Visit the Empire Theatre for unique theatrical experience this Friday and Saturday when Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s adaptation of Shaun Tan’s acclaimed picture book, The Arrival arrives on stage in The Armitage Centre.
This warm and magical experience for all ages is built on the animation of the images from Tan’s book, interwoven with Spare Part’s exceptional acting and exquisite puppetry bringing this fantastical world of floating ships, mysterious lights, alien symbols and weird animals to life.
The Arrival is a universal tale of the challenges, humour and adventures of arriving in a new country. The absence of words in this performance makes the story perfect for puppetry and emphasizes the isolation that is experienced by many people arriving in a new place.
The Arrival is a theatre work that will appeal to all and be remembered forever, described as Spare Parts most visually stunning and emotionally moving production to date and received with critical acclaim.
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre are Australia’s leading puppet company.
For more information or to book tickets visit empiretheatre.com.au, call 1300 655 299 or visit the box office at 54 Neil Street.
Social distancing measures have been put in place across the venue including queue controls. All patrons are asked to maintain the adequate distance from other guests outside their group.
Seats have been allocated to each booking group allowing adequate social distancing between each group. It is important you sit in your allocated seat.
We have increased our hygiene facilities. We have installed hand sanitising stations throughout the theatre and enhanced cleaning measures during and between shows, including high-frequency touchpoints.
Contactless payment is the preferred method of payment in both the Ticket Office and Bar Areas
All patrons are required to provide name, address, phone and email before each performance.
All staff and patrons are encouraged to monitor their own health and stay home if they are feeling unwell or have a temperature.
We encourage and support the use of the COVID Safe App.