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 6 Sep Black Swan State Theatre Company: York Theatre|Dance|Film

Set in and around a single old abandoned hospital, York moves through time to uncover the buried histories we have built over. Light-hearted ghost stories and harrowing hauntings collide in this world premiere directed by Clare Watson, inspired by 200 years of real accounts.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth bsstc.com.au

1–30 Sep Kings Park Festival 2020 Festivals|Celebrations

Throughout September, see amazing spring displays of wildflowers and take part in the many events on offer including outdoor exhibitions, guided walks and talks, photography displays, family activities, wellness events and more. Most events are free.
Kings Park, Fraser Ave, West Perth Ph: 9480 3600

2 Sep Australian Chamber Orchestra: Baroque Brilliance Music|Concerts

In-demand director Jonathan Cohen makes his Australian debut with this virtuosic and evocative program that moves from Vivaldi and Handel to the lesser known but harmonically gifted Francesca Caccini.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999 www.perthconcerthall.com.au

3 Sep WASO Afternoon Symphony: Brahms’ Fourth Symphony Music|Concerts

Acclaimed Scottish pianist Steven Osborne makes his much-anticipated WASO debut with Ravel’s piano concerto, a joyous work of jazz-inspired rhythms, lyrical beauty and exhilarating vitality. We burst open this concert with a colourful tribute to the eternal city with Respighi’s symphonic poem, Fountains of Rome. Brahms’ grand and sweeping final symphony then erupts with passionate intensity to complete our concert of kaleidoscopic masterworks.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

3–27 Sep Black Swan State Theatre Company: Animal Farm Theatre|Dance|Film

Adapted by political powerhouse Van Badham from the novel by George Orwell in a protest for freedom that will make you grunt.
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth bsstc.com.au

4–5 Sep WASO MSWA Masters Series: Brahms’ Fourth Symphony Music|Concerts

Acclaimed Scottish pianist Steven Osborne makes his much-anticipated WASO debut with Ravel’s piano concerto, a joyous work of jazz-inspired rhythms, lyrical beauty and exhilarating vitality. We burst open this concert with a colourful tribute to the eternal city with Respighi’s symphonic poem, Fountains of Rome. Brahms’ grand and sweeping final symphony then erupts with passionate intensity to complete our concert of kaleidoscopic masterworks.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

10–16 Sep WAAPA: The Elephant Man Theatre|Dance|Film

Spurned by society, a horribly deformed young man is a freak attraction in a travelling sideshow. But when a famous young doctor befriends him, John Merrick changes from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favourite of the aristocracy and literati. Can the Elephant Man achieve normality? And does he even want it? Based on the real-life story of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man is a powerful and poignant look at what it is to be different. Join WAAPA’s graduating actors as they present Bernard Pomerance’s multi-award-winning play in the intimate space of UWA’s Dolphin Theatre.
Dolphin Theatre, UWA, Stirling Hwy, Crawley 9370 6895 waapa.ecu.edu.au

11–26 Sep WA Ballet: Dracula Theatre|Dance|Film

Follow Dracula, whose lonely soul is determined to reunite with his lost love, Mina and in doing so begins a reign of terror and seduction, draining the life from those around her to get what he so desires. With looming gothic sets and rich, detailed costumes, don’t miss this chance to witness international superstar Krzysztof Pastor’s exquisitely thrilling neo-classical work. WASO’s powerful live performance of the magnificent score will keep you so transfixed by every movement on stage you’ll find breathing optional by the final, desperate moments.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

11–17 Sep WAAPA: Orpheus in the Underworld Music|Concerts

Paris, 1889… The perfect meeting point for high society and high fashion. The ideal rendezvous for God-like men and beautiful women. At a time when public opinion demands strict morals of all Parisians, how is it the artists of the Moulin Rouge can celebrate their liberté, égalité and fraternité with wild abandon? Come with us as we peel back the layers of French society and descend into the cabaret underworld of the ‘city of love’.
Geoff Gibbs Theatre, ECU, Bradford St Mt Lawley 9370 6895 waapa.ecu.edu.au

18–19 Sep James Reyne & Mark Seymour Music|Concerts

James Reyne and Mark Seymour are together again for the Never Again 2020 Tour. This is your chance to see two of Australia’s greatest songwriters together and alone in a rare three part performance.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

26 Sep to 3 Oct Perth Royal Show Exhibitions|Displays|Talks

Featuring a unique blend of a traditional agricultural fair; rides; educational exhibits; showbags; food and - of course - the iconic fireworks. With more than 101 free things to see and do on-site and more activities and experiences than ever before, there really is no better place to be than the Perth Royal Show.
Claremont Showgrounds, Ashton Ave, Claremont www.perthroyalshow.com.au

 

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