Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre

Based in the West End of Glasgow, the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre comprises a theatre (80 seats), museum and education unit.

Scottish Mask And Puppet Centre

About Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre

8-10 Balcarres Avenue, Glasgow West End G12 0QF
01413396185
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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.

Upcoming Events at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre

The Magic Horse by Yugen Puppets

The Magic Horse by Yugen Puppets

19th January 2019
Meet a Magic Horse that takes you wherever in the world that you wish to go at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Plain Bob

Plain Bob

27th January 2019
Plain Bob is an innocent and gentle show with no words, performed with mime, music, and sound effects don't miss it at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre on Sunday 27th January!
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

2nd February 2019
Join Pavla's Puppets at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre for their production of 'The Owl Who Was Afraid'!
The Three Pigs and Other Tales

The Three Pigs and Other Tales

16th February 2019
Don’t miss the story of the Three Little Pigs, featuring, Hamlet, Porkahauntis and Sleepy Bacon at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre on Saturday 16th February!
Pirate Pete

Pirate Pete

23rd February 2019
Mr Giggles is back at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre as Pirate Pete in search of a fresh crew for an adventure of magic, music and games!
Lost Bear

Lost Bear

2nd March 2019
Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre present Lost Bear, a show created with a sense of fun and adventure, for all those, large and small, who still love their toys!
Oscar and the Highland Castle

Oscar and the Highland Castle

16th March 2019
Glasgow Comedy Festival: One of Scotland's most evocative folk tales is imaginatively re-told with wit and charm courtesy of Mousetale Puppets at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!

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