If you enjoy meeting people and experiencing a life less ordinary we would love to hear from you.


Beverley Puppet Festival needs people like you to keep festival goers (and us!) in high spirits and help with practicalities leading up to and over the weekend. If you are someone with a 'can do' attitude, patience by the bucket load and a keen sense of humour who wants to be a part of this ever growing, utterly unique, sometimes silly but ultimately fun and rewarding artistic community then please get in touch.


Any questions please email



In return for 6 minimum number of hours given, volunteers receive a free festival weekend pass


How to be involved in the 2018 Festival

13, 14, 15 July 2018


We are seeking expressions of interest from sponsors and volunteers who would like to contribute to this award winning event. Please note, the deadline for applications from artists has passed.


A not for profit biennial event organised by Beverley Arts Trust, itself a voluntary organisation, the weekend festival continues to grow in size and popularity. The 2014 festival was a major successes with almost 9,000 attending shows and outdoor free events and was awarded the Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Award for Small Tourism Event by Visit Hull & East Yorkshire. The 2016 festival engaged with almost 10,000 people over the weekend and was a finalist again for a REYTA award. 


Over the years the team has created a highly respected showcase for UK puppeteers and is proud to be working with East Yorkshire communities and partners to grow Beverley's reputation as a unique and vibrant tourism destination. 


We are aiming high for 2018 and know we can continue to make this event even better with your help.


© 2018 Beverley Puppet Festival. Header image: Dolly the Giraffe by VIP Puppets. Photo by Scott Wigglesworth.

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