Spellbound Puppets

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venue East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Pretoria / Tshwane
Vaal Triangle / Sedibeng
West Rand
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time Any time except Sunday afternoons
cost Please email or phone for prices.
age From 3 years - All ages

click here to watch our Coronavirus puppet show.

Covid-19 Update:

- Now, during Lockdown 1 we are performing again at parties and schools, with a fee reduction where the numbers are small.
- Puppet shows are performed with careful consideration to physical distancing, sanitizing and face covering, and we will comply with any extra requirements you may request.
- The shows are done behind three curtains.

Online, with a new Zoom-friendly puppet theatre!

Birthday parties: Book your Online Puppet Show! Invite friends and relatives from all over the world to celebrate your child's special day. Choose from over thirty great shows!

Puppet Shows Online for Pre- and Primary Schools

Book now! Choose a puppet show online for your group or class. Treat your children to something special. Choose from a list of over forty educational puppet shows, adapted for the Online platform.

- 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 show: "Foxing Covid" about Covid-19 Awareness and Safety.
- For more photos and stories, see Facebook and Instagram @spellboundpuppets.
Please note: Puppet making is suspended during this time.

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 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.

Note: All puppetry workshops are suspended at the moment

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

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Monday, 28th September - Wednesday, 28th October 2020
Invite family and friends from all over the world to join in your celebration! With one Zoom party and over 30 shows to choose from, this will be a most memorable occasion. The 30 min puppet show is sure to bring you and your guests plenty of drama, and excitement. Themes include animals, dinosaurs, princess, fairies, mermaid, circus, bugs, transport, nursery rhymes, bears, unicorn and pirates! Some traditional p...
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Submitted on Friday, 9th October 2020 at 09:47:55 AM  
The puppet show was fantastic, the kids loved it. Margaret was professional and the show was very entertaining I highly recommend her and her puppets for a birthday party.
Submitted on Thursday, 8th October 2020 at 03:05:32 PM  
We thank you so very, very much for sharing your ways to make puppets. The children were enthralled with your show & loved every minute!!
Submitted on Friday, 25th September 2020 at 01:32:55 PM  
What a joy! Spellbound puppets and Margaret are an absolute treat to have. The puppet shows are age appropriate, enjoyable, entertaining and interactive. A must.

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