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  • 1. Perth Festival

    With music, fireworks, indigenous performances, and world-famous artists, this energetic, big-name summer festival brings the city to life. The highly anticipated festival is held February and March in venues throughout the city, and its more highbrow shows are tempered with the raucousness of the Perth Fringe World Festival, which runs in January and February. While most shows for both festivals are ticketed, there are also plenty of free outdoor performances. PF is Australia's oldest and biggest annual arts festival, running for more than 50 years.

    Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • 2. Rooftop Movies


    Perth’s first—and only—rooftop cinema opened after a summer trial run sold out night after night. It's now one of the city's anticipated seasonal venues. Crowning a seven-story car park, it shows mainstream blockbusters—with the odd cult or classic film thrown in for good measure—on a giant movie screen. It's the perfect date night, complete with a romantic sunset. There's a booze, food, and candy bars, but self-packed picnic baskets are welcome. No BYO alcohol.  Movies run each night, except Monday, during the warmer months of November through March, weather permitting.

    Roe St. car park, Perth, Western Australia, 6003, Australia

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  • 3. Crown Theatre Perth

    Burswood | Theater

    This 2,300-seat venue has regular mainstream theatrical and musical productions from around the world—think Cats, Wicked, and The Lion King. Note that parking can be difficult on weekends.

    Great Eastern Hwy., Perth, Western Australia, 6100, Australia
    -13–2849-box office
  • 4. Perth Concert Hall


    A starkly rectangular building overlooking the Swan River in the city center, the Perth Concert Hall stages regular plays, comedy acts, musicals, and recitals by the excellent West Australian Symphony Orchestra, as well as Australian and international performers. It's particularly busy during the Perth Festival. Adding to the appeal of the fine auditorium is the 3,000-pipe organ surrounded by a 160-person choir gallery. The hall is said to have the best acoustics in Australia.

    5 St. Georges Terr., Perth, Western Australia, 6000, Australia
  • 5. Quarry Amphitheatre

    City Beach | Dance

    For outdoor performances, the grass terraced Quarry Amphitheatre is a unique and popular venue, particularly during the Perth International Arts Festival and warmer months.

    Waldron Dr., off Oceanic Dr., Perth, Western Australia, 6015, Australia
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  • 6. Regal Theatre

    Subiaco | Theater

    The 1930s-era Regal Theatre hosts local and visiting performances, ranging from comedy to musicals.

    474 Hay St., at Rokeby Rd., Perth, Western Australia, 6008, Australia
  • 7. State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

    Northbridge | Dance

    The flashy, gilded State Theatre Centre of Western Australia is home to the 575-seat Heath Ledger Theatre and Studio Underground, a flexible performance space. Outdoor events are held in the multipurpose Courtyard. The State Theatre Centre presents contemporary performing arts, both theater and dance, and is the home of the Perth Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company.

    174–176 William St., Perth, Western Australia, 6000, Australia
  • 8. Ticketek

    This is the main booking agent in Perth for the performing arts. It operates solely online, though there are several physical box offices at arts venues such as the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, the State Theatre, and His Majesty's Theatre in the CBD. Booking fees will be added to the price of tickets. 

    Perth, Western Australia, 6000, Australia
  • 9. West Australian Ballet Company


    This world-class ballet company has earned an international reputation for excellence due to its overall innovation and creativity. Its diverse repertoire includes new, full-length story ballets, cutting-edge contemporary dance, and classical and neoclassical ballets. Performances are held throughout Perth, including at His Majesty's Theatre, the atmospheric Quarry Amphitheatre, and the State Theatre Centre. They can even organize adult ballet classes. 

    134 Whatley Crescent, Perth, Western Australia, 6051, Australia
  • 10. West Australian Opera Company


    The West Australian Opera Company presents three seasons annually—generally in February, July, and October, though this may change each year—at His Majesty's Theatre. It also performs the free Opera in the Park in Perth's Supreme Court Gardens each February. Although it is a free event, you must register online for a ticket to present upon arrival. The company's repertoire includes classic opera and operettas.

    825 Hay St., Perth, Western Australia, 6000, Australia

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