Event Type: Free Outdoor Event
Pop-Up Puppet Village
Various artists and performers
From Friday to Sunday, the Old Market Square becomes a pop-up puppet village with puppeteers from all over the world. Look out for street theatre, walkabouts, fantastical mechanical animals, puppets as tall as houses, workshops, music and lots more – all for FREE.
Download the three-day Pop-up Puppet Village Timetable.
Lempen Puppet Theatre‘s The Amazing Thing – Storyteller Peter Grimm opens the box to find the ‘Thing” which takes him on an unusual journey, with puppets and live music. 10am, 1pm, 5.30pm, City Arts Dome
Indigo Moon‘s Mermarella – Puppetry and shadow theatre shape-shifts the Cinderella story into the salty-green, underwater world of the sea. 10am, 1.00pm, 5.30pm (also performing Saturday with a magical interactive installation from Saturday eve and Sunday)
Thingumajig Theatre‘s Hippochondriac – A giant, mechanical hippo is feeling under the weather; he and his doctor reveal the cause of his malaise in this hilarious walkabout show. 10.45am, 1.45pm, 5pm
Ola Muchin’s Magic Show – Featuring world-renowned magician, Osvaldo Drevno with his outlandish and incredible illusions. His magic is so unpredictable that sometimes even Osvaldo doesn’t know how it will end. 11.30am, 2.15pm, 4.30pm (also performing Saturday and Sunday), City Arts Dome.
Saraswati performed by Indigo Moon – Dancing in Rajasthani folk-style with live music, captivating and interacting with audiences. 11.15am, 3pm, 4pm (also performing Saturday), City Arts Dome.
Mandinga Arts, third-year students from NTU and Festive Road take to the streets with their creations specially-made for the Puppet Festival. From 7pm
Large-scale interactive projections from the National Videogame Arcade – As evening falls, marvel at the amazing, large-scale projections onto the City Arts’ Dome. From 7pm
Please note the programme running order may be subject to change.
- Family Friendly
- Wheelchair Access
Old Market Square