Puppet Whispering Masterclass

An opportunity to watch and listen to Sue Buckmaster as she talks you through her Puppet Whispering Process

Animating the Brain Residency

In 2017 GOSH Arts invited us to spend a Residency at Great Ormond Street Hospital to develop our Animating The Brain project. We took our Robot Puppet to meet children, young people & their families, & clinicians. This film is a celebration of all those who participated, the wonderful NHS, the bravery of families facing adversity with creativity & the work of neuroscientists. We’re ready to meet more children & encourage further discussion, debate & play!

The Welcoming Party

The Welcoming Party is a site-specific production for The Manchester International Festival 2017. Co-commissioned with MIF, Theatre-Rites, Z-arts and the Ruhrtriennale Festival. Directed by Sue Buckmaster, designed by Simon Daw, choreographed by Jamaal Burkmar, composition by Frank Moon and Lighting Design by Mark Doubleday

The Broke 'N' Beat Collective

Award-winning collaboration between Theatre-Rites and 20 Stories High, The Broke 'N' Beat Collective invites you to come and spend an evening with The Collective; a raw, gritty, funny and moving Hip-Hop gig that explores the hardships faced by young people in the UK today.

'Beautiful storytelling told with passion and energy' Sound and Vision ★★★★★

Beasty Baby

Beasty Baby is a lively celebration of family, growing up and the rituals both children and adults go through in those extraordinary early years of life. 

Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music we transformed Polka’s Adventure Theatre to create a funny and magical shared experience.


The Lost Glove

Featuring the amazing handwork of Theatre Rites' puppeteers, the film tells a story of a timid glove lost in a big city - told with surprising use of found objects.

Directed for screen by Lizzie Oxby. Inspired by The Lost Glove scene in Rubbish, directed by Sue Buckmaster.