2019 Christmas Entertainment with Larrikin Puppets

Larrikin Puppets will be out in the communities again providing exciting and colourful Christmas entertainment this year. So far we have a roster of puppet show performances at schools, childcare centres, vacation care and one corporate Christmas party at a Brisbane law firm. Interestingly we have not yet been invited to perform at any public events this year such as community Christmas carols or shopping centre Santa’s Arrival events. If you would like Larrikin Puppets at your shopping centre, festival or Christmas carols event, please be in touch! Many dates are booked up but there are a few dates still available.

Here are our booked Christmas puppet shows for 2019 so far:

Tuesday 19 November – St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Caboolture.

Sunday 24 November – Special Children’s Christmas Party, Coffs Harbour Showgrounds (private event – by invitation only).

Monday 2 December – C&K Ashgrove West Preschool & Kindergarten Centre.
Monday 2 December – Green Leaves Early Learning, Reedy Creek.

Tuesday 3 December – Wagner Road Childcare and Kindergarten, Clayfield.

Thursday 5 December – Wagner Road Childcare and Kindergarten, Clayfield.
Thursday 5 December – Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers Kids’ Christmas Party, Brisbane.

Friday 6 December – C&K Ashgrove West Preschool & Kindergarten Centre.
Friday 6 December – Kidz Magic, Heathwood.

Tuesday 10 December – GCIT Children’s Centre, Ashmore.

Wednesday 11 December – Crayons Early Learning Centre, Hatton Vale.

Thursday 12 December – C&K Beachmere Community Kindergarten.

Monday 16 December – Sunkids Children’s Centre, Oxley.

Tuesday 17 December – Gumnut House OSHC @ Greenbank State School.

The audience always has a great time at these puppet shows. Christmas entertainment is something we take very seriously, and have serious fun doing it as well.

Larrikin Puppets has continued to thrive in 2019 with puppet shows and workshops all over South East Queensland, Central Queensland and Northern New South Wales. We recently performed a series of school holiday puppet shows on Hamilton Island and in Rockhampton. We were also a feature act at the Pine Rivers Show this year, performing three puppet shows a day for all three days of the event.

For television we performed the puppetry in a new music video for Regurgitator’s Pogogo Show (airing on ABC Kids) and worked on a TV pilot in Sydney for a puppet cooking show starring Chef Jason Roberts (Studio Ten / Ready, Steady Cook). Previous television appearances have included Totally Wild (Network Ten) and The Bureau of Magical Things (Network Ten/Jonathan M. Shiff Productions).

We present colourful and exciting Christmas entertainment with our comedy-variety Christmas puppet show for all ages, featuring zany Muppet-style characters performing songs, skits, jokes and live interaction with the audience. These shows encourage the audience to dance, sing and play along, and involves audience participation. The show features two puppeteers and has become a family favourite at many Christmas events over the years.

Here’s a fun 30 second video showing all the excitement of our public puppet shows.

We have performed and trained professionally in the USA with Jim Henson puppeteers from Sesame Street and The Muppets.

We have current Blue Cards and Public Liability Insurance.

Scrambles and The Reindeer Pokey - Christmas Songs For Kids - Christmas Dance Steps

Larrikin Puppets at GCIT Children’s Centre

We’re performing a puppet show at GCIT Children’s Centre in Ashmore. Larrikin Puppets perform regular puppet shows in childcare centres all over Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. Today’s lucky audience is at GCIT Children’s Centre. 
 

Larrikin Puppets perform a fun and exciting Childcare Puppet Show that will keep everyone happy!

Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins, along with their troupe of friendly and funny puppet characters provide top quality entertainment and fun for childcare centres, day care, playgroup and kindies all over South East Queensland. See below for full details on how you can create a special and memorable day of puppets at your child care centre!

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Cost Options: 
$450 – Two performers; Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins.
Same price for regular puppet show and Story Time puppet show.
$350 – One performer; Brett Hansen.
For those with a smaller budget we offer a simpler show with just one performer without the female characters.
Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Brett Hansen, Larrikin PuppetsHaving the two puppeteers (Elissa and Brett) means more gender balance with some female puppet characters and more audience interaction. If that doesn’t suit your budget, the solo shows (just Brett) with “Troggg” and the gang are just as dynamic and exciting.
Please note: Shows with themed, educational content will require both puppeteers.

