Hachikō: The Loyal Dog based on a true story

By Marnie Adams, Contributor @ Kids In Perth 08 Jun 2022

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Have you ever loved an animal? Have you ever wondered why they’re so... loyal?

Be transported to an inventive and beautifully crafted cityscape as you follow the heartfelt journey of a dog who has touched the hearts of people everywhere.

Based on a true story from Japan, Hachikō is a celebration of the unique joy and companionship that pets bring into our lives. Expect to leave the theatre feeling inspired and touched by the resilience and devotion of Hachikō the loyal dog.

Perfect for children from 5 years and above but suitable for everyone in the family!

What to expect

Hachiko is showing from July 2–16, 2022. Performing everyday at 10am & 1pm with Friday evening shows at 6:30pm however there'll be no performances on Sundays or Public Holidays. Bookings for this popular show are essential and all tickets are $25 with discounts applied for groups of 4+ and 10+ with a $4.95 booking fee.

For online ticket sales and more information, visit www.sppt.asn.au or call 9335 5044.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is located at 1 Short Street, Fremantle (opposite Fremantle Train Station).

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Meet Hachiko | Fun kids activities

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5 Fun Facts about Hachiko

#1. Hachiko is an Akita dog.

#2. Akitas are known for being powerful, independent and dominant dogs. They are shy with strangers but affectionate and deeply loyal to family.

#3. Hachiko dutifully waited 10 years for his owner.

#4. Hachiko died on March 8, 1935, at age 11. His taxidermied fur is exhibited at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno.

#5. Hachiko's statue is located at the entrance of Shibuya Station. It's such a popular landmark that it's even listed on Google Maps!

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Event Information

Hachiko - 2022

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
1 Short Street, Fremantle, 6160

Monday 4 & 11 July 2022 @ 10am & 1pm
Tuesday 5 & 12 July 2022 @ 10am & 1pm
Wednesday 6 & 13 July 2022 @ 10am & 1pm
Thursday 7 & 14 July 2022 @ 10am & 1pm
Friday 8 & 15 July 2022 @ 10am, 1pm & 6:30pm
Saturday 2, 9 & 16 July 2022 @ 10am & 1pm

Ticket Prices

General Admission Ticket Price
General Admission$25 pp
Group of 4 or more$24 pp
Group of 10 or more$23 pp
Infant (0-2 years, when seated on lap)$0

2022 Public Season

Before/After the Show

Famous statues around Freo to check out!

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Coast Guard Sculpture

This work is the signature piece of the 'Pawn Project' which considers the value and status of the pawn beyond the chessboard.

On loan, courtesy of Greg James Scupture Studio Gallery, Unit 2 J Shed, Fleet Street, Fremantle.

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Statue of Man and Dog

Is this our Hachiko?

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Statue of Bon Scott

Bon Scott, lead singer from rock band, AC/DC who grew up in Fremantle.

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About | Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is Australia’s flagship puppetry company dedicated to the development and creation of the art form. Through puppetry they share stories that celebrate what it is to be human; connecting audiences across generations.

Over the course of a 40 year history, they have entertained and enriched the lives of hundreds of thousands of audience members both in Australia and abroad.

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