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XR:WA 20

Explore stunning immersive VR experiences and technologies, hear from some of the industry’s leading thinkers and innovators, and network with local, national, and international colleagues.

  • Dates:Dec 3 - Dec 6
  • Time(s):Starts 10am
  • Venue:Perth Cultural Centre
  • Festivals:All Festivals,XR:WA


  • Hosted By:XR:WA
  • Venue Address:Perth Cultural Centre, Francis Street and William St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts
  • Other:Expos,Technology
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free


Spread across three days, the major conference and public exhibition will showcase the ideas, works, technology and constantly evolving environment of the virtual reality and digital screen industry.

The jam-packed program will feature panel discussions, a Games and Experience Emporium, trade exhibitions, and workshops with keynote speakers that will delve into the immersive and digital screen-based forms of art, entertainment, education and training, science and research, and business.

Breaksea Singing Festival

Breaksea Singing Festival is about gathering, sharing and celebrating the best of music, singing, friends, family & community.

  • Dates:Dec 5
  • Time(s):4:30PM Doors Open, 5:00PM Welcome to Country 5:00PM-8:00PM Live Music
  • Venue:Kidogo Arthouse
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:Breaksea
  • Venue Address:Bathers Beach, Fremantle
  • Ticket Price:Adults $30, Under 16YO Free
  • Type:Community,Youth Art / Performance,Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Music:Choral,Classical,Country & Folk,Indie & Alternative,Rock
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre


Tickets available here: trybooking.com/BMJNY

On the terraced lawn at Kidogo Arthouse, right on Bathers Beach, sit back, relax and enjoy the sunset as our Artists take you on a musical journey of inspiration and togetherness. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy pizza from the Pulcinella Pizza Truck and a drink from the Kidogo Bar! 

4:30PM Doors Open

5:00PM Welcome to Country

5:00PM-8:00PM Live Music 

Breaksea Artists featuring ~ Matt Ward, Pia Harris, Jonathan Brain, Rachael Colmer, Rob Castiglione, Sheyan & Shantay Tidswell, Jarrad Inman & introducing Bonnie Staude, Emma Pettemerides & Tommaso Pollio

Bush Band featuring ~ Will, Fred & Richard

Tickets $30, Under 16YO Free


Christmas Pet Paw-Traits

Celebrate the Christmas season with your four-legged-friend in a festive photoshoot.

  • Dates:Dec 5
  • Time(s):9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Venue:Mount Lawley


  • Venue Address:669 Beaufort Street Mount Lawley, WA 6050
  • Type:Free,Pet-Friendly


The City of Stirling is celebrating the festive season with family Christmas pet paw-traits! Bring your four-legged friend to one of our joyful and dazzling photoshoot locations and pose for the pup-arazzi. Each session is 10 minutes and online bookings are essential. Photos will be sent to the booking email address post photoshoot.

Make sure to share your magical Pet Paw-traits online by tagging #Christmasinstirling.

Terms and conditions:

  • Only open for sociable dogs, cats and rabbits
  • Please arrive at 669 Beaufort St 5 minutes prior to your booking time
  • Owner/s are responsible for their pets at all times
  • In the event that any animal displays aggressive behaviour, we will ask that you leave the premise with your pet
  • Owner/s must wait at the entrance until a staff member greets and leads you to the Christmas Pet Paw-trait Photography set
  • If you are unable to make your booking time, you are not able to rebook
  • Images may be reproduced or published on the City of Stirling website as well as the City’s social media accounts, which will be available throughout Australia and the rest of the world.

Book your spot now to avoid missing out!

COVID information: The City will be implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures which will include physical distancing requirements, appropriate PPE for staff, and sanitation stations in high traffic areas. We encourage residents to stay home if they are not feeling well.

Made on the Left 2020 Christmas Market

Perth's own designer markets are back for 2020! The annual Made on the Left Christmas Market returns to Fremantle's Esplanade Park, on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December.

  • Dates:Sat 5th & Sun 6th December 2020
  • Time(s):10am to 5pm
  • Venue:Esplanade Park, Fremantle


  • Hosted By:Made on the Left Inc.
  • Venue Address:Esplanade Park, Marine Terrace, Fremantle
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Community,Free
  • Other:Arts & Crafts,Markets


The annual Made on the Left Christmas Market will see over 100 Western Australian designers come together at Fremantle's Esplanade Park, on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December.


