Dates & Events

The HandMade Theatre team like to keep busy, below is a full list of our tour dates, for more information on individual events please visit our facebook page.

Too Many Cooks 2018;
20th April: Rosehill School, Nottingham
28th April: Streets of Battle, Kent
20th May: Sandwich Food Festival, Kent                                                        2nd June: Oving Village Scarecrow Day, West Sussex                               16th June: Crowborough Town Sussex Day, East Sussex                        23rd June: Eastleigh Unwrapped Festival
26th – 28th June: 3foot People Festival, Chelmsford, Essex                      30th June: Boughton Monchelsea Villafe Fete, Maidstone, Kent                7th July: Hythe Festival, Kent
14th July: Chalk Village Fete, Kent
16th July: Create Platform, Ashford, Kent                                                    22nd July: Petworth Festival, Kent
2nd – 4th August: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Inverness                  25th – 27th August: Camper Calling Festival, Warwickshire
6th – 8th September: B.O.A.T, Brighton
16th September: Hurst Festival Hassocks, West Sussex                           22nd September: East Sussex

  • Flying The Nest 2018;
    26th – 28th May: Geronimo Festival, Cheshire
    6th June: Oldham Library
    9th – 10th June: Barking Festival, London
    16th June: Woodside Festival, Derbyshire                                              30th June – 1st July: Geronimo 2 Festival
    21st July: Arnot Hill Park, Nottingham
    18th – 19th August: Gloworm Festival, Nottingham

The Flying Machine 2018;
11th March: SEN party, Nottingham

The Great Christmas Dig 2017;                                                                            9th-31st December 2017 – Cast in Doncaster

The Twelve Birds of Christmas 2017
9th December 2017 – Mansfield Central Library

How Time Flies 2017;                                                                                     Autumn: 28th October 2017- Greenwich Theatre

Summer Tour : 8th April: Wigan Arts Festival
10th April – Drill Hall, Lincoln
3rd June – Westgate Parks, Kent
4th June – Asparafest, Evesham
11th June – The Gate to Southwell Festival
23rd – 24th June – Arbeia Roman Fort
27th-29th June- 3foot people festival

20th July-  mac, Birmingham 30th July
23rd July- The Lowry, Salford
30th July- Theatr Clwyd Family Arts Fest
3rd-5th August- Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Inverness
9th – 20th August – Gloworm Festival, Nottingham
25th – 28th August – Camper Calling, WarwickshireTheatr Clwyd Family Arts Fest

Flying The Nest 2017;
1st May: Rochester Sweeps Festival
28th – 29th July: Theatre Clwyd Family Arts Festival

The Twelve Birds of Christmas 2016:
3rd December – 24th December: Cast in Doncaster

Flying The Nest 2016;
26th/27th May: Ladywood Primary School, Derby
1st-3rd June: Brighton Open Air Theatre
4th June: Asparafest, Ashdown Farm, Evesham
11th-12th: June- Alive and V Dubbin Festival, Ipswich
19th June: Artrix, Bromsgrove
9th July: Norfolk Wildlife Trust
22nd-24th July: Deershed Festival, N. Yorkshire
29th July: Westgate Park, Kent
31st July: Chilled in a field
4th-6th August: Belladrum Festival, Inverness
8th August: Hadleigh Library, Suffolk
27th-28th August: Camper Calling, Warwickshire
2nd September: Costessey Queens Hill, South Norfolk
14th October: Nottingham Trent University
24th & 25th October: The Lowry, Salford
26th October: Ross-on-Wye Library
27th & 28th October: Royal Centre, Nottingham

How Time Flies 2016;
17th August: Aberystwyth Arts Centre
19th-21st August: Just So festival
26th August: Transported, Boston
3rd September: T-Picnic, Telford Park
24th September: Curve Theatre, Leicester

The Flying Machine 2016;
9th July: On The Edge Festival, Woking
16th October: Transported, Boston

  • Sat
    Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottingham

    Handmade Theatre will be delivering a series of exciting creative workshops and also sharing their new show ‘Flying The Nest’. This will be part of a whole evening of nature inspired activities organised at the reserve as a farewell to summer and a big welcome to Autumn. The performance will take place at 5pm in the clearing opposite the centre carpark. This is a free event, please feel free to bring a camping chair, blanket and picnic tea!


  • Sun
    Embrace Arts, Leicester

    This event marks the official public launch of our new show ‘Flying The Nest’ as part of The Family Arts Festival at Embrace Arts. Join us for a wonderful theatre experience filled with original songs, stories and puppets. Learn about our native birds as they come to life in this beautiful sensory adventure. 45 minutes.

    Performances: 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm,
    Tickets: £7 / party of four £25 concessions available

  • Mon
    St Andrews Special School, Derby

    Handmade Theatre will be presenting their first school performance of their new show ‘Flying The Nest’.  This follows a series of workshops working with Further Education students at the school exploring our bird theme.  These young people will help to present the show to the whole school in an exciting day of performance!

  • Mon
    Theatre Royal, Nottingham

    Mon 27 Oct: 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm
    Tue 28 Oct: 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm

    The Flying Machine will be one of the Theatre Royals Family Arts Festival highlights for 2014.

  • Fri
    Cast, Doncaster

    Everyone knows that the skies above our houses are filled with magic around Christmas time. Look closely and you’ll see the Christmas star, closer still and you might see Santa’s sleigh with Rudolph at the front. But the best way to see everything is up in the sky!

    Join the crew aboard the Christmas Flying Machine on a journey up, up and away. Flap the wings, work the controls and steer the captain’s wheel as we embark on a secret mission for Santa all the way to the North Pole.

    Friday 19th & Saturday 20th December:  11am, 1pm, 3pm

    22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st December: 11am, 1pm, 4pm, 6pm

    Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd January: 11am, 1pm, 4pm, 6pm

    Box Office: 01302 303 959
    £8.50 adults / £5.50 children* Includes 50p per ticket booking fee, not charged if paying by cash.