Learn with us the art of carving traditional Czech wooden marionettes, of designing stop motion animation puppets, of manipulation and performance.

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Come to Puppets in Prague on June 8 and meet PQ workshop leaders and puppeteers from around the world! An informal event organized in tandem with the Prague Quadrennial.


Posted 2.5.2019


PIP Toy Theatres at PQ!

Come see 7 short toy theatre shows scattered around the planetarium in Stromovka Park - right next to PQ - on June 6 (6 p.m.) and 7 (3 and 6 p.m.).


Posted 20.5.2019


Puppet as automata

Puppet, robot or sculpture? Designed by Mirek Trejtnar, this is a combination of carved puppet joints and electronics. More photos and videos here.


Posted 13.4.2019


2019 animation puppet workshop

The best-dressed puppets in town created in our 2-week workshop.


Posted 10.5.2019

family 2019

Family puppet theaters March

Puppets, scenery and wooden theaters and performances all created in two weeks!


Posted 31.3.2019

wabash 2018

Wabash coming to Prague

Puppets from Czech history made by students coming to Prague from Wabash university USA.


Posted 4.12.2018

automata 2018

Automata making workshop

Our first students experimenting with mechanisms for automata.


Posted 4.12.2018

carving june 2018

The New York Times features Puppets in Prague!

A travel article about Prague ... including its puppets. Part of the NYTimes 52 cities series.


Posted 11.9.2018

august 2018

The Magnificent 7

Our August workshop brought this Wild West show to Prague's popular Letni Letna New Circus and Theatre Festival.

Posted 11.9.2018

carving puppets

Mirek Trejtnar's toy in the victoria&albert museum collection

The V&A museum has the cyclist push toy designed by Mirek Trejtnar in its collection - until recently listed as an "unidentified Czech artist."

Posted 16.2.2017


Puppets in Prague recommends book

"Figures in the Fourth Dimension" is about mechanical puppets. It is full of beautiful images and makes it possible to start creating artworks using hundreds of technical drawings, which shows in detail how it all functions.