Made on the Left is Perth's longest running designer market, offering a unique showcase of products from talented and creative local artists.


Visitors will be amazed at the one-of-a-kind gifts for men, women and children on offer - all lovingly made here in WA. Everything displayed is either hand made by the designer or fully produced in WA, with each stall holder featuring their own designs.


The wide range of gift ideas will include hand-made clothing and accessories (made from vintage, retro and unique fabrics), mosaic artworks, original canvas prints and watercolours, timber homewares, luxury candles and 100% leather bags and clutches.


There will also be fine silver jewellery featuring gem stones and precious metal wires, metal wall art, artisan soaps, home and beauty products, sweet treats and home-made honey.


Entry to this family friendly event is FREE and will include kids' workshop activities on both days. Of course, a range of food trucks will provide eats and drinks as well.

The Ukuladies

Christmas favourites performed by The Ukuladies.

  • Dates:Dec 5
  • Time(s):6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Venue:Mount Lawley


  • Venue Address:Beaufort St and Walcott St, Mt Lawley WA 6050
  • Type:Community,Free
  • Music:Free,Other Music


Celebrate the festive season and enjoy the summer air as The Ukuladies perform Christmas classics in and around cafes and restaurants in Mount Lawley. Grab a bite to eat or drink and enjoy the sweet merry sounds from this harmonic duo!

Also, while in Mount Lawley, explore a series of fun Christmas themed projections created by West Australian artists VJ Zoo.

Projections screen from 7.00pm to 10.00pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from December 4 to December 20.

Meet Boxy on Beaufort Street interactive TV projection

Location 1/669 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley 

Meet Boxy on Beaufort Street, who is not dressed up as finely as the other Christmas gifts - but who loves to dance and have fun. Take your turn to be Boxy.

Note: As this site is a TV not projection, it will be operational day and night from the 1 to 24 December.

Santa’s Village projection

Location Westpac Branch, 681 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley 

Get up close and personal with all the characters from Santa’s Village – there’s plenty of dancing, an Elf Choir, and a snowball fight too.

WAAPA Music Feast

A celebration of live performance and music across the ECU Campus.

  • Dates:Dec 5
  • Time(s):11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Venue:WAAPA, ECU Mount Lawley Campus


  • Venue Address:Edith Cowan University, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Type:Community,Free
  • Music:Classical,Country & Folk,Hip Hop,Indie & Alternative,Jazz,Opera,Pop,R&B,Rock,Soul & Gospel
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium,The Edith Spiegeltent
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:Free


The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and Edith Cowan University present the WAAPA Music Feast on Saturday 5 December from 11.00 am until 7.00 pm at the Mount Lawley campus. A celebration of music, live performance and the end of a challenging yet rewarding year.

Four venues will come alive at ECU’s Mount Lawley campus, each one dedicated to a different genre of music. The Richard Gill Auditorium hosts the classical music department with performances encompassing Classical Voice and Opera and various instrumental ensembles, which will delight audiences with their virtuosity. The Edith will host 8 hours of Jazz, Latin Jazz, Afro Peruvian Jazz, large and small ensemble, including the acclaimed WAAPA Big Band. The Amphitheatre stage will see a representation of the Contemporary Music program, including the Music Artists, gifted singer/songwriters, encompassing rock, pop, folk, indie, soul, hip-hop, and R&B styles and in the Spectrum Gallery Space the Composition and Music Technology students, staff and alumni will present an eclectic mix of original music performance, spatial sound, and video.

This is a free, family-friendly, unlicensed event. Each venue’s capacity is based on the latest government advice regarding COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2020

Perth's Revelation Film Festival is back once again to showcase the best independent movies from Dec 9 - 13

  • Dates:Dec 9 - 13
  • Time(s):Various
  • Venue:Multiple Venues
  • Festivals:All Festivals,Revelation Film Festival


  • Venue Address:Various Venues
  • Produced By:Revelation Film Festival
  • Other:Film Festivals
  • Hosted By:Revelation Film Fest


The 23rd annual Revelation Perth International Film Festival presents over 30 features, documentaries and short films from December 9 – 13, screening as part of a curated program celebrating independent filmmakers from across the globe and around the corner. 

The full line up is online at www.revelationfilmfest.org with tickets for all screenings available now. 

