Browse puppet shows, puppeteers and puppet builders to book in Australia, the USA and Canada.
Melbourne Puppet Kerfuffle – Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne Puppet Kerfuffle deliver educational and entertaining puppet shows for Kindergarten and Primary school-aged kids.
Their colourful and friendly puppets delight audiences with engaging storylines, hilarious jokes, catchy songs and interactive games.
They focus on values such as resilience, confidence, problem-solving, managing emotions and making good choices.
Melbourne Puppet Kerfuffle, presented by Rob Irvin and Chris Elkington, provides schools with puppet programs that entertain and educate with underlying themes of health, wellbeing and interpersonal skills.
Their preschool puppet shows feature fun monster and animal characters plus an interactive storybook reading. Book Melbourne Puppet Kerfuffle for your next kinder or school incursion.
Dr Bethany’s Tooth Tales, Melbourne, Victoria
Dr Bethany’s Tooth Tales is an educational, fun, and age-appropriate interactive musical incursion for ages 2-7, ideal for kinders and primary schools in Greater Melbourne and beyond. Her 45 minute incursions are designed to teach children about oral health, hygiene and nutrition.
She captures the attention of the children through games, stories, songs, dances and puppets. All while presenting enlightening lessons they actually enjoy.
Award-winning children’s entertainer and dentist, Dr Bethany, will capture the attention of every child in the room. She makes dental hygiene fun! Can you even imagine? Book Dr Bethany for your next health incursion now.
Chris Elkington – Melbourne, Victoria
Based in Melbourne, puppeteer Chris Elkington is available to perform puppet shows for schools, libraries, childcare centres, churches, parties and special events.
Chris, who’s also qualified school teacher, is an ideal choice for curriculum-aligned school incursions as well as super fun children’s entertainment in Victoria.
He provides narrative story puppet shows, values-based puppet shows, and interactive puppetry performance and sock puppet making workshops.
For a unique and memorable puppet show with plenty of laughs, book Chris for your next event.
Pouch Puppets by Super Steph
For some big belly laughs, book Super Steph’s hilarious Australian wildlife themed puppet show. Super interactive and perfect for ages 1-10 years, this puppet show combines music, magic and mayhem. The children shout out all the fun facts of these cuddly creatures and learn some others along the way.
Intertwined with this silliness, the children learn a song about koalas and make an Australian flag with some wonky magic wands – and it goes all wrong. They work as a team to get it all back to normal again!
For a full 45 minutes the children meet some very loud personalities of the cutest of Aussie wildlife:
- Sally Snake, a shy python from Alice Springs who loves to dance to Twist and Shout.
- Kev the Koala, a pizza-eating koala who is scared of heights.
- Patches The Cockatoo who ruins everything.
- Baby Shark who won’t give up his dummy without a fight.
- Coco the Koala who thinks she is the bees knees.
Puppets and Magic is another show offered by Super Steph tailored for aged 3 years and under. Vibrant and cute, these puppets connect with the very Young.
Book Super Steph’s Australian Wildlife Puppet Show or Puppets and Magic show right here, right now. You won’t be disappointed!
Murphy’s Puppets – Toowoomba & Ipswich, Queensland
Internationally renowned puppeteer Dennis Murphy has moved from Sydney to Toowoomba, giving children and families around South-East Queensland the opportunity to experience world-class, quality, traditional puppet shows including:
- Allenby’s Famous Flea Circus
- Harlequin’s Puppet Theatre (Commedia dell’Arte folk puppets in English or Italian – think Punch And Judy but better!)
- The Pram Show (Monkey puppet fun!)
- Roving Puppetry (great for festivals)
- Theatre-In-Education School Shows – featuring mask, puppetry and Commedia dell-Arte. Murphys Puppets received the NSW Department of Education’s prestigious Frater Award seven times.
Since 1979, Dennis has developed a whole stable of weird and wonderful characters and countless puppet acts, and is Australia’s leading exponent of Commedia dell’Arte. A true master of irreverent comedy, his puppets get all the laughs!
