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Dates & Events

The HandMade Theatre team like to keep busy, here are a list of tour dates:

The Great Christmas Dig;

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
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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
    11
    Oct
    2014
    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
    19
    Oct
    2014
    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
    20
    Oct
    2014
    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
    27
    Oct
    2014
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    28
    Oct
    2014
    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
    19
    Dec
    2014
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    03
    Jan
    2015
    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.

    Performances:
    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.

  • Sat
    11
    Apr
    2015
    11:00 amCurve Theatre, Leicester

    Welcome to Hatchling College, an eggciting place to learn all about native birds and how to be a good birder.  Sit in a giant nest and get involved in this interactive eggsperience led by our three eggstraordinary professors. Filled with a fantastic mix of music, puppetry, facts and fun, this humorous show brings to life native bird characters in a new and engaging way.

    Performances: 11am & 1pm,   Tickets: £6,   Box Office: 0116 242 3595

  • Wed
    29
    Apr
    2015
    11:30 amArena Theatre, Wolverhampton

    Welcome to Hatchling College, an eggciting place to learn all about native birds and how to be a good birder.  Sit in a giant nest and get involved in this interactive eggsperience led by our three eggstraordinary professors. Filled with a fantastic mix of music, puppetry, facts and fun, this humorous show brings to life native bird characters in a new and engaging way.

    Performances: 11.30am & 1.30pm,   Tickets: £5,   Box Office: 01902 321321

  • Sat
    30
    May
    2015
    1:30 pmThe Indiboo Party, Nottingham

    Welcome to Hatchling College, an eggciting place to learn all about native birds and how to be a good birder.  Sit in a giant nest and get involved in this interactive eggsperience led by our three eggstraordinary professors. Filled with a fantastic mix of music, puppetry, facts and fun, this humorous show brings to life native bird characters in a new and engaging way.

    Performances: 1.30am & 3.30pm, Box Office: 01775 764777

  • Sat
    12
    Sep
    2015
    12:15 pmSkylarks Nature Reserve

    As part of a day of heritage celebrations at Skylarks Nature Reserve, HandMade Theatre will be running three FREE Musical Woodland Workshops. Come along to learn all about British Birds with stories, songs and puppets! HandMade Theatre will be performing in the Weir area of the Attenborough Centre’s ‘Old Site’. Please see a map of the site for details:

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  • Sun
    20
    Sep
    2015
    11:00 amFratton Family Festival

    HandMade Theatre will be putting on a special performance of The Flying Machine at Fratton Family Festival, an event organised by Fratton Big Local and the Fratton Traders’ Association. Alongside our performance, the festival will feature more than 30 market stalls as well as live music, a circus workshop and demonstrations from community groups. HandMade will be performing in collaboration with Shake Culture Works; a social enterprise that produces and delivers high quality events and cultural moments.

  • Fri
    25
    Sep
    2015
    Woodborough Woods C of E Foundation School
  • Fri
    04
    Dec
    2015
    Scotholme Primary School, Forest Fields, Nottingham

    shoe-maker-posterOn Friday 4th December HandMade Theatre will be performing The Christmas Shoes at Schotholme Primary School. Our seasonal production is inspired by the traditional tale ’The Elves and the Shoe Maker’ and includes lots of songs, puppetry and drama to excite and entertain.  In true HandMade Theatre style this show is a unique, interactive adventure with lots of opportunities to get involved and specially designed sets, props and costumes.

  • Mon
    14
    Dec
    2015
    Ernehale Junior School, Arnold, Nottingham

    shoe-maker-posterOn Monday 14th December, HandMade Theatre will be performing The Christmas Shoes at Ernehale Junior School. Our seasonal production is inspired by the traditional tale ’The Elves and the Shoe Maker’ and includes lots of songs, puppetry and drama to excite and entertain.  In true HandMade Theatre style this show is a unique, interactive adventure with lots of opportunities to get involved and specially designed sets, props and costumes.

  • Wed
    16
    Dec
    2015
    Southwark Primary School, Old Basford, Nottingham


  • Mon
    21
    Dec
    2015
    Berridge Primary School, Hyson Green, Nottingham

    shoe-maker-posterOn Friday 21st December HandMade Theatre will be performing The Christmas Shoes at Berridge Primary School. Our seasonal production is inspired by the traditional tale ’The Elves and the Shoe Maker’ and includes lots of songs, puppetry and drama to excite and entertain.  In true HandMade Theatre style this show is a unique, interactive adventure with lots of opportunities to get involved and specially designed sets, props and costumes.

