Perth city

calendar of events: perth + fremantle


Here's all the news on events, shows, concerts, festivals and anything else you should see if you're in town. There's always something on, whether it be concerts, theatre, sport or something for the kids that you're interested in. Click on the individual event for more information. Details are subject to change, check the organisers' websites for the latest information.



5–6 Jul WASO Masters Series: Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky Music|Concerts

Lauded for his deeply informed and intelligent musicianship, Russian conductor Dima Slobodeniouk makes his WASO debut with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. This irresistible work explores the agonies and ecstasies of fate, journeying from a bleak funeral march to a powerful conclusion.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

5–6 Jul The Tap Pack Theatre|Dance|Film

The Tap Pack mix slick humour, high energy entertainment and world class tap dance. A show of pure entertainment inspired by the legendary kings of swing, The Rat Pack, freshly created for the audience today. Cool classics with a fresh new twist. All your favourites including The Lady Is a Tramp, Come Fly with Me, One For my Baby, Me And my Shadow and much more. They sing. They dance. They joke. They bring a new, invigorating energy to a timeless style!
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

5–6 Jul Jazz @ the Maj: Jazz with a Touch of Motown: Detroit Jazz Music|Concerts

Jazz and Motown were wedded from the beginning, Detroit acting as a hotbed of collaboration and invention in evolving musical styles. The famed Blue Bird Inn played home to jazz greats Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Elvin Jones while jazz instrumentalists played key roles in the development of the Motown sound. Whether it’s uptempo brass or lyrical romance, Jazz with a Touch of Motown swings with familiar and new sounds all night long.
Downstairs at the Maj, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

6–14 Jul My Robot Families|Children

When Ophelia moves with her family to the seaside, she’s not impressed. She doesn’t like the beach, misses her old home and thinks the people in this town are pretty strange. She feels like she’s missing a piece of herself. As she unpacks she finds a strange box full of parts with a curious note attached that reads ‘You. Make. Me.’ Ignoring her father’s warnings about the dangers of her ingenious inventions, she sets to work and builds herself a new robot friend, naming her Olivetti. Together they take on the local bully and start making new friends. But are they smart and brave enough to take on a daring rescue at sea?
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth

6 Jul Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle v West Coast Eagles
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

12 Jul Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v Collingwood
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

13–20 Jul WA Opera: Sweeney Todd Music|Concerts

Determined to avenge his loved ones, Baker assumes a new identity as Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street. Together with the deranged pie-maker Mrs. Lovett, the two mercilessly plot revenge on those who have betrayed them.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth

13 Jul Sammy J’s Major Party Comedy

Australia, are you ready to party? Because Sammy J's bringing his hit ABC TV characters to the stage! Be inspired by Government Coach. Singalong to Playground Politics. And get ready to flex your core beliefs with some National Yoga in a jam-packed night of song, stand-up, and shenanigans.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

13 Jul International Soccer Sport

Perth Glory v Manchester United
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

17 Jul International Soccer Sport

Manchester United v Leeds United
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

19–21 Jul WASO Special Event: Last Night of the Proms Music|Concerts

Bring your best voice and party spirit as we raise the roof at the Perth Concert Hall with a grand ‘Hurrah’ of flag-waving favourites. Join conductor Guy Noble and mezzo soprano Jacqueline Dark as they whip up the greatest musical party on the planet, complete with all of your favourite British classical hits and patriotic anthems. As always the concert comes to an unmissable end with the traditional ‘Last Night of the Proms’ sing-a-long including Jerusalem and Rule, Britannia.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

20 Jul Choir of King’s College, Cambridge Music|Concerts

Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is arguably the world’s most famous choir and the pre-eminent representative of the British church music tradition. Their distinctively pure tone has been honed over centuries in the vaulted stone arches of the College Chapel. Comprising 16 boys (the youngest aged seven) and 15 male university students, the Choir remains a major force by balancing unmatched history and tradition with continual growth and choral excellence.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999

20 Jul Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle v Sydney Swans
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

25–28 Jul Circus Oz: Precarious Theatre|Dance|Film

Precarious takes us on a journey into the mayhem that is the ministry of nature, an absurd lo fi bureaucracy... Innovative circus acts are unearthed as the ensemble pushes beyond acrobatics to create an exciting three-dimensional world that examines the fragility that exists between humanity and nature. Precarious unfolds through an ingenuous maze of phenomenal acrobatics, spectacular aerials, live music and physical comedy. The unique skills and talents of the Circus Oz ensemble include extraordinary foot juggling, jaw-dropping aerial rope and tippy ring, mesmerizing roué cyr, Chinese pole, and hula hoop, all hilariously woven with original music from the Circus Oz live band. Join us for a 70-minute non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem for audiences of all ages.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth

26 Jul WASO Special Event: Side By Side Music|Concerts

In the summer of 1941, when Shostakovich played the first two movements of his Seventh Symphony to friends, German forces besieged Leningrad. In an extraordinary work that echoes the sounds of war, and explores heroism and humanity at its core, WASO is joined on stage by some of Australia’s most talented young & emerging artists from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) to bring Shostakovich’s massive score to life. Written for an orchestra that includes eight horns, six trombones, two harps, a piano, and a full complement of percussion instruments, Simone Young joins us to conduct this special side by side program.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

27 Jul Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v North Melbourne
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

31 Jul to 3 Aug Bangarra: 30 years of 65,000 years Theatre|Dance|Film

A celebration of contemporary dance, story and culture. Join Bangarra as the company celebrates its landmark 30th anniversary season with a stunning display of contemporary dance theatre. As Australia’s only major performing arts company with its origins in the land, Bangarra is inspired by 65,000 years of culture and the continual evolution of Indigenous storytelling.  Proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from all over Australia come together as a creative clan to harness a shared spirit. The result is Bangarra’s powerful dance language, and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design. At the helm is award-winning artistic director and choreographer Stephen Page. Together, they create original and breathtaking experiences. This is your chance to be part of it.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth