ECU's Open Day at the Mount Lawley campus gives you the perfect opportunity to see our talented students in action in rehearsals, classes and short concerts.
Venue:ECU Mount Lawley Campus
Produced By:Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
You're invited to come behind the scenes at WAAPA.
Speak with staff members about course options and learn about auditions. Marvel at the design work, costumes and props on display. Check out the superbly equipped lighting and sound studios, the music technology labs and the scenery construction workshops. Explore the campus, take a backstage tour and attend information sessions.
One of the world’s great minds challenges Australians and explains what is happening in and to the world.
Venue:Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Event Venue:Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hosted By:Lateral Events
Other:Lectures & Talking
This current affair show, live on stage, is a provocative, insightful, and witty evening with international human rights judge and barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC.
Geoffrey Robertson will analyse the current Australian and global politics, the current international turmoil, explain how fake news distorts democracy, what is really happening to the royal family, and his calls for Australian constitutional regeneration.
He will explain what is happening to Julian Assange, how to stop the rich from inheriting the world, and the thinking behind ‘Bad People – and How to Be Rid of Them.’
The show will give an insight into his life and famous cases and his crusade to restore cultural property from museums around the world to the people from whom it was stolen.
The Midnite Youth Theatre Company’s performers come together to perform Green Day’s American Idiot, a rock musical encompassing songs from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album.
Time(s):Aug 18-19 7pm; Aug 20 2pm
Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre
Hosted By:The Midnite Youth Theatre Company
Green Day were heavily involved in the musical’s development from its first iteration at the Berkeley Repertory and to Broadway and beyond – Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong also stepped into the critical role of St. Jimmy on Broadway a few times during its run.
The musical made it’s debut on Broadway in 2010 and features the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track “American Idiot”. Also included in the score are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release “21st Century Breakdown,” and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time.”
It tells the story of three friends, Johnny, Will and Tunny - each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 America, discovering love, loss, drugs, sex and rock and roll along the way.
American Idiot will be directed by Artistic Director of Midnite, Gregory Jones, with musical direction by Jarrod Van Dort conducting an eight-person live band.
"We are excited to bring this explosive rock opera to life", says Midnite's Director, Gregory Jones. “It’s a high-octane show with strong social messages that are relevant today, providing an opportunity for young people to challenge their decision making and express themselves.”
The production brings together a talented ensemble of year 11 and 12 students from a range of schools throughout WA. Based at Christ Church Grammar School, Midnite has a reputation for producing outstanding productions and nurturing young and upcoming WA talent.
Note: the show contains coarse language and mature themes.
What better way to celebrate the sweeter side of 70s pop than by spending a fun filled hour with Melissa Langton and Mark Jones-the Captain and Tennille of Australian Cabaret!
Time(s):7:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue:His Majesty's Theatre
Dates:Aug 18 - 20
Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre
Hosted By:Downstairs at the Maj
What a decade it was! The Carpenters had only just begun, ABBA were sending out an SOS, Helen Reddy was woman and we heard her roar! Featuring an avalanche of easy listening from The Carpenters, Olivia Newton-John, ABBA, Peter Allen, Carole King, Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, Sister Janet Meade & Kermit The Frog! Songs include: You Are the Sunshine of My Life, New York State of Mind, I Honestly Love You, Imagine, Short People, The Long and Winding Road, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, It’s Too Late, Sing, Big Yellow Taxi & Love Will Keep Us Together.
She’s got the moves of Joe Cocker. He’s got Freddie Mercury’s teeth. She’s got the dress sense of the Bay City Rollers. He’s got the pure animal magnetism of Leo Sayer.
They’re gonna nail this!
Warning: Show may contain traces of Mull of Kintyre!
Formed through a mutual love of exotic rhythms and odd-time signatures, Number Junky is a guitar-led trio that plays warped jazz standards and number-crunching original music.
Hosted By:Kristian Borring
Ticket Price:$18.40 to $30
Formed in Perth through a mutual love of exotic rhythms and odd-time signatures, Number Junky is a guitar-led trio that plays warped jazz standards and number-crunching original music while retaining a focus on lyrical melodies and lush harmony.
The group is made up of forward-thinking jazz improvisers - former London-based acclaimed Danish guitarist and composer Kristian Borring and the exciting rhythm section of Zac Grafton on double-bass and Peter Evans on drums, both originally from the eastern states and now thriving players in Perth.
Number Junky launches their anticipated debut album 'Earth Matters' at Lyric's Underground. Expect an amazing night of jazz featuring special guest pianist Harry Mitchell with support from trumpeter, Jess Carlton.