  • Thu
    04
    Feb
    2016
    Middleton Primary School, Nottingham

    Flying the NestHandMade Theatre perform Flying the Nest at Middleton Primary School

  • Sat
    07
    May
    2016
    Sun
    08
    May
    2016
    Week 53 festival, The Lowry, Salford

    RW-FTN-print2HandMade Theatre will be at the fantastic Week 53 festival at The Lowry in Salford. 

    This is set to be an exciting weekend of brilliant theatre.  Check out the Week 53 festival website for a full list of events, including a special workshop linked to our show.

    This is as part of our Flying the Nest Summer Tour! For more information head over to Enquiries and Bookings

  • Thu
    26
    May
    2016
    Fri
    27
    May
    2016
    Ladywood Primary School, Derby

    Flying the NestHandMade Theatre take Flying the Nest to Ladywood Primary School for a two day run! Please see Enquiries and Bookings for more info

  • Mon
    30
    May
    2016
    2:00 pmThe Lofthouse, Nottingham

    We will be sharing a short work in progress of ideas developed so far for the new archaeology inspired show 'How Time Flies'.  This event will be part of the fantastic FONT festival which is linked to NEAT 16 festival.

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  • Wed
    01
    Jun
    2016
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    03
    Jun
    2016
    Brighton Open Air Theatre

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    HandMade Theatre takes Flying the Nest to the Brighton Open Air Theatre for a three day run in conjunction with Brighton Fringe Festival!  Shows are 11am and 2pm please visit Brighton Open Air Theatre to book tickets.

  • Sat
    04
    Jun
    2016
    Badsey Rd, Evesham, Worcestershire

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    HandMade Theatre will be performing Flying The Nest at The Asparafest 2016 on Saturday 4th June!

  • Wed
    08
    Jun
    2016
    Thu
    09
    Jun
    2016
    Proteus Creation Space, Basingstoke

    Performance LabHandMade Theatre will be in residence at Proteus Creation Space in Basingstoke for an exciting three days of studio practise, developing our new show How Time Flies.  This will culminate in a performance lab event, to share and gain feedback on our work so far.

  • Thu
    09
    Jun
    2016
    7:00 pmProteus Creation Space, Basingstoke

    Performance LabWe will be undertaking a public Performance Lab event of How Time Flies, taking place at the wonderful Proteus Creation Space in Basingstoke.  This is part of the research and development phase and will be an essential tool to gain audience feedback. To book tickets please visit the Proteus website.

  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2016
    Eastleigh Unwrapped Festival

    Eastleigh unwrappedThe debut performance of How Time Flies will be at the fantastic Eastleigh Unwrapped Festival!  We cant wait to be back at this super family event and to launch our new archaeology inspired production.

    For tickets please visit the Eastleigh Unwrapped festival website.

  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2016
    Sun
    12
    Jun
    2016
    TBCJimmy's Farm, Ipswich

    alive and v dubbing copyHandMade Theatre take Flying the Nest to Alive & VDubbin Festival 2016a family-friendly, relaxed Volkswagen show that showcases amazing entertainment! For tickets and more information please head over to the Alive & V Dubbin website.

     

  • Sun
    19
    Jun
    2016
    2:00 pmAtrix Theatre, Bromsgrove

    ArtrixHandMade Theatre perform Flying the Nest at Atrix Theatre, Bromsgrove. To book tickets please head to the Atrix Theatre website.  

  • Sat
    09
    Jul
    2016
    Party In The Park: Dance Woking

    Party_in_the_Park_2016-horizHandMade Theatre will be performing The Flying Machine at Party in the Park, Woking. 

    Programmed by Dance Woking who in partnership with Woking Borough Council aim to present some fantastic dance and performance at Party in the Park, now in its fifth year!

  • Sat
    09
    Jul
    2016
    Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Norfolk

    Flying the NestHandMade Theatre perform Flying the Nest in collaboration with Norfolk Wildlife Trust
    The event will take place at The Clay Marshes Visitors Centre.

  • Fri
    22
    Jul
    2016
    Sun
    24
    Jul
    2016
    Deershed Festival, North Yorkshire

    DeEr Shed FestivalHandMade Theatre perform Flying the Nest at Deershed Festival 2016; the family friendly music, arts and science festival set in beautiful North Yorkshire Parkland.

