Play Centres

Larrikin Puppets perform an exciting and colourful puppet show at play centres that keep the whole family entertained!

Play Centre2Brett Hansen and his furry, funny puppet characters provide top quality entertainment at play centres in and around Brisbane, Ipswich, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.




Play Centre1Larrikin Puppets have performed at Tabatinga Play Centre at Seagulls Club in Tweed Heads, Rainbow City Children’s Play Centre And Cafe in Underwood, Paradise Resort on the Gold Coast, and Lollipop’s Playland in Cannon Hill.


See below for full details on how you can include a puppet show at your favourite play centre!

Play Centre4Larrikin Puppets play centre puppet shows all depend on what kind of show you’re after. If the play centre is booking us directly for a public ticketed stage event or a special performance for customers enjoying the centre, the cost is $450 per show. Sometimes, parents hold their children’s birthday parties at a play centre, and invite us to perform there as part of the festivities. Birthday party puppet shows booked by parents are $250, whether held in the back yard, living room, the park, a restaurant or at a play centre. Contact us here to discuss details, dates, terms and conditions.

Puppet Show details –
Suitable for the whole family, this puppet show is 30 minutes of songs, games, jokes, skits and comical interaction with the audience, followed by an additional 5 minute demonstration on how the puppets work, and a 10 minute meet and greet, where the kids have an opportunity to have their photo taken with Troggg, our friendly blue monster star.
Total duration: 45 minutes.


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Additional inclusions for the cost:
– Time allowance for travel to and from the event, set-up and pack-up of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
– Rehearsal time prior to the event.


Puppetry Arts Festival of Brooklyn

Puppetry Arts Festival of Brooklyn (NYC), June 2016.

PLEASE NOTE: Events that require us to travel long distances (ie. flights from Brisbane or drives longer than three hours from Brisbane) will incur additional costs such as flights, excess baggage, fuel and accomodation for two. If your budget allows for this, please contact us to make arrangements.

Professional Development and Formal Training:
We’ve recently returned from three months of professional development in the USA, including advanced formal puppetry training under puppeteers from Sesame Street and The Muppets.

Blue Card and Insurance:
We have current Blue Cards (Brett’s number is 1161011/2, Elissa’s is 690261/2) and are fully insured with Public Liability insurance through “Duck For Cover” entertainers insurance. These documents can be attached to an email, should you need them.

Puppet Show Dance SchoolStage Set-Up:
It usually takes around 25-30 minutes to set up the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment. It’s a portable puppet stage with an overall height of 1.8 metres, and an overall length of 2.4 metres. The puppet stage is only a front-on facade. We require about a metre and a half to two metres behind it to lay out the puppets, props, and puppeteers for performing.

Music and Sound Effects:
For music and sound effects, we use an amp which we plug in an iPod and headset mics.

If there are any other queries, please feel free to have a look at the FAQ page, outlining everything anybody could wish to know –

And our Terms & Conditions, including a bit of information on adult supervision (or crowd control) during the performance –

On the day:

Interstate International TouringPuppeteers arrive about 45 minutes before the puppet show’s starting time to set up the stage, sound equipment, props and puppets. The show (as described above) is performed for 30 minutes, followed by a “How the puppets work” demo and a meet-and-greet/photo opportunity. The puppeteers then pack up the stage and other equipment.


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