Below is all the contact and location information you need to find the venues and places in Bristol Festival of Puppetry.
If you are coming to the festival by public transport, we recommend checking out Travel West to help you plan your journey.
Click the map above for directions to the venues or you can download a printable map here.
The main festival venues include:
16 Narrow Quay Bristol
Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts, presenting innovative, experimental work in the visual arts, performance, dance, film, music and events, accompanied by a programme of learning and participation activities. Five exhibition spaces, a theatre/cinema auditorium, Reading Room and Light/Dark Studios are housed in the Grade II listed, fully accessible building.
Tel: 0117 917 2300
There may be a small charge for online bookings.
BRUNEL’S ss GREAT BRITAIN
Great Western Dockyard Gas Ferry Rd
Step back in time on board a magnificent Victorian ship for a grand family day out; whatever the weather. Voted Bristol’s no.1 attraction and top 10 in the UK (Trip Advisor 2014/15).
Tel: 0117 926 0680
Housed within a 1950s dockside transit shed, M Shed is an exciting and innovative museum for Bristol telling the story of the city through the stories of people who helped shape it. Rich collections of objects, art and archives bring these stories to life in three galleries: Bristol Places, Bristol People and Bristol Life.
Tel: 0117 352 6600
Albion Dockside Estate,
Bristol BS1 6UT
Puppet Place is the UK hub for puppetry and animation. The building, on Bristol’s harbourside, houses a lively community of artists and companies working with puppetry and animation. We offer year round support to the wider puppetry and animation community through residencies, training and networking events. We are now developing our year round programme of workshops and events for the public. Please check out the rest of our website to find out more about what we offer.
TOBACCO FACTORY THEATRES
Raleigh Road, Bristol
Tobacco Factory Theatres produces and presents a jam-packed programme of diverse and exciting shows, workshops and events in unique, intimate spaces in Bristol and across the country.
Tel: 0117 902 0344
Watershed is the leading film culture and digital media centre in the South West, we advance education, skills, appreciation and understanding of the arts with a particular focus on film, media and digital technologies.
Tel: 0117 927 5100
BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF PUPPETRY TEAM
Producers – Rachel McNally & Chris Pirie
Associate Producer – Victoria Hole
Film Curator – Joseph Wallace
BFP+ Curator – Emma Williams
SPC Manager – Anna Scott
Production Manager – Nicolas Prior
Production Assistant – Jemma Price
Accommodation Host – Kate McStraw
Puppet Place would like to thank all its funders and supporters for making Bristol Festival of Puppetry possible.
Arts Council England
Bristol City Council
BFI Film Audience Network
Fonds Podium Kunsten – Performing Arts Fund NL
Figurteatret – Nordland Visual Theatre
Ernest Cook Trust
Kingdom of The Netherlands
SWWM Film Hub
Our BFP Touring Partners
Curzon Cinema and Arts Clevedon
The Theatre Shop Clevedon
The Poly Falmouth