The Wilderwild at Deershed !


Deershed Festival 2021

The Brief

We were approached by the team at Deershed in 2020 for inclusion in that Summer’s programme prior to the covid pandemic. The festival season was hit badly that Summer and in the end, Deershed had to postpone activities for the following Summer. Operating on a nevertheless reduced maximum capacity and with a limited entertainment offer, could we help to animate the Wilderwild area of the festival site with a programme of performances?


What We Did

Our approach was led by what would work best in the space and how we could manage audience demand safely, whatever the weather – festival ground can often get treacherous in poor weather. We devised a programme of activity – including our new covid-safe self-led adventure trail – Magical Kingdom, and in the round versions of the Woodland Creatures Theatre – plus some walkabout theatre in the main arena.


The Result

We were able to deliver all our events safely as programmed across the whole weekend – reaching hundreds of families – many of whom returned for more than one performance. We were able to manage audience demand through a sign-up system and protect the natural environment in the wilder areas of the festival ground – as well as having a cracking weekend!

“I have to say we have had some fantastic feedback so far and I was over the moon when we sold out of the tickets by Thursday morning. We had to turn quite a few people away for Halloween itself – but a good problem to have!”

Marketing Manager

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