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Traverse Theatre 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh West EH1 2ED
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About Manipulate Festival

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.

Upcoming Events at Manipulate Festival

manipulate - Five Into One: Feature Films

manipulate - Five Into One: Feature Films

27 January 2018
Help programme this year's manipulate festival by voting for one of five award-winning animated feature films to be screened on 27th January.
manipulate - Puppets to Music: Images to Film

manipulate - Puppets to Music: Images to Film

27 January 2018
Join us at the manipulate Festival for a selection of brilliant, joy-making short animated films on 27th January.
manipulate: Women in Puppetry and Animated Film

manipulate: Women in Puppetry and Animated Film

27 January 2018
This recently curated collection of shorts reflects the expertise and experiences of women working in puppetry and film today.
manipulate: Fighting Modernists

manipulate: Fighting Modernists

27 January 2018
An intriguing and thought-provoking programme, introduced by Ülo Pikkov, explores how potent political protest can be created in the most subtle and allusive of ways.
manipulate: Animated Retrospectives

manipulate: Animated Retrospectives

27 January 2018
A brilliantly eclectic selection of short films submitted to the Edinburgh Short Film Festival over the past five years.
manipulate - Animated Graphics: Films & Comics

manipulate - Animated Graphics: Films & Comics

27 January 2018
An opportunity to see the work of Alberto Vazquez, currently one of Europe's hottest animators in association with Cinema Attic.
manipulate - Snapshots 2: Egg

manipulate - Snapshots 2: Egg

27 January 2018
Sarah Bebe Holmes and Puppet Animation Scotland present: Egg, part of the SNAPSHOTS: Artists@Work series.
manipulate: Punto Y Raya Festival 2016: A selection

manipulate: Punto Y Raya Festival 2016: A selection

27 January 2018
Punto Y Raya makes its manipulate debut with a selection of award-winning films from its latest edition.
manipulate - Snapshots 1: Ragnarök

manipulate - Snapshots 1: Ragnarök

27 January 2018
Tortoise in a Nutshell and Puppet Animation Scotland present: Ragnarök, part of the SNAPSHOTS: Artists@Work series.
manipulate: Testroom

manipulate: Testroom

29 January 2018
Four groups of selected Scottish-based theatre artists present their creative ideas in three to five minutes of work at manipulate.
manipulate: Plastic Heroes

manipulate: Plastic Heroes

29 January 2018
Plastic Heroes presents challenging, funny and fast-paces collages of war and conflict, using bought off the shelf children's toys.
manipulate: Song of the Goat

manipulate: Song of the Goat

29 January 2018
Song of the Goat is a cautionary tale about the illusory lure of contemporary consumer society... starring a goat.
manipulate: Ressacs

manipulate: Ressacs

30 January 2018
Ressacs - The award-winning Compagnie Gare Centrale presents this bitingly funny and darkly satirical allegory.
manipulate: Achilles

manipulate: Achilles

30 January 2018
Company of Wolves re-imagines the myth of Achilles in a powerful fusion of storytelling, physicality, dance and song.
manipulate - Snapshots 3: Nothing, Hand Shake, Love

manipulate - Snapshots 3: Nothing, Hand Shake, Love

30 January 2018
These self-contained events present a flavour of current work, creative explorations and experiments by Scottish-based performance artists.
manipulate: Off-Kilter

manipulate: Off-Kilter

31 January 2018
Ramesh Meyyappan Productions presents: Off-Kilter, a darkly comedic visual theatre production, as part of manipulate Festival.
manipulate - Peurbleu and Don’t Be Afraid: A Double Bill

manipulate - Peurbleu and Don’t Be Afraid: A Double Bill

31 January 2018
The celebrated C&C Company returns to Scotland with a double bill of Peurbleu & Don't Be Afraid as part of manipulate Festival.
manipulate - Snapshots 4: Curious School of Puppetry

manipulate - Snapshots 4: Curious School of Puppetry

01 February 2018
Three recent graduates of the Curious School of Puppetry present examples of their work created during their training.
manipulate: Sea Hames

manipulate: Sea Hames

01 February 2018
One of Scotland's leading performance companies Oceanallover presents Sea Hames, a celebration of Orkney's Festival of the House.
manipulate: Almost Alive

manipulate: Almost Alive

01 February 2018
Acclaimed dance artist Sabine Molenaar returns to the manipulate Festival with her third solo, Almost Alive, on 1st February.
manipulate: Dal Vivo!

manipulate: Dal Vivo!

02 February 2018
Using simple, everyday objects and light Flop creates before our eyes an enigmatic and thought-provoking world.
manipulate: The Frog at the Bottom of the Well that Believes the Sky is Round

manipulate: The Frog at the Bottom of the Well that Believes the Sky is Round

02 February 2018
Travel to the emotional heart of the meaning and significance of home in all our lives with Vélo Théâtre.
manipulate - Clown Cabaret: Special Edition

manipulate - Clown Cabaret: Special Edition

03 February 2018
Spend a delightfully daft evening with some of Scotland's finest clowns as they unleash their wild and wonderful dreams and fantasies for you!
manipulate - Snapshots 5: Physical Theatre Graduates’ Showcase

manipulate - Snapshots 5: Physical Theatre Graduates’ Showcase

03 February 2018
See a selection of the Edinburgh-based Diploma in Physical Theatre Graduates' Showcase 2017 pieces at Traverse Theatre.
manipulate: Sleeping Beauty

manipulate: Sleeping Beauty

03 February 2018
Compagnie Akselere presents: Sleeping Beauty, A personal interpretation of the darker elements of the Briar Rose fairy tale.