We took a brief interlude from working on Balancing on Moonbeams to go to Ottawa Comicon and some of our puppets came with us! Here is a picture of Vic and me with Lady Phoebe, puppet scientist and Sparky, the…
Shadow Puppet Theatre
We design, build and create shows with all kinds of puppets!
Shadow Puppet Theatre is a professional shadow puppet troupe located in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
We produce puppet shows, design and build our own puppets and lead workshops in making and manipulating puppets for people of all ages — we are interested in the history of puppetry and in learning old techniques as well as developing new ones.
The company has been a labour of love from the beginning. Our company began in 2006 and we are still growing. Learn more about us, how we got started and where we plan to go next. Then, take a look around our site and see what we’re up to.
We produce shows based on classic themes and stories-but with a modern twist. The “twist” can be anything:
- Language in Goethe’s Faust, we concocted a German-English hybrid
- Shakespeare’s Macbeth from the witches’ perspective
- Traditional fairy tales turned upside down
- Currently we’re filming a classic adventure story with sock puppets
The main body of our work is with shadow puppets but we also create and perform with hand and rod puppets and marionettes. We also build puppets for haunted Halloween rides, orchards, galleries, museums and theatres.
If you would like us to build a puppet for you or for your organization, please look at our Puppets to find out what we have available and what sort of work we can do for you.
Workshops are also available for children 8 years old and up. For more information please visit our Workshops.