WASO's Arena Christmas Spectacular

Our annual free end of year concert is reconceived in 2020 as an RAC Arena spectacular.

  • Dates:Dec 12
  • Time(s):7.00pm
  • Venue:RAC Arena


  • Hosted By:WASO
  • Venue Address:700 Wellington Street, 6000
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Music:Orchestral,Classical
  • Type:Free
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Event Venue:RAC Arena


Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra with the support of Lotterywest and City of Perth, no other show in the City this year will feature such a magnificent combination of sing-along Christmas hits and dazzling special effects, totally free and COVID-safe for the whole family. 

Western Australia’s favourite leading lady, Lucy Durack, will be our host while your West Australian Symphony Orchestra and special guests perform a much-loved program of Christmas classics. Families can sing-along to Baby, It’s Cold OutsideWhat A Wonderful World and Santa Claus is Coming to Town while also enjoying favourites from The Nutcracker and Home Alone.

This magical production will feature more than 130 West Australian performers on stage including the Orchestra and WASO Chorus led by Perth’s rising star conductor Jen Winley. They will be joined by international musical theatre star Amy Manford, and acclaimed soprano Samantha Clarke, with more special guests including the one and only, Santa.

While the event remains free for all the family, tickets will need to be secured via Ticketek with contact details required at booking.

Henry Clarke

Enjoy your summer evening with the vocals of Henry Clarke with his acoustic guitar.

  • Dates:Dec 16
  • Time(s):6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Venue:Cafe Relish


  • Venue Address:Cafe Relish, 193C Scarborough Beach Road, Doubleview WA 6018
  • Type:Community,Free
  • Music:Free,Country & Folk
  • Hosted By:City of Stirling


Enjoy the festive air as Henry Clarke performs a mixture of covers and Christmas tunes at Café Relish in the beer garden.

While in Doubleview, visit Munro Reserve and enjoy the Christmas Gumtree decorated with oversized baubles and sparkling lights. 

Silent Night Silent Disco

A dancing walking tour down Beaufort street to get into the festive feels.

  • Dates:Dec 19
  • Venue:Stirling Community Centres


  • Venue Address:Stirling Community Centres - Bob Daniel - 895 Beaufort Street, Inglewood WA 6052
  • Type:Community,For Kids,Free
  • Hosted By:City of Stirling
  • Ticket Price:Free


It’s time to get your dancing shoes on, get in your best festive wear, and celebrate the silly season in style with a silent disco in the heart of Inglewood! On this dancing walking tour, you will be transported into a fun and festive world of the latest hits, dance classics, sing-along favourites and of course the best Christmas tunes!

Our high-energy host – Yannick Benoit will keep you entertained as you twist and shout down Beaufort Street, visit murals, visual art pieces, cafes and restaurants. The tour will conclude at General Public where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a bite to eat.

Please note: Make sure to wear your best comfy shoes and bring a bottle of water

The Courtyard Club 2020

The Courtyard Club is back with free sets from local legends in the State Theatre Centre of WA Courtyard.

  • Dates:Every Friday; Nov 6 - Dec 18
  • Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA Courtyard


  • Hosted By:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Venue Address:174-176 William St, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Free
  • Music:DJs,Gig Guide,Free,Indie & Alternative
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA


Running over 7 weeks, this collab between State Theatre Centre of WA and RTRFM is the perfect place to start your weekend with friends while experiencing live radio and local music for free. An all-ages event, there's also a licensed bar and food options available.


Yagan Square Nyumbi

Yagan Square is being brought to life with a free celebration of the world’s oldest living culture every Friday night. Let’s meet, connect and celebrate in the heart of Perth city.

  • Dates:Every Friday, Nov 13 - Jan 29
  • Time(s):5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Venue:Yagan Square


  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Community,Free
  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Event Venue:Yagan Square
  • Hosted By:DevelopmentWA


Entitled Nyumbi, locals and visitors alike will be able to immerse themselves in Perth’s rich Nyoongar culture through traditional song and dance.

Watch Aboriginal performers from the Binjareb Middar and Kwarbah Djookian dance groups as they share stories of the world's oldest living culture through music, dance and language.

Grab a bite from one of the eateries and enjoy these free lunchtime performances on the grassed area next to Wellington Street. 

Bernie Dieter’s Berlin Underground

Join multi-award-winning cabaret performer Bernie Dieter and her degenerate family of misfits in the darkest, funniest, and most debauched club at Crown Perth.

