Kenya Institute of Puppet Theatre

© Kenya Institute of Puppet Theatre
Genre : Cultural centre
Status : Not-for-profit company
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater, Media
P.O BOX 15116-00100
Tel. : 020 2434836 | 0733 232192
Contact by email

IPT is an informal, not-for-profit puppet and folk media community based theatre institute founded and registered in Kenya in 2006. It is based in Mukuru Slums of Nairobi.

It was founded by a team of puppet theatre practitioners out of the need to harness the puppet and folk media theatre experiences in the growing endeavor to have performing arts, theatre and puppet theatre in particular, respected professions in Kenya, the East African region, Africa and the world as a whole.

It is the first informal institution in East and Central Africa that has recognized and focuses on puppetry as a media for social change. It is dynamic, innovative and creative community based company that uses puppetry and folk media to teach life skills.

Source: Kenya Institute of Puppet Theatre



  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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