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We have had a lot of messages asking when we will be re-opening now that the Scotland is on level 0! We are hoping to re-open soon, but we have many repairs, Covid-19 measures and rehearsals to put in place before we are ready to open.

If you have an unused ticket for our show we will honour that as soon as we re-open. Just keep an eye on our website or Facebook page for news! Thanks for your patience, Best Wishes The Purves Family x

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Pips and Panda at the Mermaid’s Pool
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Pips the little monkey and silly old Panda go on a journey to the Mermaid’s Pool to find some pearls to make a necklace for Granny Panda’s Birthday! On the way they meet Sandy the Otter, Super Mouse, Berty Bunny and lots of sea creatures! Watch wonderful dancing, and sing songs with Pips and Panda.

This puppet show is another entry in our series of Pips and Panda productions, specially designed by the Purves Puppets company for young children up to 7 years. Like the others in this series, it is a ‘join in’ story with fun, magic and music to fascinate your child – and Mums and Dads too!

As our theatre is currently closed due to Covid-19, we are offering the chance to watch a recorded live performance over the internet. Doing so will help support the theatre. Videos are optimised for viewing on a tablet, phone, TV or desktop computer. Learn More

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Cinderella
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A great panto for all the family. Did you know that Cinderella had a little mouse called Timothy? And that the two silly Ugly Sisters had a nasty cat called Cornelius? Oh yes they did! And there are plenty more surprises in store with our magical version of everyone’s favourite story.

So join in and have fun with our classic fairy tale production.

This puppet show has been designed by the Purves Puppets company as a family show, with fun, magic and music to fascinate your child – and Mums and Dads too!

As our theatre is currently closed due to Covid-19, we are offering the chance to watch a recorded live performance over the internet. Doing so will help support the theatre. Videos are optimised for viewing on a tablet, phone, TV or desktop computer. Learn More

Video services provided by

Family Standard Edition

Watch a full live performance for an unlimited number of views for 1 week

Schools and Groups
Special Edition

Watch a full live performance for an unlimited number of views for 1 week

BONUS VIDEO
Introduction to the show by Vickie Purves herself!

BONUS VIDEO
Demonstration of many different puppet styles
Marionettes, Glove and Shadow Puppets, etc.

DIGITAL ACTIVITY PACK
A digital pack containing the Show Programme and activity sheets

Support Us

We kindly ask all our friends to consider a donation during these extraordinary times to help secure the theatre’s future.

About our Family Puppet Theatre

Biggar Puppet Theatre is the home of the world famous Scottish puppet theatre company, the International Purves Puppets. On this website you will find information on our acclaimed puppetry touring company as well as information on our many shows, workshops, teacher in-service courses, television and radio appearances, plus other events here at our permanent facility, Biggar Puppet Theatre, near Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland.

 For families and children of all ages!

Why families love us

The #1 Best-Rated in TripAdvisor for Theatre & Concerts in South Lanarkshire

Outstanding

The morning show is specifically aimed at young children, with nurseries traveling for miles to let their kids see the puppets. It kept our 2 year old and 5 month old entertained the entire time.

Tall Blade

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Excellent entertainment

First saw Purves Puppets at the Edinburgh festival when my sons were young, now taking the grandchildren. Wonderful children’s theatre. Excellent entertainment, and lovely staff

Shirley Ovington

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Directions

Edinburgh

Bus

Edinburgh Bus Station platform 7 (100 or 101)

Car

30 mins from the City Bypass onto the A702

Glasgow

Car

60 mins from the M74, exiting Junction 13

Dumfries

Car

65 minutes to Biggar

Contact Us

If you would like to contact us, then please use the form here or call us using the number below.

Puppet Tree House, Broughton Road, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6HA

01899 220631

admin@purvespuppets.com

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