  • Dates:Nov 17 - Dec 13
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Crown Perth


  • Hosted By:Zaccaria & Dead Man Label
  • Venue Address:Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100
  • Ticket Price FROM:$59.85
  • Ticket price TO:$95.53
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Music:Jazz
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret


With never been seen before acts, sound tracked by a gin-soaked, Weimar-punk jazz band, this boundary pushing show is as inappropriate and provocative as it is breathtaking and hilarious. Bernie Dieter’s Berlin Underground will perform at Crown for a strictly limited season.

Old Love

Are you never too old to fall in love? It’s a question explored in a romantic comedy at Melville Theatre, aptly-titled Old Love, written by Norm Foster and directed by Vanessa Jensen.

  • Dates:Nov 19 - Dec 5
  • Time(s):8pm November 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, December 3, 4 & 5; 2pm November 29
  • Venue:Melville Theatre


  • Hosted By:Melville Theatre
  • Venue Address:393A Canning Highway, Palmyra
  • Ticket Price:$23, $18 concession
  • Ticket Price FROM:$18
  • Ticket price TO:$23
  • Performing Arts:Theatre


ARE you never too old to fall in love?

It’s a question explored in a romantic comedy at Melville Theatre, aptly-titled Old Love, written by Norm Foster and directed by Vanessa Jensen.

Divorced man Bud meets the recently-widowed Molly – the wife of his former boss – again after many years, when he comes to pay his respects.

The two narrate the story of their initial meetings and how their lives have now led them to the point of taking a chance on happiness in old love.

Foster is considered Canada’s most produced playwright, known for his humour and insight into the trials and tribulations of everyday life, and is frequently compared to US playwright Neil Simon.

Old Love features Bud and Molly in the present but also their younger selves 25-plus years earlier,” Vanessa said.

“Having two actors convincingly portray the same character, albeit at different times of their lives, is the main challenge.

“Two other actors also play two important roles each without the aid of major costume changes, which can also be potentially tricky.

“The stage manager plays two minor roles and there are a few other cameo characters, so having a strong cast is imperative.”

First appearing on stage as an eight-year-old and directing her first show at 14, Vanessa has a wealth of theatre experience behind her.

She wrote, directed, stage-managed and acted in various shows at Curtin University’s Hayman Theatre over a four-year period and has staged a plethora of successful productions at the Old Mill and Melville Theatres.

Vanessa has plenty of best director and best play awards and nominations to her credit for shows including Away, Jamie’s Chooks, Twelve Angry Men, Mr Bailey’s Minder, Amadeus, Rabbit Hole and Love, Loss and What I Wore.

“After a difficult year for everyone, Melville Theatre wanted to present a lighter play that would bring a positive end to 2020,” she said.

“Norm Foster is a well-known Canadian playwright who writes warm, funny plays that are readily received by audiences.

Old Love certainly fit the bill because it is gentle, humorous and it’s underpinning theme is hope.”

Old Love plays at 8pm November 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, December 3, 4 and 5 with a 2pm matinee November 29. Tickets are $23, $18 concession – book at www.TAZTix.com.au.  

Melville Theatre is at 393A Canning Highway (corner of Stock Road), Palmyra.

Full Circle

Skeletons come tumbling out of the closet at a wedding in Stirling Theatre’s latest offering.

  • Dates:Nov 20 - Dec 5
  • Time(s):8pm November 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, December 3, 4 & 5; 2pm November 22 & 29
  • Venue:Stirling Theatre


  • Hosted By:Stirling Theatre
  • Venue Address:Morris Place, Innaloo
  • Ticket Price:$22, $20 concession
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$22
  • Performing Arts:Theatre


SKELETONS come tumbling out of the closet at a wedding in Stirling Theatre’s latest offering.

Written by Janet Shaw and directed by Barry Lefort, Full Circle is a black comedy spanning four decades – Dee and Millie haven’t spoken since 1969 and nobody knows why.

Fate took over when their children met and married, forcing them to tolerate each other on social occasions and avoid one another the rest of the time.

When they turn up for their granddaughter’s wedding, plans unravel and a spiral of destruction weaves it way through the proceedings – leading back to what happened that fateful day 40 years ago.

“I have read a few plays by Janet Shaw and really like the way she writes about life in modern families,” Barry said.

