World on a string - discover the world of puppetry at Chadstone the Fashion Capital.

Every Saturday night in September, 3pm-9pm. 

Experience a celebration of movement through puppetry; an art form that can stir almost every emotion, from joy, to laughter, to deep contemplation. Only at Chadstone – The Fashion Capital.

The larger-than-life 'String Symphony' activation is part of a month-long, theatre program that’s hitting Melbourne this September called 'World On A String'. Celebrating the weird and wonderful world of puppetry, through various forms, including marionette, black box, shadow, and musical cabaret, the program is a spectacle, to say the least, and certainly one for art aficionados and families alike.

The giant, interactive four-metre puppet is only the beginning, people! During September, there’ll be an abundance of theatre performances peppered throughout the precinct, featuring internationally acclaimed acts from Spain, America, London, Argentina, as well as our very own Australian home-grown talent. Roam around and explore all the whacky and enchanting, Victorian-inspired puppet theatres; with half-human dolls and shadow puppets made from household junk - it's a total feast for the imagination. One noteworthy performer is Phillip Huber. Most widely known for his work in the three-time Academy Award nominated film, Being John Malkovich, Phillip’s puppet performances are next level and highly revered (and free!).

Saturday shopping hours

Chadstone is open until 9pm on Saturdays to give locals and visitors alike more time to shop. Be one of the first 300 to shop, sign up and spend $200 or more between 6pm and 9pm every Saturday in September to get a bonus $20 Chadstone gift card (terms and conditions can be found here). 

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