Due to the current COVID-19 lockdown in the Greater Brisbane area and the impact on travel restrictions the performances and workshops on Thursday 8 through to Saturday 10 April have been rescheduled to the September School Holidays. 
If you had tickets for the April performance and/or workshops, the RPAC Box Office is in the process of contacting all ticket holders to transfer bookings to this new date or offer a refund.

Please note: The rescheduled performances and workshops at RPAC are now on sale. The tickets for the Dunwich performances will be on sale soon - so save the date for now.


An epic tale of trashy proportions!

A puppet show with sustainability at its heart, Escape from Trash Mountain is a poignant look at how good relationships and fervent optimism are the key to saving our planet.

Watch in amazement as a large mountain of trash transforms into a cave and becomes the epic playground for our heroes to fight trash bats, navigate treacherous ravines and outwit hideous trash monsters!

The whole family will be captivated as two performers operate 17 different puppets and a transforming trash mountain to bring the show to life.

You can even become hands-on and make your very own Trash Puppet, guided by our expert puppet-maker performers at one of the workshops. Workshop places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Pre-school children can also a free workshop with recycling superhero Recycleman. 

More details about the workshops are below. Workshop place are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. 


Created by
Ben Anderson, Jhess Knight, Amy Moule, Jacob Williams, Jess Davie, and Peter Nielson.



Trash Puppets Workshop

Age suitability: all ages
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Cost: $5 for children attending one of the performances

At Trash Puppets, we educate adults and children alike on the concepts of sustainability, with particular focus on waste reduction, through creative puppet workshops where imaginations are expanded and where play is key.

The materials used to make Trash Puppets are 100% recycled and reused. For your child to get the most out of this experience, we encourage parents and children to start their own ‘trash puppets bag’ of clean recyclables at home for use in the workshop.

A list of FAQs and the types of materials that are suitable are available HERE >


Recycleman workshop

Age suitability: 3-5 years 
Duration: 40 mins
Cost: FREE for children attending one of the performances

The Recycleman show will educate children on the importance of Recycling and ongoing sustainability, children gain environmental awareness and learn how our recycling bin system works and what they can do everyday to help.

The passion and excitement expressed by Recycleman coupled with the use of costumes, games and visual aids keeps the children engaged throughout the 40 minute sustainability show.

Check it out in the video HERE > 

Event and ticketing details

Date and time

Tuesday 21 September - Dunwich Hall, North Stradbroke Island
- Performances: 11am & 1pm
Friday 24 & Saturday 25 September - Redland Performing Arts Centre
- Performances: 10am & 2pm
- Trash Puppet Workshops: 11.30am
- Recycleman Workshops: 1.20pm

Duration:     Performance 1hr; Workshop 40min - 1.5hrs


Adult : $25.00
Senior/Pensioner: $22.00
Child: $20.00 - Performance only
Family : $20.00 - (2 Ad & 2 Ch)
Performance & Workshop Ticket: $25.00
Straddie Performance Ticket: $12.00
Straddie Performance Family Pass: $40.00 - (2Ad & 2 Ch)

Ticket status

On Sale


RPAC Auditorium

2 -16 Middle Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163

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Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Induction Loop Hearing Assistance

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre on 3829 8131 so that we can accommodate your needs. Further information can also be found on the 'Access and Facilities' page.

Event notes

Workshop bookings:

Workshop bookings can only be made with a performance ticket.
After choosing your performance the option to purchase a workshop ticket will be available at the 'shopping basket' stage before you finalise your booking.  

Please note:

Performance and workshop times have changed from originally advertised.  The times are now finalised as shown.


Suitable for all ages

Early Bird pricing ends:

For Early Bird Tickets book before midnight on 28 Feb.  After this date Adults $25 and Snrs/Pens $22.

Booking fees:

$4.50 by phone and $5.20 online per transaction.

Box Office hours:

Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm, and 1 hour prior to performances.

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