“She captures the comedic, dramatic and sometimes sad aspects of them.

Full Circle has all these elements and gives the cast an opportunity to portray these characters as if in real life.

“This show in particular reminds me so much of some of the gatherings we had with my family in England.”

A life member of Stirling Theatre, Barry joined the group in 1974 after emigrating from England and has directed and performed in a plethora of plays over the years.

“With Full Circle, I have some very experienced actors in the cast and one or two who have not performed as much, so the challenge is to ensure we work as a team to produce the best possible outcome,” he said.

“A director should always encourage constructive ideas from the team and be prepared to make changes that will add to the enjoyment for both the cast and audience.

“A happy team will produce a great show.”

Full Circle plays at 8pm November 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, December 3, 4 and 5 with 2pm matinees November 22 and 29. Tickets are $22, $20 concession – book through Morris News on 9446 9120 or at www.trybooking.com/BHPJL.

Stirling Theatre is on Morris Place, Innaloo.

Peter Pan

Magic, pirates, fairies and other fantastical creatures come together in Limelight Theatre’s production of Peter Pan.

  • Dates:Nov 26 - Dec 12
  • Time(s):7.30pm November 26, 27, 28, December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 with 2pm matinees November 28, December 5 and 12
  • Venue:Limelight Theatre


  • Hosted By:Limelight Theatre
  • Venue Address:Civic Drive
  • Ticket Price:$23, $20 concession and $17 children
  • Ticket Price FROM:$17
  • Ticket price TO:$23
  • Type:For Kids
  • Performing Arts:Theatre


Directed and adapted by Kathleen Del Casale from JM Barrie’s original story, it follows Peter as he tries to retrieve his shadow.

He arrives with Tinkerbell in the nursery of Wendy, John and Michael Darling and together they embark on adventures in Neverland.

Peter Pan is no better described than a story about ‘the boy who never grew up’,” Kathleen said.

“JM Barrie perfectly captures the innocence of childhood and how adulthood almost haunts it, lurking out of reach until it forces itself in.

“But at the same time it’s a wonderful, fun, nostalgic and fantastical story.”

Kathleen opted to do her own adaptation because she felt the 1904 original couldn’t be staged with “ethical sensitivity”.

“Audiences will notice there are Amazon warriors now – with the most amazing costumes! – who have replaced some of the original characters,” she said.

“This also helped with casting because we often get a lot of females auditioning at the theatre.”

Acting for the past 15 years, Kathleen has performed, directed or written for Stargate Actors Academy, HEY Fever and Snapshot Youth, Agelink and Limelight Theatres.

In 2012-13, she travelled to the UK to play May Gibbs in a touring production of River Dreaming and followed it up in 2015-16 with A Land of Legends.

Kathleen has been in numerous musicals including Hairspray, Anything Goes, Sweet Charity, Greenwicks and The Wedding Singer and has directed Death of a Salesman and co-directed Rock of Ages.

Peter Pan is my favourite story,” she said. “I fell in love with it when I first read it as a 12-year-old.

“It really captured my imagination and has always stayed with me – my first tattoo was of the ‘second star to the right’ group of stars from the story.

“My amazing crew and I have put a lot of hours into creating Neverland and it will really transport people back to their childhood selves.

“We’ve squeezed a huge amount of work into the rehearsal period and have some great stuff for our audiences to enjoy.”

Peter Pan plays at 7.30pm November 26, 27, 28, December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 with 2pm matinees November 28, December 5 and 12.

Tickets are $23, $20 concession and $17 children – book at www.limelighttheatre.com.au or call 0499 954 016 between 9am and 12pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Limelight Theatre is on Civic Drive, Wanneroo.

Sidewalk Sounds

Pick up lunch and enjoy some music and fresh air in the heart of Perth city.

  • Dates:Nov 26 - Dec 4
  • Time(s):11.30 to 1pm
  • Venue:Various Locations


  • Hosted By:City of Perth
  • Venue Address:Various
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Free


The first edition of Sidewalk Sounds will take place between 26 November and 4 December, under the shade of the London Pines in beautiful West Perth.

The second edition will be held on the 3 December and will feature a musical performance at the QV1 building.

The third edition of Sidewalk Sounds will take place between the 10 and 17 December in Raine Lane. Grab your lunch and enjoy the balmy summer day!

