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.



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

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

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

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