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.

Please be aware that dates and events for 2021 may change due to Covid-19. We will endeavour to keep our information up to date but always check individual event websites for details and look out for extra online content being created by us during lockdown.

WilderNests 2021

- 26th-30th April – Rosehill School Project, Nottingham

- 24th June – Puppet Festival, Nottingham

- 14th July – Forest School, Nottingham 

- 12th August – Wild Child Festival, Staffordshire

- 23rd August - Lady Bay Nature Trail, West Bridgford

- 27th-29th August – Camper Calling Festival, Warwickshire

 - 11th September – First Art, Nottingham

Too Many Cooks 2021

- 26th June – Castle Park Live, Cheshire

- 22nd July – Woodlands Meed School, Sussex

- 7th August – TOTFest (Herts County Showground), Hertfordshire

- 13th August – Netherfield, Nottingham

- 14th-15th August – Gloworm Festival, Nottingham

- 22nd August – TOTFest (Newmarket Racecourse), Suffolk

Other dates – 2021

- 5th-11th July – Burton Road Mural Project, Nottingham

      - Saturday 10th July – Community Day for Mural Project

- 15th-tbc July – Play-Day Motion Picture Lab, Nottingham

- 19th-23rd July – Route 66 Project at Ash Lea School, Nottingham

Wildernests 2020

- 12th September The North Wall Arts Centre 

- Rosehill School 7th - 11th May - POSTPONED

- 7th June - Nottingham Puppet Festival - POSTPONED

- 30th June- 3rd July - 3Foot People Festival - POSTPONED 2021

- 12th July - Gedling Country Park, Nottingham - POSTPONED 2021

- 28th - 30th August - Camper Calling Festival

Too Many Cooks 2020

TOTFest 2020: POSTPONED to 2021

     POSTPONED 2021  - 16th August (originally 24th May) - Wetherby Racecourse, Wetherby. Book Tickets
     POSTPONED 2021  - 22nd August (originally 13th June) - Herts County Showground, St Albans. Book Tickets
     POSTPONED 2021  - 9th August (Originally 5th July) NewMarket Racecourse, Newmarket. Book Tickets

- 19th June - Castle Park Live, Cheshire. POSTPONED to 2021  Book Tickets

Christmas 2019

Too Many Cooks at Christmas -  Sunday 1st December at 2pm & 4pm - The Bonington Theatre, Arnold.  Book Tickets

Too Many Cooks at Christmas - Saturday 7th December 12noon- Mansfield Central Library.  Book Tickets

The Great Christmas Dig - Friday 6th & Saturday 7th December - The Richard Whiteley Theatre

Routes To Roots  – A mini walkabout performance project at Gedling Country Park – Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th August 2019 11am – 3pm

Are We Nearly There Yet? 2019

22nd June - The Turnpike, Leigh
29th June - Westdale Infant school, Nottingham
2nd-4th July - 3Foot Festival, Chelmsford
5th-7th July - Timber Festival, Swadlincote
21st July - Splendour Festival, Nottingham
1st-3rd August - Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Inverness
17th-18th August - Gloworm Festival, Nottingham
23-25th August - Camper Calling Festival, Warwickshire

Too Many Cooks 2019

18th & 19th May - Delicious Doncaster Festival
8th & 9th June - Barking Folk Festival, London
7th July - The Boo, Waterfoot Wakes, Lancs
21st July - Arnot Hill Park, Nottingham

The Flying Machine 2019

28th May-1st June - Creative Scene, North Kirklees
18th July - Woodlands Meed School

Flying The Nest 2019

15th June- Wildside Festival, Derbyshire

Christmas 2018

The Great Christmas Dig - 17th November- Bonington Theatre, Arnold

The Great Christmas Dig - 8th December- Mansfield Central Library

The Twelve Birds of Christmas - 7th December -Under 5’s shows - HandMade HQ

The Twelve Birds of Christmas - 15th & 16th December - Family shows - HandMade HQ

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 Village Fete, Maidstone

7th July: Hythe Festival, Kent

14th July: Chalk Village Fete, Kent

16th July: Create Platform, Ashford, Kent

21st July: Splendour Festival, Nottingham

22nd July: Petworth Festival, Kent

2nd - 4th August: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Inverness

25th - 27th August: Camper Calling Festival, Warwickshire

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

Christmas 2017;                                                                           

The Great Christmas Dig -  9th - 31st December - Festive Residency at Cast in Doncaster

The Twelve Birds of Christmas - Saturday 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
19th - 20th August - Gloworm Festival, Nottingham
25th - 28th August - Camper Calling, Warwickshire

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: Festive Residency at 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

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