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 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 www.waopera.asn.au

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 www.fremantlestory.com.au

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 premier.ticketek.com.au

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 premier.ticketek.com.au

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 www.ticketmaster.com.au

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 www.waso.com.au

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 premier.ticketek.com.au

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 premier.ticketek.com.au

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 premier.ticketek.com.au

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 premier.ticketek.com.au

12 Nov Rugby League World Cup Sport

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

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 premier.ticketek.com.au

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 premier.ticketek.com.au

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 premier.ticketek.com.au

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 premier.ticketek.com.au

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 www.waso.com.au

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 astortheatreperth.theticketgroup.com.au

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 www.asq.com.au

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 astortheatreperth.theticketgroup.com.au

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 www.perthconcerthall.com.au

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 premier.ticketek.com.au

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 premier.ticketek.com.au

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 www.waso.com.au

 

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