About The Puppetsmithery

The Puppetsmithery is a Melbourne-based company that creates unique, custom puppetry experiences. Highly skilled in both puppet construction and performance, our team can help you to achieve your vision from the ground up.

The Puppetsmithery was founded by Jhess Knight. A talented and experienced puppeteer and puppetsmith, Jhess trained at the London School of Puppetry, and has worked in the industry for many years. Since the company was established in 2013, we have grown significantly and are very proud to employ an amazing team of artists.

Our services include:

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  • Custom made puppets - for TV, theatre, festivals etc.

  • Performance - puppeteers for hire!

  • Shows - book a pre-existing show, or ask us to develop something.

  • Marionettes - we are one of the few companies in Australia who can build and operate this traditional form.

  • Roving puppetry - engaging puppets at your next festival or event.

  • Workshops - for people of all ages and abilities.

  • Private tuition

  • Creative consultation

  • Sculpture

Clients include organisations such as Zoos Victoria, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Seaside Productions, Balloon Tree Productions, A Blanck Canvas, Creature Technology Company and Black Hole Theatre.

We are proud to be based in the Docklands as part of the Docklands Art Collective, sharing our space with the incredible Trash Puppets. Also founded by Jhess Knight, Trash Puppets is a business with a focus on sustainability education. See www.trashpuppets.com

If you have any queries or comments or would like to know more about our work, please get in touch via the Contact page.

You can also follow us on Instagram @thepuppetsmithery and Facebook The Puppetsmithery