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.



28 Sep to 5 Oct Perth Royal Show Exhibitions|Displays

The IGA Perth Royal Show is Perth's biggest community event attracting 400,000 visitors from the city and the country every year. With a rich history spanning 170 years, the Show is an iconic social and cultural event which showcases WA agriculture, small business and entertainment.
Claremont Showgrounds, Ashton Ave, Claremont

4–5 Oct WASO Masters Series: Symphonie Fantastique Music|Concerts

Inspired by unrequited romantic love, Berlioz’s radical masterpiece Symphonie fantastique is full of passions, dreams and phantoms – a lovesick musician’s hallucinatory fantasies. Astonishingly modern and revolutionary at its premiere in 1830, it is still breathtaking nearly 200 years later.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

4–5 Oct Jazz @ the Maj: Everybody Needs Somebody to Love: Chicago Blues Jazz Music|Concerts

King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong. Just some of the artists who made their names in Chicago, a city synonymous with jazz, swing and blues. WAYJO brings together the jazz and blues tradition across these two concerts, featuring powerful soul, big band swing, and bass grooves both familiar and infectious. Who knows, we may even drop some tunes by a couple of brothers who were on a mission from God.
Downstairs at the Maj, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

6 Oct Perth Marathon Sport

This event, conducted annually by the West Australian Marathon Club, includes the WA State Marathon Championship, Perth Kids Marathon, Masters Athletics WA Marathon Championships and incorporates a relay marathon over the same course consisting of four legs.
Optus Stadium, Burswood

10–27 Oct Black Swan State Theatre Company: Fully Sikh Theatre|Dance|Film

A world premiere co-production with Barking Gecko Theatre Company, directed by artistic director Matt Edgerton. Fully Sikh is written and performed by Australia’s Got Talent sensation, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa. It’s the first Aussie Sikh story to hit our stages and will be a sensory feast for audiences – unique and unmissable. Slam poetry from our suburbs like you’ve never seen before.
State Theatre, Studio Underground, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth

11–12 Oct WASO Classics Series: Beethoven’s Eroica Music|Concerts

Inspired by the ideals of the French revolution and the German Enlightenment, Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony is also a deeply personal statement. This exhilarating and ground-breaking work is a triumph of artistic will over tragic adversity.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

11 Oct Paco Peña: Esencias Music|Concerts

Paco Peña, one of the world’s leading traditional Flamenco players, is coming to Perth. Paco Peña is part of the phenomenon that has transformed the perceptions around the world of Flamenco. He expands his horizons as a guitarist, composer, dramatist and producer, beautifying Flamenco with flamboyance, whilst remaining true to the essence of this traditional Spanish art form.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

17 Oct Metallica: World Wired Tour Music|Concerts

Last here in 2013, Metallica have cemented their reputation as the powerhouse of hard rock. Their long-awaited return Down Under features six Australian stadium tours with special guest Slipknot in support.
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

19 Oct Nevermind Music|Concerts

Early music has rarely sounded as chic or brilliant! The four musicians of French ensemble Nevermind – combining flute, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord – met and founded their group while they were students in Paris. A breath of fresh air in today’s classical music scene, they are rewriting the rule-book on period-instrument concerts with a thoroughly engaging mix of virtuoso expertise and unpretentious charm. Delighting audiences across Europe in prestigious festivals and concert series and making their Australian debut with Musica Viva, Nevermind is disarmingly relaxed and unpretentious and thoroughly dedicated to the universal appeal of good music. 
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999

19–26 Oct WA Opera: Macbeth Music|Concerts

Lord Macbeth was a loyal General who had sworn allegiance to the King of Scotland but when a group of witches reveal a prophecy that he will one day be King, he and Lady Macbeth become consumed by greed. They plot the King’s untimely demise.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth

23 Oct Shawn Mendes Music|Concerts

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter and global sensation Shawn Mendes is bringing his wildly-anticipated world tour to Australia.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

26–29 Oct Spot Families|Children

Spot is one of the most loved dogs in the world, and he’s coming to Australia! Spot and his friends are off on a new adventure to visit Spot’s Dad on the farm and meet the farm animals. But when they arrive, all the animals are lost! Can Spot and his friends find them all? They might need a little help from their new friends in the audience…
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

30 Oct Australian Chamber Orchestra: Intimate Bach Music|Concerts

Bach holds a special place in the heart of every ACO musician. In this program they explore his genius with an impressive line-up featuring Richard Tognetti, Erin Helyard, Brett Dean and ACO Principal Cello, Timo-Veikko Valve.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999