The British Puppet and Model
Theatre Guild was founded as a result of the publication of
W.H.Whanslaw's book 'Everybody's Theatre'.
Through correspondence with
Gerald Morice and Seymour Marks concerning the book, the first
meeting was held in a hired room in Rupert Street near Piccadilly,
London, on the 29th April 1925.
Interest in Puppetry, in
addition to Model Theatre began to grow within the membership of the
Guild, and subsequently the British Model Theatre Guild became the
British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild of Today.
Aims and Objectives
To protect and promote the
skills of puppetry and Model theatre.
To improve the standards of
puppetry in all its forms.
To establish a basis of
communication between its members, in both Great Britain and all
parts of the world.
The Guild holds regular meetings
across the United Kingdom at which members can exchange views, gain
experience through workshops and watch performances.
The Guild issues a monthly
newsletter which keeps its members in touch with all that is going on
in the world of puppetry. The Guild magazine The Puppet Master is
published annually and is free to all members.