Nottingham Puppet Festival 2020

Various Venues
Nottingham Puppet Festival 2020


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Nottingham Puppet Festival
Various Venues
Friday 15 May – Sunday 14 June 2020

An iron man, giant birds, a diabolical Mr Punch, a treasured maiden and the talents behind the workings of the National Theatre’s War Horse were the highlights of Nottingham’s first-ever Puppet Festival in 2018, and 2020 is set to be just as magical.

Events are yet to be confirmed, so watch this space for more news as it is released.

Local, national and international artists, both upcoming and old-hands, will be bringing their talents and demonstrating their skills at locations across the city, with a medley of free street theatre, shows, workshops and music and plenty more spectacular sights and sounds taking place.

“Over the past few years puppetry has become more and more popular. An artform that was perhaps only thought as for children is now regularly being called upon in high profile, award winning theatre, TV, and film projects and beyond. Nottingham Puppet Festival will be a fantastic celebration of the craft and dedication that goes into creating puppetry,” explained Matthew Forbes, Resident Puppetry Director for War Horse and director of one of the Festival shows, The Diabolical Mr Punch.

The full programme, Festival information and booking for tickets will all be available at where there is also a sign-up to the enewsletter.

Nottingham Puppet Festival has come about through a partnership between Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, City Arts and Nottingham Trent University and made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England and additional support from Nottingham City Council, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and Midlands3Cities.

Follow @NottmPuppetFest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see the story unfold and share the Festival love with #AyUpPuppet.

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