Welcome to unit 18

Puppet Place is based on Bristol’s historic harbourside near to Spike Island Studios and Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Our building, Unit 18, is ideally located within easy walking distance of the city’s key cultural organisations. Unit 18 offers space to work to artists working in puppetry, animation, film, visual arts and performing arts. It offers a supportive and creative working environment to small companies and freelancers. The building offers a variety of work spaces suited to different needs. We offer our spaces at affordable rates for all. Resident and Associate Artists also benefit from further support and opportunities within Unit 18. To find out more about these schemes click on the links below.

Resident Artists

Associate Artists


For further information about hiring space at Puppet Place please contact

Alice Ellerby – Administrator info@puppetplace.org (rehearsal studio, creative deskspace, meeting room)

Luke Gregg – Operations & Facilities Officer luke@puppetplace.org (fabrication studio)

Telephone 0117 929 3593

Rehearsal studio

Dimensions 7m length x 4.6m width x 3.3m height.

It’s a light and airy room with the capacity for a near-blackout. There is a power supply (including 3 phase), dedicated toilet, tea and coffee making facilities and WIFI. There is good access for load ins and load outs. This space works well for rehearsing puppetry shows and small scale theatre. It is well suited to workshops (up to 15 people maximum) and meetings (up to 25 people maximum).