Hometown – School Season

Inspired by a story by Shaun Tan

Feel with your head and think with your heart.

Enter a world of imagination and pure joy with Hometown, a new puppet musical that whisks you away to a magical, dreamlike world inspired by Shaun Tan. Hometown is full of extraordinary creatures and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Embark on an epic journey through the eyes of a young girl, faced with a heart-wrenching dilemma: stay with the family who has nurtured her with love, belonging, and a strong sense of identity, or set out on an adventure to discover a new world and a family she’s yet to meet.

Brought to life by an award-winning creative team in a masterful collaboration with one of Australia’s most successful graphic novelists, Hometown weaves a visually stunning tale about connection, belonging, and the power of love to conquer fear and break down prejudices.


Curriculum Links

The Arts, English, HASS
Literacy, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability, Intercultural understanding



For every 8 students, one teacher attends free.
Standard price: $10 per student
Group of 40+: $8 per student

Are you a homeschool family or group? You can book directly HERE.


Term 4, 2024
25 November – 6 December
10am & 1pm Daily


Ellie Eaton Theatre, Gate 1 Claremont Showground, Claremont WA 6010

The theatre is a short walk from the Claremont train station and has plenty of onsite parking including bus bays.


Supported by Malcolm Robertson Foundation


Online ticket sales close 1 hour before showtime! Call our box office on 9335 5044 to see if tickets are available at the door.

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.