In attendance at the premiere were Brian Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Hans Zimmer, Bob Geldoff, Vanessa Feltz, Sandy Tolkzvig, Kevin Bishop and many others. Before the film started Brian Henson made a brief introduction.
Following the premiere was the Premiere Party at the Industrial Museum, Princes Wharf, Bristol. The above performers and celebrities were in attendance, as well as Jennifer Saunders, while local news stations filmed interviews. Many fans who had bought tickets were able to meet the performers and get autographs and photos. The performers did not have puppets with them.
Tickets to the premiere and after Party were priced at £25 per ticket and were sold in aid of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution). The event was organized by Buena Vista International (UK) Ltd.