Plasticiens Volants in Pearl: Secrets of the Sea

PLASTICIENS VOLANTS in Pearl: Secrets of the Sea

US Premiere Tour • September 13 & 14 • Parcel 5 • FREE!

Announcement: The Friday, Sept. 13. show is being moved up due to high winds. It will now start at 7:30pm at Parcel 5.

Saturday, Sept. 14. show times (below) remain unchanged.

8pm: Pre-Show Promenade. Follow some of the creatures as the "swim" to Parcel 5. Start point: East Avenue & Chestnut Street

8:20pm: Main Show at Parcel 5 (Saturday)

Captivating the world on a grand scale for 40 years with its jaw-dropping form of spectacular street theatre, world renowned French company Plasticiens Volants returns to the Fringe this year in Pearl: Secrets of the Sea. Featuring giant inflatables, this extraordinary show combines huge floating, underwater creatures with dramatic lighting and music to tell an unforgettable story. Are you awake? Or dreaming?

Renowned worldwide, this outdoor performing arts spectacle made its U.S. debut at Rochester Fringe in 2017 to an enthralled audience of more than 20,000 festival goers. Using their giant inflatable puppets, Plasticiens Volants’ two performances will begin with a promenade down Chestnut Street and East Avenue, as the creatures swim to Parcel 5, where a dramatic story involving a gigantic sea serpent, an enormous octopus, and a precious pearl will unfold for audiences of all ages.

[VIDEO] Peek behind the curtain. See how Plasticiens Volants creates its weightless wonders.


What Hides in the Deep? Find out and be Forever Changed.

How to enjoy Plasticiens Volants:

The show is an immersive experience and will occur above and around attendees at Parcel 5.In order to protect the safety of the performers,lawnchairs will NOT be allowed on Parcel 5. Limited seating in bleachers will be available. Those who bring lawnchairs will need to sit in a separate, dedicated area.

Please Note: In the event of inclement weather, look for announcements and updates at and Fringe Social on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Parcel 5
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

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