Keep in touch!

16 September 2013

Latest News ©For all the latest Snuff Puppets news, opportunities, tours and shows, sign up to our Enews mailing list (below left) and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Wedhus Gembel - Brisbane Season

16 September 2013

Latest News ©Following seasons at Melbourne's Fed Square and in Lima, Peru...Wedhus Gembel has just returned from the World Theatre Festival in Brisbane! For more information click here.

21 Years of Snuff Puppets!

16 September 2013

Latest News ©Tickets now on sale for our one-off smash up party event - full of Performance, Anarchy and Artefacts from the past 21 years of Snuff Puppets. For more info and to book tickets, click here.

Wedhus Gembel tours to Peru!

16 September 2013

Latest News ©This spectacular collaboration between Snuff Puppets and Indonesian artists has wrapped up its first ever Australian season, next stop...Peru! For more info, click here!

Join the Snuff Party

28 August 2013

Latest News ©Join The Snuff Party - Saturday 30 November, for more info click here.

Australian Arts in Asia Awads

05 August 2013

Latest News ©Our 2012 People’s Puppet Project in Dharavi, India has just been announced joint winner of the Philanthropy Award and the Small to Medium Organisation Award at this year's Australian Arts in Asia Awards!

Drill Hall clean out!

26 June 2013

Latest News ©Having been around for 21 years, over 1000 giant puppets now call the Drill Hall home. This week we hauled some outside for a little fresh air and sunshine!

Just back from Denmark!

02 May 2013

Latest News ©In connection with Herning city's 100 years anniversary, we worked with the local fashion industry to produce Denmark's "tallest" ever fashion show!

2012 Wrap up

15 December 2012

Latest News ©It's been a huge year for us with tours to Denmark, Sweden, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea and India, numerous roaming gigs around the country and our sold-out premiere season of Everybody. But next year is our 21st birthday and it's going to be even stay tuned!
From all of us at Snuff Puppets, we'd like to thank you all for your support this year and wish you a spectacular festive season!

Snuff Puppets on Tour

09 December 2012

Latest News ©We're currently in our 2nd week of People's Puppet Projects in India (as part of Oz Fest) and Thailand. Check out some pics from the Mumbai project so far here.

Everybody is...sadly all over for now.

26 November 2012

Latest News ©"In an age defined by digital spectacle, there is a renewed sense of wonder in these handcrafted illusions, as joyously distasteful as they may be." The Age
Thank you to everyone who came along to the show, we've been overwhelmed by your amazing support.

To be the first to hear about all upcoming roaming gigs, shows, tours and parties, sign up to our Enews below!
Photo credit: Ponch Hawkes. Performer: Mitch Jones

Everybody is SOLD OUT

09 November 2012

Latest News ©Our new show Everybody is now sold out! Apologies to anyone who missed out...sign up to our Enews below to be the first to hear about all upcoming shows, tours, roaming gigs and parties!

For information on how to get to The Drill Hall, click here.

School Holidays Roaming

02 October 2012

Latest News ©Our Bunyips will be on the roam from tomorrow to Saturday as part of Fed Square's School Holidays Creative Program. Hopefully see you there!

Snuff Puppets - Touring Update

22 August 2012

Latest News ©The Boom Family are currently on their way home from Taiwan and our Human Body Parts have just set off on their Sweden, Denmark, Korea Tour!

Peoples Puppet Project - Taiwan

09 August 2012

Latest News ©Our Peoples Puppet Project is currently in full swing in Taiwan, building giant ghost puppets for the Yilan Ghost Festival! For more info on our PPPs click here.

Giant Human Body Parts On Tour

06 August 2012

Latest News ©Our giant Human Body Parts are off on their first ever international tour! They'll strut their stuff in Sweden, Denmark and Korea before coming home in time for Everybody!

Human Body Parts take over Hamer Hall

18 July 2012

Latest News ©Our giant Human Body Parts had a blast roaming around the Hamer Hall re-opening celebrations on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July...check out the pics here!

EveryBody Builds

03 July 2012

Latest News ©The Human Body Parts have been wrangled back to the Drill Hall to aid in the building of new grandiose appendages, organs, secretions and fleshy bits. Snuff Puppets have embarked on a full-scale build for our latest puppet spectacle incarnation, EveryBody. Stay tuned for details of the impending madness.