Welcome to the Otherside

New temporary bar Welcome to the Otherside is coming to Subi for the summer, popping up behind the Corner Gallery from Nov 26 – Dec 13.

  • Dates:Nov 26 - Dec 13
  • Time(s):4pm to 9pm
  • Venue:Subiaco


  • Hosted By:Otherside Brewing Co and Crafted Events WA
  • Venue Address:263 Hay St, Subiaco WA
  • Type:Community
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Cider,Spirits,Wine


Brewed up by the Triple-1-Three team, the powerhouse behind Otherside Brewing Co. and Freo.Social, the venue will transform the un-activated space behind the iconic pink walls of the Corner Gallery into a somewhat hidden bar.

The venue will be home to container bar with a rooftop area (think Fringeworld pop-up bar), a performance space for music and art, a kids play area and social spaces. Surprisingly, the little-known space can actually accommodate up to 450 people, so the more the merrier.

Drink offerings have a clear WA focus, featuring a 20-tap bar pouring pints of the Otherside core range, their most recent experimental brews (including a Christmas-themed sour and U.S. IPA), Vasse Felix wines, ciders and WA spirits. 

Welcome to the Otherside will be hopping to new locations throughout the summer, with each new spot getting a limited-edition cocktail menu, an on-site food truck and guest cooks from local restaurants.

’Twas The Night Before Christmas

Christmas is coming early this year with Harbour Theatre’s joyful tribute to the holiday season.

  • Dates:Nov 27-Dec 13
  • Time(s):7.30pm November 27, 28, December 4, 9, 11 and 12; 2pm November 29, December 6 and 13; and 6pm December 5
  • Venue:Harbour Theatre


  • Hosted By:Harbour Theatre
  • Venue Address:16 Lochee Street, Mosman Park
  • Ticket Price:$25.50, $23.50 concession and $20.50 students
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20.50
  • Ticket price TO:$25.50
  • Type:For Kids
  • Performing Arts:Theatre


CHRISTMAS is coming early this year with Harbour Theatre’s joyful tribute to the holiday season.

Written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Jane Sherwood, ’Twas The Night Before Christmas follows the story of why Santa forgot to visit Emily and her friend Amos the mouse the previous year.

An elf decides to investigate – and much mirth, merriment and mayhem unfolds as the evil Sir Guy tries to steal Santa’s naughty and nice list.

Ludwig is a US playwright, most famed for the Tony Award-winning farce Lend Me A Tenor.

“It’s a fun, feel-good Christmas show,” Sherwood said.

“When approached by Harbour Theatre to direct a production, I decided I wanted to end the year with Christmas cheer.

“After the way 2020 has turned out, I think that’s even more important.”

Involved with the Perth theatre scene since 2005, Sherwood was a founding member of Phoenix Theatre and has been involved with the Old Mill, Stirling, Black Swan, Rag and Bone, Kwinana and Harbour Theatres, A lad in sane productions, ARENAarts and Fringe World.

She has won numerous accolades at the annual Finley Awards, Dramafest, South West Drama Festival and Hills Festival of Theatre including best director and best production.

In 2018, Sherwood took a break from theatre to work on five films but made a return last year, acting in Lady Willpower and directing Ten Quid at Stirling Theatre, and appearing in Kate’s Story for Life on Hold Productions.

Earlier this year, she performed in The Actress and directed Love Letters, also playing Mavis in the upcoming series Slippery Business.

“The main challenges with ’Twas The Night Before Christmas are making it fun and ensuring it appeals to a wide audience, from young children to their grandparents,” she said.

“We need to keep it really lively and not let any of the energy drop while telling the story.”

’Twas The Night Before Christmas plays at 7.30pm November 27, 28, December 4, 9, 11 and 12; 2pm November 29, December 6 and 13; and 6pm December 5. Tickets are $25.50, $23.50 concession and $20.50 students – book at www.TAZTix.com.au or call TAZTix on 9255 3336.

Harbour Theatre is located at 16 Lochee Street, Mosman Park.


Cowboys and farmers are fighting over fences and water rights, while young farm girl Laurey can’t decide between two suitors vying for her affection.

