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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

Love Automata

1st June 2024 - 2nd June 2024

With a turn of the handle let your creativity take flight on this Automata Workshop with the expert help of Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre's puppeteer Colleen Magennis!

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Billy Billy Billy Goats Gruff

8th June 2024

Trip Trap Trip Trap Trip Trap... three hungry Billy Goats, two eyes as big as saucers and one rickety - rackerty bridge... watch as this much loved fairy-tale is brought to life!

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Little Red Riding Hood

9th June 2024

Join Banyan at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre for a playful and imaginative re-telling of the timeless story, Little Red Riding Hood!

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Hey Gary... It’s Father’s Day

16th June 2024

Calling all Dad's.....it's time for a right good giggle with the inimitable Gary Dunn and his Monkey side kick Chico!

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Father Knows Best! By Magic Den

16th June 2024

Magic Den Presents... Father Knows Best! A fun family magic show for all the family, especially Dad, at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!

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Oor Boaby

29th June 2024

Amalgamating a certain Scottish comic strip and the book Around the World in 80 days, Oor Boaby, takes his bucket and sets off on his travels, through song and dance BUT will he be back by tea time?

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