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image for Play item typeChinese Puppet Show at Charter Hall

Play, Sun 20 Nov 2016

Charter Hall

Charter Hall


Box Office

01255 686633


Colchester Leisure World,
Cowdray Avenue,


Can you imagine a puppet, less than a metre in height, dressed up in a pretty traditional Chinese silk dress with over 10 metres long sleeves dance gracefully? It is not easy to achieve by experienced dancers let alone by a puppeteer!

Classical Culture Company, in association with Colchester Chinese Culture Society and Clacton Chinese School present The Traditional Chinese puppet show is, alongside Sanskrit and Ancient Greek, one of the world's three ancient performance arts. It has more than 2000 years history, and has been listed as National Cultural Heritage in China since 2006. The Chinese Puppet Show breaks down borders, as there is no language barrier to enjoyment. Its performance is expressed through movement and body language. It is visual, entertaining, and educational.

The Puppet Performing Unit at Jiangsu Performing Arts Group, China. (Jiangsu and Essex have 27 years friendship) has held puppet shows successfully in almost 400 venues in China and aboard, more than 30 countries. Ms. Hong Xu, the leader of the puppet performing unit, is the leading performing artist of the show. She is a National First Class Performer and member of International Puppet Association and has received a UNESCO world heritage award for her art. She has performed for distinguished guests such as the former president of China Mr. Jiang Zeming, Mr.Hu Jingtao and Hilary Clinton of America.

The show will be 90 minutes long, including a 20 minutes interval, and features 5-6 artists in total. There will also be an interactive element where members of the audience will be invited on stage to learn the basics.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 20 Nov 2016 14:00 to 15:30


Price: £6 - £12

Events at this Venue

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Sun 20 Nov Chinese Puppet Show



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Map reference: TL 999259  Lat: 51.89577 Long: 0.90392

Situated on Cowdray Avenue within the Leisure World complex.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Colchester station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups