Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival

Photo: Andy Catlin

1/15 Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival

A packed line-up of puppetry, animation and theatre will delight all the family in this festival. Members of the cast and production team from Disney’s The Lion King will be travelling from their West End home to host a series of unique and exciting events as part of this year’s line-up. See an exhibition of some of the complete costumes, full-scale puppets and masks from the show and an on-stage masterclass where you can learn how puppetry from around the world is used to bring the Serengeti to life on stage. There’s plenty more to capture little one’s imaginations including Old Saw’s Duvet Day especially for babies and toddlers; Finger and Thumb Theatre’s charming shadow puppetry versions of The Carnival of the Animals and The Ugly Duckling with live music and a programme of free outdoor shows, including an interactive puppet booth experience taking place on The Pantiles on 14th Oct.

When/where: 13-14 Oct, various venues around Tunbridge Wells

Price: All outdoor events on The Pantiles on Saturday 14 October are free. Festival tickets are priced from £5

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