NAC-AEP Programme Details


Programme ID: AEP0520265

Puppetry Lab (Introduction to the Art of Puppetry Customised Workshop)

Digital Format Available


This workshop series can be customised and adaptable according to the puppetry form, in alignment with the school's curriculum. Students will learn about one or more forms of puppet, from basic manipulation, mechanisms and gadgets, and the history of puppetry.

The history of puppetry dates back to the 17th century, and the company has vast amounts of experience creating performances and workshops based on traditional Chinese hand puppetry, rod puppetry, shadow puppetry and object puppetry.

Bookings should be made at least one month before date of performance/workshop. Any bookings made with less than one month's notice may be subjected to additional charges.

Do contact us at for customisation of workshop.


๐——๐—œ๐—š๐—œ๐—ง๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ๐— ๐—”๐—ง ๐—”๐—ฉ๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ

This programme is now adapted to:

1. Allow students to view the selected workshop through an online link to watch in the classrooms / during home-based learning or
2. Allow students to view a Live broadcast of the selected play or workshop in the classrooms
3. This digital workshop offers a broad history of puppetry, basic manipulation and warm-up techniques for students to follow in the classroom, and excerpts from the company's repertoire to enhance and deepen their understanding and learning. It is available in both english and mandarin dubbing, with bilingual subtitles.



Our Outreach department focuses on cultivating new audiences and arts appreciation via its arts education programme such as customised workshops, consultancy services and school/community tours that have:
โ€ข High educational and entertainment values
โ€ข Innovative and purposeful use of puppets to expand possibilities of story-telling
โ€ข A fusion of multi-disciplinary art forms to demonstrate artistic collaborations

๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† / ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—˜๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€:
- To gain an awareness of the art form, and develop an appreciation of the art form, through the introduction of contemporary and traditional puppetry, and new theatrical devices
- To be exposed to Singaporeโ€™s arts and cultural heritage
- To enjoy and explore elements of the art form, and to be able to express themselves creatively through it
- Be exposed to the usage of puppetry in story-telling

๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† / ๐—๐—– / ๐—œ๐—– / ๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜:
- To develop an appreciation of the arts, and to seed engagement in the arts
- To be able to identify and appreciate elements of the art form (including contemporary, traditional, multi- or cross-disciplinary forms, where relevant)
- To encourage creative and expressive pursuits
- Be exposed to the usage of puppetry in story-telling
- To gain an understanding of Singaporeโ€™s arts and cultural heritage


Auditorium / Dance Studio / Empty Classroom

Pre - School / Pri - Lower / Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper / JC/CI / ITE / Special Education School

English / Mandarin

Depends on content of the customised workshop

Depends on content of the customised workshop Session(s)
Depends on content of the customised workshop per Session

Depends on content of the customised workshop

/ Empty classroom, tables and chairs to hold all participants

- COST -

Depends on content of the customised workshop per Hour

$500 to $5,000 Per Workshop
(Depending on no. of hours, students and content of the customised workshop)

Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under the NAC-AEP.


- The Finger Players Ltd -

Sim Xin Feng