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

Latest news from Puppets in Prague

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New workshop: Family Toy Puppet Theaters

Coming up in MARCH: Build your own portable wooden stage, scenery and puppets using unique PIP design based on Czech traditions - see more here


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New workshops 2016

Marionettes and Film puppets plus a worskhop of Family (toy) puppet theatres. Come carve with us!


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Puppets in Prague recommend 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 function.

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Puppets in Prague in New York

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!

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Get married, my son!

Our August performance workshop charmed audiences with an original fairy tale at the huge puppet festival in Plzen celebrating European city of Culture.

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Marionette carving workshop

Our students made nice puppets, but also great short FILMS. First live action marionette films in history of PIP. Click here and see them!

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Puppets in prague extravaganza

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

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Skeleton 2015

Here are newly made puppets of Skeleton - old traditional acrobatic marionette - made by 8 talented artists.


posted 16.3.2015
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Don Juan

For performance of old traditional puppet play Don Juan Mirek made new, but old looking marionettes.


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FILM PREMIERE!

Mirek Trejtnar and Tana Markova have completed WHAT TO TELL THE KIDS, a documentary, that uses animated toys to explain the Velvet Revolution 1989. Premiere on the 25th anniversary at the site of the demonstration. Click here to see website of this film!


posted 16.11.2014
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Photos from show Pozoooorrr vlllk!

Students created and performed "Watch out for the Wolf!!!!!!" for hundreds of people at Czech festivals with puppets they made in our August workshop...just click.
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Photos from August Puppet Carving and Manipulation Workshop

Students working on puppets and final puppets made in our august workshop...just click.
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Photos from puppet carving Workshop July

The July workshop is finished; see how we made our puppets here...just click.
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Photos from puppet carving Workshop June

The June workshop is finished, here are photos of new puppets and the process of making them....just click.
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Photos from Puppet for Film Animation Workshop May

Photos from the workshop and of finished puppets...just click. Plus see short FILM made by students on our video page.
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Skeleton puppets

This time we have four new amazing Skeletons. Click and see...
posted 14.4. 2014