Here at Dowtcha we believe in passing on skills and the empowering nature of making and performing. We started with a simple puppet making in the park about ten years ago and are now writing and presenting longer courses for specific groups.

We’ve developed a series of workshops and courses based around puppetry, carnival and community arts for a variety of clients and aim to expand that program as far as we possibly can. We hope in the not too distant future to set up a National Puppetry Centre in Cork to further that objective.

Davy Dummigan and Cliff Dolliver are both registered teachers and all our facilitators are Garda vetted and fully trained in our techniques and child protection policy.

Grandmas Garden

Grandmas Garden is on at Gurranabraher on Sunday June 28th Seán is staying with his Grandmother for the first time while his mother is having a baby. He’s sad to be away from his games and his toys, and worried that he will have to share his parents with a new brother or sister. Things get worse when he finds out there are no computer games, DVD’s or even a television. Seán soon discovers his Grandma’s is a very special garden where he learns to play games and have fun without his toys; to make friends, and that sometimes, changing things can make them better.

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Punch & Judy at Cobh Summer Swing Event

A great day out for all the family in beautiful Cobh…these Events will have music, Childrens Entertainers, Food and Craft stalls all brimming with locally produced gifts and delicious food And Dowtcha Puppets scoundrel Mr Punch will be there still up to his wicked lazy ways, dodging his share of baby minding and chores, mistreating his family and tricking every one who comes to try and sort him out. He’s the original rebel, rascal and anti authority figure, but surely one of these days, he get his just desserts or will he keep getting away with it?

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Cork Puppetry Festival 2015

Puppetry Festival is finalizing its program, but dates are confirmed! We will have more information as it becomes available 🙂 You can follow Cork Puppetry Festival 2015 on Facebook for the latest details

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X-tractor – Millenium Hall

Puppets go head to head on-front of our judges to see which one of them has the X-Tractor factor for stardom!

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Dowtcha juke box

“Dowtcha juke box” coming October 17 in Middleton Move information coming soon!

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Spooky Halloween workshop

We are currently planning our spooky and ghoulish workshop that should be a creepily fantastic Halloween adventure 27TH TO THE 30TH OCTOBER BEGINNERS 10AM TO 2PM €80 Face painting, prosthetics, costumes & props.   ADVANCED 2.30 PM TO 5PM €50 puppets & masks BOOKINGS      

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