This page is a collection of the pieces you need to make your own Teddy’s Theatre.
If you would like to watch Teddy and his friends in a live performance of grand opera watch this video made by Trevor Hawkins:
You need 11 different pieces. I have included at least two different versions for each piece. If you print size A4 on 160 g/m2 paper, you may print two different versions and glue stick them together. This will make the theatre look nice from all sides and it will make a steady structure. If you chose A3, you would also need cardboard to get a firm and fixed theatre. Printing use “fit to page”.
When you glue two pieces together that need to be folded then: 1) cut out the two pieces 2) fold 3) glue together the two largest faces 4) fold in the exact angle you want and glue together the folded faces 5) because of the paper’s thickness you may need to trim one of the pieces a little to remove the white edge.
Here are the 11 different pieces. When you build your theatre you may mix them as you like. Just like dressing a paperdoll. The pieces fit together. Assembling the pieces requires no glue. And you may take the theatre apart and reassemble it with new pieces when you like.
When assembling you start with the ramp and fit the prompt- and OP-sides. Then the proscenium and next you pull everything together with the top. The proscenium is made somewhat too wide and may be a little bulky to fit. But when in place it blocks the view of the side stage nicely. Now you put in the down stage and centre stage pieces. Then fit the back cloth, the false proscenium and the wings. If you like you may now fit the curtain.
Cutting out the ramp below, before folding the front make small cuts to prevent folding the green pointed tops.
Or you may make a loose front:
When making a double sided theatre piece you need to pair a prompt-side and an OP-side piece.
Centre stage, Down stage
Back cloth and Back
Print one front and one rear side. Cut out and glue together. Cut out the small pieces. Fix the small pieces to the back of the tower distributed along the verical centre line. The exact location varies for the different tower types, but when fitted the side of the tower should follow the side of the proscenium opening. When you put glue on the rear side of a small piece it shall only be below the pattern keeping a flap loose. The loose flap should point right or left considering if the tower is meant for the prompt or the OP-side. When ready locate the front side of the tower in front of the prompt (or OP-) side and the small flaps behind keeping the tower in place.
Set for a town
Set for an enchanted forest
Set for enchanted forest with cogwheels
Set for a tent
Cut away the black spaces. Cut ut as many spiders you dare and entangle their legs in the web. In that way you may move them around according to requirement.
Print size 15% will fit an A4 theatre, while 21% will fit one in A3. You need a “slider” to move Teddy at the stage.
Printing Don Angelo size 12% will fit an A4 stage.
The sliders should be printed “fit to page” considering the general size of your theatre. Cut out an actor and a slider. Then cut a 1 mm wide hole along the centre line of the slider some 2 cm from one end. The length shall match the width of the white flap below the actor. Fit the two pieces together. At the theatre the white flap goes into the openings between the stage sections. The slider rests on the floor supporting the actor and making it possible to move him from side to side.