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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 Dinosaur Discovery, Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous Exhibitions|Displays

Prepare for a close encounter with the most extraordinary creatures to ever walk the earth. Featuring 23 moving, life-size animatronic models of the Cretaceous period. With more dinosaurs than ever before, including two monstrous Tyrannosaurus Rex, the exhibition is an all-ages experience to remember. Step inside a meteorite crater and roam with dinosaurs using cutting edge augmented reality. Dedicated kids’ activities encourage discovery, with a centrally-located play zone, digital dinosaur track experience and more.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth

continuing Escape From Pompeii – The Untold Roman Rescue Exhibitions|Displays

In 79 BCE Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum under huge waves of volcanic ash and debris. As many tried to flee, the Roman Navy attempted a heroic but ultimately tragic rescue of victims stranded at the foot of the volcano. You are invited to explore the disaster that unfolded as a result of the eruption and learn how the control of the Mediterranean gave the Roman Empire unprecedented prosperity.
WA Maritime Museum, Cliff St, Fremantle

to 4 Nov WA Opera: Lucia Di Lammermoor Music|Concerts

An iconic work for Australia, this is the opera which made Dame Joan Sutherland famous, in the production she made her own. The traditional setting of this opera is much loved by opera audiences. This season is cast with a new generation of Australian singers led by Emma Pearson in the title role.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 9278 8999

to 5 Nov Fremantle Festival 2017 Festivals|Celebrations

The Fremantle Festival is an annual celebration of Fremantle’s vibrant arts and culture. Centred around the festival hub at the Fremantle Town Hall and selected key venues such as the Fremantle Arts Centre, the ten-day festival presents a range of high quality ticketed and free shows. Fremantle Festival includes great community focused events such as the Wardarnji Festival, Norfolk Lanes Youth Festival, Children’s Fiesta and the always vibrant Fremantle Street Parade. 
Various venues in Fremantle Ph: 9432 9888

2–5 Nov Kitty Flanagan: Smashing Comedy

Smashing. A brand new show from Kitty Flanagan. Love songs, sex, algorithms, chimps, clowns and psychics, everything is getting ‘smashed’. Smashing. It's fun AND learning.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

2–4 Nov Turner’s Turn Theatre|Dance|Film

From her award-winning career in stage musicals Anything Goes, Chicago, Oliver, Into the Woods, Company, Cabaret and Sweeney Todd to her innumerable theatre, television and film appearances, Geraldine Turner has earned her place as one of Australia’s most legendary leading ladies.
Downstairs at the Maj, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

3 Nov Buelo Dugme Featuring Goran Bregović Live Music|Concerts

Balkan rock star Goran Bregović and his Wedding and Funeral Band are making a very welcome return to Australia, bringing back their Gypsy-fuelled brilliance, this time with 2 legendary vocalists from Goran’s original band, Bijelo Dugme. Bijelo Dugme (trans. White Button) was a Yugoslav rock band, based in Sarajevo, widely considered to have been the most popular band ever to exist in the former Yugoslavia.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

4 Nov Handel’s Solomon Music|Concerts

Solomon is among a series of masterful oratorios which Handel composed beginning in 1749. As with other Handel oratorios, although it does not refer to the political happenings of his day, this work does have a connection to his times in that Handel pays homage to a wise and religious ruler from antiquity – and in so doing, also to the golden era of England and its king, George II.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

4–5 Nov International Cricket Sport

Western Australia v England
WACA, Hale St, East Perth Ph: 13 61 00

5 Nov WASO Family Series: Lah-Lah and Buzz Meet WASO Music|Concerts

Sing, dance and meet some new instrument friends as Buzz and Lah-Lah introduce Lola the Dancing Double Bass to the fascinating families of the orchestra in a fun and engaging concert. Lola is a bit of a shy double bass, but it doesn’t take long for her to warm up to her brothers and sisters in the string family, who then help her join the party with the woodwind, brass and percussion families for some seriously noisy musical fun! This entertaining, interactive and educational show will have the whole family up singing and dancing with WASO! 
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth

10–11 Nov Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ Music|Concerts

The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series returns to Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™, the second film in the Harry Potter franchise. The West Australian Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

10–25 Nov My Robot Families|Children

If you could make your very own robot what would it be like? Would it beep or beatbox? Walk or roll? Make friends or make things blow up? Get ready for an exciting new play starring a real robot onstage! This sparky new show has been created with the help of the robot boffins at the University of Western Australia, our brilliant friends at Scitech and a zappy group of Little Gecko roboticists. The result is a very human tale about someone that isn’t.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