Applications for Marketing & Development Coordinator

18 June 2012

Latest News ©Applications for our Marketing & Development Coordinator closed today however our server has been down all day. If you sent an application via email and did not get a response saying we have received it, please email again to

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Snuff Clubb

01 March 2012

Latest News ©Snuff Clubb is a cabaret club gone wild, where the unconscious becomes conscious, dreams, nightmares, reality and the surreal freely intermix and the line between audience and performer is destroyed. As the night unfolds the inner machinations of the characters twisted psyches are revealed. The Clubb itself begins to unravel through the characters surreal and grotesque physical transformations.
Snuff Clubb is available for tour. Contact us for details.

Our Giant Human Body Parts wow Brisbane

17 January 2012

Latest News ©Our giant human body parts take over the Queen Street mall in Brisbane throughout January.

Keep an eye out for them roaming all this week and don't be afraid to come up and say hello, they don't bite (except maybe the mouth!)

Snuff Puppets Survey

01 December 2011

Latest News ©Would you like to WIN a Dry Red No. 3 wheelie bag from Crumpler's latest collection of travel bags, and 2 Snuff Puppet Dolls?
Of course you do. Simply complete our brief on-line survey and you'll be entered to win this amazing prize.

Click HERE to complete the survey.

The competition closes on 23/12/11.

A special thanks to Crumpler for providing us with such a cool prize.
Dry Red No. 3, from Crumpler's latest range, is no ordinary wheelie. It's stylish and intelligent features 6 storage zones, a foldaway shoe bag, elastic compression straps, dual padded grip handles, anti-jam wheels and is fully lockable.

Boom Family holiday in New Zealand

12 January 2011

Latest News ©Snuff Puppets' beloved Boom Family, along with those pesky giant Seagulls will be dazzling crowds in Auckland for the Random Acts Festival early December.

Get Snuffed this Sunday!

25 November 2011

Latest News ©

Puppet experiments, live music and raw humans included.

Prepare to indulge in this night of debaucheries by wearing in your most outlandish, curious and sinister party frocks.
Party goers will be invited to get inside the puppets. Don't miss this rare opportunity.

RSVP on Facebook

Graphics by Daniell Flood

Human Body Parts roaming this week!

21 November 2011

Latest News ©Be on the lookout as Snuff Puppets' Giant Human Body Parts hit the streets for the Big West Festival.
This week's roaming times:
Thursday, 24 November- 2pm & 3pm Little Saigon area
Sunday, 27 November- 2:30pm & 3:30pm Yarraville Gardens for Peoples Day

Join us on Facebook and
Twitter to be amongst the first to receive announcements about roaming times and locations.

Human Body Parts at the Big West Festival

02 November 2011

Latest News ©Bear witness to the wonderment as giant Human Body Parts come to life on the streets of Footscray. Meet our massive Hand, Mouth, Foot, Ear and Eye- all disembodied giants with minds of their own. The Human Body Parts will be roaming at The People’s Day on Sunday, November 27, as well as making pop-up appearances throughout The Big West Festival.

The People's Day- Sunday, 27 November
Yarraville Gardens, corner Hyde St. and Somerville Rd
Big West Festival -Tuesday, 15 November to Sunday, 27 November

Join us on Facebook to be among the first to receive announcements about roaming times and locations.
Photo by Jorge Araujo.

Wedhus Gembel rehersals begin

12 September 2011

Latest News ©Excited Snuff Puppets head off this week for the final stages of creative development of our new main-stage theatre work, Wedhus Gembel.

Wedhus Gembel was first conceived of in 2009 with a key community of Indonesian artists based in Yogyakarta. The artists come together to collaborate on the final stages of the show, then perform in Yogjakarta in late Sepetmber and tour throughout Java in October. Check out pictures from the 2009 Wedhus Gembel performance

Wedhus Gembel
24th September – Yogjakarta International Performing Arts Festival
27th September – Yogjakarta International Street Performance Festival, Senopati
28th September – Asia Tri Jogja Festival, Merapi
Snuff Puppets thanks Arts Victoria and Australia International Cultural Council and the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, for all their support.

Snuff Puppets for Japan Fundraiser

08 September 2011

Latest News ©Snuff Puppets are performing as part of Hiyaku, a fundraising event to assist Japan’s disaster recovery efforts.

