Dedicated to theatre at its most sensual and imaginative The Scotsman

Welcome to our annual festival of innovative international theatre and film.

Welcome to our annual festival of innovative and exceptional international visual theatre and film. With two world premieres, one European premiere and four UK theatrical premieres of the highest quality from Austria, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Scotland and the USA - and a film programme from all global points in between - we present a festival designed to entertain, intrigue and inspire...

So leave any preconceptions at the door and enter the vibrant and colourful world of the best of innovative, international visual theatre and film.

Puppet Animation Scotland 

Through Puppet Animation Scotland's activities we are becoming a leading international focus for the advancement of the art forms of puppetry and animation. We nurture world-class Scottish practitioners and encourage them to create work of the highest quality and ambition that can be accessed easily by people of all ages and backgrounds throughout Scotland and the rest of the world.


Fri 30 Jan - Sat 07 Feb 2015

Latest Tweets

Summerhall11 Dec

Summerhall @Summerhallery

Great to see @NeuReekie Dive @LuckyMe @Daniel_Sloss Simon Hart from @PuppetAnimaScot @WeAreNational & BrawGigs sharing the Top100 with us!

Manipulate Festival9 Dec

Manipulate Festival @manipulatefest

Want to pitch to present your puppetry production in France next summer? Follow this:


Manipulate Blog

The Seas of Organillo (Phil Wilson) 03/03/2014
It’s somewhat difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s taking place between Stephen Mottram’s bizarre aq...

Bestiaires (Phil Wilson) 03/03/2014
It turns out Cupid is a comically jaded, peroxide blond. Contrary to many a sickly sweet painting, t...

Torn (review by Liv Klingert) 16/02/2014
Torn is performed with great sincerity and humour. Although it deals with the trials of infatuation ...


Sign up to receive all the latest news from the manipulate Festival.
First Name    
Last Name    
Email Address