Workshops for Adults and Children

I offer hands-on workshops about costume design, set design, puppet making and puppeteering for a range of ages. Please email to make an enquiry!

New children’s workshops for summer 2019!

Theatre Design and Puppetry Course

A brand new seven week course for creative 8-12 year-olds! Elspeth Chapman, an experienced theatre designer, puppeteer and workshop leader, will lead weekly classes in set, costume and puppet design. In this time you will make miniature stage sets, your own textile designs, costume collages, shadow puppets, hand puppets and in the final week there will be a showcase! This course is perfect for children who love arts, crafts and design and want to try something new. It's also interesting to children who love to perform and act so they can see another side to the theatre.

The class is 3.15pm-4.45pm and begins on Saturday 6th July running until Saturday 17th August.

The full course costs £55 per child (this includes materials costs) and this can be paid by bank transfer. If you prefer to drop in, classes are £8.50 each and can be in cash or by transfer.

The course will be running in the new, exciting venue The Space at Dalry 183 Creative and Cultural Hub.


Costume Design

  • Costume design collages

  • Styling outfits with fabric

  • Printing textile designs


Puppet Making

  • Making shadow puppets

  • Hand puppets

  • Rod puppets



  • How to do Bunraku puppetry

  • Shadow puppet shows

  • Hand puppet shows


Set Design

  • Creating a set design concept

  • Making a set model box

  • Making set model theatre furniture