HandMade Theatre

Unique, sustainable, engaging work with people at its heart.

Tour Dates

What We Do...

Tour Dates

We use live performances to tell unique stories and bring experiences of wonder to families across the UK.

We are deliberately small scale and self-sufficient to ensure we can easily perform anywhere, indoors and out. Anything from a school hall, community park, nature reserve to a theatre venue or large festival, we even bring our own seating. We believe that this ability to perform anywhere encourages access to theatre for anyone.

Our touring work is designed for family audiences and although it is often steered towards children, we try to make our performances a truly interactive and engaging experience for the whole family to enjoy together.

‘Top of the charts when it comes to family theatre’ Leftlion Magazine, 2016

Christmas 2023

  • Saturday 2nd December - Tell me a Story at Christmas, Ruddington Christmas Market
  • Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December - The Twelve Birds of Christmas puppet show, National Trust, Wentworth Castle Gardens. Book Here
  • Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December - The Twelve Birds of Christmas, Déda, Derby Book Here

Summer Tour 2023


Saturday 6th May: WilderNests show - Coronation Family Event – Library @ the lightbox Barnsley

Monday 8th May: Puppet Busking - South Hill Park Food Festival - Bracknell

Saturday 20th May: Puppet Birding – Dolphin School Book Festival – Hurst


Friday 2nd June: WilderNests show – Theatre in The Park – Ascot

Saturday 3rd June: WilderNests show – Book Festival, Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre, Edwinstowe

Monday 5th – Friday 9th June – Stories of the Sea, Creative Workshops – Rosehill School, Nottingham

Saturday 24th June: Tell me a Story, sharing event – Arnot Hill Park, Nottingham


Sunday 9th: Too Many Cooks – Pontefract Festival

Saturday 15th July & Sunday 16th: Tell me a Story, Premier show – The Living Theatre – Whitwell

22nd & 23rd: Tell me a Story - Splendour Festival, Nottingham

27th – 28th: Tell me a Story – Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival – Inverness

31st July & 1st August: Story Collecting Workshops - The Children's Country House at Sudbury


Wednesday 2nd : Tell me a Story - Gedling Country Park, Nottingham

3rd & 4th August: Story Collecting Workshops - The Children's Country House at Sudbury

5th & 6th: Tell me a Story - The Children's Country House at Sudbury

Tuesday 8th: Puppet Birding - Newark Beach

Wednesday 9th: Puppet Birding - Hoopla with City Arts, Nottingham

Wednesday 9th: Story Collecting Workshop First Art, Mansfield

Friday 11th: Puppet Birding - Hoopla with City Arts, Nottingham

12th & 13th August: Tell me a Story – Gloworm Festival, Thorsby

Wednesday 16th: Puppet Birding - Hoopla with City Arts, Nottingham

Friday 18th: Puppet Birding - Hoopla with City Arts, Nottingham

25th – 27th August: Tell me a Story – Camper Calling Festival, Warwickshire


Saturday 2nd : Tell me a Story - Full Shebang Festival, Mansfield

Saturday 9th: WilderNests & Puppet Busking, Wirksworth Festival

Saturday 23rd : WilderNests - Derby Feste

For more event information you can also visit our Facebook Page.