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The dynamic WA dance scene offers performances ranging from contemporary to classical ballet and just about everything in-between. While artists tour from around the globe, there is plenty of homegrown talent. You can catch performances from talented students at Perth’s renowned WA Academy of Performing Arts; see ballets at concert halls or beautiful outdoor venues; or feast your eyes on cutting-edge choreography from the many local companies.


Glenn Miller Orchestra

It is with great pleasure we announce that the Glenn Miller Orchestra returns by popular demand!

  • Dates:Oct 6
  • Time(s):3.00pm - 5.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall


  • Hosted By:ATA Allstar Artists
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth
  • Ticket Price FROM:$39.90
  • Ticket price TO:$89.90
  • Type:Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Musicals
  • Music:Popular Music


Featuring a brand new programme of wonderful 1940’s music as well as your favourite Glenn Miller hits - Chattanooga Choo Choo, In the Mood, Tuxedo Junction, A String of Pearls, Moonlight Serenade and Pennsylvania 6-5000.

The concert will also feature special guest singers and sensational dance routines by the Broadway Swing Dancers. Don’t miss this world famous Orchestra in what will be an entertaining and memorable concert of big band music!??

"An evening of nostalgia…..unforgettable music……an absolutely brilliant concert……” ?- The Australian Stage

Youth Fest

Youth Fest is back for another year of awesomeness! Youth Fest is totally free to enter and is designed for ladies and gents aged 11 to 18 years. It will be held on Friday, 27 September 2019 from 3pm

  • Dates:27th September 2019
  • Time(s):3pm-8pm


  • Hosted By:City of Canning
  • Venue Address:Willetton Youth Centre Carpark
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Ticket Price FROM:FREE
  • Ticket price TO:FREE
  • Type:Festivals,Free,Music
  • Audience:For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Music:Other Music,Popular Music


So what is there to do?

  • Cheap eats - nothing over $5! Food trucks to be announced.
  • Dance the like no one is watching at the Silent Disco or check out the Live DJ spinning all your favourite hits
  • Challenge your mates to a game of Lazer Tag or Dodgeball
  • Go full festival style at the Glitter, Braiding and Glow station
  • Capture a pic with all your friends in the photobooth with printable photos to take home
  • Heaps of cool chill out spaces for you to pull up a bean bag, hang with your friends and work out your next move
  • Head into Willetton Youth Centre for karaoke, board games and table tennis
  • Plus a handful of local youth service providers with all the latest info and advice

Don't forget to take heaps of photos and #youthfest #cityofcanning

Youth Fest is an exclusive drug, smoke and alcohol free festival for 11-18 year olds only. Parents, grandparents and older siblings are asked to please not attend the event.?

The drop off and pick up spot is in the car park of the Willetton Youth Centre, off Burrendah Boulevard.
Traffic Management will guide you.

Note to parents/guardians: Youth Fest will be completely supervised by staff, security and the City's Youth Workers. It is a safe and relaxed environment and your child will be well looked after. Should you have any specific requirements or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the events team on 1300 422 664 or [email protected] 

AWESOME International Art Festival

The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things presents a multi-artform program including theatre, dance, visual arts, literature and creative workshops.

  • Dates:Oct 5 - 18
  • Venue:Perth Cultural Centre


  • Hosted By:AWESOME
  • Venue Address:Francis Street and, William St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Type:Festivals,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For toddlers 0-3,For kids 4-12
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre
  • Visual Arts:Craft,Youth


About the Company:

AWESOME Arts is a not-for-profit contemporary arts company for young people. AWESOME aims to engage with young people under 12 through exciting, inspiring, accessible and challenging arts activities and programs. Based in the Perth Cultural Centre, AWESOME presents the annual AWESOME Festival, the Creative Challenge and other Special Programs.

About the AWESOME Festival:

AWESOME Arts Australia presents the annual: AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things. The Festival includes a spectacular array of events from theatre to dance, early childhood activities, music, film and hands-on crafts. We offer fun, layered programming for children aged 0-12 and their families.

