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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2018-19 workshops

We will have a NEW workshop on Mechanical Objects plus classic workshops on marionettes, performing, and film animation puppets.

June 2019 workshops will coincide with the Prague Quadrennial.


Posted 20.9.2017

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4-dancer marionettes come to life

For the first time in our workshop, students made these trick dancing puppets - four marionettes on on one controller! Lots of woodchips, lots of lovely dancers


Posted 29.10.2017

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Puppet Stars of dracula

Meet the cast of the successful performance Dracula made in our August workshop


Posted 20.9.2017

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dracula by puppets in prague

Puppets in Prague students in our August workshop bring a not-so-scary Dracula to kids 2+ to the ever-popular Letni Letna Festival! Video here.

Posted 30.8.2017

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june marionettes

See the magical results of our carving workshop


Posted 20.9.2017

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May 2017 Animation workshop

Congratulations to our students for their new puppets and films created during our workshop.

Posted 15.5.2017

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Bony Marionettes made at our Skeleton workshop

Three skeleton marionettes with bones that fly apart made at our March worskhop

Posted 10.3.2017

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Mirek Trejtnar's toy in the victora&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

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Czech Puppetry on UNESCO Cultural Heritage List

The UNESCO Committee recently decided that Czech and Slovak puppetry would be included on the list of intangible cultural heritage. Congratulations, Czech puppets!

Posted 7.12.2016


Puppet for Animation workshop finished

More super stop motion puppets are ready for the silver screen. Watch out- Some are scary!!!

Posted 31.10.2016

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Video of cinderella

See our fantastic production of POPELKA (Cinderella) that enthralled hundreds of children at Prague's most popular summer festival

Posted 11.10.2016

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Cinderella wows Czech audiences

During our August workshop PIP students created these beautiful marionettes for a fantastic production of POPELKA (Cinderella)

Posted 2.9.2016

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Live action Marionette films

See 4 short, hilarious puppet films made by our students in our June 2016 workshop.

Posted 7.2016

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Puppets: Stars of stage and screen

Our June workshop is finished with 4 short, hilarious puppet films. Click here to see photos; to see videos go to menu to see films.

Posted 7.2016

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Animation puppets, puppets for animation

We finished our May workshop. Puppets are ready for films, festivals and glory!

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Family Toy Puppet Theaters finished

Beautiful stages, scenery and wooden puppets - even a walrus! - in our latest toy puppet theatre workshop


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.


Puppets in Prague in New York 2015

Professor Mike Beckerman from NYU invited Mirek to come over and teach his music students to carve marionettes inspired by Dvorak operas. Puppets meet music!


Puppets in prague extravaganza 2015

June 21+22- Our 15th anniversary party with a TEATROTOC FESTIVAL and PUPPET CONFERENCE!