11 Nov to 3 Dec Black Swan State Theatre Company: Let The Right One In Theatre|Dance|Film

A deeply moving and enigmatic tale of friendship – of promises made and bonds sealed in blood. This stage adaptation of the acclaimed Swedish novel and film, Let the Right One In, tells of a friendship between a boy and a centuries-old vampire. Oskar is a bullied lonely teenager living with his mother on a housing estate on the outskirts of town. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very, very long time. When a spate of sinister killings rock the neighbourhood, their lives become further entwined. How will they survive in a world that seems destined to tear them apart?
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

11 Nov Take That Live 2017 Music|Concerts

Scoring an incredible 56 No. 1 hits and 35 No 1 albums worldwide, Take That members, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen are heading to the southern hemisphere for a set of spectacular live shows which will feature all of the band’s biggest and best hits from the past three decades, much to the delight of their devoted fans.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

11 Nov Lawrence Mooney: Like Literally Comedy

Sydney Comedy Festival Award Winner Lawrence Mooney returns with an encore performance of his hilarious new show weaving anecdotes and cautionary tales into a patchwork that is him, like literally.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

12 Nov Rugby League World Cup Sport

Wales v Ireland and England v France.
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

12 Nov 96FM Kick Start Summer Concert Music|Concerts

Get ready for summer with Jimmy Barnes, Daryl Braithwaite, Thisry Merc, Ian Moss, Phil Jamieson and End of Fashion.
Ascot Racecourse, Grandstand Rd, Ascot Ph: 13 61 00

14 Nov John Edward: Evolve Exhibitions|Displays

He is the world's foremost psychic medium and author of numerous critically acclaimed New York Times best sellers. Australian fans have embraced John since his first tour. The feeling is mutual, he loves Australia and doesn't need an excuse to keep coming back. John returns to Australia for a national tour. See him connect with the other side. There will be question and answer sessions and messages from loved ones on the other side and more.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

15 Nov Motion by Soundstorm Music|Concerts

Motion features works in which the notion of change is one of the key elements shaping the musical process and expressivity. Soundstorm is dedicated to performing contemporary and late 20th-century music, with particular interest in works that focus on imaginative and in-depth exploration of sound through performance craft.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

15 Nov Blame It On Bianca Del Rio Comedy

After two consecutive sell-out Australian tours, Bianca Del Rio, the Queen of Mean, returns to our shores to premiere her brand-new show. Blame It On Bianca Del Rio promises to be more tongue-lashingly hilarious than ever, and the self-proclaimed clown in a gown, Ru Paul’s Drag Race winner, is gifting it to Australia first.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

16 Nov Professor Brian Cox Live 2017 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.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

16 Nov to 2 Dec Terrence McNally’s Masterclass Theatre|Dance|Film

The original diva. The greatest dramatic soprano of her generation. After a sensational career that saw her become the undisputed star of the world’s greatest Opera Houses including, La Scala and The Metropolitan Opera in New York, Maria Callas accepts an invitation to conduct a series of master classes to a select group of young vocal students at the Juilliard School in New York. In Terrence McNally's extraordinary theatrical tribute, Callas takes centre-stage one more time, as she passes on to her students, and to us, the experiences and lessons of a lifetime. We witness her passion and commitment and realise the uniqueness of her great talent as she cajoles and lectures her students, delivering wisdom and insults in true diva style.
Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

16 Nov The 70s Hitmakers Music|Concerts

With a catalogue of hits from three highly-successful British 70s pop groups, Racey, The Rubettes and Paper Lace, this show is sure to be a night of classic and memorable hits from this decade.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

17 Nov to 10 Dec West Australian Ballet: Peter Pan Theatre|Dance|Film

Peter Pan will once again take flight at His Majesty’s Theatre. With a little help from some fairy dust, Peter Pan whisks the Darling children from their London home to the magical realm of Neverland. Wendy, John and Michael find dangers and adventures hidden around every corner, while the wickedly wonderful Captain Hook lurks close behind. A fantasy-filled adventure for the whole family, this enchanting story features all the beloved characters including the ticking crocodile, mermaids, fairies, Tiger Lily and the Lost Boys.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

17–18 Nov WASO Classics Series: Asher Fisch Conducts Schumann Music|Concerts

WASO audiences know that Principal Conductor Asher Fisch has a rare affinity for Schumann’s symphonies and each performance under his baton is a very special event. This performance of Schumann’s compact and powerful Fourth Symphony will be no exception. Szymanowski’s Concert Overture is lush, radiant and positively Straussian in its orchestration and soaring melodies. Asher Fisch is joined by WASO’s Principal Trombone Joshua Davis to premiere acclaimed Australian composer Paul Stanhope’s Trombone Concerto. 
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth

