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.



to 22 Jul Pulse Perspectives Exhibitions|Displays

WA's talented young artists are again celebrated as Year 12 Perspectives becomes Pulse Perspectives to better reflect what this exhibition is about: gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in. This year's exhibition features 46 works by graduating Year 12, 2018 Visual Arts students from across Western Australia. The selected works span a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving image, photography and textiles.
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

4–17 Jul Revelation Perth International Film Festival Theatre|Dance|Film

Revelation maintains its focus on signature driven works and embraces audiences of all ages, tastes and backgrounds. Like the films it presents, the event maintains a vitality and enthusiasm for the industry quite unlike any other film festival in the country. It has developed a reputation as Australia's leading independent film event and continues to actively advocate for Australian screen culture practice in a still conservative exhibition environment.
Various locations

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

10 Jul Soweto Gospel Choir: Freedom Music|Concerts

South Africa's most heavenly voices, the multi Grammy Award winning, Soweto Gospel Choir are returning to Australia with a collection of songs which celebrate and commemorate South Africa's democratic movements struggle for freedom. Hailing from Soweto, a town outside of Johannesburg and home of Nelson Mandela and South Africa's democratic movement, Soweto Gospel Choir continues to inspire audiences around the world with their powerful blend of African gospel, freedom songs, and international classics. Comprised a line-up of South Africa's best vocalists, these uplifting performers have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music including U2, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Celine Dion, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Josh Groban.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth

12 Jul Australian Football League Sport

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

12–21 Jul Fremantle Festival 2019 Festivals|Celebrations

The Fremantle Festival is an annual celebration of Fremantle’s vibrant arts and culture. Centred around the festival hub at the Fremantle Town Hall and selected key venues such as the Fremantle Arts Centre, the ten-day festival presents a range of high quality ticketed and free shows. Fremantle Festival includes great community focused events such as the Wardarnji Festival, Norfolk Lanes Youth Festival, Children’s Fiesta and the always vibrant Fremantle Street Parade. 
Various venues in Fremantle

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

13–14 Jul Made on the Left Winter Market Markets|Shopping

Locally made art, jewellery, toys, homewares, illustration, fashion and more; this is a great opportunity to check out the talents of local makers and pick up special and original gifts for the festive season. Made on the Left events and activities promote independent art, design and fashion from around Western Australia.
Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle

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

20 Jul Cosentino Theatre|Dance|Film

Australia’s ‘International Magician of the Year’, Cosentino, is bringing his spectacular new live show Anything Is Possible to Crown Theatre.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

20–21 Jul 3 in 1 Market at Showgrounds Markets|Shopping

More than 300 indoor market stalls: handmade crafts, antiques and collectables and Polka Dot Vintage Market.
Claremont Showgrounds, Graylands Rd, Claremont

20–28 Jul St George’s Art 2018 Exhibitions|Displays

St George's Art has become a premier annual event in art education in Western Australia, attracting schools from all sectors. Participation in this exhibition provides an outstanding opportunity for schools to present work by students in Years 10, 11 and 12, in the unique setting of the Cathedral. At the Gala Awards Night, prizes are awarded to selected works by a prestigious panel of judges. Each year, visitors flock to view the exhibition as the standard of art on display continues to reach new heights.
St Georges Cathedral, 38 St Georges Tce, Perth

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

25 Jul Russell Howard: Respite Comedy

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that’s spinning out of control. It’s time for Respite.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

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

26–27 jul Kevin Bloody Wilson: Second Of The Final Farewell Tours... Perhaps! Comedy

Kevin has become a national institution – a must see for any person wanting to see absolute original Australian comedy.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

27 Jul Australian Football League Sport

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

27 Jul The Pink Floyd Experience Music|Concerts

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s masterpiece, ‘The Wall’, plus a collection of the band’s own favourites, this show promises to be a spectacular feast for all the senses. The band and crew realise the expectation on them is huge after 2017’s ‘Animals’ show - so they have raised the bar even higher (if that were possible) and are determined to deliver another world class performance creatively and imaginatively, while staying true to the essence and authenticity of Pink Floyd’s music.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth

27 Jul Suncorp Super Netball Sport

West Coast Fever v NSW Swifts
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

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