The 2019 AWESOME Festival will take place on the following dates:

General Public:

5 – 11 October – Perth Cultural Centre
12 & 13 October – UWA

School Excursions:

15 – 18 October – Perth Cultural Centre 


AWESOME Arts offer a fantastic tour and excursion program exclusively for schools every year during the first week of Term 4. There is always a variety of school programs which include teaching resources and class room activities associated with the Festival program and WA curriculum linked. If you are a teacher you can email [email protected] to receive a copy of our teachers handbook.

ASD Guide:

AWESOME Arts continues to partner with DADAA (Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts Australia) to deliver special navigational guides linked to our Festival program. We develop the ASD guide each year in order to help families make the most of their AWESOME experience.



Armadale Highland Gathering and Perth Kilt Run

Join in this lively celebration of all things Scottish at this year’s ‘Armadale Highland Gathering and Kilt Run’.

  • Dates:Oct 6
  • Time(s):8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Venue:Minnawarra Park


  • Venue Address:Minnawarra Park, Corner of Orchard Avenue and Armadale Road, Armadale WA 6112
  • Type:Food & drink,Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Music:World
  • Food & Drink:Festival,Other


You definitely don’t need to be Scottish to enjoy the merriment of the largest Highland gathering event held in Western Australia! There are exciting events to see and take part in throughout the day, starting off with the fun and quirky ‘Perth Kilt Run’ over a 2.5km or 5km course. This fun family event includes Scottish art and crafts, highland dancing, bagpipe competitions and of course, indulging in delish Scottish delicacies.

Listen to popular local band ‘Jarrah Celts’, watch Scottish dog’s complete agility trials or even take a step back in time with the ‘Medieval Fair’. If you come down with the family, there is something for everyone, with face painting and mini golf for children. 

The Next Step

The cast of THE NEXT STEP is returning to Australia in 2019 for what will be one of the most anticipated tours of the year.

  • Dates:Oct 8
  • Time(s):6.30pm
  • Venue:HBF Stadium


  • Hosted By:Live Nation
  • Venue Address:100 Stephenson Ave, Mount Claremont WA 6010
  • Ticket Price FROM:$76
  • Ticket price TO:$102
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:HBF Stadium
  • Performing Arts:Dance


Featuring nine of the cast from the hit television series, The Next Step – Absolute Dance will be a brand-new show that offers fans a chance to get up close and personal with cast members from the global hit TV show.

The 90-minute stage show features solos, duets, trios and group numbers choreographed to popular hit songs along with original music from the show. 

Cast members starring in the expanded live stage show in April 2019 include: Briar Nolet (“Richelle”), Isaiah Peck (“Henry”), Shelby Bain (“Amy”), Alexandra Chaves (“Piper”), Berkley Ratzlaff (“Davis”), Sage Linder (“Summer”), Dylan Ratzlaff (“Jacqui”), Liam Mackie (“Finn”) and Noah Zulfikar (“Kingston”).


Fully Sikh

Written and performed by Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and is the first Aussie Sikh story to hit our stages. There will be music, dance, poetry and food - a sensory feast for audiences!

  • Dates:Oct 10 - 27
  • Venue:Studio Underground


  • Venue Address:174 - 176 William St, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17,For seniors
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre


Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa shot to fame in Australia and around the world with her poetry on Australia's Got Talent. But before she went viral, Sukhjit was brown, hairy Sikh girl growing up in the suburbs of Perth. Fully Sikh is her story. 

Venue: Studio Underground
Suitability: Recommended 12+

Really Big Democracy

Come and see this dazzling dancing performance by 2nd year performance making students of WAAPA.

  • Dates:Oct 16 - 19
  • Time(s):7:30 pm
  • Venue:Old Perth Girls School


  • Venue Address:2 Wellington Street, East Perth, 6004
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Ticket Price FROM:$21
  • Ticket price TO:$25
  • Audience:Adults


Really Big Democracy will be a site responsive work inspired by the historic Perth Girls School in East Perth, drawing upon the unique architecture and atmosphere of this site to reflect on the past and possible futures for democracy in Australia.