There is an initial 50% deposit to secure the booking.

This ensures that the chosen booking time is yours, and we’ll knock back others wanting the same date and time. And then the remaining balance can be paid in cash on the day of the event, or via direct deposit afterwards. Details of Payment Methods here.

 Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care Centre

Description:

We present a colourful and exciting puppet show for childcare centres, featuring zany Muppet-style characters performing age appropriate songs, skits, jokes, games and live interaction with the audience. The puppets encourage the audience to dance, sing and play along. Creative play is very important for the 0-5 year age groups. We then present a “How the puppets work” demonstration at the end.

Total duration:

45 minutes.

Educational content – such as sharing, kindness, exercise, looking after the environment and healthy eating – can also be requested in your booking enquiry. Educational shows require the two puppeteers. In most cases we are booked to perform our regular fun and exciting childcare puppet show which celebrates creative play!

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Larrikin Puppets

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care Centre, Brett HansenThe show is followed by an additional presentation (lasting about 5 minutes) where Brett and Elissa demonstrate to the audience how all the puppets work. Then a 5-10 minute meet-and-greet were the kids can get their photo taken with “Troggg” the blue monster and his little sister “Marina”. All up it’s about a 45 minute performance.

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 Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Story TimeWe also offer Story Time with Larrikin Puppets at childcare / kindy, which is a segment in which Elissa reads a children’s book by an Australian author, while Troggg, Frazzamatazz and friends play along with the story. More details about our story time segment here.

 

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Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, AEIOU Early Learning Childcare | AEIOU Foundation for children with autismFor babies and 1-2 year olds, we offer an interactive show, filled with all the colour and musical fun of the regular show, but the puppeteer also emerges from behind the stage throughout the show with various cute and fluffy animal puppets for each child to see up close.

For shows where we have been requested to incorporate content on healthy eating and food allergies, this information has been sourced from consultations with expert naturopath and nutritionist Lauren Stark BHSc from Naturally For You Health & Wellness.

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On the day:

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Beach Road Child Care Centre Hervey BayPuppeteers arrive at the childcare centre 1 hour 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 the 5 minute “how the puppets work” demonstration, and the 5-10 minute meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Troggg. The puppeteers then pack up the stage and other equipment.

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Inclusions:

  • 30 minute puppet show of songs, games, jokes and comical interaction with the audience.
  •  5 minute “How the puppets work” demonstration.
  •  5-10 minute puppet meet-and-greet / Photo opportunity with Troggg the blue monster.
  •  Time allowance for travel to and from, set-up and pack-up of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
  •  Rehearsal time prior to the event.
  •  Quality characters.
  •  Quality puppetry.

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Professional Development and Formal Training:
Brett and Elissa have completed three months of professional development in the USA, which included advanced, formal training with Jim Henson puppeteers from The Muppets and Sesame Street.
Blue Card and Insurance: 
Brett’s Blue Card number is 1161011/3, Elissa’s is 690261/3. We have public liability insurance through Duck For Cover Entertainers Insurance.

Enquire Now!

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Early Learning CentresSunkids at Burleigh said, “We had Larrikin Puppets attend our childcare centre last week and absolutely loved it! Brett kept all 106 children in the centre amused and laughing their heads off the entire time! They are still talking about the ‘cute’ and ‘crazy’ puppets! What an amazing show! Thanks Brett can’t wait to have you back!!”.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Little Willow Early Learning Centre, Bracken RidgeBeaucare in Beudesert said, “An absolutely fantastic puppet show! The children loved it, lots of laughter and excitement! Brett was very professional in his manner, extremely well organised and engaging with the children. Informative and educational show, the children were delighted to be able to touch the puppets and see how they are manipulated. I recommend Larrikin Puppets, incredible children’s entertainers!”

Larrikin Puppets will also perform at public events at the childcare centre, like centre open days, fetes, and Christmas break up parties.

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Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Early Learning Centres, KindergartensFor more information and updates about Larrikin Puppets and our work with childcare centres, please ‘Like’ our Facebook page.

612 ABC Brisbane’s Spencer Howson wrote an article for Bmag about Brett Hansen and Larrikin Puppets. See it here.

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Larrikin Puppets at Miami Community Children’s Centre

Larrikin Puppets are performing a puppet show for the children at Miami Community Children’s Centre on Wednesday, 31 July 2019. This is not the Miami in Florida, USA. This is Miami on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Larrikin Puppets perform a fun and exciting Childcare Centre Puppet Show that will bring laughs to both children and teachers alike!

