For 20 years, we have been teaching the art of traditional Czech wooden marionettes, puppets for stop motion animation, manipulation and performance.



We hope you are all healthy and safe. We have postponed summer workshops and GOING ONLINE:

Online Marionette-carving Workshop

Free Two-day Carving Workshop

We thank everyone for your support!

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NEW! august marionette carving ONLINE WORKSHOP

We had an overwhelming amount of interest in our online summer workshops, and we are offering another session in August. We will send you wooden parts, you will make a marionette with us. Live lectures, video and a manual come with the course. August 17-30.



pip turned 20

Wha a great party of puppets and their wonderful makers. Thank to so many of you for for coming to our online celebration!


all about wood: free carving tutorial

As part of our 20th birthday celebration, we bring you a 2-day ONLINE workshop with Mirek Trejtnar.

Day 1: focus on wood, chisels, and sharpening

Day 2: carving techniques

June 13-14, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Prague time

Register here


Sleeping Beauty

Our August workshop brought a beautiful show with beautiful puppets to the Letni Letna Festival!


Puppet KUCHA

John Bell from the Ballard Institute of Puppetry and other puppet designers spoke at our PUPPET KUCHA -a gathering of artists from around the world in our workshop during the Prague Quadrennial.

Posted 9.6.2019


Puppet as automata

Puppet, robot or sculpture? Designed by Mirek Trejtnar, this is a combination of carved puppet 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


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.