The Melbourne Festival of Puppetry 2017

The Melbourne Festival of Puppetry will return to La Mama's theatres in 4th - 9th July 2017. Co-curated by Lemony S Puppet Theatre and La Mama Theatre and supported by The City of Melbourne, the festival will host a children's program during the day and a night program for adult audiences. New to the 2017 festival is our workshop program where children can partake in puppetry and performance workshops as well as puppet construction. There will also be masterclasses in various styles of puppetry for adults and professional artists. Also new to the 2017 festival will be the 'Avenue of Booths', which, as the name suggests, is an avenue of puppet booths filling the La Mama forecourt and presenting 10 minute shows in each booth. If the 2015 festival is anything to go by, we're all in for a fabulous ride!

Full program details will be announced during May 2017.

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Festival Information for Artists

For artists interested in participating in the festival, please read Frequently Asked Questions here.

For artists interested in participating in the Avenue of Booths, please read here.

For the Selection Criteria, please click  here