Kids and parents will love these interactive puppet shows
At five-years-old, John Lewis visited his first puppet theatre. He learned how to make puppets and decided on his future career. His wife Jackie, who had never seen a puppet in her life, is a children’s writer. The couple merged their talents to become the masterminds of the Puppeteria Theatre, home to the Jeral Puppets company.
With two theatre locations (Randwick and Castle Cove), Jakie and John get bragging rights to the city’s only puppet chain, as well as the country’s oldest puppet company (they’ve been running for 44 years). The couple have devised unique children’s shows, design and make all the puppets, and have even roped their son Nicholas into the business with a preschool show.
Much of the Puppeteria’s clientele is parents who first attended a show in their own childhood. “On average two-thirds of the crowd are familiar faces,” says John. “The shows change monthly, so people are keen to see what comes next.”
The theatre sure has character – over 1,000 to be exact – and performances run mid-week, at the weekend and during the school holidays.
|Venue name:||Puppeteria Castle Cove|
12 Denawen Ave
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Puppeteria School Holiday Shows
The Jeral Puppets entrance toddlers and primary-school aged kids with their puppet mastery year-round at Puppeteria Theatre, but they ramp up their program during the school holidays. Over the Easter break, they’re running four shows; a musical take on...Tuesday April 9 2019 - Sunday April 28 2019