Nova Scotia School Bookings

We are happy to offer both  workshops and performances, subsidized by the PERFORM program (who cover our travel expense and a portion of the workshop fee.) For bookings please fill out the online form with PERFORM! or contact Maritime Marionettes  at (902) 893 7626  to book your date or discuss details. All fees quoted here are the cost to the school, after subsidy by Perform. The 15% tax will be added to our fee.


Our shows are available in English or French. The performances are covered in detail on our productions page . Currently we are touring  (for grades P and up):

Jack and the Beanstalk, (building character)

Rumpelstiltskin, (finding strength in adversity)

Molly and the Oak Island Treasure, (value diversity, native wisdom)

The Lonely Leprechaun environmental awareness, literacy

or The Bremen Town Musicians (friendship, adventure)

Fees : $650 (plus tax) for one performance.

two performances on the same day, same location $1,100 (plus tax).

Travel costs covered by PERFORM! (as funds last) :apply here


Introduction to Shadow Puppetry and Marionettes: adaptable to all grade levels.

For a class of students this is an engaging, hands on experience with 35 simple to complex professional puppets. Short scenarios provide inspiration for young people to explore movement and sound with the puppets.

Shadow puppetry workshop

Shadow puppetry workshop


Introduction to Puppetry- working with marionettes

Full day of workshops: $300 plus tax (after cost sharing with PERFORM!)

Half day of workshops (3 hours): $200 plus tax (after cost sharing with PERFORM!)

Workshop length is flexible. Recommended 30 mins  for P to Gr 2; 60 mins for Gr 3 and older.

Puppet Making Workshops

Grades P and up- Rod Puppets

In this two hour workshop, the students learn operation of the rod puppet, and make their own to take home. Max 25 student per workshop. Cost $150 per workshop, plus materials fee for rod puppet.

Grades 4 and up – 4 string marionettes

In this three hour workshop students make their own puppet to keep, and learn the basic operation of the puppet. Max 25 students per workshop. Cost $200 for the workshop, plus  materials fee for marionettes per student.


Marionette Making Workshop- four string marionettes