Puppet Mayhem 2 will take place from October 19th to 22nd, between 5pm and 10pm, at the picturesque Seaworks in Williamstown.
Tickets for this highly anticipated event can be purchased at $30 for adults and $20 for children exclusively through the Fringe Festival’s ticketing website.
This event has been made possible by the Hobsons Bay City Council’s “Make it Happen” grant and The Victorian Government’s Small and Medium Event Program through Business Victoria.
Puppet Mayhem 2 is a celebration of the magical art of puppetry, featuring a diverse range of puppetry styles.
Audiences can experience the grandeur of large-scale technologically advanced chassis puppets skilfully operated by ten performers, delicate marionette string puppets as they gracefully dance across the stage, and the playful antics of the mischievous suit puppets.
Puppet Mayhem 2 also includes a Puppetry Museum with carefully curated pieces from Australian television, film and stage shows. This event truly represents the breadth and creativity that puppetry offers.
From Jim Henson’s iconic creations like Sesame Street and The Muppets to memorable adventures in films such as The Labyrinth and The NeverEnding Story, puppetry holds a special place in the cherished memories of many childhoods.
Now, A Blanck Canvas, a prominent Melbourne-based arts company, proudly presents Puppet Mayhem 2—a dynamic showcase of Melbourne’s vibrant puppetry scene and its remarkable evolution.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DATES AND HOURS?
Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd October from 5pm – 10pm.
Puppet Mayhem 2 is located at The Playground, Seaworks – 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown.
WHERE IS THE ENTRANCE?
The entrance to Puppet Mayhem 2 is via the main entrance of Seaworks on Nelson Place.
Puppet Mayhem 2 is a paid, ticketed event. We recommend you buy your tickets before the night to avoid disappointment.
WHAT IF IT’S RAINING?
Puppet Mayhem 2 will take place as planned, even in the event of rain or wind. There will be both indoor and outdoor areas for the event. Please check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS FOR THE EVENT?
As this is an outdoor event, we kindly ask you to come prepared for the elements. Please wear suitable footwear and dress warmly. Bright colours and glittery outfits are always welcome.
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I ALLOW FOR THE EVENT?
The duration of your visit will vary depending on your pace. As a rough guideline, we recommend allocating approximately 1- 2 hours to fully immerse yourself and make the most of the experience.
IS THERE PARKING?
There is free parking on Ann Street and paid parking on Nelson Place
WHERE IS THE NEAREST TRAM AND TRAIN STOP?
The nearest train stop is Williamstown. A short 9 minute walk from Seaworks
Make sure you plan your journey with Public Transport Victoria.
WILL THERE BE BIKE PARKING?
Bike parking is allocated along the public footpath near the entry to Seaworks.
WILL THERE BE FOOD AND DRINKS?
There will be a selection of food trucks for food available at Puppet Mayhem 2. There is also a licensed area for adults to enjoy.
CAN I BRING DRINKS?
No alcoholic drinks can be brought into the event.
CAN I BRING FOOD?
No outside food can be brought into the event.
WHAT ARE THE ATTRACTIONS?
Puppet Mayhem 2 will include a lot of attractions and schedules will be listed around the event to ensure you don’t miss a thing! Enjoy the:
- Puppet Museum (located in the Main Shed).
- Marionette Stage (located in the Main Shed).
- Phoenix Stage (outside).
- Playground Stage (located in the smaller Shed 8)
- Pirates Tavern Stage (adults only, at the Pirates Tavern).
ARE THERE RESTROOMS?
Yes, there will be several restrooms for visitors.
CAN I TAKE PICTURES?
Please do and tag us so we can see them!
IS THE AREA WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Puppet Mayhem 2 is an all-accessible event. If you have any questions or concerns please email email@example.com
ARE STROLLERS ALLOWED?
Yes, strollers are allowed, and there will be a designated pram parking area. However, please note that you leave your belongings at your own risk, and no responsibility will be taken for any personal items.
ARE PETS ALLOWED?
No pets are allowed at the event, except for service animals.
IS THERE WHITE STROBE LIGHTING OR FLASHING LIGHTING EFFECTS?
Some lighting sequences during the event may include flashing, quick changing, and patterned effects. However, please note that there will be no strobe lighting used.
WILL SMOKE OR HAZE EFFECTS BE USED?
Smoke and haze effects will be used in some areas.
WILL THERE BE A CLOAK ROOM?
As this is an outdoor event, no cloaking facilities are available.
Photos are from Puppet Mayhem 2021 – created by Little Moments Photography