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Upfront Puppet Theatre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Gluten Free Crumble!!

We visited this lovely venue in July. I was passing through and my friends are regulars. The food... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Seeking-GF
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Brighton
Highlight of the holiday for my son.

My family and I visited the puppet theatre last week after having an amazing lunch in the attached... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
TheOpenshaws
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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22 Sep 2018
“Gluten Free Crumble!!”
30 Aug 2018
“Highlight of the holiday for my son.”
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One of only four puppet theatres in England, with puppeteers bridges and a pit for working rod puppets from below.The building is made from local timber with a very low carbon footprint, re cycles water from the roof and generates electricity from...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Hutton in the Forest, Penrith CA11 9TG, England
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+44 17684 84538
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

We visited this lovely venue in July. I was passing through and my friends are regulars. The food was hearty and well made, there was a great range of gluten free options as well as gluten free crumble for desert. So so tasty. The service...More

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Elaine P, Owner at Upfront Puppet Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you for your positive review and for taking the time to write it. We really appreciate your feedback. Please give our thanks to your friends for bringing you and I hope you will be back the next time you are visiting.

Reviewed 30 August 2018

My family and I visited the puppet theatre last week after having an amazing lunch in the attached restaurant/coffee shop. Elaine and her husband have done an amazing job renovating the barn to create a very welcoming environment. Living in a modern world we were...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

I used to go regularly when I worked in the area and at the time when it was small and cosy and a lovely place to be! its lost a bit of that warmth since growing. Ordered a cheese and tomato sandwich in white bread,...More

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John P, Owner at Upfront Puppet Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Dear Walter, I am really sorry that you such a bad experience at our venue. I understand that we did manage to change your order to provide what you ordered and I hope we apologized to you. Yesterday was a very busy day, as the...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017

Came with the grandchildren on Christmas Eve - excellent food as usual, and we all really enjoyed Cinderella - rats particularly popular!

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Really, really impressed with what has been achieved here with an extraordinarily well-equipped Puppet Theatre, a talented company, a lovely cafe and a super local arts gallery. If you want art for your sake, do go along!

Thank NH50
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I recently visited this amazing place with my friend. We were welcomed by lovely staff who were so happy to help. We had a fabulous meal and the sticky toffee pudding was amazing. We were also booked in to the puppet theatre to see Hansel...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We had a fabulous time at Upfront Puppet theatre. My daughter (8) did a puppet making workshop which she loved in the morning then watched Hansel and Gretel Puppet show in the afternoon as a family. After the show we had the opportunity to ask...More

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elaineR1130TX, Owner at Upfront Puppet Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you for your great review. I am delighted that the Friday puppet making workshop, followed by a show worked well for you and made a special ending to your holiday in our Lodge. It is the first year that we have done a puppet...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Great cafe and art gallery with delicious home made food and great service. My children (11 & 9) did a puppet making workshop which they loved, and then we saw the current show of Hansel and Gretel which as ever was great entertainment for the...More

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elaineR1130TX, Owner at Upfront Puppet Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you. So pleased your children enjoyed our puppet making session, followed by 'Hansel and Gretel'. We will certainly be doing more workshops in the future. We are also currently part of 'The Big Give' to help us raise funds for an Upfront Young People's...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great time with my friend at the Fitzgeralds highlights show last week! Staff at the gallery were very accommodating despite a very busy evening well done will definitely come again soon.More

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elaineR1130TX, Owner at Upfront Puppet Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Many thanks for your review. It was a wonderful busy evening and we thought that The Fitzgeralds gave a brilliant performance. It is so nice when visitors feel that the evening is a success and give us their feedback. It keeps our enthusiasm going to...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a most pleasant art gallery and puppet theatre which must be unique. The restaurant menu was very good and the food freshly prepared.

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