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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to 29 Jun Pulse Perspectives Exhibitions|Displays|Talks

WA's talented young artists are celebrated in this yearly showcase, gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in. The selected works provide a window into young people’s private, social and artistic concerns. It is in turns an inspiring, rewarding and insightful look at the world through the minds of our most talented young artists.
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge www.artgallery.wa.gov.au

1 Jun An Evening with Katherine Jenkins Music|Concerts

Having performed in some of the most iconic venues around the world, multi-award winning performer Katherine Jenkins will make her long-awaited return. This much celebrated artist was last in Australia in 2011 performing arena shows with Plácido Domingo.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

1 Jun Katherine Jenkins Music|Concerts

Multi-award winning performer Katherine Jenkins rescheduled her delayed tour to Australia and teased fans with new music from a new record in the works. The new dates give Australian fans the opportunity to be amongst the first to hear new music from the British performer.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

2 Jun Cho-Liang Lin & Jon Kimura Parker Music|Concerts

A meeting of true musical minds, Cho-Liang Lin and Jon Kimura Parker make a stellar duo; they love playing together, and so we love to hear them. Spectacular virtuosi, they have outstanding careers as soloists, based in North America.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.perthfestival.com.au

4–21 Jun Black Swan State Theatre Company: Unsung Heroes Theatre|Dance|Film

Collection of six tour-de-force performances that celebrate everyday Western Australians who have done extraordinary things, a world premiere directed by Emily McLean and Joe Paradise Lui
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth bsstc.com.au

4–7 Jun The Gruffalo’s Child Families|Children

If you loved The Gruffalo, don’t miss the sequel. Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book. One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

5–6 Jun WASO MACA Limited Classics Series: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony Music|Concerts

On World Environment Day, we participate in an international United Nations-led project to inspire everyone to take a stance on climate change. Beethoven’s Pastoral symphony is an evocative portrait of the harmonious and fragile unity between mankind and nature that blooms with rich detail in the hands of Asher Fisch. Britten’s timeless Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is endlessly entertaining. Iain Grandage will guide us on a journey of infectious discovery with one of the world’s most enduring classics. Bring the family. 
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

11 Jun Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v Essendon
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

12–13 Jun WASO Masters Series: Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis Music|Concerts

Beethoven’s audacious choral masterpiece pits belief and doubt in a battle for supremacy. In 1823 the composer first presented this monumental work of art, declaring it ‘the most successful product of his mind’. Asher Fisch leads an all-star cast of soloists and two choirs through this rich and staggeringly beautiful score. Here, Beethoven’s musical vision of the divine is delivered with almighty power by WASO for a transcendent live concert experience.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

12–17 Jun WAAPA: Rise Theatre|Dance|Film

WAAPA’s talented dance students rise to new artistic heights in four imaginative and entertaining dance works. Visiting international artist Niv Marinberg remounts Girls & Boys, an exploration of gender and community by Israeli choreographer Roy Assaf, while Sue Peacock remounts Australian choreographer Graeme Watson’s stunning piece, Bodyline, created in 1987 for Nederlands Dans Theatre 2. Local dancer, choreographer, film maker and WAAPA alumna Laura Boynes will create an exciting original contemporary piece while Jane Smeulders, formerly West Australian Ballet principal artist and now a WAAPA dance lecturer, will choreograph a beautiful new classical ballet.
Geoff Gibbs Theatre, ECU, Bradford St Mt Lawley 9370 6895 waapa.ecu.edu.au

12–18 Jun WAAPA: Mamma Mia! Theatre|Dance|Film

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! For the first time ever, WAAPA is taking its highly anticipated mid-year musical to the iconic His Majesty’s Theatre in the heart of Perth. And what better way to celebrate than with the joyous smash hit show, Mamma Mia! Packed with 22 of ABBA’s unforgettable songs, this is the ultimate feel-good musical. Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Voulez Vous, S.O.S, Take a Chance On Me and so many more hits you know and love have made this funny, sunny show a worldwide phenomenon. Set on a Greek island paradise, the heartwarming tale centres around Sophie, a young bride-to-be. On the eve of her wedding, Sophie’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting story of love, laughter, family and friendship into a magical, intoxicating night of entertainment!
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth 9370 6895 waapa.ecu.edu.au

12–14 Jun Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream Families|Children

Celebrate what's possible as six Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all. Fearless Belle befriends the enchanted castle staff and uncovers the Beast's gentleness. With help from her friends, Cinderella is determined to make her wish come true, and Rapunzel goes to great lengths to realise her dream. See Moana on a quest with Maui to save her island and find her own identity, while Anna's devotion to her sister Elsa sets her on a journey to stop an eternal winter. Now featuring a musical guest appearance from Coco and a Winnie the Pooh pre-show!
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

17 Jun Bat Out of Hell Music|Concerts

Based on one of the best-selling albums of all time, the award-winning wild child rock musical features a powerhouse of hits including You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth, Bat Out Of Hell and I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That). An epic love story of rebellious youth and passion, this rock spectacular brings to life the legendary hits of Jim Steinman in an exhilarating two and a half hour rock event.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

19–22 Jun WA Ballet: STATE Theatre|Dance|Film

An historic moment in our rich and long history! We are proud to introduce our new season – STATE. This season’s debut will bring together a dynamic collection of breathtaking works, experience a new state of mind at WA’s home of contemporary dance.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

20 Jun Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle Dockers v Carlton
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

24 Jun Parkway Drive Music|Concerts

Fresh from their stint headlining Good Things Festival, the Viva The Underdogs tour see Parkway Drive play their biggest Australian shows to date. Joining them on the five date run will be Hatebreed and Every Time I Die.
HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

25 Jun WASO Afternoon Series: Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto Music|Concerts

Rautavaara’s concerto for birds and orchestra sets the scene for Sibelius’ fifth symphony, a work of unbridled orchestral ecstasy inspired by swans in flight and infused with lustrous images of the expansive landscape of his native Finland. Macedonian superstar Simon Trpčeski joins WASO to take on arguably the greatest piano concerto ever written, Rachmaninov’s stormy and majestic second.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

26–27 Jun WASO MACA Limited Classics Series: Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto Music|Concerts

Rautavaara’s concerto for birds and orchestra sets the scene for Sibelius’ fifth symphony, a work of unbridled orchestral ecstasy inspired by swans in flight and infused with lustrous images of the expansive landscape of his native Finland. Macedonian superstar Simon Trpčeski joins WASO to take on arguably the greatest piano concerto ever written, Rachmaninov’s stormy and majestic second.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

26 Jun Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Festivals|Celebrations

Join our diverse line-up of the hottest acts direct from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for a very special show that is sure to tickle everyone’s funny bone. Featuring a cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and special guest international performers, we’re home-delivering Australia’s largest comedy festival in one jam-packed night of the biggest and best belly laughs you’ll have all year. For over twenty years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow has presented an all killer, no filler night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song to towns and cities across Australia. From Mandurah to Mackay, Devonport to Darwin and 80 destinations in between, this really is the rip-roaring road trip of a life time!
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

27 Jun Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v North Melbourne
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

27 Jun World of Musicals Theatre|Dance|Film

A musical gala with an international cast brings London’s West End and New York’s Broadway to Australia with a brand new show. The World of Musicals brings the very best of Musical theatre to life with all the hits in one show.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

 

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