Beowulf Puppet Show
Rattlebox Theatre presents part of the famous Anglo-Saxon epic story Beowulf in this small but perfectly formed adaption. This show tells the tale of Beowulf struggles against the monster Grendel using beautifully made puppets, sets and props based on early Anglo-Saxon costume, art and artefacts.
The 35-minute performance takes place in the Saxon longhall and is accompanied by evocative live music played on an impressive array of medieval and traditional instruments, including harp, bombarde, border pipes, percussion and lyre.
Needs To Know
There will be three-timed performances on the day. Each lasts 35 minutes. You will need to arrive at least 10 minutes before the performance starts. All children must be accompanied by an adult during the performance.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of the story there are a few scenes of graphic puppet violence and peril, so please do not bring children under 7.
Explore Avalon Archaeology
After the performance finishes, you are welcome to explore the site, which features a richly decorated reconstructed Roman dining room and Anglo-Saxon longhall, as well as a waterline replica of a Viking ship and Iron Age roundhouse.
Your ticket price includes free re-entry to the site during normal opening hours for the whole of 2023. For more information about admission, accessibility, facilities and what you’ll see at Avalon Archaeology, visit our website.

Key information



Your ticket entitles you to free entry to the site throughout 2023, during normal opening hours.


Thursday 26 October 2023, 2:30 – 3:05 pm. Alternative performances at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.


Avalon Archaeology at the Avalon Marshes Centre


Entry tickets must be purchased online at Eventbrite (to ensure a place) or on the day at Welcome Hut.


SW Heritage Trust