Puppet Shows

The Elfin Grove present ‘Ivan and the Thief’ – adapted from a Russian folk tale.

A peasant tries to solve the mystery of his disappearing corn. He enlists his three sons, in turn, to help him. His youngest son discovers the ‘thief’ – a little white horse!

No visit to the museum is complete without a performance of our enchanting, traditional, fairytale puppet show, guaranteed to delight children and adults alike.

“Absolutely magical – thank you!”
Froebel School, Reception class

“The children absolutely loved it.”
Prebendal School, Year 1

Our aim is to give children impressions that are imaginative and life-affirming, with the faithful re-telling of fairy stories and traditional tales from a variety of cultures and traditions.

Our stage has been specially designed for the museum and we create our puppets and scenery using re-cycled and found materials.

Duration of show: 20 – 30 minutes.

Our puppet shows can be adapted for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and booked as part of a school visit to the museum, a group booking or outreach.

For further information, please email  education@brightontoymuseum.co.uk