Shows for the Young and Young at Heart

Cabaret Puppet Theatre performs in childcare centres, kindergartens, preschools, upper and lower Primary Schools and Secondary Schools. Our shows are for the young and young at heart.

Our shows for 2018 for schools are The Little Mermaid, The Frog Prince, Hey Diddle Diddle, Lots of Animals and Peter Rabbit. African Ways is also available.All performances are presented by our Artistic Director and Principal Puppeteer, David Logan, a registered teacher.

Childcare Centres, Kingdergartens and Preschools 

Our special show, Hey Diddle Diddle, is full of fun featuring songs and characters from well-known children's stories including nursery rhymes and fairytales. It lasts for 30 minutes and is followed by a 15 minute session that introduces the audience to different types of puppetry as well as including a question and answer session.  

Lower and Upper Primary Schools

Cabaret Puppet Theatre has a range of different folk stories from Australia and overseas designed to delight your audience. Our delightfully colourful show,The Little Mermaid, based on the famous story by well-known Danish writer, Hans Christian Andersen, continues to be available for booking throughout 2018. Please see our special new page, The Little Mermaid, for further details. Also available for 2018 are  The Frog Prince, Hey Diddle Diddle!, Lots of Animals and our new production from Term 2, 2018, an enchanting adaptation of Beatrix Potter's famous, Peter Rabbit. African Ways is also available. Dinosaurs Alive! will soon also be joining our repertoire.

Please check out their new pages. Contact us to make your booking today!

Secondary Schools

Cabaret Puppet Theatre has a range of possibilities to present for secondary school audiences. Contact us to discuss the type of show for you. Different themes and topics can be incorporated into our usual reportoire suitable to this age group.

Our forthcoming shows, Puppet Shakespeare (featuring excerpts from some of Shakespeare's most famous works including Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet plus The Tempest and some of the bard's wonderful Sonnets plus information on Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama) . It's an excellent way to introduce students to the world of William Shakespeare and his timeless plays.

Mozart and Friends (including the most beautiful arias from different operas including The Magic Flute), is specifically designed for an older audience and not for younger children. Mozart and Friends is an excellent way to introduce students to the wonderful world of opera and operetta. Mozart is also accompanied by his latter day admirers, Johann Strauss, the famous Waltz King and Franz Lehar, the most talented composer of such delightful operettas including the very well-known, The Merry Widow.

Schedule and venue permitting, we are also happy to invite smaller groups backstage for a closer look at our puppets, props, and scenery, and to answer questions in a more one-on-one setting.

Performance time

Around 1 hour including after show question and answer section. 

Workshops

Cabaret Puppet Theatre holds puppet making and performance workshop suitable for different age levels from aged 10 and above, including adults. Please contact us for further details.

Requirements for Performance Space and Teacher Supervision

Cabaret Puppet Theatre brings to your venue our own uniquely made portable, fire retardant  professional puppet theatre. Its dimensions are 2300mm high, 1800mm wide and 1500mm deep. Access is required nearby to mains power. At all times students must be seated at least 2 metres away from our theatre and supervised by their teachers. One hour is required, without interruption, in the venue for setting up before students can enter to be seated ready for performance. The same amount of time is required to dismantle our theatre and exit your venue.

Performance Charges and Audience Size

Price - $360.

The initial 50% deposit to lock in the booking is $180. The remaining amount must be paid on the day of performance. 

The remaining $180 can be paid in cash on the day of the puppet show, or via direct deposit. 

We accept Direct Deposit/Online Bank Transfer and Cash. Sorry, we do not accept cheques of any kind.

Our charges are very reasonable and competitive when it is considered that we come to you and there is no risk or costs associated with taking students off campus.

Payment & Cancellation Fees

a. A non-refundable deposit (down payment) of 50% of your chosen show/package cost will be required to be paid at the time of booking. This secures your booking. A performance cannot be booked until this fee has been received. This payment can be made online as a direct deposit to our bank account prior to the event.

b. The remainder of the payment can be paid anytime before the event by online transfer or credit card or is otherwise required on the day of the performance as a cash payment to the performer. Cabaret Puppet Theatre apologises but we do not accept credit cards or cheques (neither bank cheques or personal cheques) on the day of the event from clients.

c. Cancellation Fees – Once a client has booked in a time for a performance, then that time is set aside for their event exclusively. This means that Cabaret Puppet Theatre will turn away other work wanting the same date and time. Clients do need to be aware that the 50% deposit taken at the time of booking is non-refundable if the performance is cancelled at any time after it is booked in with Cabaret Puppet Theatre. A performance is deemed to be booked in once the 50% deposit has been received by Cabaret Puppet Theatre.

d. If the booking is cancelled by us (due to sickness or emergency, etc.), you will receive a full refund of the 50% deposit.

Audience numbers - one performance allows for a maximum of 60 students at $6 per head plus 2 teachers free. If there are fewer than 60 students the standard rate per performance still applies. Any further students usually requires an additional performance. An audience of larger than 60 is negotiable depending on the venue. The charge of $6 per student remains. It should be noted that Cabaret Puppet Theatre prides itself on presenting its work in intimate venues and not large halls where acoustics and vision for audience members can be compromised.