Where to find puppet shows in Australia?
Where to find puppeteers in Australia?
Where to find puppetry festivals in Australia?
What types of puppetry are performed in Australia?
What puppetry groups could I join in Australia?
Where to buy puppetry books in Australia?
More updates on news and events in Australian
puppetry can be found at: UNIMA Australia, ozpuppetry,
Please note: Here I’m discussing performance companies. If you’re looking for puppets to buy, see my post on ‘where to buy and hire puppets’; or check out ‘where to study puppetry in Australia’ (inclusive of info for workshops for schools/kids); or ‘what puppetry groups you can join‘ or where to find puppetry festivals in Australia?
Puppetry does exist, it’s just most people don’t know just how small the majority of puppetry companies are here. There are a handful of large venues for puppetry in Australia (I can think of maybe three), and a few more large companies that receive regular government funding. However, most of the puppetry companies are small and independent, with many puppeteers working by themselves or in groups with five or so people in them. For the most part, it seems that puppeteers and puppet makers freelance, do children’s shows, as well as working with the ‘larger’ companies that are established around the country.
Australians may want to buy locally. Where? I explain here.