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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continuing 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

to 11 May Tom Malone Prize 2020 Exhibitions|Displays|Talks

The Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected annual event within the Australian glass arts community and it has played an integral role in the Gallery's acquisition of works by Australia's most inspiring, innovative and accomplished artists in this medium. Mark Elliott’s piece was selected as the winning piece from a competitive shortlist and is on display with other previous winning pieces.
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge artgallery.wa.gov.au

20 Apr to 17 May Perth Comedy Festival 2020 Comedy

Perth's biggest month of comedy returns with a carefully curated program of the hottest international stars, local legends and next-big-thing in comedy at venues all around Perth.
Various locations Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

1–2 May Lawrence Mooney: Beauty Comedy

He’s back with a new show having stepped out from behind Malcolm Turnbull and into the light of a brave new world. There’s lots to get through after three years, buy a ticket take the ride, it’s going to be quite beautiful.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

1 May Elvis If I Can Dream Music|Concerts

Mark Anthony presents an exceptionally dynamic Elvis Presley tribute show that exudes the raw energy and true essence of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

2 May Wet Wet Wet

Love will be all around you when UK pop royalty Wet Wet Wet make their long-awaited return to Australia, singing all the hits - Love is all Around, Sweet Surrender, Julia Says, Goodnight Girl and many more.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

2 May Wet Wet Wet Music|Concerts

Love will be all around you when UK pop royalty Wet Wet Wet make their long-awaited return to Australia, singing all the hits; Love is all Around, Sweet Surrender, Julia Says, Goodnight Girl and many more.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

2 May Effie in ‘Love Me Tinder’ Comedy

Finding love isn't easy and keeping it's even harder. The urge to swipe right is tempting even to those with the greatest of willpowers. Who isn't on Tinder? Is it possible to be smokin' hot and hit upon every day and still stay faithful? Effie tackles modern day love and lust in a way that only she can.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

3 May Australian Football League Sport

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

6 May Stormyz Music|Concerts

UK rap phenomenon Stormzy returns to Australian shores for an epic national tour. Stormzy’s rare blend of swagger and authentic storytelling through his songs has been the winning formula which has allowed him to connect with audiences all over the world.
HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

7 May WAAPA: Benny Green Jazz Messenger Music|Concerts

Benny Green has been hailed as the most exciting, hard-swinging, hard-bop pianist to ever emerge from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Benny has recorded, performed and collaborated with celebrated artists including Ray Brown, Betty Carter, Freddie Hubbard and Oscar Peterson. In this special concert, Benny will share his outstanding artistry accompanied by WAAPA’s talented instrumentalists and vocalists in an evening of exceptional swing and groove. Benny will lead us through jazz’s roots and offshoots - including the blues, bebop, hard-bop and more modern styles.
Geoff Gibbs Theatre, ECU, Bradford St Mt Lawley 9370 6895 waapa.ecu.edu.au

5–10 May WA Opera: Elijah Music|Concerts

Winthrop Hall will resonate with the wonderful sounds of over 150 performers, singing from the stage, galleries and central floor, as West Australian Opera immerses audiences in glorious music for this unique event.
Winthrop Hall University of WA, Winthrop Ave, Crawley tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

8–23 May WA Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty Theatre|Dance|Film

A timeless tale from our childhoods, The Sleeping Beauty is one of the most beloved classical ballets of all time. The familiar story of the bewitched princess Aurora, the fight between powerful fairies, and the adventurous prince will fill you with joy. As West Australian Symphony Orchestra bring nostalgic emotions to life, the rich costumes and sets will evoke a colourful fairy-tale world that will sweep you away to another time and place.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

9–31 May Black Swan State Theatre Company: The Cherry Orchard Theatre|Dance|Film

An adaptation by Adriane Daff and Katherine Tonkin after Anton Chekhov, directed by Clare Watson overflowing with charm, a touch of the 1980s and a self-absorbed ensemble of Kath-and-Kim style characters.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth bsstc.com.au

9 May Australian Football League Sport

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

9 May Boy & Bear Music|Concerts

After the most tumultuous period of their lives both personally and professionally, Boy & Bear are back, bringing their new album to fans across Australia.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

9–10 May Urzila Carlson: Token African Comedy

South African-New Zealander Urzila Carlson is a Token African. She’s also a multi award-winning comedian, the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s highest ticket-seller, and a household name across two continents. Carlson is hitting the road in 2020 with her brand new stand up show, Token African. Africans have become the new must have accessory. Okay, not really, but everyone knows one, works with one or has a sister that’s dating one of us. What makes you African? Is it enough that you’re born there? Do you need to be able to dance? Why does being South African not register as African in most places? You’re thinking about it right now aren’t you? Questioning it. Africa changes people. People who visit to game reserves wear ranger outfits... why is that? We don't wear scrubs when going to the doctor... Africa puts things in perspective, this show will help you find that focus, delivered to you by a Token African.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

