Our Story

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is Australia’s most respected puppetry company dedicated to the creation of puppetry and the artists who we create with.

Through puppetry we tell stories that go to the heart of what it is to be human while connecting audiences across generations.

For over 40 years we have entertained and enriched the lives of millions of audience members both in Australia and abroad.


To be internationally renowned as a Centre of Excellence in Puppetry.


Through puppetry we share stories that connect and inspire audiences across generations.



  • We create adventurous and enriching theatre that expands the way audiences see, feel and experience the world.
  • We are courageous.
  • We experiment with new ideas and push the boundaries of the art form.
  • Our artistic offerings heighten the imagination.
  • We create contemporary puppetry works, fusing puppetry, digital arts, dance, visual arts, music, theatre and story telling.


  • We are an energetic, fun-loving and playful company.
  • We bring joy to our audiences offering insight and perspectives into our lives.


  • Our work reflects the diversity of the communities we live and present our work to.
  • We strive to remove barriers to our work and seek opportunities to increase accessibility across performances, physical venue, employment and participation.

Celebrating what it is to be human

  • Through puppetry we engage with timeless and universal themes, exploring and celebrating what it is to be human.
  • We reflect diversity, connection, emotional literacy, our identity as Western Australians and connection to place.


  • We strive for personal and professional excellence in everything we do.
  • We treasure our audiences with an uncompromising commitment to quality.
  • Our puppets are beautifully and superbly hand-crafted.
  • We are leaders in the art form and artist development for puppetry.