Macao Cultural Centre

Multimedia Puppetry Theatre "Laika"

Organizer:Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government
Presenter:Xirriquiteula Theatre (Spain)
13.07.2024    Sat 14:45 Small Auditorium
13.07.2024    Sat 19:45 Small Auditorium
14.07.2024    Sun 11:00 Small Auditorium
Approximately 55 minutes
Suitable for audience aged 4 or above
Performed in English, with Chinese and English surtitles
Children’s Package: MOP 300; Individual Ticket: MOP 200
Event Completed



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2021 MAX Award, Best Show for Family Audiences, Spain’s highest theatre honor

2019 FETEN Award Gijón, Best Authorship and Direction, European Children’s Theatre Showcase

2018 Barcelona CRITIC’S Award, Best Show for Family Theatre

2018 DRAC D’OR, Best Scenography and Children’s Jury Best Show, Lleida International Puppet Fair


Moscow, 1957. Meet Laika, a clever and gentle stray puppy. After completing her training in a special space program, she receives a one-way ticket to space. Her mission? To explore and unravel the mysteries of the sparkling stars in the night sky. As she embarks on this interstellar voyage, Laika will etch her name in history as the first living being to venture into the great cosmic unknown. Join her as she takes you on a thrilling adventure into the universe!


The director playfully breaks the fourth wall, inviting families to hop into a time machine back to the 1950s Soviet Union. It’s like a roller coaster ride through history, filled with exciting twists and turns — a journey to explore how our animal friends are indispensable in the human drive towards progress and the true meaning of life together.


Laika is one of the most iconic plays created by Spain’s ace theatre company, Xirriquiteula, and has won numerous prestigious theatre awards across Spain and many other European countries. The play employs expressive forms as diverse as shadow play, puppets, physical theatre, installations, and film montage, offering the audience a captivating visual aesthetic intertwined with its storytelling.