NO BOOKING REQUIRED for any events on this page apart from Little Fawn Caravan!

FREE GIANT PUPPETS IN THE CITY CENTRE

To kick off the festival, don't miss our opening weekend of free large-scale puppetry on the streets of Newcastle! Fun for all the family and an opportunity to chat with the Moving Parts team about the week ahead. 

NORTHUMBERLAND STREET

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April 2019

All ages

FREE

THE KEEPER'S NESTS

Judith Hope

NORTHUMBERLAND STREET

12.30pm and 3.30pm daily

Encounter two giant magpies as they stalk the streets in their rickety, ramshackle nests, in search of your darkest secrets. Step into a curious world of magic and make believe, and maybe post a secret or two...

JOIN THE PARADE

Compagnie with Balls

NORTHUMBERLAND STREET

11am, 1pm, 3pm daily

Movement theatre and dynamic poetry on a grand scale, "Join the Parade" is a joyful dance through the streets by two 4 metre high figures. Pablo, a giant puppet, dances and plays with Atharina, a charming lady gracefully moving on top of a giant 2 metre ball! And the audience? They cannot help but be seduced into joining the parade. 

DOLLY THE GIRAFFE

VIP Puppets

NORTHUMBERLAND STREET

12pm, 2pm, 4pm daily

Budding zookeepers of all ages are invited to meet Dolly, a life size serene, elegant and beautiful interactive puppet, who roams the streets aided by her zookeeper puppeteers. As with any giraffe, she needs feeding, petting and cleaning up after... Come along and say hello!

LITTLE FAWN CARAVAN

Sokobauno Theatre

 

Sokobauno Theatre presents 'The Great Tada' and 'Feature Comforts' in the unique Little Fawn Caravan. 7 shows per day for up to 12 people.

ALPHABETTI THEATRE

Thursday 11th April 2019

2pm, 2.40pm, 3.40pm, 5pm, 5.40pm, 6.30pm, 7.40pm

 

ALPHABETTI THEATRE

Friday 12th April 2019

2pm, 2.40pm, 3.40pm, 5pm, 5.40pm, 6.30pm, 8.10pm

OUSEBURN FARM

Saturday 13th April 2019

11am*, 11.40am*, 12.40pm*, 2.40pm*, 3.20pm*, 4.20pm*, 5pm*

 

* FULLY BOOKED

(20 mins per show)

Ages 7+ / adults

Pay-as-you-feel (booking required - see below) 

TO BOOK: Email info@newcastlepuppetryfestival.co.uk with the date, show time and number of people you want to book tickets for. This is a pay-as-you-feel event and there will be a collection bucket at the caravan. 

A day of free and ticketed children's puppetry events in the Ouseburn, including shows, workshops, outdoor theatre and activities for all the family.

OUSEBURN FARM, THE CLUNY 2 & SEVEN STORIES

Saturday 13th April 2019

11am - 4.30pm

All ages

FREE ENTRY to OUSEBURN FARM and THE CLUNY 2

Donations welcome

PROFESSOR AMBROSE MERRYWEATHER

& HIS FABULOUS FOSSILS

Vivify

OUSEBURN FARM

11am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

FREE

Professor Ambrose Merryweather, a respected Professor of Paleontology, will be perambulating Ouseburn Farm in his Victorian bath chair. He looks forward to meeting passers-by and revealing to them his rare collection of Fabulous Fossils… Pause to gaze on in amazement at his animated ammonites, singing skulls and dancing dinosaur.

DON QUIXOTE

Seb Mayer

OUSEBURN FARM

12pm, 2pm, 4pm

FREE

Join the most famous knight in all of Spain to learn for yourself how to dress, how to fight, and most importantly, how to love like a knight! An interactive performance for children and their families. 

THE MEANDERTHALS

Noisy Oyster

OUSEBURN FARM

12.30pm, 3pm

FREE

Two fantasy walkabout characters carry their enormous loads humming to themselves. Their roving, blinking eyes view the passers by with interest, and occasionally they issue a gigantic sneeze. When they slow to a halt they are spurred on by the little disgruntled passengers stowed away in the luggage.

PLUS animals, facepainting, bubble show, puppet hunt, crafts, cafe & more!

For ticketed shows and workshops at SEVEN STORIES, click here

For Scratch Space at THE CLUNY 2, click here

© 2018 Moving Parts Arts Ltd. (company number: 11035259) 

ILLUSTRATIONS: Rachael Horner     

WEBSITE DESIGN: Kerrin Tatman

POST: Moving Parts Arts, 5a Westgate Hill Terrace, Newcastle, NE4 6AS

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