An Installation by The Quay Brothers on Redcliffe Bascule Bridge

12:00 AM 27/08/2015 - 30/09/2015

We invite you to visit the Control Room on Redcliffe Bascule Bridge. Peer through the dusty windows and glimpse a miniature world of objects that plays with the arc of the sun from dawn to dusk.

New Visions: Film

7:00 PM 28/08/2015 - 05/09/2015

A ripe selection of new visions in puppetry on film and animation from the most talented and inventive graduate students. These programmes precede shows at Factory Theatre, in our special pop up cinema.


9:30 PM 30/08/2015 - 01/09/2015

Over the years, BOT has developed an authentic language in which music, theatre and mechanical sound art merge into a visceral and unique performance style. A UK premiere.


6:30 PM 31/08/2015 - 01/09/2015

Stuck in Davey Jones locker three sailors await the ship that will move them on. They fight, laugh and cry but their shared fate propels them towards the same goal: escape!


8:00 PM 31/08/2015 - 01/09/2015

Welcome to the cabinet of curiosities: a collection of rare artefacts and objects that demonstrate the universal connection of all things.

Festival Breakfast – meet the team

10:00 AM 01/09/2015

Festival Breakfasts are informal conversations over tea, coffee...and breakfast. A chance to talk with artists and producers and reflect on wider debates and news affecting puppetry and animation.

Masterclass with Figurentheater Tubingen: Things On Strings

10:00 AM 01/09/2015

A short introduction to the world of string puppets.

Masterclass with Bot: The Sound Factory. CANCELLED

2:00 PM 01/09/2015

Discover the devices that make man, object and music one. Part of BFP+ our programme for artists and professionals.