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


We are Snuff Puppets!

Unleashing giant puppet spectacles for 30 years!

Our work, a fusion of sculpture, physical theatre, and music, has entertained millions worldwide.

Based in Naarm, (Melbourne) Australia, we have toured arts festivals in 30 countries.

Check out our main stage shows, interactive roaming acts & community workshops


Snuff Rep


Snuff Puppets stats:

• 2 million+ Live audiences worldwide

• 330 million+ YouTube views

• 250+ Stage shows

• 800+ Outdoor roaming gigs

• 50+ Community workshops 

• 3,000+ Workshop students

• 30+ Aussie tours

• 38 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

• 700,000+ Online subscribers

• 30+ Protest & Rally appearances



Snuff Puppets have collaborated with thousands artists, 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:
Australian indigenous painters
Wayang Kulit (Indonesian shadow puppetry)
Dalang (Priest-musician-storyteller) 
Taiko drummers 
Shamanistic ceremonial ritual 
Indonesian mask makers 
Drag artists 
Folk dancers and singers 
South American carnivale puppet makers30

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 Victoria. City of Maribyrnong Crumpler