Directed by: David Williams
Assistant Director: Samantha Nerida
Devised and performed by: 2nd Year Performance Making students

Perth International Burlesque Festival

Come and join us for a three course meal and world class entertainment all in the heart of the Great Southern.

  • Dates:24 October 2019
  • Time(s):6pm - 9:30pm
  • Venue:Boston Brewing Co.


  • Hosted By:Perth International Burlesque Festival
  • Venue Address:678 South Coast Highway, Denmark, WA, 6333
  • Ticket Price:$120
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret,Circus,Comedy,Dance



We are proud to present to you the Perth International Burlesque Festival here at Boston Brewing Co.

Come and join us for a three course meal and world class entertainment all in the heart of the Great Southern.

A fabulous night of Burlesque, comedy and maybe even a little circus too.

Starting from 6pm on the 24th October - you wont want to miss this!


Perth International Burlesque Festival: The Tease Factory

GET READY FOR THE RETURN OF PERTH’S VERY OWN INTERNATIONAL BURLESQUE FESTIVAL! Join us at the Opening Party: THE TEASE FACTORY, for the Burlesque and Cabaret showcase and networking event of the year.

  • Dates:25 october 2019
  • Time(s):Doors open 7.30pm, Show 8pm
  • Venue:The Court Hotel


  • Hosted By:Perth International Burlesque Festival
  • Venue Address:50 Beaufort Street
  • Ticket Price FROM:45
  • Ticket price TO:140
  • Type:Festivals,Performing Arts
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret,Circus,Dance


Your hostess for the evening will be none other than the Glameleon herself, Ruby Slippers from Melbourne, and our stunning line up of international, interstate, and Western Australian artistes have been set to WOW. 

Bring a devilishly curious spirit and check out some of the stalls, booths and merchandise we have on display and for sale, and keep an eye out for Camden Champagne and David Woolley from Vintage Glamour Photography who’ll be presenting and filming live at our festival!

Club Burlesque Gala Event

Join the finest, most fabulous, flamboyant burlesque cabaret gala event ever to grace in Astor Theatre's stages.

  • Dates:Oct 26
  • Time(s):7.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Venue:Astor Theatre


  • Hosted By:Perth International Burlesque Festival
  • Venue Address:659 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price:$82.40
  • Type:Performing Arts,Festivals
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret,Theatre,Dance


Hosted by Cougar Morrison, the audience will feast their eyes on a stunning array of performers from overseas, across the lands, and some of the very best WA has to offer, including never before seen acts in Perth, and world-wide debuts from some of the most celebrated burlesque stars on Earth.

Glitter Crash

Things are about to get wonderfully wild...

  • Dates:Oct 26
  • Time(s):10.00pm - 12.00am
  • Venue:Connections Nightclub


  • Hosted By:Perth International Burlesque Festival
  • Venue Address:81 James St, Perth
  • Ticket Price:$38.01
  • Type:Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret,Dance
  • Music:DJs,Popular Music


Join us at official After Party: Glitter Crash, for fabulous festival entertainment and your own opportunity to hit the D-floor!

We'll be stayin' up late with main man Magnus D. Magnus, being treated with the performing delights of international, interstate and our Burly-Q buddies fro around town...we might even have a few surprises in store too!

And after our performers have shimmy'd their last shake, the dance floor is all yours as we party into the night.

Live Lighter Basant Festival

The ‘Live Lighter Perth Basant Festival’ returns to Perth this October to entertain people of all ages and cultures.

  • Dates:Oct 27
  • Time(s):11.00am - 9.00pm
  • Venue:Langley Park


  • Hosted By:Live Lighter
  • Venue Address:Langley Park, Riverside Drive, East Perth WA 6004
  • Ticket Price:Free Entry
  • Type:Charity / Fundraising,Festivals,Food & drink,Free,Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Music:World
  • Food & Drink:Food Event


Traditionally a Punjabi, Indian kite-flying festival held to commemorate the start of Spring, the ‘Live Lighter Perth Basant Festival’ returns to Perth to raise money for our city’s homeless population via the ‘Feeding Australia’ charity.