  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre
  • Dates:Nov 28 - Dec 20


  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Venue Address:174 - 176 William Street, Perth Western Australia 6000
  • Ticket Price:$36- $93
  • Ticket Price FROM:$36
  • Ticket price TO:$93
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Musicals,Theatre


Set at the turn of the century, cowboys and farmers are fighting over fences and water rights, while young farm girl Laurey can’t decide between two suitors vying for her affection.
Directed by Richard Carroll (Calamity Jane, The Show Goes On, Once), the production features timeless hits such as Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, People Will Say We’re in Love, and The Surrey With the Fringe on Top. Enjoy bluegrass, country and even a square-dance with the characters at the Box Social. This Oklahoma! is an off-balance society full of outsiders and misfits.
A fresh look at a classic musical that will bring out the shadows in the cornfields and guns in the smokehouse. This spirited spectacle invites you to join the townsfolk and band members in the heart of the action, right on the Heath Ledger Theatre stage.
Oklahoma! is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of R&H Theatricals, www.rnh.com. 


Christmas Lights Cruise Mandurah

Experience the magic of Christmas this festive season as millions of colourful lights illuminate Mandurah's luxury canal homes and reflect onto the water.

  • Dates:Dec 1 - Jan 3
  • Venue:Mandurah Canals


  • Hosted By:Mandurah Cruises
  • Venue Address:73 Mandurah terrace, Mandurah, Western Australia, 6210
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Type:Community
  • Sports:Sailing


This magical spectacle occurs from December to early January as the residents hold a competition to see who has the best Christmas lights display.

There are waving Santas, snowmen, reindeers and sleds, dolphins, stars, snow globes, Christmas trees, opulent stairways, private jetties, watercraft and more - all sparkling with colour as carols are sung from balconies.

The best way to enjoy the lights is from the water. Families and friends do so from their private boats or with Mandurah Cruises and Mandurah Dolphin Tours who operate Christmas Lights Cruises during this period.

The local Mandurah Rotary Club have also captured the moment with a floating wishing well raising over AUD100,000 so far for charities! Coins are thrown into the well by people cruising around enjoying the lights.

The Nutcracker

Set in a 19th century English winter wonderland, this magical, classical ballet will capture the heart and mind of the whole family.

  • Dates:Dec 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13
  • Time(s):2:00pm; 3:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
  • Venue:His Majesty's Theatre


  • Venue Address:His Majesty's Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Ballet
  • Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre


Transport to the wonderful world of brave toy soldiers and dancing sugar canes. Join Clara on her adventure as she battles the evil Mouse King with her Nutcracker soldier, visits the captivating Land of Sweets and revels in the iconic dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Tickets are completely sold out, however join the waitlist for a chance to get a ticket.

6th Annual Polish Film Festival

The Polish Film Festival returns to Luna Leederville this spring with a strong lineup of critically acclaimed films, presenting a range of contemporary works from renowned and new Polish filmmakers.

  • Dates:Dec 3, 8, 15
  • Time(s):6:40pm, 6:45pm
  • Venue:Luna Leederville


  • Hosted By:Luna Palace
  • Venue Address:Luna Leederville, 155 Oxford Street, Leederville 6007
  • Ticket Price FROM:$19.50
  • Ticket price TO:$22.50
  • Other:Film Festivals
  • Event Venue:Luna Leederville


The Festival opens on Thursday 29 October with one of the most expensive Polish film productions of all time. THE LEGIONS is an epic historical drama that follows a love triangle set against the backdrop of the heroic struggle of Polish Legions to win independence from Tsarist Russia.

Highlights of the program include:
CHARLATAN, a fascinating biopic by the three-time Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland (Mr Jones, Spoor, Europa Europa) of an exceptional Czech healer who cured thousands with plant-based remedies.

Brimming with jazz ICARUS. THE LEGEND OF MIETEK KOSZ by Maciej Pieprzyca (Life Feels Good), a drama inspired by the true story of blind piano prodigy Mietek Kosz, starring the brilliant Dawid Ogrodnik with music by one of the most acclaimed Polish jazz pianists and music composers, Leszek Mozdzer.

25 YEARS OF INNOCENCE. THE CASE OF TOMEK KOMENDA, based on real events that shocked Poland and made headlines for many months a gripping crime drama about a man who had served 18 years in prison for murder before being found innocent.

For the full program go to polishfilmfestival.org.

All films screen with English subtitles. Tickets are available for purchase online or at the Luna Leederville Box Office.

All films screen only once, so don’t miss your chance and book your tickets early!



A show like no other! Dress to the nines and celebrate West Australian Ballet’s rich history and bright future with our special GALA performances.

