Pre-pandemic the bi-annual Skipton International Puppet Festival attracted puppet performers and fans from all round the world to this colourful and unusual event.

The weekend was packed with shows for children and adults, with shows taking place in venues around town and many free to attend. Sunday’s performance included an exciting, colourful procession through the streets where giant creatures create a spectacular finale to the fun. It was a highlight for performers and visitors travelling to Skipton from around the world to participate.

The Puppet Festival will return in 2023 where there are four weekends of entertainment planned. The festival organisers are working with Skipton Town Hall, which has become a fantastic performance venue.

Skipton BID is pleased to contribute to the Puppet Festival, thus enabling the festival team to access funding from many other organisations such as the Arts Council.

Dates are to be confirmed.