  • Fri
    29
    Jul
    2016
    Westgate Parks, Kent


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    On Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July, HandMade Theatre perform Flying the Nest at Westgate Parks, Kent*.
    *(area of Westgate Parks TBC)

     

  • Sun
    31
    Jul
    2016
    Chilled in a Field Festival 2016, Kent

    chilled in a fieldHandMade Theatre take Flying the Nest to Chilled in a Field Festival 2016; a fantastic family-friendly festival with free activities, live music, street food and craft ales and ciders!

  • Thu
    04
    Aug
    2016
    Sat
    06
    Aug
    2016
    Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2016, Inverness


    tartan heartHandMade Theatre take Flying the Nest to Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2016;
    a family-friendly music festival with a fantastic line-up! Head over to Enquiries and Bookings for more info

  • Mon
    08
    Aug
    2016
    Hadleigh Library, Suffolk


    Flying-the-Nest promoHandMade Theatre
    perform Flying the Nest at Hadleigh Library, Suffolk.

  • Wed
    17
    Aug
    2016
    2:00 pmAberystwyth Arts Centre

    AberHandMade Theate will be taking their brand new show How Time Flies to Aberystwyth Arts Centre this summer as part of the shows exciting preview tour.

    For more information and to book please visit the venue website: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

  • Fri
    19
    Aug
    2016
    Sun
    21
    Aug
    2016
    Just So Festival, Cheshire

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    The HandMade Theatre team are very pleased to be back again at this years Just So Festival.  We had such a wonderful time in 2015, we cant wait to share our brand new family show How Times Flies.

  • Fri
    26
    Aug
    2016
    Boston Market Place

    Photo 11-06-2016 23 53 07Family Fun Fridays is popular programme organised by Transported in partnership with Boston Borough Council to provide free activities to families during the school holidays.

    Event:  10am - 3pm (exact show times TBC)

    For more information visit the event page.

  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2016
    Sun
    28
    Aug
    2016
    Camper Calling Festival 2016, Warwickshire


    camper calling festivalHandMade Theatre take Flying the Nest to Warwickshire for a two day run at Camper Calling Festival 2016,
    a family-friendly event with live music stages, themed villages, an adventure playground, an array of outdoor activities for visitors of every age! For more information please visit the festival website Camper Calling Festival 2016.

  • Fri
    02
    Sep
    2016
    South Norfolk

    Flying the NestThe Birding Professors will be flying off to South Norfolk for 2 Flying The Nest performances.   More details coming soon.

  • Sat
    03
    Sep
    2016
    11am - 9pmTelford Town Park Arena

    t-picnic headerOn Saturday 3rd September, HandMade Theatre will be performing 'How Time Flies' at T-Picnic Day 2016, Telford.

  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2016
    11am & 1pmCurve Theatre, Leicester

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    HandMade Theate will be taking their brand new show How Time Flies to Curve Theatre in Leicester this summer as part of the shows exciting preview tour.

    For more information and to book please visit the venue website:  Curve Theatre

  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2016
    2:00 pmSt Andrews School, Derby

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    HandMade Theatre are working with FE students at St Andrews to create a bespoke version of their new show How Time Flies.  This exciting version will feature the students as performers and be presented to younger pupils at the school following 2 days of creative workshops.

  • Fri
    14
    Oct
    2016

    Flying-the-Nest promo

    HandMade Theatre will be sharing their eggciting show Flying The Nest with Nottingham Trent Theatre Design students and pupils from .  This will be an opportunity to explore the interactive style of the company and the creative aesthetics.

  • Tue
    25
    Oct
    2016
    The Lowry, Manchester

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    Following the success of Flying The Nest at The Lowry's Week 53 Festival we are excited to be returning for 3 more shows at The Lowry in Manchester, during October half term.  Look our for more details coming soon.

  • Wed
    26
    Oct
    2016
    Ross-on-Wye Library

    FTNThe Flying The Nest team will be busy during the half term holidays including 2 shows at Ross-on-Wye Library.

  • Thu
    27
    Oct
    2016
    Fri
    28
    Oct
    2016
    11am & 1.30pmRoyal Concert Hall Level 4 Foyer.

    FTNFlying the Nest is one of the Concert Hall's highlights for the 2016 Family Arts Festival. This event builds on the success of HandMade Theatre's sell-out 2014 Concert Hall foyer show The Flying Machine .

    For more information and to book tickets please visit www.trch.co.uk

  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016
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    24
    Dec
    2016
    Shows: 10.30 & 1.45Cast in Doncaster

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    In 2016 HandMade Theatre will again be in residence at Cast in Doncaster studio theatre throughout December.  The Twelve Birds of Christmas is a special festival edition of Flying The Nest.

    For Details on show show times and to book tickets please visit the venue website:

     

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