  • Dates:Dec 3, 4, 10, 11
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:His Majesty's Theatre


  • Hosted By:West Australian Ballet
  • Venue Address:825 Hay St
  • Ticket Price FROM:$15
  • Ticket price TO:$62
  • Performing Arts:Ballet
  • Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre


Glittering excerpts from our most iconic classical, neo-classical and contemporary works including Don QuixoteLe CorsaireThe Great GatsbyTakutoRadio & Juliet plus many other wonderful surprises will be stunningly showcased. Designed for ballet lovers of all ages, join us for an emotional ride down memory lane as our dancers exude their passion for this exquisite art-form and Company.

“Chihiro Nomura (Kitri/Dulcinea) gave an impressive performance technically as a vivacious and mischievous Kitri, and showed serene control as Dulcinea in the dream sequences”
Don Quixote, Dance Australia

“Nixon’s choreography aptly captured the swinging twenties style and tempo and was an absolute delight to watch.”
The Great Gatsby, Australian Stage 

“It was easy to forget the audience was watching a highly technical dance as the focus on technique took a back seat to the comical storyline, deliberately bad-taste costumes and acting histrionics.”
Radio & Juliet, The Sydney Morning Herald  

On Exactitude in Science by Alan Butler

A two screen video instillation featuring a synchronised presentation of Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi (1982) & Alan Butler’s Koyaanisgtav (2017).

  • Dates:Dec 3 - 6
  • Time(s):Thursday - Saturday: 10:00am - 8:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Venue:PICA Performance Space
  • Festivals:XR:WA,All Festivals


  • Venue Address:PICA Performance Space, 51 James St, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Video
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Ticket Price:Free


Presented in association with XR:WA 2020

On Exactitude in Science takes its name from the Jorge Luis Borges short story, Del rigor en la ciencia (1946). This passage describes an ancient, fictional civilization that creates a 1:1 scale map of their territory. Borges, who annotated this text under a pseudonym, in fact based the work on an extract from a Lewis Carroll work first published in 1889.

Using two video screens, this installation comprises the Godfrey Reggio motion picture Koyaanisqatsi (1982), presented in synchronicity with Alan Butler’s shot-for-shot remake Koyaanisgtav (2017). The work by Reggio was chosen by Butler as a cultural artifact, and a paragon of the most popular visual media of the 20th century, film. The original motion picture does not follow a formal screenplay as such, instead embodies a poetic, pictorial mode of documentary film-making. Using Koyaanisqatsi as a screenplay itself, Butler has stunningly transposed this work into a new form using the virtual worlds within the Grand Theft Auto video game series.

Always surprising and impressive work by anyone’s standards.

Alan Butler’s work explores material and philosophical ideas about how imagery and meaning function in technologically mediated realities. His subject often ties together the cultural dogma that underpins visual languages, with algorithmic modes of being in western capitalist societies. Educated at LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore (2009). and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (2004).

He is a member of the collective ANNEX who will represent Ireland at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020.

Recent activities include solo exhibitions The Need To Argue In The Master’s Language, Visual Carlow, Ireland (2018); Down and Out in Los Santos, Malmö Fotobiennal, Sweden (2017); HELIOSYNTH, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin (2017); We Were Promised Anarchy, But What We Got Was Chaos, Solstice Art Centre, Ireland (2015); and group exhibitions Open World: Video Games and Contemporary Art, The Akron Art Museum (2019); Digital Citizen: The Precarious Subject, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, UK (2019), Weird Capitalism, Transfer, New York (2018); Back to the Future, C/O Berlin (2018); SITUATIONS/Posthuman, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2018); States of Play: Roleplay Reality, FACT, Liverpool, England (2018); As Above, So Below, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2017); Les Rencontres d’Arles, France (2017).

Alan Butler’s work is in the collections of IMMA – the Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Office of Public Works, Ireland, The Arts Council of Ireland, and Trinity College Dublin. He is represented by Green on the Red Gallery, in Ireland.

Under Phase 4 restrictions in Western Australia, each occupied space within PICA has a maximum capacity of 1 person per 2 square metres – please follow staff instructions and observe relevant signage throughout the venue confirming capacity limits. During your visit, you might be asked to queue, wait, or come back later if necessary. We thank you in advance for your co-operation and patience, and for being COVID safe and aware alongside PICA.