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

Halloween at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!

Halloween at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!

27th October 2018
Celebrate Halloween at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre this year with arts & crafts, a show and a spooky party!
Halloween at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!

Halloween at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!

28th October 2018
Celebrate Halloween at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre this year with arts & crafts, a show and a spooky party!
Halloween at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!

Halloween at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!

31st October 2018
Celebrate Halloween at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre this year with arts & crafts, a show and a spooky party!
Jack and Billy

Jack and Billy

10th November 2018
Bring your imagination along to the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre and join Clydebuilt Puppets for Jack and Billy!
Galoshins

Galoshins

17th November 2018
Galoshins, by Sokobauno Puppet Theatre, is a Scottish Folk Drama, all told in rhyme, with skilled glove puppetry and live accordion!
I Spy With PC McKay

I Spy With PC McKay

24th November 2018
The puppets at Talking Heads have something to complain about... find out what at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
The Snow Child

The Snow Child

1st December 2018
Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre: The Snow Child by Pavla's Puppets is a magical adaptation of a Russian folk tale!
The Great Christmas Puppet Making Workshop

The Great Christmas Puppet Making Workshop

8th December 2018
Come to the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre for a festive puppet making workshop that never fails to delight!
The Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas

8th December 2018
Join Magic Den at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre on Saturday 8th December for a fun and festive themed Magic Show for all the family!
Santa’s Back

Santa’s Back

15th December 2018 - 16th December 2018
Ever wonder what Santa looks like on his summer holidays? All will be revealed at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
The Great Christmas Puppet Making Workshop

The Great Christmas Puppet Making Workshop

15th December 2018
Come to the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre for a festive puppet making workshop that never fails to delight!
The Nutcracker (May Contain Nuts)

The Nutcracker (May Contain Nuts)

21st December 2018
Join Clara on her adventures to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets when The Nutcracker pantomime comes to the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!

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