Spare Parts to perform at the 2023 Perth Royal Show

8 September, 2023

For the first time ever, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre will be presenting at the Perth Royal Show, bringing The Queen Bee experience to the Ellie Eaton Theatre, September 23-30.

Artistic Director of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Philip Mitchell said this is an exciting opportunity to engage with the community and contribute to the fun experience for families attending the Show.

“This is the natural extension of our growing relationship with the Royal Agricultural Society of WA, with our current theatre seasons being hosted at the showground in the Ellie Eaton Theatre and adjacent pavilion. We are buzzing with excitement, ready to take part in one of the biggest events of the year,” he said.


About The Queen Bee

Immerse yourself in a hive of creativity and fun as you craft your very own buzzing companion – a charming bee puppet that’s uniquely yours.

Once your bee creation is ready to take flight, venture into the enchanting theatre. Will you be able to spot the illustrious Queen Bee amidst the colourful blossoms and radiant petals? With a regal wave and a warm smile, she welcomes you to her buzzing realm.

Puppet making stations are open from 10am to 2pm; then bee on the lookout for short Queen Bee performances at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm.

An un-bee-lievably fun experience for everyone, especially for kids aged 3 and up.


The 2023 Perth Royal Show will be held at the Claremont Showground, September 23-30. Tickets can be purchased at


Volunteer Opportunities

We are seeking volunteers who can join us for The Queen Bee from 23 to 30 September at the Ellie Eaton Theatre, Claremont Showgrounds. Volunteers will assist children in the bee puppet craft activity and help reset the theatre for the next session after each performance. Volunteer shifts will run from 9:30am to 2:30pm with a 30-minute break.

Perks for Volunteers
In appreciation of your support, each volunteering day grants you entry to the Perth Royal Show, giving you the opportunity to explore the Show after your shift.

If you’re interested, you can complete the volunteer EOI form on our website, contact us at or call during office hours on 08 9335 5044.

Acknowledgement of Country

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners and custodians of the unceded land on which we work. As we tour our work across these vast lands, we pay our respect to all First Nations elders, past and present. We celebrate their continuing connection and contribution to culture, country and community, and thank all First Nations peoples for their wisdom in caring for the land, the sky, the rivers and the sea.