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 […]

SPOTLIGHT ON PUPPET PARENT: Sophie

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 […]

Winton’s love letter to WA’s magical marine world on stage for the holidays

The astonishing beauty of the Western Australian coastline shimmers to life in Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s acclaimed production of Blueback at the Claremont Showground for the winter school holidays from July 1. Set on an imaginary stretch of sea, sand, and surf somewhere on WA’s stunning coastline, Tim Winton’s beloved story, adapted by award-winning playwright […]

Puppet Playtime Giving Appeal

Your generous gift will directly support our new creative learning program for children aged 3 to 5 years Puppet Playtime. Lovingly designed for curious minds and busy hands, the program features a different picture book each month and introduces young children to the world of puppetry to encourage curiosity and ignite imagination. Developed in partnership […]