Brett and Elissa provide top quality fun and colourful entertainment for childcare centres, day care, playgroup and kindergarten in and around Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and beyond – with their crazy and zany cast of puppet characters. See below for full details on how you can create a special and memorable day of puppets at your child care centre!

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Larrikin Puppets

 

Cost Options: 
$450 – Two performers; Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins.
Same price for regular puppet show and Story Time puppet show.
$350 – One performer; Brett Hansen.
For those with a smaller budget we offer a simpler show with just one performer without the female characters.
Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Brett Hansen, Larrikin PuppetsHaving the two puppeteers (Elissa and Brett) means more gender balance with some female puppet characters and more audience interaction. If that doesn’t suit your budget, the solo shows (just Brett) with “Troggg” and the gang are just as dynamic and exciting.
Please note: Shows with themed, educational content will require both puppeteers.

There is an initial 50% deposit to secure the booking.

This ensures that the chosen booking time is yours, and we’ll knock back others wanting the same date and time. And then the remaining balance can be paid in cash on the day of the event, or via direct deposit afterwards. Details of Payment Methods here.

 Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care Centre

Description:

We present a colourful and exciting puppet show for childcare centres, featuring zany Muppet-style characters performing age appropriate songs, skits, jokes, games and live interaction with the audience. The puppets encourage the audience to dance, sing and play along. Creative play is very important for the 0-5 year age groups. We then present a “How the puppets work” demonstration at the end.

Total duration:

45 minutes.

Educational content – such as sharing, kindness, exercise, looking after the environment and healthy eating – can also be requested in your booking enquiry. Educational shows require the two puppeteers. In most cases we are booked to perform our regular fun and exciting childcare puppet show which celebrates creative play!

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Larrikin Puppets

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care Centre, Brett HansenThe show is followed by an additional presentation (lasting about 5 minutes) where Brett and Elissa demonstrate to the audience how all the puppets work. Then a 5-10 minute meet-and-greet were the kids can get their photo taken with “Troggg” the blue monster and his little sister “Marina”. All up it’s about a 45 minute performance.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care Centre, QLD

 Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Story TimeWe also offer Story Time with Larrikin Puppets at childcare / kindy, which is a segment in which Elissa reads a children’s book by an Australian author, while Troggg, Frazzamatazz and friends play along with the story. More details about our story time segment here.

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Story Time, Brisbane

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, AEIOU Early Learning Childcare | AEIOU Foundation for children with autismFor babies and 1-2 year olds, we offer an interactive show, filled with all the colour and musical fun of the regular show, but the puppeteer also emerges from behind the stage throughout the show with various cute and fluffy animal puppets for each child to see up close.

For shows where we have been requested to incorporate content on healthy eating and food allergies, this information has been sourced from consultations with expert naturopath and nutritionist Lauren Stark BHSc from Naturally For You Health & Wellness.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Naturally For You Health & Wellness

On the day:

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Beach Road Child Care Centre Hervey BayPuppeteers arrive at the childcare centre 1 hour 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 the 5 minute “how the puppets work” demonstration, and the 5-10 minute meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Troggg. The puppeteers then pack up the stage and other equipment.

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Inclusions:

  • 30 minute puppet show of songs, games, jokes and comical interaction with the audience.
  •  5 minute “How the puppets work” demonstration.
  •  5-10 minute puppet meet-and-greet / Photo opportunity with Troggg the blue monster.
  •  Time allowance for travel to and from, set-up and pack-up of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
  •  Rehearsal time prior to the event.
  •  Quality characters.
  •  Quality puppetry.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Nurseryland Childcare Early Learning Centres

Professional Development and Formal Training:
Brett and Elissa have completed three months of professional development in the USA, which included advanced, formal training with Jim Henson puppeteers from The Muppets and Sesame Street.
Blue Card and Insurance: 
Brett’s Blue Card number is 1161011/3, Elissa’s is 690261/3. We have public liability insurance through Duck For Cover Entertainers Insurance.

Enquire Now!

