Thingumajig Theatre Company

Andrew and Kathy Kim of Thingumajig Theatre

Andrew and Kathy Kim of Thingumajig Theatre

Thingumajig Theatre is a visual theatre company based in West Yorkshire, England which specializes in creating and performing innovative puppet plays and interactive giant puppets. Since 2006, Thingumajig Theatre has been creating puppet plays and walkabout puppets for audiences throughout the UK, Europe, China, Korea, UAE and USA and their giant puppets have featured on several television programs and films. Directors Andrew and Kathy Kim have taught giant puppet master classes throughout the UK, Denmark, Czech Republic and Korea. Their current acts include a mechanical hippo, a giant chicken, dodo birds and a yak. Their most recent, “Kit and Caboodle” is a street play telling stories of migration built around a pack mule puppet. Find out more at

Santa Barbara International PuppetPalooza and The Squire Foundation have collaborated to bring Thingumajig Theatre to Santa Barbara.  See events below.


Events with Thingumajig Theatre

Giant Puppet Making Workshop: Feb: 17-19, 21-25, 27-28 (time TBD)
SBCAST, 513 Garden Street, Santa Barbara

Thingumajig Theatre will lead a group of local artists through a two-week course teaching the fabrication of giant street puppets. Giant puppets take the captivating magic of puppets and expand them to work outside, on the streets and into fields. They create a focal point for a parade or a protest and they add spectacle and poetry to events. When created and performed with care, they can create the awe and openness necessary for an event or performance to transport the audience to another world.

Puppet Palooza Parade featuring Thingumajig: March 1st (time TBD)

Thingumajig Puppet Performance: March 4th (time TBD)
Creative Arts Workshop (CAW)