Our volunteer team is hugely important to the work that Puppet Place does. We have opportunities to help out with public events and with our news team. Details are listed below.

Events Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers to help us with our public events. We need people to help us with Creative Cafe nights and workshops; this includes assisting with setting up our spaces, refreshments and event stewarding. If you would like to help us then please email info@puppetplace.org


Join our Board of Trustees….

We’re looking for new people to help us shape the future of Puppet Place, so we are always interested in hearing from anyone who might be interested in joining our Board of Trustees.

Why do we have trustees and what do they do? As a charity Puppet Place is governed by a Board of Trustees. Our Trustees volunteer their time to ensure that the charitable objectives are met, good governance is maintained and to drive our mission forward. Our current trustees are seeking additional trustees to join the team. We are seeking people with ideas, energy and a new perspective. At Puppet Place, we strive for transparency and for shared decision-making with our resident artists, associate artists and the wider community. This requires the ability to think strategically and to work collaboratively.

What’s in it for you? Being a trustee is an incredible way to develop new skills and experience around governance, leadership and decision making. As well as helping to broaden contacts and make a socially responsible contribution to the arts.

It’s also an extremely exciting and challenging time to join Puppet Place. We need people keen to help shape our future; to realise the enormous potential held within the organisation. We want to develop the organisation’s resilience beyond a subsistence model. We want to build on our social capital to develop our business plan. This is the chance to play a fundamental role in taking an organisation to the next steps.

What kind of experience are you looking for? We are looking for people who can help Puppet Place Board, our Finance & Operations Manager and our community build their knowledge and skills in any of the following areas:

  • Social investment
  • Charity law
  • Business management expertise
  • Building management, particularly co-working spaces
  • Fundraising, Charity giving and sponsorship
  • Financial expertise
  • HR expertise
  • Being a freelance creative practitioner
  • Marketing and branding
  • Education & public engagement
  • Leadership experience

We’d like you to have:

  • Previous trustee or board member experience
  • An understanding of the vision and values of Puppet Place.
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a trustee
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team

We are eager to increase and enhance the skills and diversity of our Trustee Board and would welcome applications from people across our communities.

For more information including details of how to apply download our Trustees Recruitment Pack (pdf).

We currently have no vacancies at Puppet Place, please subscribe to our newsletter for the latest jobs and opportunities with us.


Looking for a desk in central Bristol to use as an occasional workspace? Puppet Place offers hot-desking facilities at £10 per day. This includes WIFI, tea and coffee and access to our shared kitchen, living room space.


Our building is situated on Bristol’s historic harbourside within easy walking distance of the city centre and other key cultural organisations. We offer desk and creation space for artists, animators and makers including; puppeteers, prop makers, graphic designers and filmmakers. Our building is a lively and friendly hub for artists and led by artists for those looking to build connections and work in a mutually supportive environment.

Benefits of becoming a resident at Puppet Place include: a profile on our website, discounted hire rates for our rehearsal studio and fabrication space, a space to deliver workshops and other events in partnership with Puppet Place, the opportunity to work alongside other artists and makers, access to Puppet Place’s database of contacts and resources.

We are currently seeking new residents. If you’re interested in becoming a Puppet Place resident, please contact info@puppetplace.org.

Further information about our rehearsal and fabrication spaces can be found here.


Befriend a puppet for £10 per year. As a charity, we rely on your support. Please donate via the PayPal link to help us develop magical, innovative puppetry, animation and making.