Hall of Dreams

It’s curtain up for our new Tunbridge Wells project!

Hall of Dreams is a specially commissioned promenade piece which tells stories of the Assembly Hall Theatre through puppetry, music and performance. It is a unique collaboration between the festival, the Assembly Hall Theatre and Herringbone Arts.



Award-winning Herringbone Arts specialise in inventive, interactive theatre and installations. This summer, Hall of Dreams is a work in progress that comprises three promenade performances plus a workshop for young people. The finished piece will be presented during the Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival in October 2019. We’d like to thank everyone who has already contributed their memories of the Assembly Hall – and there’s still time to do so if you haven’t already! Please get in touch at info@twpuppetryfestival.org.


Hall of Dreams Introduction to Puppetry workshop

Tuesday 7 August


Enter the magical world of puppets via the Hall of Dreams! Discover how to animate objects, manipulate shadows and tell a story through puppet movement. You will leave feeling inspired to continue exploring this art form – and maybe even create your own puppet show! During this session, you’ll meet the cast, and also receive a ticket to the 10.30am performance on Friday 10 August.

Suitable for ages 12-17.

Tickets: £10

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Hall of Dreams promenade performances

Friday 10 August

10.30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3.30pm

Accompany the performers on a magical, dreamlike journey back in time and behind the scenes of Tunbridge Wells’ historic entertainment venue. Suitable for a family audience, this show will provide surprises and treats along the way plus a workshop, Dream Puppets, following the performance, which will show you how to use simple materials to create your own marionette character to take home.

Tickets: As this is work in progress and we would like to hear your feedback after the show, there is no charge, but booking is essential as numbers are extremely limited. Every family member who wishes to attend will require a ticket.

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Please email info@twpuppetryfestival.org if you require an accessible performance.

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Nicky and Fran, Artistic Directors at Herringbone Arts


We would like to thank the following for their kind support: