8th January – 8th March 2024, Theatre and grounds will be closed for maintenance

We are temporarily closing the theatre and gardens for maintenance between the 8th January – 8th March 2024. We do of course have performances as normal after this, and tickets are already available to book online.

The Purves Family

What’s On at Biggar Puppet Theatre

Pips and Panda in Circusland

Another adventure from the famous pair. This time Panda finds an unusual basket. Who does it belong to? Where did it come from? We’ll have to wait and see!

They visit the circus, where they meet two funny geese called Jiffy and Jaffy, and Sugar the dancing horse. There are many songs for you to join in and lots of fun too!

The Magical Princess

This is a play adapted from an old Ukrainian Folktale. It tells the story of a simple man, called Andreas, who saves the life of a beautiful princess. In return she marries him and weaves a magic tapestry. Andreas decides to sell it to the mighty Tzar, who agrees to buy, but only if he also brings him the treasure rare, “I-don’t-know-what from I-don’t-know-where”. So begins a long and amazing journey across the world full of wonderful sights and magical effects.

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
Google Maps Review
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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Touring Company

Birthday Parties

Schools & Groups

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

admin@purvespuppets.com

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