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.



continuing Freighting Ideas: How Did I Get Here? Exhibitions|Displays

How Did I Get Here? asks what exactly brought us to this exact place in life? What went wrong, what went right, what random acts of fate, have set us down, just so, in this place at this time? The exhibition invites audiences to ask these questions about each work and its subjects. What forces have landed them in this moment, captured as themselves and as actors in a photographer’s drama? How did the work come to be?
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

6 Jul to 4 Nov The Botanical: Beauty and Peril Exhibitions|Displays

This major exhibition explores the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it. The Botanical: Beauty and Peril draws from the renowned Janet Holmes à Court Collection and the AGWA Collection to present a vivid, involving and sometimes disturbing journey through the diverse representation by Australian artists of the glorious kingdom of plants.
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

5 Oct to 24 Nov Pop-up Globe Theatre|Dance|Film

Pop-up Globe will be the home of an epic Shakespeare festival featuring the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of the Second Globe, the theatre that Shakespeare and his company built and opened in 1614 after the first one burned down. This bespoke theatre will encompass an intimate opportunity to see four classic Shakespeare plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Twelfth Night and Measure For Measure. Expect to see full-scale battles, fake blood, stage acrobatics and more than 450 beautiful period costume pieces. Don’t miss your chance to experience Shakespeare classics like its 1614. The game’s afoot…
Crown Perth, Riverside Entry, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

31 Oct to 3 Nov Crossing Over with John Edward Exhibitions|Displays

The evening will begin with a Question and Answer session. John will then connect with the other-side delivering messages to the audience from family, friends, pets and loved one.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth

2–3 Nov Darlington Arts Festival Festivals|Celebrations

The Darlington Arts Festival is Western Australia's longest running free community festival. It’s a fantastic day out for all ages, held in the beautiful hills village of Darlington, approximately 30 minutes drive from the Perth CBD. From art exhibitions, to art and craft workshops, free entertainment and market stalls galore, the first weekend in November is the perfect time to head for the hills.
Darlington Hall, Owen Rd, Darlington Ph: 9299 6333

4 Nov 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

6 Nov Katie Noonan & Australian String Quartet Music|Concerts

For the first time ever, powerhouse Katie Noonan will be joined by the acclaimed Australian String Quartet for a national tour of their new project The Glad Tomorrow.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth

8–9 Nov WASO Special Event: Disco Wonderland Music|Concerts

Can you feel it? You’ve made it behind the velvet ropes of New York’s most exclusive nightclub renowned for its celebrity guest list and hypnotic atmosphere, Studio 54. Join our disco inferno with singing legend, Kate Ceberano, X Factor finalist Nathaniel Willemse and a sensational Australian cast performing live on stage with WASO. See Perth Concert Hall transformed into the hottest club in town with electrifying music from artists like Michael Jackson, the Bee Gees and Earth, Wind & Fire through to Sister Sledge’s We Are Family and Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive plus much more.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

8–9 Nov Jazz @ the Maj: Jazz at the Movies Music|Concerts

It’s destination: L.A. as WAYJO takes a deep dive into some jazz greats from the silver screen. From classic films including The Pink Panther and The Man With the Golden Arm to more modern movies like Oceans 11, WAYJO will put the shine on some unexpected jazz compositions. Even kids films like The Incredibles and Monsters Inc will get a run in a fabulous evening for young and old. With a family friendly matinee performance and special family prices, Jazz at the Movies will be guaranteed to make your day.
Downstairs at the Maj, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

8–9 Nov Andrew O'Keefe ‘Shouts’ Johnny O'Keefe Music|Concerts

Johnny O'Keefe was the pioneer of rebellious Australian rock and roll and now his nephew – the multi-talented Andrew O'Keefe – is performing in Andrew O'Keefe ‘Shouts’ Johnny O'Keefe. Highly applauded by the critics for his song interpretation and his storytelling, Andrew intertwines his own experiences with legendary stories his uncle, and takes audiences on a very personal journey through JOK's twenty-five year career, belting out the classics with an intensity topped only by Johnny himself.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

8–11 Nov Perth International Jazz Festival Festivals|Celebrations

Presenting an array of incredible jazz performances in numerous venues across the city, the three day Festival features a blend of ticketed and free community events. Showcasing a host of celebrated local, national and international artists, this year’s Jazz program offers something for everyone. Come and be seduced by the language of Jazz: sometimes intimate, often boisterous, layered with experience and life profoundly lived - it’s found in the act of creating the form itself.
Various locations

8–17 Nov Western Australia Gourmet Escape Festivals|Celebrations

Culinary leaders from all over the globe will come together for 10 extraordinary days this November. International superstars include David Chang, Marco Pierre White, Danny Bowien, Amanda Cohen, Pierre Koffmann, Carlo Cracco, Garima Arora, Ivan Brehm, Selassie Atadika and many other chefs and wine experts including some of Australia’s brightest stars. The festival will be held in three regions: the Swan Valley, Perth and food and wine hot spot Margaret River, offering guests more chances than ever to feast, sip, party and discover their way through a diverse program of more than 50 events.
Various locations in the Swan Valley and Margaret River

8–9 Nov Steve Martin and Martin Short: Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t Comedy

Steve Martin and Martin Short will bring their critically acclaimed comedy tour for the first time to Australian audiences in November.  This celebrated comedy show redefines the form in unexpected and profound ways, from two of the funniest, most influential and acclaimed talents of the past century. The duo will be joined on stage by Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

8 Nov International T20 Cricket Sport

Australia v Pakistan
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

9–10 Nov 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

9–10 Nov International Tennis Sport

Fed Cup Final: Australia v France
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

