Rust & Stardust is a Sussex-based puppet theatre company. 

We are passionate about stories and storytelling, folklore and mythology, unconventional performance spaces and all things handmade. 

Rust & Stardust was established by Katie Sommers and Eleanor Conlon in 2015. We create all of our puppets, costumes, sets and props ourselves, and produce our own original scripts for touring, festivals, schools and events. 

We pride ourselves on our commitment to sustainability in theatre and taking responsibility for our environmental impact. We aim to use recycled and re-purposed materials in the creation of our puppets, animations, sets and costumes, and to promote greener theatre in our workshops and education projects.   

Rust & Stardust is proud to be a registered  Arts Award Supporter Centre, offering our very own Discover and Explore programmes. Find out more about our education work and Arts Award offers here

Please contact us for touring information and costs, and we are open for puppet commissions for theatre, film and individuals, so please do get in touch

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Touring Shows

All our current shows are available for UK touring. We have productions and experiences suitable for a variety of events and festivals, including family, adult and education work. 

Puppet Parties

Our Puppet Parties are the perfect handmade fun for your child's birthday or special day! For more information and booking enquiries click here. To discover more about our brand new Wedding Package, click here

Education Projects

Rust & Stardust offers a variety of education projects and work for schools and young people. We are proud to be an Arts Award Centre and have opportunities for individuals and groups working towards Arts Award qualifications. 

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