Spellbound Puppets

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venue Various areas Gauteng
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time Any time except Sunday afternoons
cost Please see below for costs
age From 4 years - All ages


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Puppet shows


Email me if you would like the 2018 puppet shows list for Pre- and Primary schools, or the shows/puppet making list for parties. Book now!

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.

- Puppet shows and/or puppet making workshops for parties and schools. Puppet show, and then make a sock puppet or a figure character puppet.
- Puppetry workshops for educators/learner educators/child and youth care workers. New 2018 shows themes: "Traffic Stanley and the Zebra Crossing" (Road Safety); Let's Go Shopping.
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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 or character 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 2018 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

2018 Price guide


Minimum fee (60 learners or less): R1 600; 61-100 learners: R25 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 400, incl travelling* For puppet making workshops: R58 per learner (sock puppets); R60 per learner (character figure puppets). Travelling fee: R200; Minimum workshop fee: R1 850 (incl materials)

The travelling fee is up to 25 km. If the distance is greater, a little extra will be charged.

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Submitted on Monday, 9th April 2018 at 09:24:26 PM  
We had Spellbound Puppets at my 6yr olds party recently. The children loved the show but also the option to make their own puppet afterwards. This kept them busy for the afternoon - and they had chance to try out their puppets in the puppet "booth" before they left! lots of fun!
Submitted on Friday, 4th August 2017 at 07:46:02 AM  
Margaret has regularly performed at our preschool for the past 7 years. She manages to engage from the youngest child to the oldest teacher. We are always "Spellbound" by her gentle, caring personality and the life lessons she conveys via the puppets. The children simply adore her and the puppets!

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