Tuesday 7th November 4.30pm / Studio Hub


Dragon is a visual stunning, fantasy genre puppetry show for families and children aged 7+, taking audiences on an exhilarating 70 min adventure, mixing cutting edge projection and digital animation with beautiful live puppetry, performed by a cast of 3 to a soaring original score.

This, thought provoking and wordless show is perfect for adults and children aged 7+ and audiences with limited English or English as a second language.

An exciting but dangerous adventure set in a verdant valley ringed by mountains that protect it from the outside world. In this rich and beautiful land, a young orphaned child is reluctantly taught their hunting duties by their older sibling, but in this land where Dragons are real they will soon learn of the dark magical cycle at the heart of their world and what the true price of living in paradise is.

Dragon has been created by Life and Limb Puppets, a co-founder of Newcastle’s Moving Parts Puppetry Festival. The production has been supported by Horse and Bamboo, Alphabetti Theatre and the Curious School of Puppetry. Dragon has been created using funding by Arts Council England and Newcastle City Council Community Foundation.

‘A rare treat nowadays: an original fairytale that feels instantly like a new timeless classic.’ – Narc

Performance Dates and Times

Tuesday 7th November 4.30pm

£8 Standard Ticket | £5 Child/Schools Ticket

Running Time: 70 minutes

Age Recommendation: 7 years +

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at the Playhouse Kitchen or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, and gins.