Puppet Playtime Taking the Fun on Tour

We are beyond excited to announce our upcoming tour of our early years program, Puppet Playtime! Lovingly designed for curious minds and busy hands, Puppet Playtime encourages curiosity, imagination and social and emotional wellbeing. Directed by acclaimed puppetry artist Bec Bradley, the Puppet Playtime tour will feature Mem Fox’s classic Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge brought […]

Spare Parts and WAAPA join forces to explore the mystery of memory

A mesmerising tale of life, love, and the power and mystery of memory is the focus of the latest theatrical collaboration between Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (SPPT) and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), when the 2023 3rd Year Performance Making students present The Memory Palaces for three performances only from November 10 […]

Empowering Education: A New Partnership with PLD

Since 2007, PLD’s Founder, Diana Rigg, has collaborated with thousands of schools, relentlessly advocating for evidence-based literacy programs nationwide. PLD offers an Australian approach to Structured Synthetic Phonics (SSP), firmly grounded in research, and tailored for primary school educators. This method, aligned with the Science of Reading, addresses early to upper primary levels, focusing on […]


Each month they attend Puppet Playtime, our new creative learning program for children aged 3-5 years. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet their adopted puppet Fairy, from the Velveteen Rabbit who is delighted to be adopted! Thank you to Sophie and Catherine for joining our puppet parent family and helping us bring the magic of […]

Voice Referendum 2023

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre accepts the invitation from the Uluru Statement from the Heart to walk with First Nations people to create a better future. As part of the journey toward reconciliation, we support the establishment of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice enshrined in the Constitution, enabling the experiences, concerns and aspirations of […]

Spare Parts to perform at the 2023 Perth Royal Show

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 […]

Celebrating six months of puppet playtime!

Lovingly designed for curious minds and busy hands, the program introduces young children to the world of puppetry and encourages their curiosity, imagination and social and emotional wellbeing. Directed by acclaimed puppetry artist Bec Bradley, Puppet Playtime features popular story books brought to life by talented performers and hands on creative learning activities and puppet […]

Spare Parts joins forces with UWA and Hawaiian

Our partnership with The University of Western Australia School of Engineering will utilise cutting edge 3D printing technology to create high quality training puppets and achieve world leading training standards in puppetry for Western Australian artists. At Hawaiian, their mission is to support and provide opportunity for the young people in WA. They believe in […]

Meet Our 2023 Artists in Residence

The program offers artists a two-week residency at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle, providing access to studio space, company resources and support from artistic and technical staff to develop an original puppetry work. After a highly competitive application process, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has chosen four groups of talented Western Australian artists whose projects […]

Summer just got a comedy upgrade with pillow-flinging puppet premiere

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre unleashes its 2024 program with the perfect summer holiday romp, Pillow Fight, a riotous comedy about biscuit banditry, puppet pandemonium and the unbreakable bonds of family. Premiering in the heart of the summer holidays on January 9, this uproarious production takes centre stage as two siblings, Shane and Nadia, battle it […]