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


The Diploma in Professional Puppetry 2019 (Slowtrack).

Starts 2nd February starts followed by various dates Slow-track

 The first module of the Course explores glove puppetry and some shadow work.

The Diploma is completed in 2020. Although at least one month of the Summer School is mandatory it is possible to combine it with working through the year on SlowTrack modules.

In general teaching takes place in Derby, with masterclasses taking place in London as well as other events.

Slowtrack dates (one module)

(Programme yet to be completed) 


February “Puppetry as a Commercial Proposition”

2nd Visiting tutors, Ronnie Le Drew and Lois Conlan (Travelling Puppet Theatre)


24 Body and hand shadow puppets.








Thursday 23rd rehearsals

Friday 24th performances all day in a school plus debriefing



If you are only available to take one module it is possible to take this one module @ £1600.00. If you are only able to take some of these dates it is possible to pay for them @£40.00 per day, but please book immediately. 

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All fees are non-refundable

Full fees are £6,400 for the whole two years of the Diploma including assessment fees, and classes. There are three bursary places available which considerably reduce the fees to £3,900. Currently, there is particular emphasis on applicants who are committed to the development of the art of puppetry in education and therapy. 

Please write to describing yourself and why you think the London School of Puppetry is where you can best prepare for a career that includes puppetry.  To assist you in your application please send for the LSP student handbook. 

If you are offered a place, please go to the website to pay your non-returnable deposit (you will be given a special Bursary Code to do this if you are successful).

photographs are by Caroline Astell-Burt, Kay Yasugi, Debbi Maurice

All fees paid are non-refundable 

Available dates

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