"Breathing Life into the Fuzz
- No Strings Attached"

You’ll be a Muppet to Miss It!

What We Offer

Online Teaching:

Online Puppetry
Workshops & Courses

Small online classes following the Parker Puppetry Syllabus of Avenues. Take each class as they come, or book the full course! Ideal for adult Actors, Educators, Franchise Owners, Voice Artists.

Online
Group Puppetry
Workshops

Group Workshops available for Theatre Schools, Colleges, Universities, Community Groups and all that's in-between. These workshops will be so much fun and different for your students.

Online
1-1 Puppetry Coaching & Directing

Spend quality time with your Puppeteacher, learning the magic on working your puppet in the way you wish to. You can focus on a particular ‘Avenue’, Song, or Performance live, TikTok or YouTube.

"These classes are AMAZING! We have been singing their praises all month. As the mom of as autistic child, I would like to say 'Thank You' to Jess. We have looked for a way to incorporate Puppetry (that my child LOVES, but sometimes makes her feels childish) into her life. These classes have taught her that this is a craft, and not childish... it can be for everyone. Jess is patient, fun and informative. Thank you for all you are doing!"

Live Teaching:

Puppetry Workshop Days

Small group in-person teaching days and courses, featuring Live Hand & Rod Puppetry (Theatre and Screen Workshops) Marionette, Japanese Bunraku,
Table Top and Human Mascot-Style.

Check out our social media pages or Workshop Announcements.

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Group Puppetry Workshops

AVAILABLE FOR:

Theatre Schools
Colleges
Universities
Schools
Community Groups
and all that’s in-between!

These workshops will ooze creativity and improve confidence, motor-skills and character development. Students will experience using the Parker Puppetry Puppets and these workshops are COVID-SAFE. These Puppetry Workshops will vary in length, depending on your own requirements for your group. All Puppeteachers hold PLI, Enchanced DBS Certificates, and are fully safeguard trained through NSPCC. We also have experience with SEND students.

"Parker Puppetry is a fantastic company! We have students aged from 12 through to 25 and every single one of them thoroughly enjoyed their workshops with Parker Puppetry. New skills that are needed more in the performance industry these days, taught by teachers at the top of their game, who make it extremely fun! The energy is infectious!!! Fantastic as group sessions- everyone is fully engaged and all get their chance for personal feedback. We highly recommend you booking classes with Parker Puppetry!"

LINDSEY WISE, PRINCIPLE OF WEST END MT

Puppeteering Services:

Puppetry Direction

We also offer our services as professional Puppeteers & Creatives for your company and production needs. Please contact hello@parkerpuppetry.com to enquire.

Puppeteers for Hire

We have a vast amount of professional Puppeteers we know that can be part of your Production and Events. Please contact hello@parkerpuppetry.com to enquire.

The Parker Puppetry Syllabus

Avenue A

BEGINNERS IN HAND PUPPETRY

Introduction to Live Hand/Rod Puppetry. Learn the basic skills required to begin your Puppetry journey.

SOCK OR OWN PUPPET REQUIRED

£8

PER PERSON - 1 HOUR
ONLINE PRICE

Avenue B

MASTER OF THE SYNC

Mastering the Art of Syncing with your character…how to watch for common mistakes and advance and progress your sync, including the ‘Singing’ sync!

SOCK OR OWN PUPPET REQUIRED

£8

PER PERSON - 1 HOUR
ONLINE PRICE

Avenue C

EXPRESS YOURSELF

Talking through our emotions, and how to transfer them into our Puppets. The Parker Puppetry ‘B.L.T’, Mirror work, and working through body language and gesturing to reflect into our characters. Making the ordinary look extraordinary!

PUPPET REQUIRED

£8

PER PERSON - 1 HOUR
ONLINE PRICE

Avenue D

RAISE YOUR VOICE

What kind of Voice has your Puppet got? Have you played around with voices and found the ‘perfect’ one? Do you know how to make a BOLD character? This character voice-based workshop will allow you to experiment with voices, and put into a working script with your Puppet and classmates.

SCRIPT SENT IN ADVANCE.

Puppet Required

£8

PER PERSON - 1 HOUR
ONLINE PRICE

Avenue E

YOU CAN'T TOUCH THIS

Learning the art of Rod work, how to handle, drop, catch and juggle the rods single and double. How to realistically allow your puppet to lift and pick up props effectively and with ease.

Puppet (with rods) required

£8

PER PERSON - 1 HOUR
ONLINE PRICE

Avenue F

LIP SYNC PUPPET BATTLE

The Ultimate Sync! Learn lyrics to part of a song that will be sent out in advance upon booking, and practise with your puppet in advance of the class. The first part of the class is a re-cap through all other Avenues, then onto rehearsal time for the selected song, individual performance and feedback.

SONGS & LYRICS SENT IN ADVANCE.

Puppet Required

£15

PER PERSON - 2 HOUR
ONLINE PRICE

Avenue G

ALL BY MYSELF
PRIVATE COACHING

1 on 1 Private Puppet Coaching and Directing.

Ideal for those who want to check-in, perfect and try out new ideas with their puppet. You can focus on a particular ‘Avenue’, song, performance, Puppet TikToks and YouTube videos.

Puppet Required

£8

BITESIZE - 15-20 MIN

£15

PRIVATE - 30 MIN

£30

PRIVATE - 1 HOUR
ONLINE PRICE

Avenue H

SMOOTH OPERATOR

In this Advanced Workshop, we will work on Advanced Manipulation with your Puppet. 

Looking at how to really work the head and neck to create maximum life-like results for the puppet. We will also be looking at a more advanced sync technique ‘The Bounce’.

Puppet Required

£12

PER PERSON - 1.5 HOURS
ONLINE PRICE

Avenue J

LET'S DANCE

In this Advanced Workshop, we will be getting our groove on and learning how to make our Puppet’s DANCE!

Learn how to move our Puppets, without disrupting their ‘ground’ and position. And make some moooooves!

Puppet Required

£12

PER PERSON - 1.5 HOURS
ONLINE PRICE

Parker Puppetry Performances and Events

COMING SOON

"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the amazing Parker Puppetry for anyone who is looking to gain an incredible new skill. It's something I've always wanted to do, and Jess was the perfect teacher. Not only is she so experienced in her field, but she makes the whole experience (which can be exposing and daunting) so relaxed and fun! Even though the classes have been on Zoom, I've always felt so involved, as much as if they were in person! Without a doubt, one of my lockdown highlights"

MADDIE HOPE COELHO