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

Three Wishes & Little Bear

Three Wishes & Little Bear

1st February 2020
Join Pavla's Puppets for two shows at Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre on Saturday 1st February... Three Wishes and Little Bear!
The Magic Circus

The Magic Circus

8th February 2020
Roll up, roll up, Magic Den presents The Magic Circus... a colourful magic show for all the family at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Love Magic

Love Magic

15th February 2020
Join Alex The Magician on Valentine's weekend for 'Love Magic' a great entertainment show for all the family, featuring Cecil the Puppet!
Oscar’s Amazing Space Adventure

Oscar’s Amazing Space Adventure

22nd February 2020
Join Oscar and Mousetale Puppets for an 'Amazing Space Adventure' at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre on February 22nd!
The Three Bears

The Three Bears

29th February 2020
Shopping, healthy eating, and fun are the key elements of The Three Bears by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre!
Pinocchio

Pinocchio

14th March 2020
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Join Clive Chandler at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre as he shares the adventures of Pinocchio!
Professor Clive: That’s The Way To Do It!

Professor Clive: That’s The Way To Do It!

15th March 2020
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Cheer the juggling, laugh at the plate spinning and the join in with the Crocodile, the Policeman, Judy, the Baby and good old Mr Punch himself!
The Emperor’s New Clothes

The Emperor’s New Clothes

21st March 2020
Glasgow Comedy Festival: With inspiring puppeteering, object theatre and original live music, The Emperor's New Clothes is brought delightfully to life at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

22nd March 2020
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Especially for Mothers Day, don't miss the fast paced, freshly baked adventure that is The Gingerbread Man at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Eggs On Legs

Eggs On Legs

29th March 2020
Glasgow Comedy Festival: Garlic Theatre conjures a poetic, Dr Seuss world full of zany and eggcentric puppets with music to make you roll around with laughter at Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Easter Jamboree Magic

Easter Jamboree Magic

12th April 2020
Enjoy magical mayhem in this fun and interactive magic show for all the family courtesy of Alex the Magician at the Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre!
Doing The Dishes

Doing The Dishes

25th April 2020
Scourers, sponges, pots, plates and pans are imaginatively given a whole new role when they come to life in 'Doing The Dishes' at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
I Spy With PC McKay

I Spy With PC McKay

9th May 2020
The puppets at Talking Heads have something to complain about... find out what at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
The Prince and the Princess

The Prince and the Princess

16th May 2020
A fiery dragon destroys the castle and takes the Prince, find out what spunky princess Elizabeth does next at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Lost Bear

Lost Bear

6th June 2020
Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre present Lost Bear at SMPC, a show created with a sense of fun and adventure, for all those, large and small, who still love their toys!
Big Magic Wand

Big Magic Wand

14th June 2020
Enjoy magical mayhem in this fun and interactive magic show for all the family at the Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre!
Looking For Nessie By Talking Heads Puppets

Looking For Nessie By Talking Heads Puppets

21st June 2020
Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster? Come along to Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre on Sunday 21st June and join the hunt!

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