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Early Learning CentresSunkids at Burleigh said, “We had Larrikin Puppets attend our childcare centre last week and absolutely loved it! Brett kept all 106 children in the centre amused and laughing their heads off the entire time! They are still talking about the ‘cute’ and ‘crazy’ puppets! What an amazing show! Thanks Brett can’t wait to have you back!!”.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Little Willow Early Learning Centre, Bracken RidgeBeaucare in Beudesert said, “An absolutely fantastic puppet show! The children loved it, lots of laughter and excitement! Brett was very professional in his manner, extremely well organised and engaging with the children. Informative and educational show, the children were delighted to be able to touch the puppets and see how they are manipulated. I recommend Larrikin Puppets, incredible children’s entertainers!”

Larrikin Puppets will also perform at public events at the childcare centre, like centre open days, fetes, and Christmas break up parties.

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Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Early Learning Centres, KindergartensFor more information and updates about Larrikin Puppets and our work with childcare centres, please ‘Like’ our Facebook page.

612 ABC Brisbane’s Spencer Howson wrote an article for Bmag about Brett Hansen and Larrikin Puppets. See it here.

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Larrikin Puppets at Kids Academy – Hope Island | Child Care Puppet Show

Larrikin Puppets are performing two puppet shows for the children at Kids Academy – Hope Island on Wednesday, 24 July 2019. The first show will be at 10am for the 3-5 age group. The second show will start at 10:45am for the 0-3 age group.

 

Larrikin Puppets perform a fun and exciting Childcare Puppet Show that will bring laughs to the children and the teachers alike!

Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins, along with their gaggle of funny, friendly puppet characters provide top quality fun and colourful entertainment for childcare centres, day care, playgroup and kindergarten in and around Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and beyond. See below for full details on how you can create a special and memorable day of puppets at your child care centre!

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Larrikin Puppets

 

Cost Options: 
$450 – Two performers; Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins.
Same price for regular puppet show and Story Time puppet show.
$350 – One performer; Brett Hansen.
For those with a smaller budget we offer a simpler show with just one performer without the female characters.
Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Brett Hansen, Larrikin PuppetsHaving the two puppeteers (Elissa and Brett) means more gender balance with some female puppet characters and more audience interaction. If that doesn’t suit your budget, the solo shows (just Brett) with “Troggg” and the gang are just as dynamic and exciting.
Please note: Shows with themed, educational content will require both puppeteers.

There is an initial 50% deposit to secure the booking.

This ensures that the chosen booking time is yours, and we’ll knock back others wanting the same date and time. And then the remaining balance can be paid in cash on the day of the event, or via direct deposit afterwards. Details of Payment Methods here.

 Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care Centre

Description:

We present a colourful and exciting puppet show for childcare centres, featuring zany Muppet-style characters performing age appropriate songs, skits, jokes, games and live interaction with the audience. The puppets encourage the audience to dance, sing and play along. Creative play is very important for the 0-5 year age groups. We then present a “How the puppets work” demonstration at the end.

Total duration:

45 minutes.

Educational content – such as sharing, kindness, exercise, looking after the environment and healthy eating – can also be requested in your booking enquiry. Educational shows require the two puppeteers. In most cases we are booked to perform our regular fun and exciting childcare puppet show which celebrates creative play!

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Larrikin Puppets

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care Centre, Brett HansenThe show is followed by an additional presentation (lasting about 5 minutes) where Brett and Elissa demonstrate to the audience how all the puppets work. Then a 5-10 minute meet-and-greet were the kids can get their photo taken with “Troggg” the blue monster and his little sister “Marina”. All up it’s about a 45 minute performance.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care Centre, QLD

 Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Story TimeWe also offer Story Time with Larrikin Puppets at childcare / kindy, which is a segment in which Elissa reads a children’s book by an Australian author, while Troggg, Frazzamatazz and friends play along with the story. More details about our story time segment here.

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Story Time, Brisbane

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, AEIOU Early Learning Childcare | AEIOU Foundation for children with autismFor babies and 1-2 year olds, we offer an interactive show, filled with all the colour and musical fun of the regular show, but the puppeteer also emerges from behind the stage throughout the show with various cute and fluffy animal puppets for each child to see up close.

