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

to 1 Jun Judith Lucy Vs Men Comedy

Judith Lucy is single again…and 50. She recently reflected on her entire history with men and concluded that maybe it was time to shut up shop. ‘Whatever it is that I’m selling, a lot of straight guys simply aren’t that interested in buying it and I’m including people like my father.’ In amongst exploring stereotypes and her own desires, Judith Lucy will recount her full history with the opposite sex and leave it up to the audience to determine whether she should ever date again. Should Judith hang up her vagina for good? Western Australia, the decision is yours!
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth

to 1 Jun WASO Classics Series: Romantic Rachmaninov & Symphonic Sorcery Music|Concerts

Prompted by his exile from Russia and composed as he grappled with history and faith, Rachmaninov’s gorgeous Second Symphony is a work bursting with seductive melodies of heart-wrenching passion and beauty. Australian conductor Nicholas Carter, Principal Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, returns to WASO with this romantic tour-de-force.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

31 May to 3 jun Disney on Ice Celebrates Mickey and Friends Families|Children

Grab your mouse ears and get ready for the ultimate interactive event at Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends. For the first time ever, see fearless Moana on a high-seas adventure with demigod Maui. Follow the unforgettable Dory through the unexplored seas of the Pacific Ocean. Join the Toy Story pals on an exciting adventure and discover true love with Elsa and Anna. Buckle in for the emotional rollercoaster of Inside Out and Live Your Story alongside Disney Princesses. Come celebrate your favourite Disney memories in this commemoration of 90 years of Mickey Mouse!
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

31 May to 3 jun Little Mix: Glory Days Tour Music|Concerts

Little Mix have firmly established their reputation as one of the most phenomenal performers around, having sold more than 45 million records worldwide. The band has notched up a total of four UK No.1 singles, four platinum-selling albums and nine platinum selling singles, surpassing a record previously held by the Spice Girls.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

1–2 Jun The Ten Tenors: Love is in the Air Music|Concerts

The TEN Tenors are embracing love and will be singing some of the most popular feel-good love songs and wedding first dance songs of all time. They’ll cover many of your favourite romantic tunes, from pop songs with a twist to classic love songs, and even a few of the most famous and touching love arias in existence. For anyone with a soft spot for a tender tune, this is an experience not to be missed.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

1–2 Jun Pinjarra Festival Festivals|Celebrations

Murray’s largest free community event is set to entertain the whole family with an exciting line-up of acts, activities and attractions. Immerse yourself in Pinjarra’s unique history, vibrancy and lifestyle over the WA Day long weekend.
Edenvale Homestead, Pinjarra Ph: 9531 7777

1 Jun The Class of ‘59: The Rock & Roll Circus Tour Music|Concerts

The Rock & Roll Circus Tour is rolling into Crown Theatre. Dance with us back to an era when rock 'n' roll influenced everyone and created a musical movement. If you loved all the classic stars of rock 'n' roll you won't want to miss the recreation of this historic era on stage.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

2 Jun Australian Football League Sport

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

2 Jun WA Day Gala Concert Music|Concerts

Join us in the incredible Government House Ballroom and be entertained by some of WA's best-performing talent. With performances by musical director and organist Alessandro Pittorino, WA Opera's tenor Paul O'Neill, soprano Naomi Johns, cabaret superstar Cougar Morrison and more. As we celebrate WA Day across the state this will be an afternoon you won't forget.
Government House Ballroom, St Georges Tce, Perth

4–9 Jun The Gruffalo Families|Children

A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood... Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo, is there?
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

5 Jun Nick Offerman: All Rise Tour Comedy

Award-winning United States comedian, actor and writer Nick Offerman is returning down under with his brand new live show. All Rise is an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst urging you to brandish a better side of humanity than the one to which they have grown accustomed. Genuflection optional: in my church, you kneel as you please!
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

6–8 Jun Tim Ferguson: A Fast Life on Wheels Comedy

A comedy legend rips the lid off his extraordinary life. Tim Ferguson reveals the terrors and tears of his worldwide escapades. As for his lifelong battle with Multiple Sclerosis, Tim says, ''I don’t ‘suffer’ MS. It suffers me.” Catch Tim's latest and best new show as it premieres in Perth. Hilarious, touching and wicked. This show is hell on wheels.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth

7 Jun Urzila Carlson: Loser Comedy

Comedian Urzila Carlson is bringing her brand new show to Crown Theatre. Catch her put a comedic spin on everyday struggles and prepare yourself for a night of belly laughs.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

7 Jun WASO Special Event: Gershwin Reimagined Music|Concerts

Broadway glamour with a honeyed jazz soul. When the worlds of jazz and classical collide, they create dazzling sparks. America’s greatest composer for popular love ballads and Broadway charm is given an intoxicating new life with two of the hottest voices in the world of jazz today, Laura Mvula and José James. Together with conductor and creator Troy Miller, their astonishing performance of Gershwin Reimagined with WASO makes for a completely unmissable event.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth

8 Jun Bjorn Again Music|Concerts

ABBA fans it's time to get excited – Björn Again are celebrating their 30th Anniversary and you are invited to the party! Sing along to all your favourite ABBA hits in this internationally-renowned tribute show.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

8 Jun Suncorp Super Netball Sport

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

9 Jun Doric String Quartet Music|Concerts

Founded in 1998, the Doric String Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Whether tackling the delicate nuances of earlier composers, or embracing the dramatic gestures of contemporary ones, the Dorics meet every artistic challenge with a captivating blend of sophistication and passion. This is their first national concert tour of Australia.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999

