The Sleeping Beauty

26th December 2017 (Boxing Day)
to Saturday 6th January 2018

Daily at 3pm at
The Harlequin Puppet Theatre

Cayley Promenade, Rhos-on-Sea,
Colwyn Bay
Telephone 01492 548166

A family show to delight the children and please the adults, this festive season's offering is the classic Fairy Story of The Sleeping Beauty. This tale of the Princess who pricks her finger on the enchanted Spinning Wheel and falls asleep for a hundred years, only to be woken by the kiss of a Handsome Prince is dramatically retold in this script by Eric Bramall, with beautiful puppets and delightful scenery.

In addition to the story of the Sleeping Princess this extended show also includes Mr Bimbamboozle's Christmas Magic Tricks, with children's participation, and finishes with the ever popular Marionette Cabaret where the children are fascinated to see how the strings are pulled - while the adults appreciate the great skill demonstrated.

You can choose to book and pay online.

Adults 6.50
Children 5.50
Senior Citizens 5.50

You do not need to pay in advance but please do Reserve your seats early to be nearer the front.

You can Reserve your seats by
Telephone: 01492 548166
or Email:

Adults £6.50 Children & Senior Citizens £5.50
You can probably get in without booking in advance but you will be nearer to the front if you reserve your seats. All seats have good visibility, but children do like to be near the front.

Seats can be reserved in advance by post or email, or by telephone, without pre-payment.

Phone: 01492 548166
Last Minute!!
Please do not depend on email on the day of the booking, the telephone is better.
01492 548166

Write: Harlequin Puppet Theatre,
Rhos on Sea Promenade,
Colwyn Bay LL28 4EP

We reserve the right to alter the above, and advise you to make final enquiries by telephone, 01492 548166, prior to your visit.

Cayley Promenade
Rhos on Sea
LL28 4EP


We are at the junction of the Main Promenade and the Cayley Promenade.
MAIN PROMENADE: You can still park without payment on the Main Promenade.
CAYLEY PROMENADE: Please note that the yellow lines on the lower end of the Cayley Promenade only apply during the months May to September therefore you can park there October to April. The upper part of the Cayley Promenade (above the grassy bank) is unrestricted.

After Christmas our next public season will be the February Half Term

The Harlequin Puppet Theatre opens throughout the main school holiday periods: The February, Easter, Spring Holiday and October half terms together with the main Summer Season from the beginning of school holidays in July into early September.

Shows are daily at 3pm and are designed to appeal to the whole family.

To check current opening and production details you are advised to telephone 01492 548166.

Most shows last an hour and a half or more. There is an interval when ice cream is available.

Prices: Adults £6.50; Children£5.50; Senior Citizens £5.50

Click to learn more about the Harlequin Puppet Theatre

Mr BIMBAMBOOZLE is also available during term time for Birthday parties and School Workshop presentations.


Britain's premier Marionette Theatre regularly presents wonderful puppets shows including pantomimes at Christmas. The Harlequin is Britain's first and only permament theatre designed and built for puppets. Established 1958. Situated in North Wales between Llandudno and Colwyn Bay at Rhos on Sea the Harlequin Puppet Theatre presents a pantomime Christmas Show each year. The panto starts on Boxing Day. This is ideal family entertainment and delightful for children. It is not too far to travel from Cheshire, Chester, the Wirral, Merseyside and christmas pantomime bookings can be made online. The 2017/18 show is The Sleeping Princess. Also in the show is Mr Bimbamboozle with his magic tricks with a great deal of audience participation and help from the children. The show, as always, ends with the Amazing Marionette Cabaret.