NORTHERN IRELAND'S ONLY PUPPET FESTIVAL

Ards Puppet Festival is back with a bang in 2018 with the biggest festival yet! With a variety of scheduled performances, puppet workshops and plenty of quirky characters to meet, there’s something for everyone!

Admission to the festival is free. Big Top Shows cost £2 (payable on the day) -all other performances and activities are free of charge. Please note Big Top shows cannot be pre-booked. Tickets cost £2 per person. Please arrive 30 minutes before your preferred show to be allocated a ticket.

Saturday 26 May

Venue: The Big Top

Please note Big Top shows cannot be pre-booked. Tickets cost £2 per person. Please arrive 30 minutes before your preferred show to be allocated a ticket.

11am and 12noon | Red Riding Hood | £2

2pm and 4pm | The DaSilva Marionette Circus Troop | £2

Venue: The Craft Tent

11am-5pm | Build your own puppet workshop

Venue: Conway Square

11am-5pm | Meet and Greet Market Stall

11am-5pm | The Wolf’s Tea Party

11am-5pm | Dr Frankenstein, Theatre for One

11am-5pm | The Belly Bug, Theatre for One

11.45am, 1pm and 3pm | The Alchemist

Sunday 27 May

Venue: The Big Top

Please note Big Top shows cannot be pre-booked. Tickets cost £2 per person. Please arrive 30 minutes before your preferred show to be allocated a ticket.

1pm and 3pm | Cardboard Carnival | £2

Venue: The Craft Tent

1pm-5pm | Build your own puppet workshop

Venue: Conway Square

1pm-5pm | Meet and Greet Market Stall

1pm-5pm | Aloisuous Ginderbalm the Troll

1.30pm | The Boggarts

2pm | Dangerous Dave

2pm | Elephant Extravaganza

2.30pm and 3.30pm | The Boggarts

4pm | Dangerous Dave

4.30pm | Elephant Extravaganza

Monday 28 May

Venue: The Big Top

Please note Big Top shows cannot be pre-booked. Tickets cost £2 per person. Please arrive 30 minutes before your preferred show to be allocated a ticket.

11am | The Dinosaur Detectives | £2

1pm | A Strange New Space | £2

3pm | A Strange New Space | £2

Venue: The Craft Tent

11am-5pm | Build your own puppet workshop

Venue: Conway Square

11am-5pm | Aloisuous Ginderbalm the Troll

11am-5pm | Meet and Greet Market Stall

11am-5pm | Dr Frankenstein, Theatre for One

11am-5pm | The Belly Bug, Theatre for One

12.30pm, 1.30 and 2.30pm | Plain Bob

2pm and 4.30pm | Elephant Extravaganza

Watch out for our walk-about Puppets, Dr Frank and Einstein from Premiere Circus and The Delightful Gran and Gramps from Frolicked Theatre Company!

AND take part in our Puppet Scavenger Hunt on Saturday 26 and Monday 28 May. Pick up an entry form at our Visitor Information Unit in Conway Square, Newtownards.

26 May 2018 - 28 May 2018

Opening Times

  • Saturday 11am-5pm
  • Sunday 1pm-5pm
  • Monday 11am-5pm

Prices

  • Cost: varies (see website)

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