Administration only!


18 Airedale Terrace, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2BA, England


Tel: 0044 (0)1756 797 149 *

 * This is administration only. This is NOT a ticket line.




Skipton Puppet Festival is England’s largest celebration of puppet theatre for families.

Since 2005 this cosy market town at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales has become

a magnet for puppet enthusiasts. Our biennial celebration showcases puppetry from

all over the UK and beyond. With a packed weekend of ticketed and free

performances, workshops, exhibitions and a parade, Skipton presents an inspirational melting pot for artists and enthusiasts, offering puppet experiences for every age.

The festival is delivered by Skipton Puppet Festival Ltd. A not for profit company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Company number: 8106114

There are eight directors who largely give there time in a voluntary capacity.

Festival Directors:

Liz & Daniel Lempen, Ben Pugh, Diana Bayliss, Andy Glen, Lizzie Allen, Bev Logan

See our Festival Evaluation report from the 2015 Festival  / 2017 Festival



Our ONLINE BOX OFFICE opens Saturday 10th August 2019

We are a festival with very few staff.

We would greatly appreciate if you could book your tickets via the online system.

If you need assistance you can:

  - Phone: 07754 133 339       (Note: The phone is unmanned and only operational from                                                       Monday 9th September onwards. You can leave a                                                       message and we will call you back)

  - email: boxoffice@skiptonpuppetfestival.co.uk


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