Who Are We?

Since 1995, Puppets Elora has used traditional puppetry to bring affordable live theatre to children in Guelph, Waterloo, Orangeville, Wellington County, and beyond. We base our dynamic and humorous plays on folk- and fairy tales from around the world. Members design and build beautifully sculpted hand puppets, props and scenery. The skilled volunteers have backgrounds in education, community theatre, and the arts. (See: Our Philosophy)

We have performed at schools, multicultural festivals, libraries, museums, churches, retirement communities and in a barn (Donkey sanctuary)! We have amplification that can be used when needed to support our completely live performances.

New since 2014 are our interactive shows “Stone Soup”, “That’s Not My Mommy” (English or French) and “No Puppets No Problem”. In March 2018, we premiered “Wish Fish”, our version of The Fisherman and his Wife. 

Puppeteers: Gail Brown (2014), Lena Nudds (2019), Annerose Schmidt (1995) (See: Puppeteer Profiles), Peter Scott (2009), Nancy Scott (2017).

What Do We Offer?

Four different live interactive shows with the puppeteers visible (See: Shows)
Puppet manipulation workshop with animal style and people style puppets for children or educators (See: Workshops)
Puppets Elora owns and operates giant puppets for parades and displays (See: Gallery)
Currently Unavailable: Live puppet shows in traditional style Punch and Judy booth theatre (See: Shows)
Also Unavailable: Sock Puppet making workshops for ages 6 and up (See: Workshops)

An opportunity to join us:

We are looking to expand our team. We work project based to allow volunteers choice of participation. We also team up with other groups to bring puppetry about. (See: Join Us)

Upcoming Events:

Stone Soup at Christkindl Market, Kinderecke, Kitchener, Ontario
Friday, December 6 at 6:30 -7 pm
Saturday, December 7 at 1:30-2 pm and 6:30-7 pm
Sunday, December 8 at 2:30-3 pm

Please confirm with bookings@puppetselora.ca or the venue for updates (See: Contact Us)


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