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.



1 Oct WAYO: Verdi Requiem Music|Concerts

Beginning life as a memorial to Rossini, Verdi’s Requiem is a thrilling journey of intense human emotion as dramatic as any opera. With its world famous Dies Irae, soaring melodies, musical drama and sheer passion, this 90 minute masterpiece is a once in a lifetime concert experience. WAYO is joined by the WASO Chorus and four stunning vocal soloists in an awe-inspiring ensemble of over 250 performers.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth

4 Oct Australian Chamber Orchestra: Emmanuel Pahud Music|Concerts

The world’s greatest living flautist Emmanuel Pahud is back! Twelve years after his Australian debut with the ACO, one of Richard Tognetti’s great musical friends returns.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

4 Oct Alison Moyet Music|Concerts

She's sold over 20 million recordings, fronted synthpop duo Yazoo, won 3 BRIT Awards and now, pop legend and relentless explorer, Alison Moyet is set to tour Australia for the first time in 30 years.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

4 Oct Morning Melodies: The Snake Pit Music|Concerts

Step back in time to ‘The Snake Pit’ at Scarborough Beach, the birthplace of rock and roll music in Western Australia in the late 1950s. Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, Love Me Tender, Johnny B. Goode, Tutti Frutti, Dream Lover and See You Later Alligator are just some of the songs you will hear at this memorable tribute show.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

5–7 Oct Chiquitita & Fernando: You’re Welcome for the Music Music|Concerts

From the writer of ¡Hispanic Attack! and Everybody Loves Lucy comes a brand new show packed with laughs and some of the most popular songs of all time. Fernando is the love child of two members of Abba (he’s just not sure which two), while Chiquitita used to be married to a member of A-Ha (she’s just not sure which one). Featuring outrageous stories, a highly unusual relationship and lots of music from both bands — as well as Europe, Roxette, Ace of Base and the rest of Swedish pop history — this Nordic pair deliver enough sunshine to get you through a Stockholm winter!
Downstairs at the Maj, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

6–7 Oct WASO Classics Series: Karin Schaupp Plays Rodrigo Music|Concerts

Ravel’s Pavane evokes the courtly world of Renaissance Spain with as much perfumed nostalgia as Rodrigo’s popular guitar concerto does. Rodrigo described his glorious concerto as capturing “the fragrance of magnolias, the singing of birds, and the gushing of fountains.” Rimsky-Korsakov’s equally popular tone poem Scheherazade plunges you headfirst into the exotic world of the Tales of the Arabian Nights. Former WASO Assistant Conductor Christopher Dragon is joined by acclaimed Australian guitarist Karin Schaupp in this enchanting concert.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth

6 Oct Tina Arena Music|Concerts

Australian pop icon Tina Arena has been part of the fabric of Australian music and pop culture for the past 40 years. Her voice has sent shivers up the spines of three generations of music lovers from her early days on Young Talent Time, to her hugely successful debut album Strong as Steel, her incredible international success and ten times platinum Don’t Ask (1994). Tina’s era defying career also includes two best-selling French-language albums.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

6–7 Oct Karin Schaupp Plays Rodrigo Music|Concerts

In an exhilarating concert of fantastical tales and exotic colours, Karin Schaupp performs Rodrigo’s popular guitar concerto, described by the composer as capturing “the fragrance of magnolias, the singing of birds, and the gushing of fountains.”
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth

7 Oct Tropical Tease: Australian Burlesque Festival Festivals|Celebrations

A night of glamorous classic tease and modern neo-burlesque that will dazzle, delight and stimulate the senses. Tropical Tease will feature some of the best and most entertaining international and local burlesque performers.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

8 Oct Swan Valley Mudfest 2017 Festivals|Celebrations

The Swan Valley Mudfest is the craziest, funniest and muddiest obstacle race in Perth. We are all about fun, family, not taking yourself too seriously, having a laugh, getting fit, getting muddy and achieving things you didn’t think were possible. We look forward to dressing up and running a muck with you this Spring and don’t forget, your four-legged pooch can join in too.
Belvoir Estate 1177 Great Northern Hwy, Upper Swan

11–14 Oct Wogs At Work Comedy

The hilarious new show from Aussie comedy legend Nick Giannopoulos, the creator & star of 'Wogs Out Of Work', 'Acropolis Now', 'The Wog Boy' & 'The Kings of Mykonos'. Teaming up with Nick live on stage will be comedy group sensation 'Sooshi Mango' who have had over 25 million views online of their hilarious videos. 'Wogs At Work' promises to be the Ethnic Comedy Spectacular of the Year.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

12 Oct Li-Wei Qin Plays Saint-Saens Music|Concerts

Chinese-born Australian cello virtuoso Li-Wei Qin performs Saint-Saëns’ stormy, mercurial First Cello Concerto, a virtuosic showpiece that positively erupts with unique and imaginative melodies.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth

13–14 Oct WASO Masters Series: French Connections Music|Concerts

The three months that Vaughan Williams studied with Ravel in 1908 were rewarding both personally and professionally. The two became friends and Ravel’s tuition helped Vaughan Williams achieve a more luminous sound and greater textural clarity in his orchestral music. His Fifth Symphony is imbued with the delicate handling of lyricism and orchestral colour evident in his teacher’s Mother Goose ballet. By contrast, musical prodigy Saint-Saëns’ stormy, mercurial First Cello Concerto positively erupts with melodic invention. 
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth

