Herringbone Arts are an award-winning company who create interactive theatre and installation featuring performance, puppetry, live music and projection. Using exquisite attention to detail and our skills in making and creating contemporary promenade theatre, we transform unexpected places and ordinary spaces into magical and unforgettable lands where children and families can participate, explore and create memories together. We are passionate about creating work where families can engage with their children, putting aside the distractions of modern living and immersing themselves in their connection with the story and one another, promoting the kind of experience which is essential for bonding and good mental health.

We are Kindly supported by the Arts Council England for our current project Hall of Dreams which is a joint production with Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival for Assembly Hall Theatre, 7th & 10th August 2018. See news for information on booking.

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We are not – for – profit and are committed to equal opportunities. We love to ensure that we offer shows which can be accessed and enjoyed by all. 

“It’s a treat to work with Herringbone Arts. They have created fantastical worlds and beautiful stories allowing us to transport audiences to truly magical and whimsical places. The experiences they create will stay with participants (and me!) forever. They have a genuinely flexible, imaginative and incredibly creative approach to our collaborations and I can’t thank them enough.”  John Baldock, General Manager, Theatre Royal Brighton

“Working with Herringbone Arts is such a pleasure – they understand the complex needs of schools, teachers and children, and are able to meet those with exciting and inspirational projects.”  Bec Britain, Project Manager, Our Future City

“Herringbone Arts have partnered with Theatre Royal Brighton for 4 projects, creating fantastic creative experiences for children 3yrs+ and their families to share together; nearly 3,000 people have watched a Herringbone Arts show at Theatre Royal Brighton. The work created is beautiful, funny, thought provoking and magical; Fran and Maddie are open, responsive, full of ideas – and have the skills and determination to bring their ideas to fruition, their attention to detail is astonishing; all in all this is a joyful partnership – long may it continue!’ Jackie Alexander Area Creative Learning Manager, Theatre Royal Brighton

“It was a delight to watch the children and their parents working together so enthusiastically to solve problems and create their puppets and scenery.  The sessions were relaxed and creative and enjoyed by all. The children felt such a sense of achievement and pride sharing their artwork with their family and friends. Many thanks for inspiring such creativity.” Tracey Bowers, Assistant Head, Hertford Infants

The workshops have made such a positive impact to the children and parents. As a teacher, it has given me a good talking point to help build relationships with parents. The parents I have spoken to have said they have really enjoyed it and some were considering re-creating something similar at home.It has been lovely to hear members of the class describe what they have been creating in these sessions, speaking articulately and with great enthusiasm. The children were very excited on Mondays, a big part of that excitement was due to their parents coming into school and sharing this experience with them. What a brilliant experience!” Sarah Unsworth, Year 2 Teacher, Hertford Infants 

And from our lovely audiences…..

“I took my two boys, aged 4 and 9 to see ‘A Winter’s Trail’ with my husband and we all loved it. We had no idea it was just on the stairwells but what a magical experience! I thought the attention to detail was exquisite and the little touches like home made gingerbread men and apple cider were really wonderful. Days later, my boys are still playing with their ‘moon stones’ and talking about the show. The underlying theme to spend quality time as a family was really appreciated and has reminded us what matters most. Thank you!”

“Wonderful and original puppetry by Herringbone Arts. Both my sons (aged 2 and 6) were left wanting more! Magical and artistic.”


We’ve pledged to meet and adhere to the Family Arts Standards.


weaving tales & performance in unexpected places