The Show Must Go On!
Norwich Puppet Theatre turns 40 years old this December. They are based in the church of St James on Whitefriars in Norwich and are primarily a family venue, presenting puppet shows and creative workshops to the public. They also have a large outreach programme, delivering creative experiences to children and families in schools and in the community.
The Theatre had to close its doors to the public in March, and they have sadly remained shut ever since. However they started their online Puppet Theatre YouTube channel at the beginning of April and have had new uploads almost every week. The channel is full of free content for family audiences, including a variety of puppet making videos and their new series of Roald Dahl’s Dirty Beasts and Revolting Rhymes poems. The theatre is still unable to open its doors, as socially distanced audiences in the small space would not be financially viable. They are also unable to go into schools to perform shows and run workshops. They are, however, applying for funding to try to fill this gap and are accepting donations from people who have enjoyed the free online content.
You can donate to the theatre via their totalgiving page: