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Newcastle Puppetry Festival Easter 2024

Newcastle Puppetry Festival Easter 2024

The 5th edition of Newcastle Puppetry Festival will run 30th March – 7th April 2024.

Spanning 9 days at indoor and outdoor venues across the city, the 2024 programme presents shows, workshops, talks and films for adults, kids, teens and families.

With many free events and ticketed shows ranging from £4 – £12 there is something for everyone. Make sure to check out free events Beasts on the Street, Puppet Valley, Puppetry on the Green and the City of Kittiwakes Parade!

Full event list for families – more details here 2024 Festival | Moving Parts Arts

Saturday 30th March 2024

• Beasts on the Street, 11am – 4pm, Northumberland Street All ages. FREE

• City of Kittiwakes Parade, 2pm, Northumberland Street All ages. FREE

Sunday 31st March 2024

• Carried by the Wind by Goofus Theatre 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm, Seven Stories All ages. £4 / £3

• Puppet Valley – Ouseburn Family Puppetry Day 11am – 4pm, Ouseburn Farm All ages, FREE

• Georgia’s Monster Circus Workshops by Georgia Hill 11am and 1.30pm, Seven Stories Ages 7-11, £6.50

• The Zoo That Comes To You by Scarlet Oak Theatre 11am and 1.30pm, The Cluny Ages 5+, £6 / £5

• Laika the Space Dog by Lori Hopkins 2.30pm and 3.30pm, Seven Stories Ages 3+, £4 / £3

Monday 1st April 2024

• The Living Museum Automata Trail by The Object Project Monday 1st – Saturday 6th April, 10am-5pm drop in, Great North Museum: Hancock All ages, FREE

• Puppetry on the Green – 6 days of free puppet theatre for families Monday 1st – Saturday 6th April, 10am-5pm daily, Great North Museum: Hancock All ages, FREE

• Beached by Strangeface 11am, 1pm and 3pm, Great North Museum: Hancock All ages, FREE

• Moonsmile by Goofus Theatre 11am, Northern Stage Ages 5+, £6 / £5

• Wheelie Wonder Workshops with Chloe Rodham / Moving Parts Arts 12pm and 2pm, Great North Museum: Hancock Ages 7+, FREE

• Meet the Puppeteers Q+A: Lempen Puppet Theatre 6.30pm, Northern Stage Ages 12+, FREE

Tuesday 2nd April 2024

• Cardboard Carnival by Lempen Puppet Theatre 11am, Northern Stage

• Breathe by Half a String 2pm and 4.30pm, Northern Stage Ages 4+, £6 / £5

• Catmother by Invisible Thread Theatre of Animation 5.30pm and 7.30pm, Northern Stage Ages 8+ / adults, £10 / £8

• Jumping Jacks Puppet Making Workshops with The Playful Maker 12pm midday and 2pm, Great North Museum: Hancock Ages 4+, FREE

• Meet the Puppeteers Q+A: Sarah Vigars 6.30pm, Northern Stage Ages 12+, FREE

• Spaced by Strangeface 11am, 1pm and 3pm, Great North Museum: Hancock All ages, FREE

Wednesday 3rd April 2024

• Beowulf by Rattlebox Theatre 12pm midday and 2pm, Great North Museum: Hancock Ages 7+, FREE

• Exuvia by ’T Magsich Theaterje 7pm, Northern Stage Ages 12+ / adults, £12 / £10

• Making the Roman Army Craft Workshops with The Playful Maker 11am, 1pm and 3pm, Great North Museum: Hancock Ages 4+, FREE

• Meet the Puppeteers Q+A: Raven Kaliana 6pm, Northern Stage Ages 12+, FREE

• Sea Dragon by Dragon Song Productions 11am and 2pm, Northern Stage Children under 5, £6 per child

Thursday 4th April 2024

• Butterfly Puppet Making Workshops with Garlic Theatre 11am, 1pm and 3pm, Great North Museum: Hancock Ages 5+, FREE

• Ghost Stories: Tales of the Supernatural by The Paper Cinema 7pm, Northern Stage Ages 8+ / adults, £12 / £10

• Meet the Puppeteers Q+A: Alison McGowan 6pm, Northern Stage Ages 12+, FREE

• The Elves and the Shoemaker by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre 11am, Northern Stage Ages 5+, £6 / £5

• The Tales of Robin Hood by Angel Heart and Rattlebox Theatre 12pm midday and 2pm, Great North Museum: Hancock Ages 4+, FREE

Friday 5th April 2024

• Cinema in Silhouette by Drew Colby 8.30pm, Northern Stage Ages 12+/adults, £10 / £8

• Dinosaur Detective Puppet Making Workshops 11am, 1pm and 3pm, Great North Museum: Hancock All ages, FREE

• Meet the Puppeteers Q+A: The Paper Cinema 6.15pm, Northern Stage Ages 12+, FREE

• Plain Bob by Noisy Oyster 12pm midday and 2pm, Great North Museum: Hancock Ages 3+, FREE

• The Nosy Little Troll by Garlic Theatre 11am, Great North Museum: Hancock Ages 3+, £6 / £5

Saturday 6th April 2024

• Ascension UK PREMIERE by SITIO Compagnie 7pm, Northern Stage Ages 12+ / adults, £12 / £10

• Wheelie Wonder Workshops with Chloe Rodham / Moving Parts Arts 11am, 1pm and 3pm, Great North Museum: Hancock Ages 7+, FREE

• Meet the Puppeteers Q+A: Zannie Fraser 6pm, Northern Stage Ages 12+, FREE

• Snug and Grub Catch a Bug by Garlic Theatre 11am, Northern Stage Ages 3+, £6 / £5

• The Three Billy Pigs by Noisy Oyster 12pm midday and 2pm, Great North Museum: Hancock Ages 3+, FREE

For full details of all events and ticket information please visit 2024 Festival | Moving Parts Arts

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Date And Time

30 Mar 2024 to
7 Apr 2024
 

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