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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

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