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2017 Puppet shows list for Pre- and Primary schools is available. Book now!
Puppet Fun in 2017: Upcoming puppet shows at Kinder Theatre, Emmarentia: March: Sat 25th, 10h00: "Numbi, the Shy Giraffe"; Tues 28th, 15h30: "The Pirate and the Mermaid". For bookings, Tel (011) 646-0870.
Puppet show parties
Book now! Choose a show to suit your school, holiday programme or birthday party theme, or organize a social responsibility event for your company.
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Puppet show birthday parties
Birthday Parties (Best from age 4): Choose two shows for your party from a list of over thirty shows, or one longer (40 minute) show. Themes include animals, dinosaurs, princess, fairies, mermaid, circus, bugs, transport, nursery rhymes, bears, unicorn and pirates! Some traditional puppet stories also available. List of shows available on request. Puppet Workshop option at your party: This consists of a short puppet show, and thereafter each child makes their own sock puppet. Send your friends home with a present that will bring them hours of fun. For the puppets, the birthday child is the special star. At the end of the second show, there is always a birthday surprise from the puppets. Sensitivity to little ones who may be nervous about puppets! Plenty of participation, drama and excitement.
Puppet shows at Pre- and Primary Schools:
Educational and entertaining shows that encourage creative thinking and problem-solving. Choose from a list of over fifty shows. Themes include: Importance of Trees; The Changing Seasons; Me, Myself and I; Care of the Environment; The Five Senses; Safety; Conflict Resolution; Animal Homes, Winter Wisdom; Transport; Pets and Pet Care, and many more! Shows last about forty minutes and often include a song, incorporating the main elements of the show, which the children learn. Song words printed out for use of educators as follow-up and revision. List of 2017 shows available on request.
Book a puppet show for your school's special event: Orientation/New Grade One's Party; Valentine's Day; Mothers'/Fathers'/Grandparents' Day; Puppet show at your storytelling evening (pyjamas, teddy-bears, hot chocolate); Parents' evening/AGM/Open Day/Fund-raising Event; Book Week.
Puppetry Workshops – schools:
Puppetry Workshops for learners
The learners watch a short puppet show, and then make their own bright, colourful puppet. The workshops are carefully structured, and well organized. All materials provided. Duration: approximately one and-a-half to two hours, but may be flexible according to the needs of the school.
Puppetry Workshops for educators
Incl high schools and colleges; social workers, community workers, child and youth care workers.
Various options are available:
Hands-on puppet-making workshop;
Puppet-making from recycled materials;
Achieving educational outcomes through puppets;
Script-writing for puppets;
Tailor-made workshop according to your needs.
More details available on request.
Puppet shows for corporate events:
Puppet shows for corporate events; shopping malls; end of year party; family fun day; social responsibility event.
Puppet Call: Something completely original for your company
AGM, workshop or team-building gathering. Schedule a surprise visit by a large, colourful, outspoken puppet who knows the ins and outs of your organization. This is a unique idea in entertainment! A touching twenty minute ice-breaker that will relax participants and set the tone for an open and productive meeting or workshop. Also ideal for Boss's Day, Secretary's Day, staff-members' birthday surprise, welcome to a new CEO or farewell to an old favourite.
Puppetry Training in Partnership with NGOs:
Puppetry is a highly effective means of getting important messages across. Consultation and training can be provided in close partnerships with NGOs, developing a programme for your NGO or organisation using puppetry as a tool for education and transformation. Assistance in puppet stage
design and puppet making, as well as scripting.
Spellbound Puppets commissions and partnerships
Organisations that have worked in partnership with Spellbound Puppets, or commissioned puppet shows include: Jhb Housing Company,Johannesburg Zoo, Rand Water, Delta Park Environmental Centre, Amnesty International, NICRO (Crime prevention), SANTA (Tuberculosis awareness), WCRP (World Conference on Religion and Peace), Witwatersrand Mental Health and many others.
Puppet manipulation for film, video, and TV:
Script-writing for puppets
2017 Price guide
Minimum fee (60 learners or less): R1 350 plus R200 travelling fee; 61-100 learners: R24 per learner; over 100 - R22 per learner - plus R200 travelling fee. Fees may be negotiable for bigger groups. Where 4 or more shows are booked in the year, the travelling fee is R170.Special concession for groups of 20 learners or less – R1 300, incl travelling* For puppet making workshops: R58 per learner; Travelling fee: R200; Minimum workshop fee: R1 800 (incl materials)
The travelling fee is up to 25 km. If the distance is greater, a little extra will be charged.