For shows where we have been requested to incorporate content on healthy eating and food allergies, this information has been sourced from consultations with expert naturopath and nutritionist Lauren Stark BHSc from Naturally For You Health & Wellness.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Naturally For You Health & Wellness

On the day:

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Beach Road Child Care Centre Hervey BayPuppeteers arrive at the childcare centre 1 hour 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 the 5 minute “how the puppets work” demonstration, and the 5-10 minute meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Troggg. The puppeteers then pack up the stage and other equipment.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Beaucare Child Care & Community Services, Beaudesert, Gold Coast

Inclusions:

  • 30 minute puppet show of songs, games, jokes and comical interaction with the audience.
  •  5 minute “How the puppets work” demonstration.
  •  5-10 minute puppet meet-and-greet / Photo opportunity with Troggg the blue monster.
  •  Time allowance for travel to and from, set-up and pack-up of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
  •  Rehearsal time prior to the event.
  •  Quality characters.
  •  Quality puppetry.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Nurseryland Childcare Early Learning Centres

Professional Development and Formal Training:
Brett and Elissa have completed three months of professional development in the USA, which included advanced, formal training with Jim Henson puppeteers from The Muppets and Sesame Street.
Blue Card and Insurance: 
Brett’s Blue Card number is 1161011/3, Elissa’s is 690261/3. We have public liability insurance through Duck For Cover Entertainers Insurance.

Enquire Now!

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Early Learning CentresSunkids at Burleigh said, “We had Larrikin Puppets attend our childcare centre last week and absolutely loved it! Brett kept all 106 children in the centre amused and laughing their heads off the entire time! They are still talking about the ‘cute’ and ‘crazy’ puppets! What an amazing show! Thanks Brett can’t wait to have you back!!”.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Little Willow Early Learning Centre, Bracken RidgeBeaucare in Beudesert said, “An absolutely fantastic puppet show! The children loved it, lots of laughter and excitement! Brett was very professional in his manner, extremely well organised and engaging with the children. Informative and educational show, the children were delighted to be able to touch the puppets and see how they are manipulated. I recommend Larrikin Puppets, incredible children’s entertainers!”

Larrikin Puppets will also perform at public events at the childcare centre, like centre open days, fetes, and Christmas break up parties.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Early Learning Centre, Larrikin Puppets

 

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Early Learning Centres, KindergartensFor more information and updates about Larrikin Puppets and our work with childcare centres, please ‘Like’ our Facebook page.

612 ABC Brisbane’s Spencer Howson wrote an article for Bmag about Brett Hansen and Larrikin Puppets. See it here.

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Larrikin Puppets at Tarragindi Child Care & Development

We are delighted to be performing our puppet show again for the children at Tarragindi Child Care & Development on Wednesday, 17 July 2019. We have fond memories of last year’s performance, and the greeting we received at the front gate from all the children chanting, “Puppet show! Puppet show! Puppet show!” as we entered. Such a rock star welcome!

Larrikin Puppets perform a fun and exciting Childcare Puppet Show that will keep the children, staff and parents happy!

Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins, along with their troupe of friendly and funny puppet characters provide top quality entertainment and fun for childcare centres, day care, playgroup and kindies in and around Brisbane, Ipswich, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. See below for full details on how you can create a special and memorable day of puppets at your child care centre!

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Larrikin Puppets

 

Cost Options: 
$450 – Two performers; Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins.
Same price for regular puppet show and Story Time puppet show.
$350 – One performer; Brett Hansen.
For those with a smaller budget we offer a simpler show with just one performer without the female characters.
Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Brett Hansen, Larrikin PuppetsHaving the two puppeteers (Elissa and Brett) means more gender balance with some female puppet characters and more audience interaction. If that doesn’t suit your budget, the solo shows (just Brett) with “Troggg” and the gang are just as dynamic and exciting.
Please note: Shows with themed, educational content will require both puppeteers.

There is an initial 50% deposit to secure the booking.

This ensures that the chosen booking time is yours, and we’ll knock back others wanting the same date and time. And then the remaining balance can be paid in cash on the day of the event, or via direct deposit afterwards. Details of Payment Methods here.

 Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care Centre

Description:

We present a colourful and exciting puppet show for childcare centres, featuring zany Muppet-style characters performing age appropriate songs, skits, jokes, games and live interaction with the audience. The puppets encourage the audience to dance, sing and play along. Creative play is very important for the 0-5 year age groups. We then present a “How the puppets work” demonstration at the end.

Total duration:

45 minutes.

