Snuff Puppets Eye

“In an age defined by digital spectacle, there is a renewed sense of wonder in these handcrafted illusions” – The Age 


Unleashing giant puppet spectacles worldwide for 30 years!

Our work can be divided into three main streams: shows, roaming acts and workshops.

Our shows are a collision of sculpture, music, film and physical theatre, showcasing giant handmade puppets.

Snuff Puppets reclaim the streets for art.

Our work tours global arts festivals including; Shanghai Arts Fest, Sziget in Budapest, and Virada Cultural in São Paulo.

Snuff Puppets work to energise, inspire, and embolden all who encounter us.


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Annual Report 2021


Snuff Puppets Annual Report 2020




Snuff Puppets Annual Report 2019



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Snuff Puppets Annual Report 2018


Snuff Puppets reach millions globally:

• 250+ Stage show performances

• 800+ Outdoor roaming interventions

• 2 million+ Live audiences worldwide

• 600,000+ Online subscribers

• 300 Million+ YouTube views

• 50+ People’s Puppet Projects community workshops worldwide

• 3,000+ students in Snuff Puppets workshops

• 27+ Aussie tours

• 37 International tours to:
Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Democratic Republic of the Congo, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, People’s Republic of China, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan & Thailand


Snuff Puppets collaborated with 1K+ diverse artists, locally and worldwide, including:

• Puppeteers

• Performers

• Circus performers

• Cabaret artists

• Contemporary and traditional dancers

• Composers, musicians, digital sound artists, singers

• Puppet builders, visual artists, illustrators, set designers and builders, costume and fashion designers

• Filmmakers and projection artists

• Traditional artforms including Wayang Kulit (Indonesian shadow puppetry), Dalang (Priest-musician-storyteller), Taiko drummers, Shamanistic ceremonial ritual, Indonesian maskmakers, drag, folk dancers and singers, and South American carnivale puppet Makers



Snuff Puppets is a member of Arts West – an alliance of arts organisations in Melbourne’s inner west.

Snuff Puppets is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative VictoriaCity of Maribyrnong , Crumpler & Snuff Lovers