Big TV Weekend: Evening Events

06/04/2024 - 07/04/2024

Colchester Castle

From £12.50

Suitable for Everyone

Events, History, Storytelling

About this Event

6-7 April: 6 PM to 9:45 PM both nights

As the evening sets in, an exclusive event offers a unique and intimate look deeper into the world of television puppetry.

During this event, as part of the Thunderbirds and Co: The Joy of Puppetry exhibition, more original puppets will be displayed exclusively during these evening sessions.

Immerse yourself in the nostalgia and charm of puppetry with live radio plays performed by professional actors, expert talks, and a rare chance to see some original puppets and memorabilia up close.

This evening promises to be a memorable journey through the history and magic of puppetry, perfect for dedicated fans and curious newcomers alike.

This event is appropriate for ages 6+

For useful information, such as how to find us and what facilities Colchester Castle has, we recommend reading our Access information: Access at the Castle


A stylised white line drawing of a face in profile is centred on a deep blue background. The face is depicted by a pair of hands framing the features, with fingers representing the contours of the face, including the brow, nose, lips, and chin. To the right of this image, the words "Headway Essex" are written in bold, white, capitalised font, increasing in size from top to bottom. The design is minimalist, using negative space effectively to suggest the facial features within the hands.

This exhibition and events will be supporting Headway Essex


£25.00 for adults, £12.50 for children

How to Book

Tickets are limited – book yours by calling the Castle at 01206 282939.

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