Highlights of 2016

  • We debuted our brand new Love Heart characters this Valentine's Day - they were so cuddly and huggable that everybody fell in love!

    We debuted our brand new Love Heart characters this Valentine's Day - they were so cuddly and huggable that everybody fell in love!
  • Arr harr m'arties! The Caribbean Pirates hoisted their sails and went in search of treasure in the family show at intu Metro!

    Arr harr m'arties! The Caribbean Pirates hoisted their sails and went in search of treasure in the family show at intu Metro!
  • Mother's Day! Los Romanticos were out and about to serenade the lovely señoras!

    Mother's Day! Los Romanticos were out and about to serenade the lovely señoras!
  • The Mad Hatter Show went on the road - over the Irish Sea for Easter celebrations in Carrickfergus!

    The Mad Hatter Show went on the road - over the Irish Sea for Easter celebrations in Carrickfergus!
  • At Easter, there's one thing everybody loves ... chocolate! We provided a fun Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-inspired show for Lowry Outlet. The show included a Violet Beauregarde who really swelled up into a giant blueberry!

    At Easter, there's one thing everybody loves ... chocolate! We provided a fun Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-inspired show for Lowry Outlet. The show included a Violet Beauregarde who really swelled up into a giant blueberry!
  • The Shipley Street Arts Festival programme kicked off in May with our Dockfield Road Creative Arts Hub Open Day - it was a brilliant event which gave our resident artists a chance to display their work and meet local people.

    The Shipley Street Arts Festival programme kicked off in May with our Dockfield Road Creative Arts Hub Open Day - it was a brilliant event which gave our resident artists a chance to display their work and meet local people.
  • There was fruity fun at Bradford Pride.

    There was fruity fun at Bradford Pride.
  • We provided our Mad Hatter's Tea Party show for huge crowds at Bradford's Literature Festival in May of this year.

    We provided our Mad Hatter's Tea Party show for huge crowds at Bradford's Literature Festival in May of this year.
  • Our Bouncing Bucaneers joined the Captain, pirates and their ship for the first time at the Bradford Pirate Parade, entertaining shoppers with their hilarious capers.

    Our Bouncing Bucaneers joined the Captain, pirates and their ship for the first time at the Bradford Pirate Parade, entertaining shoppers with their hilarious capers.
  • June meant the return of the Shipley Street Arts Festival! Three days of brilliant street theatre taking over the town - with schools, community groups and local businesses all involved.

    June meant the return of the Shipley Street Arts Festival! Three days of brilliant street theatre taking over the town - with schools, community groups and local businesses all involved.
  • Shipley Street Arts Festival and Saltaire Festival joint-commissioned a special piece of street performance by 2Faced Dance: KAPOW! The performance was a thrilling mix of dance and action based on superheroes.

    Shipley Street Arts Festival and Saltaire Festival joint-commissioned a special piece of street performance by 2Faced Dance: KAPOW! The performance was a thrilling mix of dance and action based on superheroes.
  • Amazing performances from nationally-renowned street artists brought in huge crowds to the festival. Thanks to everyone who contributed their time and efforts to make it such a great event.

    Amazing performances from nationally-renowned street artists brought in huge crowds to the festival. Thanks to everyone who contributed their time and efforts to make it such a great event.
  • We provided a series of Harry Potter-inspired shows at Alnwick Castle from spring till late summer!

    We provided a series of Harry Potter-inspired shows at Alnwick Castle from spring till late summer!
  • It was also the first time we performed a brand new wizard show with our Lucius Malfoy lookalike!

    It was also the first time we performed a brand new wizard show with our Lucius Malfoy lookalike!
  • It was the school holidays and kids ruled! We worked with MetroCentre to provide a Beano-inspired show with Tina the Terrible creating all sorts of classroom havoc!

    It was the school holidays and kids ruled! We worked with MetroCentre to provide a Beano-inspired show with Tina the Terrible creating all sorts of classroom havoc!
  • Our #SSAF Half Term Theatre School was a rousing success: four days of workshops including clowning, costume making, dance and stage fighting!

    Our #SSAF Half Term Theatre School was a rousing success: four days of workshops including clowning, costume making, dance and stage fighting!
  • We provided a gruesome vampire and a wicked witch for the Lowry Outlet at Halloween.

