Plan Your Festival Route

There is so much to see and do at The Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival this year, that we've put together a few suggested routes for Saturday 14 October, to help you get the most out of your day.

We have carefully considered the length of shows and the short walking distances through town to each venue so you don't have to worry!


Family Route 1

This is perfect for families and groups with children aged 3 yrs and up

14/10/2017
10:00 AM

Trinity Theatre


Finger and Thumb Theatre: The Carnival of the Animals

The much loved music by Camille Saint-Saëns combines with the visual magic of Drew Colby’s hand shadows to create a spellbinding , hilarious, amazing and mysterious performance. More...

14/10/2017
11:30 AM

Adult Education Centre


Norwich Puppet Theatre: The Steadfast Tin Soldier

This playful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s poetic story uses light, projected animations and simple materials to create a theatrical experience that will engage and touch young hearts and minds. More...

14/10/2017
12:00 PM

The Pantiles


Robert Styles: Punch and Judy

Robert Styles is a second-generation Punch & Judy man with over 30 years experience maintaining this much loved English institution. More...

14/10/2017
2:30 PM

Adult Education Centre


Indefinite Articles: Claytime. A play with Clay

Award-winning Indefinite Articles present a play with clay, where the earth’s natural material meets with children’s imaginations. More...

14/10/2017
3:30 PM

The Pantiles


Vamos: Midwives On Call

With aprons starched, caps ironed, sensible shoes polished, and a bottle of Wartime Spirit secreted in their trolley, our Midwives on Call are ready to respond at a moment’s notice to any unexpected deliveries. More...

14/10/2017
4:00 PM

The Pantiles


Circle of Two: The Impossible Love Story of Bambolina and Dodo

When the clock strikes twelve, magic begins and a doll comes to life... More...

Family Route 2

A lovely variety of shows for families and groups with children aged 5 and up

14/10/2017
10:00 AM

The Pantiles


The Fetch: Clapper Box

An intriguing, fun and interactive street puppet booth experience.... with popcorn! More...

14/10/2017
10:30 AM

The Pantiles


Squashbox Theatre: The Sea Show

A quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret created and performed by Craig Johnson, an actor, musician and puppeteer, and long-standing member of renowned Kneehigh Theatre. More...

14/10/2017
12:00 PM

The Pantiles


Robert Styles: Punch and Judy

Robert Styles is a second-generation Punch & Judy man with over 30 years experience maintaining this much loved English institution. More...

14/10/2017
1:00 PM

Trinity Theatre


Finger and Thumb Theatre: The Ugly Duckling

Featuring the trademark hand shadow puppetry of international shadowgrapher Drew, this visual performance uses new techniques, beautiful lightscapes, whimsical humour and glorious live music to tell Hans Christian Andersen’s story. More...

14/10/2017
2:00 PM

Adult Education Centre


Norwich Puppet Theatre: The Steadfast Tin Soldier

This playful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s poetic story uses light, projected animations and simple materials to create a theatrical experience that will engage and touch young hearts and minds. More...

14/10/2017
3:30 PM

The Pantiles


Vamos: Midwives On Call

With aprons starched, caps ironed, sensible shoes polished, and a bottle of Wartime Spirit secreted in their trolley, our Midwives on Call are ready to respond at a moment’s notice to any unexpected deliveries. More...

14/10/2017
4:00 PM

The Pantiles


Circle of Two: The Impossible Love Story of Bambolina and Dodo

When the clock strikes twelve, magic begins and a doll comes to life... More...

Teenagers and Adults Route

A great selection of top quality puppetry, animation and theatre for teenagers and adults

09/10/2017-14/10/2017
10:00 AM

Trinity Theatre


Exploring The Lion King... From Inspiration to Realisation

Discover the inspiration behind Disney’s acclaimed stage musical THE LION KING. More...

14/10/2017
11:30 AM

The Pantiles


Vamos: Midwives On Call

With aprons starched, caps ironed, sensible shoes polished, and a bottle of Wartime Spirit secreted in their trolley, our Midwives on Call are ready to respond at a moment’s notice to any unexpected deliveries. More...

14/10/2017
1:00 PM

Trinity Theatre


Finger and Thumb Theatre: The Ugly Duckling

Featuring the trademark hand shadow puppetry of international shadowgrapher Drew, this visual performance uses new techniques, beautiful lightscapes, whimsical humour and glorious live music to tell Hans Christian Andersen’s story. More...

14/10/2017
4:00 PM

The Pantiles


Circle of Two: The Impossible Love Story of Bambolina and Dodo

When the clock strikes twelve, magic begins and a doll comes to life... More...

14/10/2017
6:00 PM

The Forum


Headstrung: Puppet Cabaret

Be prepared for an hilarious saucy puppet cabaret. Female comedy trio Headstrung specialise in recreating classic circus, magic and cabaret acts. More...

14/10/2017
8:00 PM

Trinity Theatre


Mark Mander: Clementine’s Fabulous Roadshow

Clementine is no ordinary doll…described as the Living Fashion Doll and ‘love child of Pinocchio and Barbie’, she is a shimmering diva a mere 15 inches tall. More...