"Borring’s composition display a lyricism as well as logic that takes the listener on a journey and inspires further listening." – Garry Lee, Seesaw Magazine (AUS)
"Intense and cool playing" – Jazz Special (DK)
"Kristian’s original compositions are immediately attractive and enduringly impressive" - Chris Parker, London Jazz (UK)
Supported by The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
A double bill of contemporary dance works by up-and-coming Western Australian choreographers Jo Omodei and Kimberley Parkin.
Event Venue:Dolphin Theatre
Hosted By:STRUT Dance
Ticket Price:From $30
STRUT Dance invites audiences to witness a double bill that celebrates independent contemporary dance from Western Australia. 2022 marks STRUT Dance’s inaugural season of GROUNDWORKS; a platform that offers unique and essential support for mid-length presentation for independent choreographers, allowing them to present performance works in front of an audience, in a theatre setting. GROUNDWORKS 2022 incorporates a blend of contemporary dance, sound, light, and set that celebrates live performance in the theatre; a place where an audience can gather and be transported into another realm.
About each performance
Within the confines of an office space, doom descends upon two workers caught in corporate submission. Time is irrelevant here.
Inspired by the Japanese ’salary man’ phenomenon, Killjoy is a cult horror film meets live dance-theatre.
CHOREOGRAPHER: Kimberley Parkin of Parkin Projects
PERFORMERS: Rhiana Katz & Luther Wilson
SET AND COSTUMER DESIGN: Declan Macphail / Object House
COMPOSITION / SOUND DESIGN: Feels
LIGHTING DESIGN: Peter Young
TITLE: As the Edges Soften
As the Edges Soften explores the transient moments shared between two people, and the temporality of moving together, even if apart. This cathartic duet navigates the in between spaces of our interactions, and the heightened need for connection in a pandemic world.
CHOREOGRAPHER AND PERFORMER: Jo Omodei
PERFORMER: Mitch Spadaro
UNDERSTUDY: Nadia Priolo
MENTOR: Bernadette Lewis
LIGHTING DESIGN: Peter Young
SOUND DESIGN: Sophia Hansen-Knarhoi
*Please note post-show discussion with artists will be held after performance on 19 Aug, approx 30 mins
*Suitable for all ages however please be aware this performance contains mild violence, swearing, adult themes, strobe lighting and smoke/haze.
Kerry B Ryan Blues Experience is bringing a night of live psychedelic Blues, with their take on the music and delivering a live performance where anything can happen!
Venue:The Ellington Jazz Club
Event Venue:The Ellington Jazz Club
Hosted By:The Ellington Jazz Club
Ticket Price:From $15
Kerry and his band the Blues Experience will be performing selected songs of Jimi Hendrix from Electric Lady Land, Are You Experienced and Rainbow Bridge.
This will be a night to experience. Previous performances have had wonderful feedback from audience members including some who were at Jimi’s Live shows!
Living in a web of lies of their own creation, the fractured relationships between three siblings are blown apart with an unexpected arrival to their metallic humble abode.
Dates:16th August 2022 - 3rd September 2022 (no performances on Sunday or Monday nights)
Time(s):Evening shows 7pm - 8pm
Venue:The Blue Room Theatre
Event Venue:The Blue Room Theatre
Hosted By:The Blue Room Theatre and Beyond the Yard Theatre
Ticket Price:$25 - $30
"You can't trust anyone nowadays...
All sorts of nasty people waiting here at the end of the world..."
Underground in an apocalyptic world, the lines of truth are blurred in this high-stakes family drama that fuses together the tropes of reality TV under a glam rock aesthetic.
Holly’s the eldest; the one who goes above.
Carrie’s the youngest; the one who needs protecting.
And then there’s Marcus; smack bang in the middle of everything.
That’s how it’s been and always will be.
And then there was an intruder…
Having survived for years in a web of lies of their own creation, the family secrets begin to unravel and their airtight bunker is beginning to seem like a more dangerous place than even the outside world.
This original work presented by Beyond The Yard Theatre (52 Hertz, Sink) is ready to provide a frisson of exhilaration that will spill the tea on all those juicy family secrets lying just below the surface.
Back by popular demand, The Flour Factory have announced the return of their Vegan Ginner!
Venue:The Flour Factory
Hosted By:The Flour Factory
Ticket Price:$85 + b/f
Food & Drink:Spirits,Food Event
Head Chef, Jade Jones’ has curated a luscious four-course vegan menu… but that’s just the vegan-ing! Dishes will be perfectly paired with three vegan gins! Not drinking? You can dine for just $65+b/f instead!