    We provided a gruesome vampire and a wicked witch for the Lowry Outlet at Halloween.
  • Our Dracula and his Bride returned to East Lancs Railway for another year of Spooky Trains.

    Our Dracula and his Bride returned to East Lancs Railway for another year of Spooky Trains.
  • The Bouncing Spaceman bounced on Bonfire Night - gravity disappeared and he floated and moonwalked across the firework-filled sky!

    The Bouncing Spaceman bounced on Bonfire Night - gravity disappeared and he floated and moonwalked across the firework-filled sky!
  • Once again, our Toy Soldiers proved extremely popular all across the country for Black Friday promotions. The soldiers supplied customer service help for shoppers by carrying heavy shopping, providing information and directions, and much more.

    Once again, our Toy Soldiers proved extremely popular all across the country for Black Friday promotions. The soldiers supplied customer service help for shoppers by carrying heavy shopping, providing information and directions, and much more.
  • Five Toy Soldiers went to intu Victoria (Nottingham) on behalf of Maynineteen for three days of Black Friday shopping!

    Five Toy Soldiers went to intu Victoria (Nottingham) on behalf of Maynineteen for three days of Black Friday shopping!
  • The Ice Princess went to Scotland! We provided shows inspired by the Ice Princess for the Christmas light switch on events for the Falkirk Delivers towns Bo'ness, Grangemouth, Denny and Stenhousemuir. The characters were a huge success.

    The Ice Princess went to Scotland! We provided shows inspired by the Ice Princess for the Christmas light switch on events for the Falkirk Delivers towns Bo'ness, Grangemouth, Denny and Stenhousemuir. The characters were a huge success.
  • We sent some of our Toy Soldiers to York Designer Outlet on behalf of Maynineteen - looks as though they created a winter wonderland!

    We sent some of our Toy Soldiers to York Designer Outlet on behalf of Maynineteen - looks as though they created a winter wonderland!
  • It was another fabulous festive period - all our favourite characters were out and about across the country!

    It was another fabulous festive period - all our favourite characters were out and about across the country!
  • Despite the rain, there was a great crowd for the Shipley Christmas Launch - Santa in his sleigh led a parade of characters, and then the Elves and Rockin' Robin provided a pop-up panto show!

    Despite the rain, there was a great crowd for the Shipley Christmas Launch - Santa in his sleigh led a parade of characters, and then the Elves and Rockin' Robin provided a pop-up panto show!
  • The Master Class series brought #SSAF to a close. It featured some great classes, including the Clowning workshop where participants got to try juggling, tight rope and unicycling!

    The Master Class series brought #SSAF to a close. It featured some great classes, including the Clowning workshop where participants got to try juggling, tight rope and unicycling!
  • We were delighted by the amazing response we had for our Signing Santa who went to MetroCentre - one mum posted a video on Facebook which even ended up being featured in national newspapers! Thumbs up for Signing Santa!

    We were delighted by the amazing response we had for our Signing Santa who went to MetroCentre - one mum posted a video on Facebook which even ended up being featured in national newspapers! Thumbs up for Signing Santa!
  • Our characters returned for the brilliant Camel Parade in South Shields this year - our Bouncing Stars led the way, followed by the Heavenly Angels!

    Our characters returned for the brilliant Camel Parade in South Shields this year - our Bouncing Stars led the way, followed by the Heavenly Angels!
  • Closely followed by the three Shepherds!

    Closely followed by the three Shepherds!
  • There was a Christmas Cracker Hunt in Erdington - children followed a series of clues with the help of our Elf, Toy Soldier and Rudolph to find a Christmas cracker, and the chance to win a grand prize!

    There was a Christmas Cracker Hunt in Erdington - children followed a series of clues with the help of our Elf, Toy Soldier and Rudolph to find a Christmas cracker, and the chance to win a grand prize!
  • The annual intu MetroCentre Christmas show saw us to the end of 2015 - the MetroGnomes had brand new jumpers, hand-knitted by the Q20 team!

    The annual intu MetroCentre Christmas show saw us to the end of 2015 - the MetroGnomes had brand new jumpers, hand-knitted by the Q20 team!
  • Our Santa and Sleigh made regular appearances around the country - Merry Christmas to you all from Q20, and a Happy New Year!

    Our Santa and Sleigh made regular appearances around the country - Merry Christmas to you all from Q20, and a Happy New Year!