Who We Are

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is Australia’s flagship puppetry company dedicated to the development and creation of the art form. Through puppetry we share stories that celebrate what it is to be human; connecting audiences across generations.

Over the course of our 40 year history we have entertained and enriched the lives of hundreds of thousands of audience members both in Australia and abroad.


To be internationally recognized as a Centre of Excellence in Puppetry.


Through puppetry we share stories that connect audiences across generations.


Celebrating what it is to be human

Through puppetry we engage with timeless and universal issues, exploring and celebrating what it is to be human. Reflecting diversity, connection, emotional literacy, our identity as Western Australians and connection to place.


We strive for personal and professional excellence in everything we do. We treasure our audiences with an uncompromising commitment to quality. Our puppets are beautifully and superbly hand-crafted. We are leaders in the art form and artist development for puppetry.


Our work reflects the diversity of the communities we live and present our work to. We strive to remove barriers to our work and seek opportunities to increase accessibility across performances, physical venue, employment and participation.


We create adventurous and enriching theatre that expands the way audiences see, feel and experience the world. We are courageous. We experiment with new ideas and push the boundaries of the art form. Our artistic offerings heighten the imagination. We create contemporary puppetry works, fusing puppetry, dance, new media, visual arts, music, theatre and adaptations of popular literary works.


We are an energetic, fun-loving and playful company. We bring joy to our audiences through offering a mirror to their lives and a window to the lives of others.


To have a look at our special publication developed in 2016, click here.