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


Snuff Puppets!

Unleashing giant handmade puppets for over 30 years!

A fusion of sculpture, physical theatre, and music, entertaining millions worldwide.

Based in Naarm, (Melbourne) Australia and touring arts festivals in 30 countries.

Check out our big shows, interactive roaming acts & community workshops


Snuff Puppets rep booklet cover with an image of giant puppets jumping in the air


Annual Reports

Snuff Puppets stats:

• 2 million+ Live audiences worldwide

• 1.3 billion+ viral video views

• 250+ Stage shows

• 850+ Outdoor roaming gigs

• 50+ Community workshops 

• 3,000+ Workshop participants

• 30+ Aussie tours

• 40 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, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan & Thailand

• 750,000+ Online subscribers

• 30+ Protest & Rally appearances


Thousands of artists have collabrated with Snuff Puppets, including:

• Puppeteers

• Performers

• Circus performers

• Cabaret artists

• Traditional & contemporary 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