Book Murphys Puppets for festivals, schools, childcare and birthday parties in Southern Downs, Ipswich, Brisbane and beyond.
Larrikin Puppets – Bribie Island & Brisbane, Queensland
Larrikin Puppets are award-winning Australian children’s entertainers who perform colourful and exciting puppet shows, songs and stories for stage and screen. They also deliver fun, educational and interactive puppetry workshops.
Highly entertaining and captivating, Larrikin Puppets’ fast-paced, feel-good puppetry celebrates fun, kindness and diversity while nurturing child development, encouraging audiences to talk, dance, sing and play along.
Established in 2012, Larrikin Puppets is a world-class Australian puppetry arts company founded by puppeteer and musician Brett Hansen. His wife Elissa Jenkins joins him as co-puppeteer and human host.
Based on Bribie Island in regional Queensland, they specialise in children’s entertainment and kids’ music – and love to tour. Book Larrikin Puppets for your school, library, theatre, childcare or special event.
Chris Palmieri, Lucky Duck Puppets – New York City, New York
Chris is a puppeteer, actor, and entertainer working in the New York City area with an impressive resume as a puppeteer including starring at Tigger in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and puppeteering Snug in the Emmy-nominated preschool series Snug’s House on NBC plus much more!
But the most amazing thing about all of this is that you can also book Chris for:
- Puppet Shows: Fun-filled, interactive stories and singalongs featuring Mr Chris, Lucky Duck and their puppet friends.
- Roving Puppets: Chris will bring a variety of puppet characters to roam around and interact with your event guests – great for New York festival entertainment.
- Puppet Building: Chris will build you a custom puppet for your own show, film or puppetry project
- Puppet Making Activity: Chris will run a puppet building workshop for your birthday, school or community event
Book Chris now to perform a puppet show or workshop for your daycare, school, festival, camp or birthday party in the New York City area and beyond. He takes commissions for puppet building projects from across the world.
Up In Arms – Hudson Valley, New York
Up In Arms is a New York based pupppetry arts company that makes education entertaining and engaging for kindergarten and elementary school aged students, helping to convey difficult messages and themes – a wonderful discussion launch pad for teachers and parents to extend upon in class and at home.
Perfect for assemblies, libraries and family theatres, the company has 10 different puppet shows that feature a range of strong curriculum connections including listening, kindness, anti-bullying, reading, health, and communication, as well as visual and performing arts.
Whether for schools, a theater presentation, a library show, events or festivals, an Up In Arms story is one audiences will never forget. Performed by a talented cast of puppeteers and available to book across New York and beyond, Up In Arms theatre stage shows feature scripts and music written by industry professionals – all set to be enjoyed and appreciated by children and families alike.
Up In Arms principal puppeteer David ‘Dov’ Manley is a New York based puppeteer and puppet builder who specialises in puppetry in the style of Sesame Street and The Muppets. In fact, he was trained by Sesame Workshop puppeteers Marty Robinson and Noel MacNeal.
You can also book Dov to perform a solo puppet show or puppetry performance workshop for your kindergarten, elementary school, library or special event in the Hudson Valley region and beyond. Or you can commission Dov to build a puppet for your next puppetry project no matter where you’re located in the world.
While based in the Hudson Valley region of New York, Up In Arms travels nationally and has performed all over New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts as well as tours in Maryland, Michigan, North Dakota and Las Vegas.
Jake Thompson, NL Now Productions – St. John’s, NL, Canada
Jake Thompson from NL Now Productions offers puppet shows, puppet MC and puppet roving services for a range of ages and occasions from two year old birthday parties to Seniors Retirement Home celebrations.
Jake and his cast of puppets are available to perform at libraries, schools, homes and festivals. The puppet shows feature songs, games and skits with different puppets specially selected for each show. They also offer a custom puppet making service and we do puppet making workshops.
And be sure to check out Jake’s TV show NL Now which airs on NTV! Book Jake for a live puppet show in the local St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador areas.