Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival

Overview

Enjoy a day of traditional British entertainment at the Actor's Church in Covent Garden.

Celebrating the anniversary of the first time that Samuel Pepys recorded seeing a Punch and Judy-style show in London, this fun festival is a popular annual treat for families. Puppeteers travel from all over England to perform.

About the Actor's Church

Built in the 17th century to designs by celebrated architect Inigo Jones, St Paul's Covent Garden was the first new church to be built in London since the Reformation.

Due to the large number of theatres in the area, as well as the puppet shows held in its grounds, it quickly gained the nickname "the Actor's Church". It contains memorials to many famous theatrical personalities, including Charles Macklin, Dame Ellen Terry and Vivien Leigh. You may also recognise the church's portico from its appearance in the Audrey Hepburn film My Fair Lady.

Practical Information

The Actors' Church, St Paul's Covent Garden

Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9ED

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punchandjudy.com/coventgarden

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The Actors' Church, St Paul's Covent Garden

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Bedford Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9ED
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7836 5221

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