Festival Organisers

Nottingham Puppet Festival is a partnership between Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, City Arts (Nottingham) and Nottingham Trent University.

Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall

With over half a million visitors every year, the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham are two of the UK’s most successful touring venues, leading the way for arts and entertainment in the East Midlands region. 

Their diverse programme of events includes internationally renowned orchestras, the highest quality ballet, opera and theatre touring companies alongside West End musicals, stand-up comedy, rock and pop. 

As well as Nottingham Puppet Festival, the venue’s Creative Learning department continues to develop major community projects through its partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Lottery Heritage Funding has enabled a significant programme of learning-based archive and heritage work for the venue. 

City Arts (Nottingham)

Since 1977, City Arts has helped communities and artists to create and explore art of all kinds – from music to writing, from drawing to dance. It aims to give everyone the chance to be creative, regardless of who they are or where they’re from.

City Arts is a registered charity and is supported by Arts Council England and Nottingham City Council.

Nottingham Trent University

Named University of the Year in 2017 in the prestigious Times Higher Education awards, Nottingham Trent is one of the largest UK universities with nearly 28,000 students and more than 3,500 staff across four campuses, contributing £496m to the UK economy every year. The School of Art & Design marks its 175th Anniversary in 2018. Amongst its courses are Theatre Design, Design for film and television, and animation.