"Poppetpeople" is an artistic enterprise initiated by Karin Schäfer Figuren Theater, a visual theatre company from Austria, directed by Karin Schäfer and Peter Hauptmann.


Our greatest passions - apart from making theatre - are art and traveling. We have been invited to perform our shows in more than 40 countries all over the world (up to now) and gained wide recognition not only in the world of performing arts, but also among artists from different genres. Visual Theatre combines theatre, music, choreography, painting, sculpting, costume design - and more.


With the Poppetpeople, we even go one step further: we bring puppets down from the stage, out to the world, they become part of everybody's daily life: they are curious, impulsive and invasive, they call themselves Poppets and they claim to be art.


Poppetpeople stand for ideas, dreams, projects and challenges, they reflect our life and work from many years and projecting it to the future. We invite you to embrace this journey with us - be part of the Poppetpeople Community!

Karin Schäfer, artistic director | Peter Hauptmann, manager | Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2013
Karin Schäfer | Peter Hauptmann | Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2013