Puppeteers point of view
Operating a shadow show
Photographs by Antonio Escalante
The first performance on the barge was presented in 1982. Described as one of "London's more elusive treasures" it is an established 50 seat theatre with comfortable seating and all modern facilities.
A unique venue, it is fully heated in the winter and cooled in the summer.
The Puppet Barge is rich in atmosphere and provides the ideal setting for the imaginative shows produced by this company.
The theatre presents marionette and rod puppet spectacles throughout the year at Little Venice, central London and at Richmond-on-Thames.
The Barge is cooled in the summer and fully heated in the winter
The Barge moored on the RiverThames
The Puppet Theatre Barge
is moored at Little Venice
opposite 35 Blomfield Road
London W9 2PF
We welcome people with disabilities, but due to the historic construction of the vessel we are unable to provide standard wheelchair access. Please make prior arrangements in this regard.
We do have a new Hearing Loop installed in the auditorium.
Shows are given frequently off the barge in other venues, by arrangement and are available for booking.
Watch out for the summer season in Richmond
Please contact 020 7249 6876