Educational content – such as sharing, kindness, exercise, looking after the environment and healthy eating – can also be requested in your booking enquiry. Educational shows require the two puppeteers. In most cases we are booked to perform our regular fun and exciting childcare puppet show which celebrates creative play!

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Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care Centre, Brett HansenThe show is followed by an additional presentation (lasting about 5 minutes) where Brett and Elissa demonstrate to the audience how all the puppets work. Then a 5-10 minute meet-and-greet were the kids can get their photo taken with “Troggg” the blue monster and his little sister “Marina”. All up it’s about a 45 minute performance.

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 Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Story TimeWe also offer Story Time with Larrikin Puppets at childcare / kindy, which is a segment in which Elissa reads a children’s book by an Australian author, while Troggg, Frazzamatazz and friends play along with the story. More details about our story time segment here.

 

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Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, AEIOU Early Learning Childcare | AEIOU Foundation for children with autismFor babies and 1-2 year olds, we offer an interactive show, filled with all the colour and musical fun of the regular show, but the puppeteer also emerges from behind the stage throughout the show with various cute and fluffy animal puppets for each child to see up close.

For shows where we have been requested to incorporate content on healthy eating and food allergies, this information has been sourced from consultations with expert naturopath and nutritionist Lauren Stark BHSc from Naturally For You Health & Wellness.

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On the day:

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Beach Road Child Care Centre Hervey BayPuppeteers arrive at the childcare centre 1 hour 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 the 5 minute “how the puppets work” demonstration, and the 5-10 minute meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Troggg. The puppeteers then pack up the stage and other equipment.

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Inclusions:

  • 30 minute puppet show of songs, games, jokes and comical interaction with the audience.
  •  5 minute “How the puppets work” demonstration.
  •  5-10 minute puppet meet-and-greet / Photo opportunity with Troggg the blue monster.
  •  Time allowance for travel to and from, set-up and pack-up of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
  •  Rehearsal time prior to the event.
  •  Quality characters.
  •  Quality puppetry.

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Professional Development and Formal Training:
Brett and Elissa have completed three months of professional development in the USA, which included advanced, formal training with Jim Henson puppeteers from The Muppets and Sesame Street.
Blue Card and Insurance: 
Brett’s Blue Card number is 1161011/3, Elissa’s is 690261/3. We have public liability insurance through Duck For Cover Entertainers Insurance.

Enquire Now!

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Early Learning CentresSunkids at Burleigh said, “We had Larrikin Puppets attend our childcare centre last week and absolutely loved it! Brett kept all 106 children in the centre amused and laughing their heads off the entire time! They are still talking about the ‘cute’ and ‘crazy’ puppets! What an amazing show! Thanks Brett can’t wait to have you back!!”.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Little Willow Early Learning Centre, Bracken RidgeBeaucare in Beudesert said, “An absolutely fantastic puppet show! The children loved it, lots of laughter and excitement! Brett was very professional in his manner, extremely well organised and engaging with the children. Informative and educational show, the children were delighted to be able to touch the puppets and see how they are manipulated. I recommend Larrikin Puppets, incredible children’s entertainers!”

Larrikin Puppets will also perform at public events at the childcare centre, like centre open days, fetes, and Christmas break up parties.

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Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Early Learning Centres, KindergartensFor more information and updates about Larrikin Puppets and our work with childcare centres, please ‘Like’ our Facebook page.

612 ABC Brisbane’s Spencer Howson wrote an article for Bmag about Brett Hansen and Larrikin Puppets. See it here.

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Larrikin Puppets at Kidz Magic – Heathwood

On Tuesday, 16th of July 2019 – Larrikin Puppets will be performing a puppet show at Kidz Magic – Heathwood! The centre is celebrating it’s 11th birthday!

You can learn more about Kidz Magic Early Learning Centre in Heathwood here.

Larrikin Puppets perform a fun and exciting Childcare Puppet Show that will keep the children, staff and parents happy!

Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins, along with their troupe of friendly and funny puppet characters provide top quality entertainment and fun for childcare centres, day care, playgroup and kindies in and around Brisbane, Ipswich, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. See below for full details on how you can create a special and memorable day of puppets at your child care centre!