16–16 May Craft & Quilt Fair 2020 Exhibitions|Displays|Talks

Australasia’s favourite Craft & Quilt Fair has it all. See exclusive displays and inspiring exhibitions. Join workshops or make-and-take classes and learn something new. Be inspired and buy all you need for your next craft project from retailers selling thousands of unique craft supplies, all under one roof.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth www.craftfair.com.au

13 May Australian Chamber Orchestra: Music to Heal Music|Concerts

English violinist Hugo Ticciati will direct this program of meditative but emotionally charged music in his Australian debut
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999 www.perthconcerthall.com.au

15–17 May V8 Supercars Perth SuperNight Sport

The V8 Supercars return to Perth for a not-to-be-missed weekend for motor sport enthusiasts. Witness a weekend packed with action at the Perth 400 including two 100km races on Saturday and a 200km race on Sunday, a Dunlop Series race, additional support categories, Friday practice sessions and qualifying races.
Barbagallo Raceway, Wattle Ave East, Wanneroo supercars.com

15 May Marty Rhone Presents: Sir Cliff and I Music|Concerts

A true legend of the Australian music scene, Marty returns to Australia to present his unparalleled tribute to Sir Cliff Richard which has broken records everywhere it has played. The show features all of Sir Cliff’s greatest hits including Devil Woman, Wired for Sound, Young Ones and Summer Holiday.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

15 May Spirit of the Dance Theatre|Dance|Film

International dance sensation Spirit of the Dance has conquered the world and is coming to Australiawith their new spine tingling 21st anniversary show. This wonderful extravaganza takes dance to the next level and features an explosive fusion of heart pounding Irish dance, combined with dance styles from around the world.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

16 May Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael Music|Concerts

The world’s most prestigious and professionally-produced show paying tribute to the life and work of George Michael is back. Fastlove features a professional cast of singers, dancers, a full band and the incredible Andrew Browning as George Michael to create an authentic sound and mind-blowing visuals for a spectacular show. Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible tribute concert.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

16 May PAW Patrol Live: Race to the Rescue Families|Children

Based on the hit animated TV series PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" returns to Australia for an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

17 May Australian Football League Sport

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

22–23 May City Wine Festivals|Celebrations

Get your crew together and discover wines from Western Australia and beyond. Enjoy an incredible line up of exceptional wines, beers, ciders and cocktails from across our extraordinary state in a cozy undercover retreat right in the heart of the city. Have a tasting, buy a glass of your favourite and enjoy some delicious food from Perth’s best foodies, chill to the cool tunes from local DJs and keep yourself warm with plenty of heaters.
Yagan Square, Perth www.wineandfood.com.au

22 May Burn the Floor Theatre|Dance|Film

Burn the Floor dancers push the extremes in bringing their famous, infectious, rebellious energy to the stage every single night. The result is a seriously romantic Waltz, or a futuristic Foxtrot, or the extreme delights of the Tango and Paso Doble cutting right through. Adding power to the Cha-Cha, an outrageous Samba or Jive, or a breathless smoking irresistible Rumba, this legendary electrifying production combines with the lighting, stunning costumes and the eclectic live music styles to have you leaping out of your seat.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

23 May Tracy Morgan: No Disrespect Comedy

Tracy Morgan is one of the most well-respected comedians in his field, known for his roles across seven seasons of 30 Rock, where he received a Supporting Actor Emmy Nomination. Morgan has had stand-up specials for Netflix, HBO and Comedy Central, and has headlined comedy tours and festivals around the world.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

23 May National Rugby League Sport

Sydney Roosters v Canberra Raiders
HBF Park, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

24 May Australian Football League Sport

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

29–30 May Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ Music|Concerts

Relive the magic with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ displayed on a giant screen in high-definition and accompanied by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. See Harry and his friends race through the Department of Mysteries, practice Defense Against the Dark Arts in secret, and endure Professor Umbridge, all with Nicholas Hooper’s iconic score!
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

29–30 May WASO at the Movies: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ Music|Concerts

You-Know-Who is not the only one who has returned – Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger are back as well in this unforgettable concert event. Relive the magic with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ displayed on a giant screen in high-definition and accompanied by a symphonic orchestra. See Harry and his friends race through the Department of Mysteries, practice Defense Against the Dark Arts in secret, and endure Professor Umbridge – all with Nicholas Hooper’s iconic score.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

30 May Backstreet Boys Music|Concerts

Backstreet’s back, alright! Get your group together, because the biggest selling boy band of all time are heading back to Australia for a national arena tour. AJ, Brian, Nick, Howie and Kevin have been enthralling fans for more than 25 years and will be performing all their massive hits, alongside their signature dance moves. For a night of pure nostalgia and entertainment, you do not want to miss Backstreet Boys when they return to Perth.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

30 May Australian Football League Sport

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

30 May Joel Creasey Theatre|Dance|Film

Australia's Crown Prince of Comedy, returns for another season of sauce and sass with his latest stand up show.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

 

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