The Puppet Picnic, a FREE Community Day on the lawn of the Carlton Highrise Estate of performances, roving puppets, engaging workshops and an opportunity for all to connect, share and celebrate. 

Suitable for families and children of all ages.

The Carlton Highrise Estate garden and recreation area is accessible from Rathdowne, Drummond and Palmerston Street, there will be Community partners offering stalls and refreshments.

ShowSession TimeNotes
Roving – The Gardeners10.30am -11amRoving outside
Show: BONKEL11am -11.45amInside Marquee
Workshop: Curious Legends – Curbside Critters11.30am -12.30pmInside Marquee
Roving – Dancing Queens (Nancy Black & SisterWorks)12.15 pm -12.45pmRoving outside
Roving – Hugh McNabb & Matt Stibbard12.15 pm -12.45pmRoving outside
Show: Pearly Whites: SANCTUM12.45pm -1.30pmInside Marquee
Roving – The Gardeners1.30pm -2pmRoving outside
Workshop: Nadira & Brenna – socks2pm -3pmInside Marquee
Roving leading into Puppet Parade – Curious Legends3-3.30pmRoving outside

Access Information:
Relaxed Performance Symbol

All relaxed performaces.

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.

The Puppet Picnic has been supported through City of Melbourne’s Connected Neighbourhood Small Grants, ADFAS, Carlton Neighbourhood Network.