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Plays & musicals

The Arrival - Spare Parts Puppets

03 9754 8723

26 Aug 2017

Shaun Tan’s fantastical world comes to life in a strange and wonderful metropolis full of floating ships, mysterious lights, alien symbols and weird animals.

Based on Shaun Tan’s stunning book, Australia’s leading puppet company Spare Parts Puppets weave this imaginative and uplifting tale through their famous combination of exceptional acting woven with exquisite puppetry.

The Arrival is a universal tale of the challenges, the humour and adventures of arriving in a new country and resonates far beyond any arrival - a new school, a new job, a new town. The absence of words not only makes the story perfect for puppetry but emphasizes the isolation that is experienced by many people arriving in a new place.

Running time 50 minutes, no interval.

Content: Burrinja

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Groups of four or more, $15 each

More info

  • Bar
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Public toilet
  • Shop

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf