Patron - Michael Palin




              Please note: The Puppet Barge is now at Richmond - on - Thames

                                      The barge will be back in Little Venice in October. Click NEXT SHOW for performance details





The Puppet Theatre Barge

  will be in Richmond-on-Thames

for the September 2014 season

With 2 great shows

Opposite Terrace Gardens, Petersham Road TW10 6UT 

How to find us

Scroll down for dates and booking


A Child's Garden of Verse



        Boy and the Accordion Player                                   Boy has a wonderful day-dream


   Shadow puppets and marionettes combine

   with specially composed music to make this

   a programme of beauty, poignancy and fun,

   which captures and nurtures the imagination.

   The poems have been chosen so that both adults

   and children, whatever the age, will find meaning        

   and enchantment in the words and images.

                                          (For everyone down to 3 years old)


     September 20/21, 27/28 at 2.30pm


   Click to book for A Child's Garden of Verse

   Box Office 020 7249 6876

Scroll down for evening show


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight



                      The Story Teller                                  Sir Gawain reaches his destination

   Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a sophisticated 

   romantic saga for adults and young people.

   This 14th century masterpiece is presented

   on the marionette stage with music and poetry,    

   capturing the mystery and adventure of Arthurian   

   times. The lighting, effects and carved figures, for   

   which this company has become known, complement

   the writing which is imbued with the heroic   

   atmosphere of a saga and the spirit of French  

   romance. The impact made on the audience is both  

   magical and human, full of drama and descriptive   

   beauty. The play is as relevant today as the day

   when the poem was first written.


     September 19/20, 26/27 at 7.30pm


   Click to book for

   Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

   Box Office 020 7249 6876



     Please click:




   For the Little Venice season which begins on

   11th October 2014.



    Master, Visa, Amex accepted

   Children £8.50, Seniors £10, Adults £12



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                                                            Day                                                      Evening


  "The puppeteer speculates in a no-man's limbo between the real and that which,

   although we know very well it is not, nevertheless seems to be real."

                                                                          Angela Carter from Fireworks:

                                                                          Nine Profane Pieces

  "Puppetry is a form of ecstasy, just as music is.

  It is caused by an overflow of  muscle-power and brain-activity

  and by an urgent happiness that can’t be held back, and has to manifest itself."

                                                                         Peter Schumann

                                                                         Bread and Puppet Company 


  "Their unvarying intensity of facial expression, impossible for living actors,

  keeps the imagination of the spectators continuously stimulated." 

                                                                     George Bernard Shaw



          Princess and the Seahorse                                                        Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly



                                                                                                    Boy with insects  



                                                                                           Sir Gawain and cast