Inspired by a story by Shaun Tan

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.


  • Monday 6 January: 10am & 1pm
  • Tuesday 7 January: 10am & 1pm
  • Wednesday 8 January: 10am & 1pm
  • Thursday 9 January: 10am & 1pm
  • Friday 10 January: 10am, 1pm
  • Saturday 11 January: 10am & 1pm
  • Monday 13 January: 10am & 1pm
  • Tuesday 14 January: 10am & 1pm
  • Wednesday 15 January: 10am & 1pm
  • Thursday 16 January: 10am & 1pm
  • Friday 17 January: 10am, 1pm
  • Saturday 18 January: 10am & 1pm
  • Monday 20 January: 10am & 1pm
  • Tuesday 21 January: 10am & 1pm
  • Wednesday 22 January: 10am & 1pm
  • Thursday 23 January: 10am & 1pm
  • Friday 24 January: 10am, 1pm
  • Saturday 25 January: 10am & 1pm

Relaxed Show: TBC

What is a relaxed performance?

Auslan Interpreted Show: TBC


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

Onsite parking will be available for the duration of the Hometown season. A small fee may be charged.


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.