be doing in your own country.

You may convert your UK experience to the Diploma in Professional Puppetry after completing a minimum of 6 months of business study at home.



1. You discover puppetry as an aspect of interdisciplinary studies whether you are a puppeteer, actor, visual artist, dancer- puppetry has a place.

2. You learn about earning your living as a puppeteer,

3. You learn to address the all important application of the art of puppetry in education and therapy.

4. The ReCreation puppetry experience is rich and intensive with daily operating classes, puppet-making, writing, devising making and performing, shared meals and a supportive and energising environment.

How to apply.

Please email requesting the Handbook.
Apply by email. 

Find two people involved in puppetry who can write you a reference. 

Paying fees.

After an interview (by Skype or phone)  you will be informed if you are successful gaining a place on the course. 

Please pay a non-returnable deposit through the website - If you have been awarded After this pay the balance as a Banker's Order. All fees are non-returnable.  

Fees cover tuition, use of library, assessment fees, performance space and teaching materials. Fees do NOT cover your accommodation, fares, or insurance, or materials used to make your own performance pieces.

Home study when you return home.

To assist you to do this and support you when you return home, we recommend that you find a mature puppeteer who might perform the job of mentor for you. He or she needs to help you through the more difficult times and allow you to benefit from their wisdom, experience and maturity. 


Courses are delivered in English. Classes will be based in Derby in the East Midlands with some work being carried out in London. 

Accommodation needs to be found locally, it costs approximately £90.00 a week. Please ask for the list of places to rent.

You will need to book your own flights and train journeys etc and you are responsible for your own travel insurance.  

Please note that all fees are non-returnable.

What past students have said :

“Even though I am not a therapist but an artist, Caroline made me me feel very included and would always add extra points of interest for me amongst the broader discussion about the use of puppetry in education and therapy.”

“Caroline was very interested in our opinions and would often start a discussion by asking what we thought about a specific aspect or area of puppetry - this was very inclusive and empowering.”

“I liked the ‘flow’ of the days, the combination of practical activities and theory, there was a good balance.”

“The course gave me a real boost in confidence, everyone was very open, supportive and there was real value in our ernest endeavour to explore this wonderful new area. Caroline was extremely good at teaching, knowledgeable and a very good facilitator.”

“I really liked the house, the cat, the cake, the philosophy ... I am not being ironic or glib here, for me the informality of the environment hugely enriched my experience, I had not anticipated this, but as the week revealed itself I really began to value the richness of the environment that we were learning in.” NF.

“I just want you to know that I continue to be inspired from the course in August and that all my learning is still unfolding within me. I have just made my first puppet (rod and stick) and I am enjoying getting to know her and looking forward to seeing how she will meet others and what will occur!” TM.

All fees paid are non-refundable 

Available dates

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