Here at Herringbone Arts, we know that stories hold a special kind of magic for children. When a child plays imaginatively and listens to a story, they will often project their own personality onto characters and explore these magical worlds, characters and plot lines from the safety of their own reality. With a story or a game, we can explore all the ‘what ifs’ of life, no matter what it has held in the past. Story exploration can increase emotional literacy and greater emotional literacy leads to increased self esteem, self worth and resilience. What vital tools to have. So let’s make sure we have lots of story experiences to share with one another. That way we can equip our families with the right tools to make sense of the world and be secure and happy.



Atlas, Seren and the fairies had the most wonderful Winter celebrations. Thanks to our lovely audiences who came and helped, the magic has been restored.         

Plans are already underway for 2016’s Christmas experience. Thanks to yet another sell-out collaboration with Theatre Royal Brighton, we are full steam ahead with ideas.

And keep your eyes peeled, you might find Herringbone Arts popping up elsewhere too!

Watch this space. X


IMG_0684 This is us being awarded Best Family Event as part of the Family Arts Festival 2014. How exciting!

The Secret Stairway sold out all 6 performances and was consistently rated 5* by audiences. Thanks to all those who came and made it so special and to those who took the time to vote for us. We have pledged to meet and adhere to the Family Arts Standards.


TESTIMONIALS “Herringbone Arts have created two beautiful site specific performances for Theatre Royal Brighton. Working with them is a joy; they are creative, flexible and practical and their attention to detail in all aspects of their work results in inspiring and magical experiences for children and families. I hope to work with them on many more projects in the future!” Jackie Alexander, Development Manager, Theatre Royal Brighton. “Wonderful. Freya was transfixed the whole way through, and moved with the music too.” “Experimental, interactive, fairy magic!” “Thank you so much for a beautiful magical show. I loved your gorgeous creations & would love to play with those fairies every night in my dreams.” “I brought my granddaughter to your recent show and it was magical!! I hope you continue and thrive. We all need some magic and awe in our lives. Well done!” “Wonderful show, the kids and adults were transfixed…quite magical…well done.”

Herringbone Arts are passionate about creating and sharing stories using puppetry, installation and object animation. We aim to help little ones (and not so little ones) reconnect with imaginations and each other.

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  1. I brought my 2 daughters (aged 8 & 4) to see your show and they both LOVED it!! They were thrilled by the tiny, magical scenes and beautiful puppets and thought it was very exciting to go backstage and see hidden parts of the Theatre. Whatever you do next, we’ll be there….

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