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UNDER THE SEA featuring The 50’ Whale

Sat 15 Oct 2022 12pm-5pm

At the beginning of 2022 we were wondering how we would find the patience to wait until 2023 for the next Puppetry Festival. Tunbridge Wells deserves more we thought, so here we are in our ‘in-between’ year (we are after all a bi-annual festival) with a smaller than our usual festival, puppetry celebration.

Full of joy, imagination and a few strings we are holding events in The Royal Victoria Place and Calverley Grounds, on the footprint of last year’s Museum of the Moon. In fact, over half of our 2022 puppets are larger than The Moon. Bumper-size fun for all the family is to be had with shows inside The Whale, walk-about puppets (beware one of these is grumpy…) and workshops in the park and the Royal Victoria Place shopping centre. All to keep us entertained before the full festival returns in 2023.

Full details can be found on our 2022 Festival page. Events and workshops are completely free to attend, all we ask is you join our mailing list below to be the first to hear about our future plans and you share your images of the day with us on social media.

We can’t wait to see you there.

Do take a look at the 2021 festival film below, made for us by our friends award winning Modus Film.


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Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival

We rely on support in many different ways to make Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival a success. Obviously buying your tickets is crucial but did you know we work with a fabulous team of volunteers? They are a highly valued group of puppetry festival and community enthusiasts who form the backbone to much of our work and we would love you to join them. 

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