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!

Please note that this website will be undergoing design changes over the coming months.

Look out for ur magical lantern parade in Scarborough on Friday 24th November, starting at 5.30pm on Peasholm Drive on its way to the opening of Scarborough Sparkle at the Open Air Theatre.

Take a moment to look at the map below for the best places to stand and watch the parade pass by - and as always please keep the paths clear for the parade to pass before taking a short walk to the Scarborough Sparkle event. Please be careful where you stand and keep clear of the roadsides and the lake.

If you're coming to watch at Peasholm Drive, your best route is to let the parade pass and then walk straight down Columbus Ravine to Scarborough Sparkle.

If you're planning to watch from the Northstead Manor Drive side of Peasholm Park (please refer to the map) then please let the lantern parade pass and follow the giant pink fish at the end of the parade to the event site.

We'll be passing right through the centre of Scarborough Sparkle at the Open Air Theatre at approx. 6.00p.m.

And don't forget to give our community groups a wave and a cheer as they walk by!

See you there!

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We're also thrilled to have two of our larger feature lanterns (The Kraken and The Sea Dragon) featured alongside some incredible work from international artists in the Scarborough Lights Trail in Peasholm Park until 22nd December. For more details of tickets and how to book please visit the Scarborough Fair web site
Saturday 25th November from 4.00 - 6.00pm we are delighted to be bringing a number of our touring illuminations and an informal lantern walk to Valley Gardens in Withernsea for their popular Christmas in the valley lights switch on!

The lanterns will be walking from Valley Gardens along the prom to the shelter just before the RNLI station and back again with members of the local community carrying a number of different illuminated pieces - come along and give them a wave and then follow us back to Valley Gardens to see the Christmas Tree switch on. It's going to be a wonderful evening!
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And finally we will be performing our popular version of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol as a special charity fundraiser for The Rainbow Centre in Scarborough.

The show features storytelling, puppetry and object theatre and runs at approx an hour with a short interval for refreshments. It's suitable for audiences from 7 years old and above, and is just as popular with adults as children! Come and show your support for this incredible charity and let's bring some Christmas Cheer to the Rainbow Centre this festive season!

It's at Parish House, The Rainbow Centre on Saturday 9th December at 4.00pm.

Tickets are £5.00 or pay what you can on the door.
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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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