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Cost Options: 
$450 – Two performers; Brett Hansen and Elissa Jenkins.
Same price for regular puppet show and Story Time puppet show.
$350 – One performer; Brett Hansen.
For those with a smaller budget we offer a simpler show with just one performer without the female characters.
Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Brett Hansen, Larrikin PuppetsHaving the two puppeteers (Elissa and Brett) means more gender balance with some female puppet characters and more audience interaction. If that doesn’t suit your budget, the solo shows (just Brett) with “Troggg” and the gang are just as dynamic and exciting.
Please note: Shows with themed, educational content will require both puppeteers.

There is an initial 50% deposit to secure the booking.

This ensures that the chosen booking time is yours, and we’ll knock back others wanting the same date and time. And then the remaining balance can be paid in cash on the day of the event, or via direct deposit afterwards. Details of Payment Methods here.

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Description:

We present a colourful and exciting puppet show for childcare centres, featuring zany Muppet-style characters performing age appropriate songs, skits, jokes, games and live interaction with the audience. The puppets encourage the audience to dance, sing and play along. Creative play is very important for the 0-5 year age groups. We then present a “How the puppets work” demonstration at the end.

Total duration:

45 minutes.

Educational content – such as sharing, kindness, exercise, looking after the environment and healthy eating – can also be requested in your booking enquiry. Educational shows require the two puppeteers. In most cases we are booked to perform our regular fun and exciting childcare puppet show which celebrates creative play!

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Larrikin Puppets

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care Centre, Brett HansenThe show is followed by an additional presentation (lasting about 5 minutes) where Brett and Elissa demonstrate to the audience how all the puppets work. Then a 5-10 minute meet-and-greet were the kids can get their photo taken with “Troggg” the blue monster and his little sister “Marina”. All up it’s about a 45 minute performance.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare, Taigum Child Care Centre, QLD

 Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Story TimeWe also offer Story Time with Larrikin Puppets at childcare / kindy, which is a segment in which Elissa reads a children’s book by an Australian author, while Troggg, Frazzamatazz and friends play along with the story. More details about our story time segment here.

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Story Time, Brisbane

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, AEIOU Early Learning Childcare | AEIOU Foundation for children with autismFor babies and 1-2 year olds, we offer an interactive show, filled with all the colour and musical fun of the regular show, but the puppeteer also emerges from behind the stage throughout the show with various cute and fluffy animal puppets for each child to see up close.

For shows where we have been requested to incorporate content on healthy eating and food allergies, this information has been sourced from consultations with expert naturopath and nutritionist Lauren Stark BHSc from Naturally For You Health & Wellness.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Naturally For You Health & Wellness

On the day:

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Beach Road Child Care Centre Hervey BayPuppeteers arrive at the childcare centre 1 hour before the puppet show’s starting time to sign in, load in and set up the stage, sound equipment, props and puppets. The show (as described above) is performed for 30 minutes, followed by the 5 minute “how the puppets work” demonstration, and the 5-10 minute meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Troggg. The puppeteers then pack up the stage and other equipment.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Beaucare Child Care & Community Services, Beaudesert, Gold Coast

Inclusions:

  • 30 minute puppet show of songs, games, jokes and comical interaction with the audience.
  •  5 minute “How the puppets work” demonstration.
  •  5-10 minute puppet meet-and-greet / Photo opportunity with Troggg the blue monster.
  •  Time allowance for travel to and from, set-up and pack-up of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
  •  Rehearsal time prior to the event.
  •  Quality characters.
  •  Quality puppetry.

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Professional Development and Formal Training:
Brett and Elissa have completed three months of professional development in the USA, which included advanced, formal training with Jim Henson puppeteers from The Muppets and Sesame Street.
Blue Card and Insurance: 
Brett’s Blue Card number is 1161011/3, Elissa’s is 690261/3. We have public liability insurance through Duck For Cover Entertainers Insurance.

Enquire Now!

 

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Early Learning CentresSunkids at Burleigh said, “We had Larrikin Puppets attend our childcare centre last week and absolutely loved it! Brett kept all 106 children in the centre amused and laughing their heads off the entire time! They are still talking about the ‘cute’ and ‘crazy’ puppets! What an amazing show! Thanks Brett can’t wait to have you back!!”.

Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Little Willow Early Learning Centre, Bracken RidgeBeaucare in Beudesert said, “An absolutely fantastic puppet show! The children loved it, lots of laughter and excitement! Brett was very professional in his manner, extremely well organised and engaging with the children. Informative and educational show, the children were delighted to be able to touch the puppets and see how they are manipulated. I recommend Larrikin Puppets, incredible children’s entertainers!”