There is so much to do and see, with activities including Yoga on the River, free kite making and flying, free kids rides, a multicultural dance competition and henna face painting. The festival also includes a huge choice of multicultural food and beverage vendors and local stall holders.


Perth local DJ’s will entertain audiences right into the evening, up until the night ends the with a spectacular firework display at 8.00pm.


Reason For Being

Continuing on from an exciting new partnership in 2018, LINK performs alongside Co3 Australia, WA's flagship contemporary dance company, in the world premiere of Raewyn Hill's Reason for Being at the prestigious Art Gallery of Western Australia.

  • Dates:Oct 30 - 31 & Nov 1 - 3
  • Venue:Art Gallery of WA


  • Venue Address:Perth Cultural Centre Roe St, Perth WA 6000
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Art Gallery of WA
  • Performing Arts:Dance


Choreographer: Raewyn Hill
Performed by: LINK Dance Company and Co3 Australia

Continuing on from an exciting new partnership in 2018, LINK performs alongside Co3 Australia, WA's flagship contemporary dance company, in the world premiere of Raewyn Hill's Reason for Being at the prestigious Art Gallery of Western Australia. Alongside Hill's signature movement language, architecture firm Hassell and composer Eden Mulholland collaborate with artists from a range of disciplines to bring the space to life. Experience this creative response to the State Art Collection and Gallery architecture re-interpreted through contemporary dance and collaborative performance.

Performance dates
30th Oct 7:30pm,  31st Oct 7:30pm,  1st Nov 7:30pm,  2nd Nov 7:30pm, 3rd Nov 7:30pm.

Canning Show 2019 presented by Make Smoking History

A community party like never before? Expect blooming brilliance at this year’s Make Smoking History Canning Show

  • Dates:Friday 1 & Saturday 2 November
  • Venue:Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds


  • Hosted By:Canning Agricultural Horticultural & Recreational Society Inc
  • Venue Address:Cnr Station Street & Albany Highway CANNINGTON WA 6107
  • Type:Agricultural,Charity / Fundraising,Festivals,Flowers,Food & drink,Free,Garden,Health,Military,Music,Performing Arts,Science,Well Being,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,Wheelchair Access
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret,Circus,Comedy,Dance,Puppetry,Theatre
  • Music:Busking,Country & Folk,Free,Music Festival,Other Music,Popular Music,Rhythm & Blues,Soul & Gospel
  • Visual Arts:Craft,Historical,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Video,Youth
  • Food & Drink:Coffee,Food Event,Food Market Events


Celebrating 110 years since the birth of what’s now the Canning Agricultural, Horticultural & Recreational Society (aka CAHRS), the not-for-profit organisation committed to giving back to the community, the 2019 Show is also the beginning of the Show’s next evolutionary phase. Expect big changes to excite and inspire all ages for the next 100+ years!


DATES: Friday 1 & Saturday 2 November

VENUE: Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds

Displays on Show Gates Open  Exhibition Halls Open
Friday 1   5pm to 10pm  5pm to 9pm
Saturday 2  9am to 10pm  9am to 8pm

• Limited FREE Early Bird ticket registrations! Then…
• Presale: $10+BF Adults / $5+BF Concession / Family $20+BF
• Gate sales: $15+BF Adults / $10+BF Concession / Family $30+BF
• 5 & under free any time
• Please note: Tickets valid for either day, but you can only use them once
Get your tickets via Eventbrite here


• To celebrate in style, we’re offering a limited number of free early bird tickets.
• Hurry to register for your free tickets via Eventbrite. Max two tickets per person. Once these run out, tickets will be available for presale.

