Welcome to
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.

Our Productions

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

Our 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.

Befriend a Puppet

After you have looked around, please Contact Us or Follow Us on Twitter — we would love to get to know you.

News Blog GO!

Allsorts of Puppets!

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Hey Puppet People! Shadow Puppet Theatre is featured in Puppet Allsorts 2013-14 season presented by the Toronto Puppetry Collective. Come and see us in Toronto on Dec 15, 2013 at the Metropolis Factory in Toronto. We’ll be performing Balancing on

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Balancing on Moonbeams September 26th & 27th

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Part of IMPACT 13! Thursday September 26 & Friday September 27 5:30 P.M. at the RUM RUNNER 1 King St. W. Kitchener   Tickets: Visit: ticketscene.ca e-mail: info@shadowpuppettheatre.com call: The MT Space at 519-585-7763 Adult: $10.00 Children: $7.00 Suitable for

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IMPACT 13, Balancing on Moonbeams, and creating a new show

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Shadow Puppet Theatre is Part of IMPACT 13 this year and I am so proud that we are part of this amazing International Theatre Festival,  put on in our own backyard by the MT SPACE. For IMPACT 13, we are

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And Now a Word From Our Techical Director, Mat Kelly…

…With New Puppet Project! Hello all, In March, Shadow Puppet Theatre, got together with some friends in the Ottawa area to work on a short film, entitle, Jet Ranger of Another Tomorrow. It is a fun retro Sci-fi in the

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To Comicon with Puppets


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

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