On-Tour Workshops with Mermaid

Mermaid Theatre Touring Companies
Puppetry Demonstration Workshop

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia offers a puppetry workshop in conjunction with our global touring. Our touring companies are delighted to have the chance to share their skills with the communities they visit. We offer a standard workshop to presenters who are bringing a Mermaid production to their venue, which takes place on stage and allows children or adults to learn the basics of Mermaid’s unique style of puppetry in a hands-on setting.

TPAC-MAR2012-13Workshop Objectives:

  • To introduce participants to
  • puppetry styles
  • manipulation methods
  • hands-on participation.


Workshop Guidelines:

  • 60 minutes
  • 0-15 minutes – warm up (introductions & theatre games)
  • 15-30 minutes – display and discuss puppets from the production and how they are constructed
  • 30-60 minutes – demonstrate manipulation methods used and then engage in supervised hands-on participation with workshop participants
  • Maximum 25 participants
  • Offered only in venues where Mermaid performances are already taking place
  • Fee $500.00


To add a puppetry demonstration workshop to your booking, please contact our booking agent.

A downloadable version of this information is available here.