17 Nov 80s Mania Music|Concerts

Get ready to return to the 80s as four of the biggest 80s music acts tour Australia. Go West, The Cutting Crew, Wang Chung and Taylor Dayne will come together as they headline the biggest 80s festival of the year.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

17 Nov Australian String Quartet: No.3 Beginnings Music|Concerts

String quartets of the classical era are often described as musical conversations. Beethoven’s first Razumovsky quartet orates with passion, serious intent and grandeur of scale. Composed soon after the revolutionary Eroica Symphony, this quartet carries the same powerful sense of expressiveness and scope.
Government House Ballroom, St Georges Tce, Perth

18 Nov Lorde Music|Concerts

All eyes are on the meteoric return of one of pop’s most celebrated talents with an all new album, Melodrama, and captivating live show. The 20 year-old’s achievements have been numerous and significant, thanks to a string of instant-classic singles and rave reviews.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Kings Park Rd, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

18 Nov 45th Anniversayr Tribute of Hot August Night Music|Concerts

Peter Byrne brings Neil Diamond to you together with the 30-piece Perth International Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the anniversary of one of the greatest albums of all time.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

18 Nov WA Opera: Opera in the Quarry Music|Concerts

Relax under the stars for a concert of famous operatic hits that you’ll know and love. Amazing opera performance set against the backdrop of the iconic Quarry Amphitheatre; it will truly an experience like no other. Bring a picnic and enjoy a truly gorgeous evening of opera.
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00

18–19 Nov The Wiggles Families|Children

There's no business like snow business. The Wiggles Wiggly Christmas Big Show will feature all your favourite Wiggles songs such as Do the Propeller and Rock A Bye Your Bear, as well as Christmas songs like Go Santa Go! You’ll see The Wiggles, their Wiggly friends and dancers, Santa Claus, dancing reindeers and for the first time ever, it will snow on stage.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

20 Nov Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress Music|Concerts

Drum Wizard Mike Portnoy will perform Dream Theater’s 12 Step Suite live in it’s entirety.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

21 Nov Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Rachel Podger Music|Concerts

Britain’s most revolutionary orchestra makes its first, widely anticipated full tour of Australia in 2017 with Musica Viva. This breaking ground Orchestra is a band of 20 expert musicians, playing on authentic instruments and led by the acclaimed violinist Rachel Podger.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth

22 Nov Yusef Cat Stevens Music|Concerts

British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Yusuf / Cat Stevens will tour Australia in November and December. A Cat’s Attic “Peace Train Tour” commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album Matthew & Son released in 1967. Having first found fame as a teenager in 1960s England, Cat Stevens grew from being a teen idol into becoming one of the most influential singer-songwriters of all time. In addition to his vast musical achievements, his lifelong spiritual quest and search for meaning has added intrigue and depth to a groundbreaking career. This 50th Anniversary Tour is going to be an unmissable night for fans.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

23–25 Nov Cathartic Music|Concerts

After dazzling audiences as Bette Midler (The Divine Miss Bette) and Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie (Go Your Own Way), Catherine Alcorn returns to the stage as herself, blending her signature soulful vocals, razor-sharp humour and magnetic presence with a collection of personal stories and a selection of her favourite pop, rock, jazz and blues classics.
Downstairs at the Maj, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

24–25 Nov WASO Masters Series: Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto Music|Concerts

Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto is a ravishing masterpiece, overflowing with lush, rich melodies that live long in the memory. Alexander Gavrylyuk is acclaimed worldwide for thrilling performances of this ever-popular concerto. The bitter core of Shostakovich’s 1953 Tenth Symphony is its scherzo: a less than flattering portrait of Stalin, who died the same year. This deeply personal symphony journeys through foreboding, anguish and despair before tragedy and repression are finally - and exultantly - overcome in the thrilling finale.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth

24–30 Nov Cirque du Soleil – Toruk Theatre|Dance|Film

Inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, Toruk – The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery and possibility. Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and ‘makes the bond’ between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

24 Nov WAYJO: Jazz Under the Stars Music|Concerts

Please join with WAYJO as we celebrate the work WAYJO’s Artistic Director, Dr Mace Francis, has done to develop young artists throughout his career making WAYJO a shining star in jazz with an internationally renowned reputation.
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00

25 Nov Coal Miner’s Daughter Music|Concerts

Multi awarded, look-alike songstress, Amber Joy Poulton, brings Coal Miner’s Daughter – the mega-hits and stories of inspirational pioneer and superstar Loretta Lynn, to Perth.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012