Welcome to Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre

Firmly established (since 1987), CLYDEBUILT is a leading Scottish Puppet Theatre Company. The company tour throughout the UK and Europe.  Clydebuilt have also toured to the Middle East, and visited China in 2008/2009 and 2010.

Designed for theatres and adapted for schools, both shows and workshops can also enhance school projects and we put creativity at the very heart of our production programme.

Performances are suitable for theatres, festivals, schools, art galleries and family events. we are a very friendly adaptable company who love to talk to the audience after the show and many of our public shows welcome family audiences, with adults and children enjoying performances together.

NEWS - 2016

Clydebuilt are now touring new shows - DINOSAUR DETECTIVES - for everyone aged 5 - 95 years.  A show with puppets and projections.  Follow the clues to the Dinosaur Bones - for everyone aged 5 - 95!

ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER - is finally on the road, "Magical, beautiful, fun, lovely shows" - Christmas tour quotes


Clydebuilt are delighted to receive funding from the Creative Scotland Open Fund. This will enable us to take puppetry shows and development workshops to 8 schools across rural Fife and Perth and Kinross.  Both the schools and the company are very excited to be working over a period of time together to encourage and inspire children to make their own shows and work more creatively.  Look out for photos and info as we progress on our facebook page.

Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland

FESTIVALS - Our shows are very suitable for all kinds of festivals from Book Festivals to Music Festivals.

English Theatres - booking now for 2016 - 2017 Schools too.

Scottish Theatres and schools - booking now for November - December and into 2017

In 2013 the company received Lottery Funding for a van and lighting equipment from Creative Scotland, so look out for us near you.



“The children loved it and the staff love the way you interact with the children”
Dalmonach Nursery

"This is a wonderful, wonderful project" Teachers at Elie Primary with the Rural Schools Puppetry Project
Head Teacher ELIE Primary School, Fife

“Funny, enjoyable, entertaining, clever, excellent, wonderful, fantastic and innovative, just some of the words on the audience feedback sheets, thank you so much for a wonderful show!”
 Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield

Follow our news on Facebook at Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre.