Animated Objects Theatre Company

Animated Objects Theatre Company based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire specialise in large scale events, outdoor theatre, giant artworks and performances involving professional artists, schools and the wider community. Here you'll find details of our current work and productions, and how to get involved.

If you are a school, local authority or community organisation and are interested in working with us on future projects, please visit our workshops and events pages to see what we do and contact us to discuss your ideas in more detail. Every project is bespoke, and we can bring artistic excellence and professional event planning expertise to deliver exceptional experiences for both participants and audiences alike. If you don't see something you need, drop us a line - if we can't do it, we probably know somebody who can!

Animated Objects will be taking over Memorial Gardens in Withernsea for the evening of Saturday 19th November to create a magical trail of lanterns and illuminations inspired by the wonderful places the hero Odysseus visited on his epic journey home from the Trojan Wars.
Look out for giant lotus flowers; a field of starbursts; dancing lights and lots more decorating the gardens, all accompanied by an enchanting musical soundtrack. The pier towers will also be featured, and there’s face painting free of charge as part of the evening.

Why not join the informal family lantern walk starting at 6.00p.m? Just bring along a battery powered light and meet us at the pier towers for a gentle stroll along the prom. No naked flames please!

We will also be at The Pantry on the High Street from 2.00 - 4.30 on Friday 18th running a free drop in lantern making workshop for families with younger children if you’d like to make your own.
It's a great opportunity to celebrate the beauty of the coast and capture some great selfies with family and friends in the run up to the festive season.

Admission is free. No need to book. The event runs from 5.00 - 8.00p.m. on Saturday 19th November and an average visit takes approx. 15 - 20 minutes.

A number of businesses in town will be open for refreshments, and there are toilet facilities and a bar open at the Meridian Centre on Pier Road as part of the event.

Part of 'The Odyssey - an Epic Adventure on the Yorkshire Coast'; funded by the Yorkshire coast BID

Where is it taking place?

Memorial Gardens, Withernsea


Saturday 19th November 5.00 - 8.00p.m.

And don't forget, admission is free! See you there!

Pay and Display Car Parks:

Pier Road car park HU19 2HH
Station Road Car Park HU19 2HB

Toilets facilities and refreshments available for purchase at The Meridian Centre, Pier Road
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And Odysseus' journey has only just begun…

Over the next year, you'll see a different chapter in each town along the Yorkshire Coast as a live event for families to enjoy.

For more details visit The Odyssey page, where you'll find images, and a short film featuring local residents telling the story of how the Trojan Wars began.

Look out for updates on our social media channels in the coming months, as we've got lots of exciting plans for the year ahead.

We also have a new geolocation version of the tale, where you can listen to the story of how the Trojan Wars began told by a host of storytellers and performers from the coast, and featuring the work of musicians from this region.

It’s going to be epic.

And you can be part of it.

Follow us to stay up to date with how to get involved in the coming months.

And we look forward to welcoming you on our adventures on The Yorkshire Coast!
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It was great to work with the wonderful @animatedobjects again this year. Thank you for all your hard work and expertise.
Whitby Town Council
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