We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

Long Prawn
Live Leisure Yabby Fishing Experience

21 October — 22 October
Accessible Toilet
Registered Assistance Animals Welcome

For one weekend during Fringe, Long Prawn builds and populates a scaled-down Live Leisure Yabby Fishing experience in the courtyard of the Collingwood Yards.


Ticket holders will get an hour of ‘fishing’, where they will be provided with a rod and instructions to catch yabbies. Upon catching, you can pass your yabby to a chef to be cooked. If you don’t manage to catch a yabby, we’ll still provide you with a delicious yabby snack!

Next to the hot coal grills and drink fridges will be a small stage where vocal performances and lip-syncs will keep idle rods bobbing.

To pre-book for fishing, select a timeslot when purchasing your ticket. Fishing slots go for one hour, and occur on the hour.

Entry to the Collingwood Yards space will be free, so attendees can buy drinks and snacks, watch people fish for yabbies and enjoy the live entertainment. If you decide to participate in yabby fishing on the day, tickets can be purchased online or at the venue on the spot!

While yabbies are an Australian endemic freshwater crayfish, live crustacean fishing restaurants are a widely practised Taiwanese pastime. This event is one for the mindful eater, willing to catch their supper in a way both familiar and also entirely novel.

Cooking with Long Prawn for this event will be Lorcán Kan (Things Palace, ex Where The Light Gets in, ex Attica).

Entry to Collingwood Yards to watch, drink and enjoy will be free from:
Friday 21 October, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday 22 October, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This project received Cash to Create through the Fringe Fund, as part of the Collingwood Yards Public Space Commission


35 Johnston Street
Collingwood Yards
Collingwood, 3066


At level, no-step, access to the courtyard is via entrance 35A Johnston Street and 30A Perry Street. Both paths have sections with even cobblestone paving . You can also gain access to the courtyard from entrances 35B and 35C Johnston Street and 30B Perry Street via the taking the Perry Street Lift to Level UG. Best paths of access are marked on this map.

The central shaded portion of the courtyard is a gravel surface. The surrounding area is paved and wheelchair accessible, however shade and cover is limited.

The closest accessible toilets can be found off the service corridor inside Level UG of the Perry Street Building. These toilets are fitted with grab rails.



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