Rules of

Rules of Summer – Adapted from the award winning book by Shaun Tan.

★★★★★ – The Theatre Daily
★★★★ – The West

“An active, inventive and entirely engaging world of shining torches, secret messages, shadow play, an ambitious snail, great audience interaction and a story that carries the implicit message of friendship.” – Sarah McNeill, The Post

A performance like no other, Rules of Summer is an immersive, playful and multi-sensory puppetry work following the journey of two children who experience the emotional journey of life, the unwritten rules of friendship, and a list of mysterious rules…

See the entire theatre space come to life and experience a sensory world of sight, taste, smell, sound and touch. What rule will you break? Will you accept or reject a tasty treat? And what consequences will await?


  • Saturday 3 July, 10am & 1pm (Cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Monday 5 July, 10am & 1pm (Cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Tuesday 6 July, 10am & 1pm (Relaxed show 10am – reduced capacity).
  • Wednesday 7 July, 10am & 1pm
  • Thursday 8 July, 10am & 1pm (Adopt A Puppet Parent Event 1pm)
  • Friday 9 July, 10am, 1pm & 6.30pm
  • Saturday 10 July, 10am & 1pm
  • Monday 12 July, 10am & 1pm
  • Tuesday 13 July, 10am & 1pm 
  • Wednesday 14 July, 10am & 1pm
  • Thursday 15 July, 10am & 1pm
  • Friday 16 July, 10am, 1pm & 6.30pm
  • Saturday 17 July, 10am & 1pm

Relaxed show

Tuesday 6 July, 10am.

Adopt a Puppet Parent Event:
Thursday 8 July, 1pm. Adopt a Puppet Parents are invited to special behind the scenes tour after the show


Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 1 Short Street Fremantle (opposite the Fremantle Train Station)


Perfect for ages 5+