Albany Entertainment Centre

What's On

The Arrival

15 November 2017 Albany Entertainment Centre

The Arrival

15 November 2017 Albany Entertainment Centre Buy tickets

Presented by Albany Entertainment Centre

Join us in a moving theatrical experience – Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s adaptation of acclaimed illustrator/author Shaun Tan’s story The Arrival is a truly warm and magical experience for all.

Built on the animation of the awesome images from Shaun Tan’s stunning book, Spare Parts weaves exceptional acting and the exquisite puppetry that you have come to expect from Australia’s leading puppet company. 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. It is in this new place that our hero Aki makes his home.

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.

Shaun Tan’s work has an ability to transcend social cultural and age barriers. The Arrival is a theatre work that will appeal to all and be remembered forever. This is Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s most visually stunning and emotional moving production to date and has been received with absolute critical acclaim.

Winner of the Western Australian Equity Guild Award for ‘Best Production of 2006’

‘… if you only take your children to one play …make sure it’s The Arrival … a must-see’ -  PIER LEACH, The West Australian

‘… moved audiences to tears’ -  MARIA NOAKES, The Arts

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
Related events at

Albany Entertainment Centre

Related events at

Other Venues

View our All Events page to view upcoming events accross all venues.