14–19 Oct Horrible Harriet Families|Children

Look out! Here comes Horrible Harriet. She’s wicked, wild and wonderful! Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework. Harriet and the other children don’t see eye to eye - but all Harriet really wants is a friend. When Athol Egghead lands in his hot air balloon, Harriet finally meets someone who understands her. Then Mr Chicken arrives to disrupt the whole show! Fortunately Horrible Harriet knows how to handle him... or does she? Join Harriet's search for identity and friendship, with songs, laughs, mischievous fun - and not least Mr Chicken himself!
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

15 Oct Isla Grant in Concert Music|Concerts

Scotland's legendary singer/song writer Isla Grant returns to Australia with exciting new songs, plus her extensive repertoire of her most loved music. As an internationally acclaimed recording artist, Isla’s beautiful voice encompasses everything from country folk songs to easy listening; an unforgettable evening of old favourites and sparkling new compositions.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

16 Oct Peter Hook and the Light Music|Concerts

Peter Hook & The Light will perform the legendary Factory Record’s albums ‘Substance’ by Joy Division & New Order.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

17 Oct Alice Cooper Music|Concerts

Alice Cooper pioneered shock rock with his wild black grease paint and crazy stage theatrics! Don't miss your chance to see the star behind hard-rock hit songs Love It To Death, No More Mr. Nice Guy, School's Out For Summer, and many others.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

17–22 Oct Strassman’s iTedE Comedy

Strasso’s screwed. He can’t get Chuck and Ted E. off their iPhones. They’re lost to Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook. The battle is on. And in an amazing live-show breakthrough, Strasso throws his voice to 5 puppets at once. It’s a riotously unbelievable, 6-way comedy routine. You seriously won’t believe it. Ted is cuter than ever and Chuck just as evil. Sid the Beaver cracks a heap of depraved jokes. And you won’t believe surprise guest, Buttons, the very pissed clown. You'll cack yourself. The best night out you’ll have in long time!
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

20 Oct Damien Leith: The Parting Glass Music|Concerts

This show incorporates both a play and a musical concert of classic Irish songs, set in an Irish pub. See Damien’s take on the character role of an Irish father as he chats with the audience about his son Daniel who lives in Australia.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

21–22 Oct Telethon 2017 Festivals|Celebrations

Telethon is Western Australia’s most loved children’s charity, this year celebrating 50 years. The live 25-hour appeal will be enhanced with performances by Australian celebrities and local entertainers.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth

26 Oct 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

26–28 Oct Don’t Judge Country (Cause it Starts With…) Music|Concerts

A new show from the creative force behind One Hit Wanda! Karaoke Killer featuring the music of Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Slim Dusty, Johnny Cash and more!
Downstairs at the Maj, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

27 Oct Megan Washington with WASO Music|Concerts

Two-time ARIA Award winner and multi-platinum album selling artist Megan Washington burst onto the Australian music scene in 2008. She started her career performing jazz but evolved her style to indie pop and alternative rock. In 2017 she joins WASO with new songs and a selection of favourites from her three studio albums. Don't miss one of the defining Australian female singers of our age in this special concert with WASO.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth

27 Oct The Bootleg Beatles Music|Concerts

Formed from the West End cast of the Broadway musical Beatlemania, The Bootleg Beatles are the world's premier Beatles show. In an illustrious career they have played the main stage at Glastonbury, supported Oasis and performed for the Queen at Buckingham Palace. By popular demand they are bringing their amazing multi-media production back to Australia, accompanied by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth

27 Oct 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

28 Oct Midnight Oil Music|Concerts

The time has come… for Midnight Oil. From the northern beaches of Sydney to the streets of Manhattan, they have stopped traffic, inflamed passions, inspired fans, and broken new ground. The Great Circle 2017 World Tour will see the group's classic lineup literally circle our overheating planet for 6 months, starting and ending with gigs in Sydney. It will be Midnight Oil's first tour in 15 years and their biggest tour since classic 80s and early 90s albums sold over 10 million copies around the world. Midnight Oil is more than just a rock'n'roll band. In 2017 they will finally bring things back to where they all began with this one special tour. The circle remains unbroken.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

28 Oct WA Open Dancesport Championships Theatre|Dance|Film

Join us for a fantastic family friendly dance spectacular to witness competition dancers of all ages in exciting day and evening programs. The WA Open Dancesport Championship is Western Australia's premier Dancesport event with local and interstate ballroom, Latin and new vogue dancers competing. This is an event not to miss.
HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont Ph: 13 61 00

28 Oct Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour Music|Concerts

Brought to life in a full-scale production that includes a live band bringing the energy, the dance, and the music that spans generations. Starring William Hall as Michael Jackson.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

28 Oct Rottnest Carnivale Festivals|Celebrations

Rottnest Carnivale is on again with a full day and night of festivities raising funds for our very important charity partner, Telethon. Come over with your family and friends for an exciting island-wide celebration with loads of free entertainment and activities, outdoor cinema, live performances and a Halloween themed food village.
Rottnest Island

28–29 Oct Unwined Subiaco Festivals|Celebrations

Enjoy the best of Western Australia’s fine wine, craft beer and spirits in a festival to celebrate our unique and boutique beverages. Add in some local produce and tempting tapas to create a fantastic day out. Throughout the day you can enjoy live music, sit in on a cooking demonstration or maybe learn something new at the wine education seminars. For something special you could try the indulgence of the new Club Lounge.
Roberts Rd, Subiaco