Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

The Home of Contemporary Automata

We have been entertaining and inspiring visitors & makers with our collection of automata since 1981. Now based in Hastings, UK we have exhibitions all over the world.


A wide range of mechanical delights. From original handmade automata to kits & books to kick start your own automata making journey.
A boy points at Biodiversity by Paul Spooner. An automata of 20 figures floating and rotating in space


Our collection of contemporary automata can be seen in museums & galleries around the world as well as at our home in Hastings, UK.
A table filled with cardboard boxes containing cam mechanisms. Women and children are constructing and playing with the pieces.


Explore our resources to learn how to make automata or sign up to one of our workshops.

Support Us

We need your help to run our community engagement projects. As a non profit company all donations go towards our goals to share the magic of automata with our local and global community.
Our mission is to promote engineering and creativity through workshops, exhibitions and automata kits.

As a Community Interest Company all profits go toward this valuable work.

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Company Number: 14598590
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