What’s on

This is Nottingham’s first ever Puppet Festival and we are really pleased to present a F.A.B. mix of shows, talks, film screenings, workshops and free outdoor events.

Enjoy all that the Festival has to offer from the multi award-winning War Horse to late-night puppet cabaret, political satire plus loads of family friendly shows and workshops. And if you’d like to find out more about the world of puppetry there’s a series of talks and workshops. There’s also the chance to hear from those behind cult classics, Thunderbirds and Spitting Image.

And from Friday 23 – Sunday 25 March, you must not miss the events in the Old Market Square Pop-Up Puppet Village – puppets and puppeteers from all over the world, street theatre, walkabouts, fantastical creatures, workshops, music and lots more and much of it is FREE!

Take a look through the listings and create your perfect puppet-filled Festival!

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Image for 'Five Leaves Book Group Discusses Angela Carter’s The Magic Toyshop'

Event Type: Talk

Five Leaves Bookshop

14A Long Row Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG1 2DH

‘This crazy world whirled about her, men and women dwarfed…

Access features:

  • FREE
  • Wheelchair Access
Image for 'Workshop for Theatre Professionals with Colette Garrigan'

Event Type: Workshop

Performing Arts Studio

Nottingham Lakeside Arts Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG7 2RD

Open to both experienced performers and puppetry beginners. Using Cie…

Access features:

  • Hearing Loop Installed
  • Wheelchair Access
Image for 'Puppetry, Disability and Health'

Event Type: Talk

Bonington Building Lecture Theatre, Nottingham Trent University

School of Art & Design Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG1 4GG

Puppetry has always been a part of cultural wellbeing. Its…

Access features:

  • FREE
  • Hearing Loop Installed
  • Sign Language Interpreted
  • Wheelchair Access
Image for 'Spitting Image Screening and Talk'

Event Type: Film Screening & Talk

Spitting Image Screening and Talk

With Pete Sinclair, Philip Pope and Steve Nallon

Broadway Cinema

14 - 18 Broad Street Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG1 3AL

Featuring the caricature puppets of Peter Fluck and Roger Law,…

Access features:

  • Hearing Loop Installed
  • Wheelchair Access
Image for 'War Horse Children’s Puppetry Workshop'

Event Type: Workshop

Royal Concert Hall, Level 2 Foyer

Theatre Square Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG1 5ND

This National Theatre workshop will provide an understanding of how…

Access features:

  • Family Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access