Support Us

Are you a business based in Tunbridge Wells? The Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival needs you!

The Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival is a Community Interest Company and relies on funding to present the bi-annual festival. Your support is much needed to help us make the third festival the best yet.

In 2015, the festival welcomed over 4,000 locals and visitors to ticketed and free shows and workshops. In 2017, more than 4,500 people engaged with the festival through participatory schools workshops, as audiences to the busy programme of ticketed shows and as viewers of vibrant street theatre in the Pantiles and throughout the town.

For more information about how you can support the festival via sponsorship or a donation, please contact Festival Director, Linda Lewis:




Would you like to be part of an exciting event? Are you interested in the arts? Keen to meet others who share your interest? Why not join the Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival 2019 team as a volunteer.

There are lots of ways you could get involved. Gain experience of working with artists, see what goes on backstage, learn about promoting a festival and make new friends.

Festival Director, Linda Lewis, says: “There are opportunities to develop your experience and skills through the training we give which may open the door to new work opportunities, as it did for me forty years ago,” Linda remarks. “In 2015, we had student volunteers who have since gone on to work in the arts and returned to help us in 2017.

You get to meet the artists and see what goes on backstage. This is a perfect introduction to other jobs in the theatre, such as stage management, set design, production, lighting and sound.

The volunteers have the opportunity to make new friends who have similar interests.”

Please email if you are interested in volunteer opportunities at this year’s festival