Making puppets and breathing life into them in an
interactive workshop for children (5 – 9 years olds)


A spring storm wakes the bear from his winter sleep. He crawls out of his cave only to find old newspaper, plastic bags, twigs and leaves blown into his forest. He decides to become friends with all the imaginary creatures he meets.
In these magical workshops we will explore the world of puppetry. Children will get the chance to create their own little animals and make adventures in their imaginative world using only their hands and old newspaper. The session will end with an unexpected storm that blows the story and all the puppets away, but first invites everyone for a fun dance!

Date and time

Saturday 29 May (two separate sessions)
13:00 – 14:00
14:30 – 15:30



Theater De Regentes (Theater De Nieuwe Regentes)
Weimarstraat 63, 2562 GR Den Haag

Who are these workshops for?

We invite every child between the ages of 5 and 9 to explore the world of puppets together. No preparation or experience needed. Are you unsure whether this is something for your child? Call Dora to discuss: 0620431919, that’s the easiest way to find out.


13:00 – 14:00 —> book your tickets here
14:30 – 15:30 —> book your tickets here
There is a maximum of 12 tickets available per session. €10 / child (5-9 yrs).

About the workshop leader

Nina van der Mark

With a background in visual theatre and puppetry and with a fascination for public spaces, her work focuses on touch; the physical empathy that object manipulation brings, the excitement of physical games and the absurdness of creating images and installations in public spaces. She loves playing with breathing life into inanimate objects, creating visual invitations to play, move and to connect story, image and space.


“Once you are real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.”
― Margery Williams Bianco, The Velveteen Rabbit

Nina van der Mark

STET Education

This workshop is part of the STET Education programming. Since 2013 STET Education offers workshops and performances at schools or in the theatre, and since 2016 we also have open workshops for individuals led by international performers. We highly value the direct contact with teachers, students and audience members. Our successful education department is in touch with over 300 international and Dutch schools nationwide. Yearly over 2000 students at primary and secondary level are involved in STET Education programmes. Theatre education has proved to be a unique way of learning, gaining insights in drama techniques, storytelling, communication and most importantly learning about oneself.

For more information and bookings, please get in contact us at
or +31 6 20 43 1919