Scottish Mask And Puppet Centre

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8-10 Balcarres Avenue, Glasgow West End G12 0QF
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01413396185
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About Scottish Mask And Puppet Centre

The Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre comprises a theatre (80 seats), museum and education unit. It houses an extensive mask & puppet library & archive, permanent exhibition areas, cafe, film & FX unit, mask studio, marionette carving workshop, various production and design workshops, stores and an office complex.

SMPC operates a regular family Saturday Show programme between September - June accompanied by workshop and birthday party events. Schools, community groups and voluntary organisations visit on weekdays by appointment or the Centre provides outreach services to such groups. The Centre also offers two major touring exhibitions for hire to museums & galleries in the UK and Ireland - "The Magic of Masks & Puppets" and "Behind The Mask". Craft commissions and advisory and consultancy services are also provided to theatres, film, television and the creative industries.

SMPC’s children and family programme aims to introduce you to touring companies both national & international, which includes aspects of glove, rod, marionette, shadow, table-top and black light theatre. We also promote performances, using mask, mime, storytelling, music, magic and entertainment. We endeavour to give birthday mentions to all children if informed in advance.

Birthday Parties at SMPC


Book a birthday party in conjunction with a performance (4yrs +) or book a birthday party puppet-making workshop for 5yrs+. We provide the party food, organise the show party games and give each child a party bag to take away. You just bring the cake.

Upcoming Events at Scottish Mask And Puppet Centre

Jack & The Beanstalk by Talking Heads Puppets

Jack & The Beanstalk by Talking Heads Puppets

25 February 2017
Talking Heads Puppets present the classic tale Jack & The Beanstalk at the Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre!
Oscar’s Amazing Space Adventure

Oscar’s Amazing Space Adventure

04 March 2017
Join Oscar and Mousetale Puppets for an 'Amazing Space Adventure' at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Alex The Magician: Could It Be Magic

Alex The Magician: Could It Be Magic

11 March 2017
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Alex the Magician presents 'Could It Be Magic' - a fantastic show for all the family!
One Man Shoe by Jango Starr

One Man Shoe by Jango Starr

18 March 2017
Will Jango realise his dreams of transforming into a star? Find out at the Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre!
The Emperor’s New Clothes by Banyan Puppet Theatre

The Emperor’s New Clothes by Banyan Puppet Theatre

25 March 2017 - 26 March 2017
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Banyan Puppet Theatre present a delightfully funny performance of The Emperor’s New Clothes!
I Spy With PC McKay By Talking Heads Puppets

I Spy With PC McKay By Talking Heads Puppets

15 April 2017
The puppets at Talking Heads have something to complain about... find out what at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Easter Eggstravaganza Magic Show

Easter Eggstravaganza Magic Show

17 April 2017
Alex the Magician presents an Easter Eggstravaganza Magic Show at the Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre!
The Magic Horse by Yugen Puppets

The Magic Horse by Yugen Puppets

22 April 2017
Meet a Magic Horse that takes you wherever in the world that you wish to go at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
The Paper Bag Princess by Pavlas Puppets

The Paper Bag Princess by Pavlas Puppets

06 May 2017
Join Pavla's Puppets for the tale of 'The Paper Bag Princess' at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Albert’s Amazing Acrobatic Circus

Albert’s Amazing Acrobatic Circus

13 May 2017
Witness feats of strength, death defying stunts and brilliant balancing from Albert’s Amazing Acrobatic Circus!
The Magic Circus

The Magic Circus

03 June 2017
Roll up, roll up, Magic Den presents The Magic Circus... a colourful magic show for all the family!
Looking For Nessie By Talking Heads Puppets

Looking For Nessie By Talking Heads Puppets

10 June 2017
Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster? Come along to Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre and join the hunt!