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We are very disappointed to announce we have had to postpone our theatre performances at the puppet theatre for Christmas 2021.

The whole team have invested a lot of time and preparation for our first shows in nearly two years, but in light of the recent Covid announcements, we have too close again.

One of our puppeteer team has got Covid and our daughter is ill, and therefore won’t be able to perform. In addition, after listening to government advice on Omicron, we feel we wouldn’t want to put our audience at risk. The reintroduction of indoor social distancing in particular makes it impossible for us to open. As a result, the theatre will continue to be in a weakening financial position.

We hate disappointing children at this time of year, whom I know would be looking forward to seeing Pips and Panda. We were all so looking forward to seeing all of you and again enjoying our shows. 

Take care, and have a Merry Christmas!

The Purves Family

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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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Rent and Watch Pips and Panda’s BIG CHRISTMAS PARTY

Rent a live performance of Pips and Panda’s BIG CHRISTMAS PARTY to watch an unlimited number of times for 7 days. Watch it on your phone, tablet or TV. There is also a special edition pack of the production which includes exclusive bonus videos!

Rent and Watch Cinderella

Rent a live performance of CINDERELLA to watch an unlimited number of times for 7 days. Watch it on your phone, tablet or TV. There is also a special edition pack of CINDERELLA which includes exclusive bonus videos!

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 taking the M74

Exit on 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

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