10 Nov Kickstart Summer Concert Music|Concerts

Kickstart your summer with Jimmy Barnes, Daryl Braithwaite, Diesel, Killing Heidi, THirsty Merc and more.
Ascot Racecourse, Grandstand Rd, Ascot Ph: 13 61 00

12 Nov Skride Piano Quartet Music|Concerts

A new classical supergroup of four leading European soloists, the Skride Piano Quartet is sweeping through the northern hemisphere like a breath of fresh air – and is now bringing its dazzling energy to Australia. Sisters, soloists and regular duo partners, Baiba and Lauma Skride sought out two of their favourite chamber music colleagues in Lise Berthaud and Harriet Krijgh. 
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999

14 Nov Dylan Moran: What is it? Comedy

Legendary Irish comedian Dylan Moran is returning to Australia with a brand-new show Dr. Cosmos. Moran will once again offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation. 
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

15–16 Nov WASO Classics Series: Organ Symphony Music|Concerts

To hear Perth Concert Hall’s 3000-pipe organ in all its glory is an experience in itself; to hear it in the exhilarating finale of Saint-Saëns’ grandly romantic Third Symphony is completely unforgettable! This spectacular and richly melodic work is brought to life by the exciting young French conductor, Lionel Bringuier.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

16 Nov KISS: End of the Road Tour Music|Concerts

After an epic and storied 45-year career that launched an era of rock n roll legends, KISS will launch their final tour ever. Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock n roll.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

16 Nov Lewis Spears: #NoSlideSeason Comedy

Lewis is back again with a brand new show full of material you probably shouldn’t laugh at but definitely will. After performing to packed comedy clubs in New York city, headlining across Australia and dominating online, Lewis is on his way to international fame and breaking ground for the next generation of Australian comics.
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth

16 Nov Marty Sheargold Comedy

Marty Sheargold tours his stand up show around Australia for a night of must see comedy. Don’t miss the opportunity to laugh live with the star of the Nova networks Kate, Tim and Marty show, as he delivers a load of jokes and stories he can’t do between 4 and 6pm.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

21 Nov to 15 Dec WA Ballet: Alice in Wonderland Theatre|Dance|Film

A new ballet sensation that has played to packed houses and adoring audiences in Hong Kong. Exploding with jaw-dropping fantasy and excitement, Septime Webre’s extravagant production will bedazzle the whole family. Marvel at the sleek and chic costumes, colourful and beautiful sets and a thrilling original score performed live by West Australian Philharmonic Orchestra. We promise fun for all ages with this giddy, over-the-top re-imagining of the Lewis Carroll classic. Fasten your seatbelts, and join us on a spectacular adventure overflowing with unexpected humour and unbridled energy.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth

22 Nov WAYJO: Jazz Under the Stars Music|Concerts

On a balmy spring evening as we look towards summer, celebrate the year that was as WAYJO present an all star line up of songs and compositions. Our young musicians will hand select their favourite tunes of the year, presenting a perfect coda to An American Jazz Story. Bring your picnic blanket, bring your friends, and introduce them to the best big band jazz WA has to offer.
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00

22–23 Nov WASO Masters Series: Discovery Concert – The Art of Orchestration Music|Concerts

In this illuminating concert, Principal Conductor Asher Fisch explores how great composers transformed works originally conceived for solo keyboard into the orchestral masterpieces that we know and love. The concert features Leopold Stokowski’s spectacular, ‘Hollywood’ version of Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue. Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg performs sublime Strauss songs in both their original and orchestral versions. Asher himself explores how the raw intensity of Mussorgsky’s most radical piano work was transformed into a sophisticated orchestral showpiece by one of the masters of orchestration, Maurice Ravel.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

23 Nov Rob Thomas Music|Concerts

Rob Thomas is one of the most distinctive artists of this or any other era, a gifted vocalist, spell-binding performer and an acclaimed songwriter known worldwide as the lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty, as well as for his multi-platinum solo work and chart-topping collaborations. As a songwriter and collaborator Thomas has racked up global sales of more than 80 million records.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Kings Park Rd, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

27 Nov Perter Bence: The Awesome Piano Music|Concerts

Internationally-acclaimed artist and the world's Fastest Piano Player, Peter Bence has announced he will return to Australia this year. The Hungarian pianist holds the Guinness World Record for most piano keys hit in one minute (765).
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

27 Nov U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 Music|Concerts

Following the highly successful 2017 tour in celebration of the band’s seminal album, The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will see the band make a much anticipated return to Australia for the first time since the record-shattering U2 360° Tour in 2010. Special guest Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is confirmed as support for  the dates.
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

29–30 Nov WASO Classics Series: Verdi’s Requiem Music|Concerts

Since his first appearance with WASO in 1999, Asher Fisch has forged a powerful connection with the Orchestra. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut we go back to where it all began as Asher conducts Verdi’s transcendent and monumental Requiem. Operatic in its earth-shaking intensity, Verdi’s great sacred masterpiece is staggeringly beautiful, dramatically exhilarating and heartfelt in its outpouring of human grief and devotion. Join Asher Fisch, four world-class soloists plus the massed voices of three choruses for an incomparable concert experience.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

30 Nov to 1 Dec Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road Music|Concerts

Music icon Elton John will deliver his famed songbook to spellbound audiences on this, his very last tour. The three-year global tour has already been hailed as one of his most energetic, dazzlingly-original and joyful celebrations, celebrating his legendary catalogue of hits and his 50+ year collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin.
HBF Park, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

30 Nov The Cat Empire Music|Concerts

Australia’s kings of real good, feel good roots pop, The Cat Empire return home for another triumphant lap around the country still riding high on the success of their most recent studio album, Stolen Diamonds.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Kings Park Rd, Perth Ph: 13 61 00