Catch our short show Eelie Gleen this Sunday.
Shows kicks off at 3.30pm, so head along to catch some great entertainment by a host of talented artists

September 11th
Bella Union, Trades Hall
Carlton Melbourne
3.30 - 8pm
Tickets on the door or at

Giant Human Body Parts

04 August 2011

Latest News ©Our amazing giant body parts puppets roamed throughout Federation Square and amazed children and adults alike as the foot tried to squash people, the hand waved at traffic, the eye winked, the ear listened closely and the mouth stuck its tongue out!

Thanks to Federation Square and City of Melbourne for their support.

Photos by Jorge de Araujo

Giant Human Body Parts take over Federation Square

30 June 2011

Latest News ©Our giant human body parts puppets will be premiering next week at Federation Square for the July school holidays. Watch out for the giant foot toe-tapping along the path, make sure your secret conversations are not heard by the giant ear, give our giant hand a high-five, have a chin-wag with the giant mouth or just catch a sly wink from our giant eye.

Puppets at Fed Square
4 - 10 July 2011
Daily roaming times: 10am, 1pm, 3pm

Come and join us!

Made possible with the support of City of Melbourne

The Boom Family Making Friends in Korea

17 June 2011

Latest News ©The Boom Family had a fabulous time in Korea throughout May. They were guests of honour at the Hi-Seoul Festival and delighted thousands of people during their trip. They would love to thank the people of Korea for their hospitality and are looking forward to their next visit!

Old Man Song's Odyssey at Hi-Seoul Festival

10 June 2011

Latest News ©Snuff Puppets and Tuida, a performance company from South Korea performed Old Man Song's Odyssey in front of 500 people in an open air show for Hi-Seoul Festival

Thanks for the memories Tuida and the people of Seoul.

Photo Credit: Tuida Performing Arts

Our Rhino rocks the NGV's 150th Birthday Celebrations

03 June 2011

Latest News ©Snuff Puppets were invited by the NGV to develop a work based on Albrecht Durer's work Rhinocerus as part of their 150th Birthday celebrations...and this is our final work - a lifesize rhinocerus puppet!

He wondered up and down the gardens and even into the NGV itelf over the weekend of 28 and 29 May.

It took 3 people more than 5 weeks of intense workshopping and creating to build our rhino. Unbelievably, only one puppeteer is required to animate the whole rhino and it's pretty hard work!

Old Man Songs Odyssey

19 April 2011

Latest News ©This work is a collaboration between two cultures, two companies exploring the possibilities of art and theatre for the people, by the people and about the people.
This unique work began in 2010 when Snuff Puppets went to Hwa-cheon a small town in South Korea and ran their PPP with a performance company called Tuida. The show that was made told in mythological form the very real story of Hwa- cheon and its history, a history of invading armies, drowned soldiers, flooding land, dams, and giant fish.

The Boom Family head to Korea

13 April 2011

Latest News ©Snuff Puppets are heading to Korea in May to perform with the Boom Family as part of the Hi Seoul Festival.

We will also be continuing to build a show as part of a collaboration with local Korean company Tuida in Hwa-cheon, which will also be performed at the Hi Seoul festival

Climate action rally

15 March 2011

Latest News ©Snuff Puppets were in action at the Climate Rally outside the PM's federal office in Melbourne's Treasury Place last Saturday 12th of March. Skullies were out smuggling budgies for climate action while trying to counter the polluter lobby's own fear-mongering.

Flying kites with Nyet Nyets

23 February 2011

Latest News ©The sky will be dotted with hundreds of bright colors and the landscape scattered with fabulous performers, delicious foods and activities for all ages at the Darebin Community and Kite Festival.

On the lose are our wonderful and colourful bunyips, the Nyet Nyets.

Head down to the park to join in on the kite flying or relax to the live music.
Darebin Community and Kite Festival 2011
Sunday 27th February 11am-5pm
Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir

Snuffs leap into Mildura

26 January 2011

Latest News ©Snuff Puppets head north-ish to collaborate with koorie youth from SuniTAFE on a creative two-week People's Pupperty Project. The local gang will worked side-by-side with Snuff artists to design, build and perform with their own puppets. All with the helping hand of Mildura LEAP Project.

Then its time for the big show down. Saturday 26th February is the opening night of Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival. Head to the River Party at Nowingi Place to see our wonderful puppet creation paraded around by the artistic visions of the SuniTAFE gang.

Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival
People's Puppet Project workshop 14th-25th Feb
River Party Saturday 26th Feb @ Nowingi Place

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