The One Who Planted Trees Embarks on a National Tour!

This inspiration tale, part truth, part myth but mostly inspiration, follows Bandicoot, Koala, and a very fun-loving Frill Necked Lizard as they share the story of a woman who transforms her world to bring about hope and happiness for herself and those around her. The 8-week tour kicks off in our home state of Western […]

Home is Where the Heart is Giving Appeal

Hometown is set in a magical, dreamlike world of extraordinary creatures and awe-inspiring landscapes. Told through the eyes of a young girl, it is a tale about the importance of family in our lives. And how love and belonging can conquer fear and prejudice. We invite you to help bring this imaginative story to life, by making […]

Masterclass: Large Scale Puppetry Process, Logistics, and Delivery

We are thrilled to announce a new week-long immersive Puppetry Masterclass, titled Large Scale Puppetry Process, Logistics, and Delivery, to be held at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in July. Our guest artist for 2024 is Joe Blanck, Founder and Creative Director of A Blanck Canvas. About Large scale puppetry is a multifaceted craft that blends […]

Puppetry premiere uncovers and celebrates friendship between the young and old

Embark on an enchanting journey of friendship and remembering, during the April school holidays, as the heart-warming tale of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge takes centre stage in Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s innovative and interactive puppetry adaptation of the beloved book penned by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas. Set in an old people’s home, this joyful tale unveils […]

REVIEWS ARE IN: Pillow Fight

Written by Perth comedy legend Sam Longley (Beanstalk) and directed by Philip Mitchell (The One Who Planted Trees, Blueback), Pillow Fight is the feel-good holiday romp we have all been waiting for. Join the warring siblings, Shane and Nadia, on a jam-packed puppet adventure as they enlist their favourite toys in a hilarious pillow fight for the […]

2024 Annual Program – Experience the Joy

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is thrilled to announce its annual program for 2024 – an invitation to all to experience the joy – featuring two new works, the hilariously original Pillow Fight, and the superb adaptation of the beloved Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, and the return of the classic original production, Hare Brain, presented at […]

Artist in Residence Program 2024 call out!

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is welcoming applications from professional artists for our Artist in Residence Program, 2024. The program offers a two-week residency at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle and includes use of our studio space, technical equipment, workshop/making facilities, and support from company artistic and technical staff. We are excited by fearless and […]

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 […]