The 100 seat theatre stands side-by-side with the workshop, where all
our new productions and puppets are developed, carved and constructed.
We are dedicated to the celebration and development of puppetry and live
animation in all its diverse forms, 'the home of British Puppetry'.
Producing and Supporting Excellence
For over 50 years we have been providing high quality puppet theatre
aimed at family audiences, and we are continuing to extend our work for
young children and adults. Not only do we produce our own shows which
play in-house and tour nationally and internationally, but we also
welcome puppetry companies from around the UK and overseas to perform on
our stage. Nationally and internationally LAT has built a reputation as
a leader in the field of puppetry.
"wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre"The
Education and Participation
LAT has a lively and imaginative Education Programme working with
schools, youth and community groups, particularly in Islington and the
surrounding boroughs. We also run participation activities such as our
Saturday Puppet Club, Crafty Kids Club and Youth Theatre, and regular
Kids Fun Days and holiday clubs.
A Centre of Professional Development and Research
Through various courses throughout the year we provide training
opportunities for puppeteers and puppet makers, maintaining this rare
art form in the UK. We continually seek funding for this work, and most
recently we have received support from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
towards a programme of training activities.
Also, Little Angel Theatre and the BA Theatre Practice (Puppetry) at the
Central School of Speech and Drama provide Research and Development
space and support for new work from developing or experienced
practitioners through our INCUBATE programme. Invited artists can
explore the parameters and possibilities of new work without the
pressure of a final performance, and use facilities, resources and
expertise offered by both places. Artists are invited to spend up to a
week at LAT during the summer exploring and playing. If you are
interested in being a part of INCUBATE please email an A4 proposal to
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