manipulate Visual Theatre Festival is produced by Puppet Animation Scotland. Puppet Animation Scotland champions visual theatre, puppetry and animation in Scotland and supports artists and organisations who engage with these artforms.

Through manipulate Visual Theatre Festival, we enable audiences and Scottish-based artists to see and engage with world-class visual theatre and animation.

manipulate Visual Theatre Festival takes place in the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen along with a number of satellite venues across the UK. In 2017 we toured to the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol and Norwich Puppet Theatre.

“One of Scotland’s most interesting festivals, manipulate has developed a reputation for showcasing innovative work from around the world in visual theatre and animation… manipulate casts its net far wider than traditional puppetry to bring in the best work from overseas in genres ranging from contemporary puppetry and animation to physical and aerial theatre”

The Scotsman