23rd Nov 2021

12 - 4pm

Conference of the Birds at Towneley Hall

Based on the Sufi poem of the same name, a flock of four magnificent birds will embark on a visual and musical journey across the globe. Using skilled puppetry and four-part harmony, the birds sing their story whilst making their way through the landscape to find their fate.


Conference of the Birds is a brand new outdoor theatre and music performance by Frolicked Outdoor Theatre, developed in partnership with Spot On Lancashire, Fylde Borough Council and Friends of Fairhaven Lake.
Conference of the Birds brings together critically acclaimed puppeteer and maker Beka Haigh with original music from Chris Davies.


Told with quirky humour, skilled puppetry and talented voices Frolicked’slatest show is a celebration of individuality and finding your own voice in a sea of voices.

Performances will take place at 12 midday ay 3pm

Free. No need to book

sculpture stares out of window

Towneley Hall is now open to the public.

During our period of closure staff have been busy working on essential maintenance to the hall, ensuring its place in Burnley’s history for another 600 years. Currently this means the Great Hall is closed whilst we undertake surveys and repairs to the Grade I listed ceiling.

Thank you for your support.

Hand sanitizer, one way system, social distancing, mask wearing and the NHS track and trace app will all be in use to keep visitors safe.