• Always a highlight on the Friday, what better way to celebrate than to set imaginations alight than with two nights of fireworks!
• Faves from last year’s Canning Show’s Friday night entertainment and our sold-out The Greatest Showman Free Movie Event, Zap Circus return for both nights to dazzle us with fire shows, as well as holding a free workshop.

In 2019 you can expect levels of fun to max at new heights, with an array of debut and exciting FREE entertainment planned, including:
• A number of elements celebrating 2019 as the International Year Of Indigenous Languages, including Food World, gathering some of the most delectable cuisines from around the globe to tantalise your tastebuds
• Sideshow Wonderland, presented by the WA Showmen’s Association, who recently celebrated their 50th year of providing hair-raising rides, discounted showbags and more to the best Ag Shows in WA
• One10 Mini Style motorbike free style ramp shows
• Progressive Axe Men –wood chopping demonstrations, along with chainsaw shows
•  ‘Buskers Lane’ promoting incredible live music talent all festival long
• A costumed fashion parade (wearing your own festive outfits also highly encouraged)
• Worm farm making workshops for the kids (with takeaway results)

Of course, there will be a mix of the fascinating and fun fare you’ve come to expect from the Show, including FREE entertainment such as: Dave The Blacksmith, face painting, pony rides, roving sheep, roving entertainment, community group performances, school choirs, Old Mac Donald’s Farm, Machinery Preservation Society, West Coast Remote Control Trucks, WA Police Historical Society, and many more to be announced closer to the Show.

The Canning Show Exhibition Schedule has now also just been released.

• There’s over $13,000 in cash prizes to be won, over 650+ Classes

• One of the largest annual exhibitions in the state that showcases a wide array of arts, crafts, hobbies, creations and produce.

• Open to everyone, from talented amateurs to awarded artisans, the competition celebrates, promotes, rewards and encourages diverse passions and talents, plus inspires others in the community.

• All entries exhibited as part of the 2019 Make Smoking History Canning Show.

• View the Schedule at www.canningshow.com.au

To be announced in the coming months!



Make Smoking History WA II Healthway II Lotterywest
Government of Western Australia II City of Canning
Bill Johnston MLA II Western Australian Horticultural Council
West Australian Showmen's Association Inc II Greyhounds WA II Lions Club of Canning City II R.E. Asset Logistics II Cardile Fireworks

CATS The Musical Perth

From the team that brought you ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ comes CATS The Musical!

  • Dates:6th November - 16th November
  • Venue:Quarry Amphitheatre


  • Hosted By:Platinum Entertainment
  • Venue Address:1 Waldron Dr, City Beach WA 6015
  • Ticket Price FROM:55
  • Ticket price TO:75
  • Type:Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For toddlers 0-3,For kids 4-12,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Quarry Amphitheatre
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Musicals,Theatre


The classic musical, reimagined into an extravaganza of modern musical theatre, with awe-inspiring choreography and FUN for all ages!

From the producers of 'We Will Rock You’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ comes the next biggest production to hit WA – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic 'CATS'… but not as you know it.

Gone are the leotards and leg warmers, but the tale remains the same. Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, CATS tells the story of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer.

A true musical theatre phenomenon, CATS has enjoyed successful runs at iconic venues such as Broadway’s Winter Garden and England’s New Long Theatre, with the classic tunes like ‘Memory’, ‘Skimblshanks the Railway Cat’, ‘Macavity’ and ‘Mr. Mistoffolees’ loved by young and old.

Join Grizabella, Gus the Theatre Cat, the Rum Tum Tugger and more in a reimagined, larger than life, contemporary take on the much-loved classic.

Starring an all-star cast of West Australian talent:

Paula Parore & Clay Darius (We Will Rock You, The Voice Australia)

Dean Misdale (We Will Rock You, The Diments, 7’s All Together Now)


Mikey Keith as ‘Rum Tum Tugger’

"It's a musical that transports the audience into a complete fantasy world that could only exist in the theatre and yet rarely does. CATS believes in purely theatrical magic, and on that faith it unquestionably delivers."

- Frank Rich The New York Times?