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.

 

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27 May to 11 Jun Black Swan State Theatre Company: Endgame Theatre|Dance|Film

Four characters locked up in a refuge. Is it the end? Much is at stake. The relationship between Hamm, the blind and cantankerous master unable to stand, and Clov, his long suffering servant son who cannot sit, is beginning to strain. Nagg and Nell, Hamm’s decrepit parents living in garbage cans, are not helping matters. They too seem stuck between light and dark, life and death. Ruminating on past deeds and actions that, at their core, are meaningless. This tragicomedy reveals the constant duel between tyranny and submission and the need and desire to break free of the cycle. Confusion reigns – is it the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning? Beckett (awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature) considered this his favourite play, even over Waiting for Godot. As the chess game reference implies, Endgame is about how or why one bothers to move at all, when all moves lead to death.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

31 May to 11 Jun The Play That Goes Wrong Comedy

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does! The accident-prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call with hilarious consequences!
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

2–3 Jun WASO Masters Series: Stravinsky's Firebird Music|Concerts

Sibelius’ multi-faceted, expressive tone poem and Stravinsky’s richly folkloric ballet suite provide lavishly carved bookends to Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto and Debussy’s dreamlike and seductive Prelude to the Afternoon of a faun.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.waso.com.au

2–5 Jun Disney on Ice Presents Frozen Music|Concerts

Be magically whisked away to wintry Arendelle by dazzling special effects and astonishing skating as you sing and dance along to inspiring songs including Let It Go. Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven as they journey to discover that true love is the most magical power of all. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, with special appearances by beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favourites like Disney Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime. 
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

3 Jun Super Rugby Sport

Western Force v Hurricanes
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

3 Jun Bloom Sings The Adele Songbook Music|Concerts

Bloom, Australia’s brightest new singing star, brings to you the songs of one amazing artist, Adele. Backed by an all star band, the show is not a tribute act, it’s a celebration of amazing songs, bought to you with an audio visual presentation, and a superstar band.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley astortheatreperth.theticketgroup.com.au

4 Jun Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle Dockers v Collingwood
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

4 Jun Dr Hook Starring Dennis Locorriere Music|Concerts

Dr Hook is back and celebrating forty years since their huge 1977 hit Walk Right In topped the Australian charts. The Australian leg of the 2015 ‘Timeless’ World Tour sold out, so by popular demand the band are delighted announce they are returning with their ‘Walk Right In 2017’ tour.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

9–10 Jun WASO Classics Series: Passions & Contrasts Music|Concerts

Berlin Philharmonic Principal Horn Stefan Dohr and conductor Johannes Debus make their WASO debuts. Inspired by Botticelli’s painting Primavera, Debussy’s early symphonic suite Printemps already shows his predilection for ‘impressionist’ harmonies. By contrast, Richard Strauss’ Second Horn Concerto blazes with late-style brilliance.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.waso.com.au

13 Jun I Love The 90s Music|Concerts

After selling out arenas across America, I Love the 90s invites Australia to reminisce about the trendsetting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. With live sets from Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, Coolio and Young MC, I Love the 90s is set to be the year’s biggest party with Perth Arena’s dancefloor ready for move busting.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

15 Jun Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v Geelong
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

16–17 Jun WASO Pops Series: Swing On This Music|Concerts

Some of Australia’s leading stage and screen stars come together for Swing on This. Michael Falzon (We Will Rock You, The War of the Worlds Arena Tour), Luke Kennedy (The Voice, The Ten Tenors), Rob Mills (Wicked, Ghost the Musical) and Ben Mingay (Wonderland, House of Bond) deliver a modern and audacious take on all-time swing classics from Sinatra to Bublé and featuring well-swung interpretations of hits from Oasis, John Farnham and The Proclaimers.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.waso.com.au

16–17 Jun Rumour Has It Music|Concerts

Rumour Has It charts the incredible rise of the blockbuster soul sensation of the modern age live on stage in story and song, with all the upfront British wit and heart-stopping tunes that have made Adele the highest-selling recording artist of the 21st Century. Smouldering soul powerhouse Naomi Price tells the story of the London tearaway with a voice that woke up the world with 19, then conquered it with the 30-million selling masterpiece, 21.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

17-24 Jun 42nd Street Theatre|Dance|Film

Broadway’s most famous song-and-dance fable comes to WAAPA! Get ready for a dazzling entertainment of scintillating tap routines and catchy show tunes – gems such as We’re in the Money, Lullaby of Broadway and the show-stopping title song. This Tony Award-winning musical follows the fortunes of ingénue Peggy Sawyer on her meteoric rise from chorus girl to overnight Broadway sensation during the Great Depression. This production, with its cast of rising music theatre stars, promises to be full of energy and heart.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

19 Jun The Pink Floyd Experience Music|Concerts

Leaving a constant trail of sell-out shows in their wake, The Pink Floyd Experience are set to tour with another outstanding concert event. With each tour bigger and bolder than the last and having toured four completely different Pink Floyd-based shows over the last decade, The Experience are seeking to ‘push the envelope’ yet again as they prepare for their biggest show yet, a recreation of Pink Floyd’s landmark stadium show The Division Bell Tour.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

23 Jun Joel Creasey: Poser Comedy

Make sure you book early to see the immeasurable, unstoppable, comedic force that is Joe Creasey, Australia’s Crown Prince of Comedy. This show is sure to sell out!
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley astortheatreperth.theticketgroup.com.au

24 Jun Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v Melbourne
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

24 Jun WASO: The Rusty Orchestra Music|Concerts

Active community musicians aged 25 years and over from all over Western Australia are invited to sit side-by-side WASO musicians to create our Rusty Orchestra. In 2017, musicians will attend sectional and full orchestra rehearsals to prepare a free one hour performance for the general public.  Join us for this larger than life symphony as part of Education Week.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.waso.com.au

25 Jun WASO Family Series: The Beat Of Your Feet Music|Concerts

A music-loving dog and cat go on an amazing musical adventure to find the Greatest Orchestra in the World. Join WASO for an irresistible musical adventure based on the book Stan and Mabel by Jason Chapman. This highly interactive performance will captivate young children and families, with its mix of music, illustrated projections and audience participation. Featuring award winning British composer and music educationist Paul Rissmann plus additional great orchestral repertoire, The Beat of Your Feet promises to excite, energise and inspire!
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.waso.com.au

30 Jun to 1 Jul WASO Classics Series: Louis Lortie Plays Chopin Music|Concerts

Experience the artistry of one of the world’s most poetic pianists.  Acclaimed French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie’s teacher was a pupil of Chopin specialist Alfred Cortot, whose teacher was a student of Chopin himself. Lortie performs with elegant subtlety, sophistication and spontaneity - perfect qualities for Chopin’s lyrical First Piano Concerto. Christoph König frames Chopin with the muscularly romantic music of Dvořák: the seldom heard but delightful tone poem The Water Goblin and his passionate Seventh Symphony.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.waso.com.au

30 Jun Nazeem Hussain: Public Frenemy Comedy

Nazeem Hussain has a love/not-so-love relationship with Australia that is fraught with mistrust. And given the state of the world, the feeling’s mutual. Public Frenemy is the latest show to come from one of the most in demand TV and radio personalities in Australia. After selling out tours around the world in 2015 and 2016 Hussain capped off last year at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a sell out debut solo show.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

 

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