15–30 Jun Black Swan State Theatre Company: The Torrents Theatre|Dance|Film

Set in the 1890s Goldfields, J.G. Milford arrives to take a job at the local paper and gets a reception that neither she nor the community expects. This newsroom comedy was joint winner with Summer of the Seventeenth Doll for Best Play of the Year in 1955.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth

15 Jun WASO Family Series: Maximus Musicus Joins the Choir Music|Concerts

Join us for a musical adventure with Maximus Musicus, the musical mouse who finds himself at Perth Concert Hall surrounded by WASO musicians and a children’s choir. Based on the award-winning book series, this concert for families celebrates the joy of singing, and singing together. Featuring music by Mozart, Bizet, Fauré and a selection of folk songs, Maximus Musicus Joins the Choir is a magical musical story accompanied by beautiful illustrations on the big screen – a thrilling experience for the young music lovers in your life. Suitable for 4-12 year olds.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

15–22 Jun Strictly Ballroom: The Musical Theatre|Dance|Film

Strictly Ballroom: The Musical will quick step, cha cha and samba its way into your heart when it dances onto the stage as WAAPA’s highly anticipated mid-year musical. This sequinned, sparkling extravaganza features larger-than-life characters, spectacular dance routines and well-loved songs from the hit film, including Time after Time, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps, Tequila and Love is in the Air, plus fabulous new songs by internationally acclaimed artists Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

15 Jun Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle v Port Adelaide
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

15 Jun Suncorp Super Netball Sport

West Coast Fever v Adelaide Thunderbirds
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

17 Jun Billy Ocean Music|Concerts

Joined by his super band and having sold over 30 million records, Billy Ocean will perform his greatest hits and put on a show that will get everyone out of their seats. Performing his hits Caribbean Queen, When The Going Gets Tough, Get Outta My Dreams, Love Really Hurts Without You and many more, you’ll be dancing in the aisles.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

19 Jun Australian Chamber Orchestra: Szymanowski to Sufjan Stevens Music|Concerts

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, The National’s Bryce Dessner, and American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens were all influenced by great composers. In this program they join forces with the source of their inspiration, Polish nationalists Karol Szymanowski and Witold Lutosławski.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999

20 Jun Australian Football League Sport

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

21–22 Jun WASO Masters Series: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Cencerto Music|Concerts

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto is one of his finest creations, combining sublime lyricism, yearning Russian wistfulness and thrilling virtuosity. To perform this perennially popular masterpiece we welcome back to Perth the great Russian violinist Vadim Gluzman, whose recording of the Concerto was described by ClassicsToday as “jaw-droppingly spectacular”.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

21–22 Jun Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Festivals|Celebrations

Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town. Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities around the nation. For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring far and wide, bringing giggles, guffaws and good times to Australia and further afield. Whether you’re in Katherine, Quirindi, Kyneton or Cairns, you can still experience Australia’s largest and best-loved comedy festival in your own backyard. We’ve got over 80 destinations on the laugh-laden schedule, and a line-up of artists to tickle anyone’s funny bone. The Roadshow really has something for everyone! Grab a mate, grab a date… grab a ticket to the Roadshow!
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth

21 Jun Rugby Union Sport

Western Force v Fijian Latui
HBF Park, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

23 Jun National Rugby League Sport

State of Origin - NSW v QLD
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

25–27 Jun Ladies Night Theatre|Dance|Film

The story of four unemployed guys, motivated by ‘The Chippendales’ to form a male stripping act, in order to make some fast cash. They pitch the notion to a local club owner and take lessons from a slightly shop-worn, dance instructor with a heart-of-gold in all manner of things, including what women really want from a male stripper (and how to deliver it).
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

27 Jun Professor Brian Cox Live 2019 Exhibitions|Displays

Brian Cox is one of the world's foremost communicator of all thing scientific. His innate ability to make highly complex matters entertaining and easy to contemplate has made his scientific television shows ground breaking in their audience reach and accessibility. Using state of the art graphics and imagery from ground-based telescopes and space probes, presented using ultra-high-resolution LED screen technology, Brian will explore the latest missions to the planets, the nature of space and time from the Big Bang to black holes and the origin and fate of life and intelligence in the Universe. He will also address questions about the value of science, how we acquire scientific knowledge and why we should trust it.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

28–29 Jun WASO Classics Series: Discovery Concert – The Classical Symphony Music|Concerts

This concert is the first in a series exploring the evolution of the core of the modern orchestra’s repertoire – the Symphony. Join Principal Conductor and presenter Asher Fisch as we go right back to where it all began, with the music of the “Father of the Symphony”, Joseph Haydn, and his illustrious successor, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Share Asher’s own insights into the music of the Classical Era and discover how its greatest masters paved the way for all symphonic music that followed.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

29–30 Jun Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Exhibitions|Displays

A comic con and gaming expo with Supa-Star celebrities, fan clubs, exciting exhibitors and exclusives woven in with entertainment technology, collectables, toys and four-colour fun. It makes for an entertaining weekend. A place where fans inspired by imaginary worlds emanating from comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming, nostalgia and literature have been able to come together to celebrate. A place to rejoice in cosplay (cos tume role-play) in expressing your inner geek, your inner child.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth

30 Jun Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle v Carlton
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00