Institute of Puppetry Arts
Schools - Groups - Touring Workshops

Bring Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s internationally acclaimed workshops direct to your institute. We tailor each workshop to fit the needs of your school and group.

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Puppet Demo

Participants will learn how to manipulate various styles of puppets, ranging from basic hand puppets to large “doughboys,” - a five-person puppet for an interactive demo.


Build a Puppet

Participants will learn how to create their own puppet.  The puppet will be created using common, everyday items. Additional materials will be supplied.  Under supervision, the participants will have an opportunity to decorate their creations and develop the puppet’s character and costume.  


Giant Puppets

Working as a team, your group will construct a large-scale puppet while learning how to bring it to life.