CREATING A VIBRANT CENTRE TO ENGAGE WITH THE ART OF PUPPETRY
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has been a vibrant part of Fremantle for 40 years. While we love our location at Pioneer Park, our theatre is in dire need of redevelopment.
Our Board has been working with Kerry Hill Architects over the last year to create a bold new plan for the future of Pioneer Park. Our vision is to create a welcoming environment for people to engage in outstanding puppetry, while transforming the park into a green open space for families with new amenities.
We are excited to now share this with the broader Fremantle community. We want your input and feedback, as this will be an important cultural and tourism asset in our much-beloved port city.
This $9.5 million investment, sourced from a range of stakeholders, will provide a more audience-friendly theatre, where people of all ages and abilities can interact with the art of puppetry. A new theatre will make sure we continue to be an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence in puppetry.
“A reinvigorated theatre and surrounding park will serve as an important gateway to Fremantle city and a link to the Port.” David Hansen, Chair of the Board
Key features of our plan include:
- Multi-purpose foyer and accessible creative learning areas
- Main theatre extension to 250 seats
- Upstairs studio extension to 80 seats
- Upgrades to allow for universal access
- Restoration of the heritage façade
- Family friendly facilities surrounding the park
This project meets several key strategic priorities of the State Government, leading to more local jobs, provides a world-class tourism drawcard, and builds on the proposed $100 million film studio a short distance away at Victoria Quay.
Have your say and tell us what you think about this ambitious plan.