Bristol Festival of Puppetry

    Bristol Festival of Puppetry is back with its fifth biennial festival! Packed with shows, films, parades, workshops and talks, BFP regulars and newcomers alike will find much to look forward to in this 10-day celebration of all things animated on stage and screen.

    Here you will find details of shows, workshops, talks and films at Tobacco Factory Theatres, as well as the much-loved parade and Smoking Puppet Cabaret. For information about the full BFP17 line-up, including animated film screenings at the Watershed and workshops run by senior animators from Aardman and Bristol School of Animation, please visit