Larrikin Puppets will also perform at public events at the childcare centre, like centre open days, fetes, and Christmas break up parties.

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Children's Entertainment, Children’s Entertainers, Party Entertainment For Hire | Puppet Show, Puppetry Workshops - Childcare Centres, Early Learning Centres, KindergartensFor more information and updates about Larrikin Puppets and our work with childcare centres, please ‘Like’ our Facebook page.

612 ABC Brisbane’s Spencer Howson wrote an article for Bmag about Brett Hansen and Larrikin Puppets. See it here.

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We are certain the children and teachers at Kidz Magic – Heathwood will have a great time watching and interacting with our exciting and colourful puppet show.

Larrikin Puppets On Tour – Maryborough to Hamilton Island

** We are ON TOUR and have a big July lined up! **

June 28: Childcare Centre Puppet Show @ Kids Choice Granville in Maryborough, QLD.

June 29: Festival Puppet Show @ Festival of the Bazaar – Peace Archery, Depot Hill, Rockhampton QLD. 11:15am.

July 1: Library Puppetry Workshop @ Gracemere Library in Rockhampton QLD. 10am.

July 1: Library Puppetry Workshop @ North Rockhampton Library (Berserker) in Rockhampton QLD. 2pm.

July 2: Library Puppetry Workshop @ Mount Morgan School of Arts in Rockhampton QLD. 10am.

July 2: Library Puppetry Workshop @ Rockhampton Regional Library (Southside Library) in South Rockhampton QLD. 2pm.

July 4: 2 x Library Storytime Puppet Shows @ Maryborough Library, QLD. 9am and 10am.

July 4: 2 x Library Storytime Puppet Shows @ Hervey Bay Library, QLD. 2pm and 3pm.

July 6: Marina’s Marine Adventure Puppet Show @ Hamilton Island Resort Centre. 10am.

July 6: Puppetry Workshop @ Hamilton Island Resort Centre. 3pm.

July 6: Roving Puppetry @ Hamilton Island Resort Centre. 6:30pm.

July 6: Family Comedy-Variety Puppet Show @ Hamilton Island Resort Centre. 7:30pm.

July 7: Roving Puppetry @ Hamilton Island Airport Departure Lounge. 11:30am.

July 7: Roving Puppetry and How the Puppets Work Demonstration @ Hamilton Island Kids Fun Zone. 3:30pm.

July 7: Adult Comedy-Variety Puppet Show @ Hamilton Island Staff Bar. 7:30pm.

July 8: Marina’s Marine Adventure Puppet Show @ Hamilton Island Resort Centre. 10am.

July 8: Puppetry Workshop @ Hamilton Island Resort Centre. 3pm.

July 8: Puppetry Workshop @ Hamilton Island Resort Centre. 7:30pm.

July 9: Roving Puppetry @ Hamilton Island Airport Departure Lounge. 1:00pm.

July 9: Roving Puppetry and How the Puppets Work Demonstration @ Hamilton Island Kids Fun Zone. 3:30pm.

July 9: Roving Puppetry @ Hamilton Island Resort Centre. 6:00pm.

July 9: Family Comedy-Variety Puppet Show @ Hamilton Island Resort Centre. 7:30pm.

July 11: 2 x Puppet Shows and 2 Puppetry Workshops @ South Bank Parklands, Brisbane QLD. 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm.

July 16: Childcare Centre Puppet Show @ Kidz Magic, Heathwood QLD

July 17: Childcare Centre Puppet Show @ Tarragindi Child Care and Development, Tarragindi QLD.

July 18: TV Puppetry on a music video shoot in Brisbane QLD.

July 20: 2 x Puppet Shows @ Kids FUNderland Children’s Festival – Aussie World, Palmview, Sunshine Coast QLD. 12:30pm and 3:30pm.

July 21: Birthday Puppet Show for a 5th birthday party in Salisbury QLD.

July 24: 2 x Childcare Centre Puppet Shows @ Kids Academy, Hope Island, Gold Coast QLD.

July 31: Childcare Centre Puppet Show @ Miami Community Children’s Centre, Miami, Gold Coast QLD.