So, what’s on the menu?
Ciabatta, Great Southern Groves olive oil • Spiced cauliflower, chickpea, curry leaf • Snake bean, shitake, miso • Paired w/ West Winds Sabre w/ Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonic, ginger, lemon, cracked pepper • Pumpkin, couscous, baby onion, cinnamon • Broccolini, sesame, lemon • Crispy potatoes, herbs • Paired w/ Larios w/ Fever-Tree aromatic tonic, curry leaf, cassia • Ginger steamed pudding, custard • Paired w/ Wild Road Citrus Mistress w/ Fever-Tree elderflower tonic, raspberry, lime, juniper Vegan vinos, beers & alc-free gin purchase options are also available.
Available every day from 5pm, for a LIMITED TIME only. Pre-bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.
Celebrate the canine connection through this carefully curated collection of heartwarming stories about dogs and their people at the 2022 Top Dog Film Festival.
Dates:Aug 19 - 20
Time(s):Fri, 19 Aug at 7pm OR Sat, 20 Aug at 2pm
Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre
Event Venue:State Theatre Centre
Hosted By:Top Dog Film Festival
Ticket Price:From $21
Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen at the 2022 Top Dog Film Festival. Meet 4 legged heroes, unbreakable bonds and canine companions that enrich the lives of all those they encounter.
Experience heartfelt stories of people who dedicate their lives to improving the outcomes for man’s best friend and take a look at the lighter side of the pet-owner relationship.
The 2022 Top Dog Film Festival presents a 2-hour cinematic celebration honouring the bond between dogs and their people. Filled with delightfully doggy moments of joy and celebration of our beloved canine companions.
Most successful modern-time composer Benjamin Britten's performs War Requiem, conducted by Asher Fisch.
Dates:Aug 19 - 20
Time(s):7.30pm Fri 19 Aug, 7.30pm Sat 20 Aug
Venue:Perth Concert Hall
Ticket Price:$30- $98
Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
Produced By:West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Furious, tender, harrowing and harmonious, Britten’s anti-war anthem decries the senselessness of the battlefield. Interweaving the poignant words of celebrated war poet Wilfred Owen with the Latin text of the Requiem mass, Britten laments the collective bloodshed and sorrow with a vital and visceral oratorio on the hell of war.
A three-day celebration of the art of the Pilbara.
Venue:The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Other Visual Arts,Drawing
Produced By:The Art Gallery of Western Australia | AGWA
Event Venue:The Art Gallery of Western Australia | AGWA
Hosted By:The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Ticket Price:Free Admission
Join us as we welcome Pilbara artists and art centres to AGWA for a three-day program of talks, tours, sharing, and workshops to celebrate the final weeks of the expansive Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara exhibition.
Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara brings together more than 70 artists and over 190 artworks. This extraordinary body of work features the most exciting contemporary art coming out of the region while paying homage to the legacy that has informed it, offering a rare and broad-reaching insight into the region’s artistic output over the years.
The exhibition closes on Sunday 28 August, so join us on 19-21 August for an unmissable celebration of Pilbara culture with artist talks, art demonstrations and family activities.
Visit the website for the full weekend program.
With a brand-new single ‘Killing It Off’ in tow, the band dubbed the most exciting live act on both sides of the Tasman will be coming to PERTH in AUGUST!
Event Venue:Astor Theatre Perth
Music:Indie & Alternative,Gig Guide
Hot off the back of their #1 NZ single ‘Cool it Down’ and a sold out Aus tour supporting music icons Six60, Perth band of brothers Coterie are hitting the road for their first ever Australian headline run.
The acclaimed indie-dance trio will be kicking off their largest headline tour to date this August, including a show on our South Lawn.
Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre
Event Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre
Music:Indie & Alternative,Electronic,Gig Guide
Known for their stellar onstage charisma, Crooked Colours have built a devout following across Australia having sold out numerous previous headline tours, alongside a multitude of festival slots across Wildlands, For The Love, Splendour In The Grass & Laneway Festival.
With the upcoming release of their first single of 2022, ‘Feel It’, further teasing their third studio album, this tour will showcase one of Australia’s hottest electronic acts as they continue from strength to strength.
Secure your tickets now as these will be in high demand!
Perth Doctor Who spin-off author Chris Thomas will be at the first annual Perth Horror Film Festival from August 19 to 21 to sign copies of his latest novel.
Dates:August 19, 20, 21
Time(s):6pm August 19 & 20; 1pm August 21
Venue:The Backlot, West Perth
Other:Artist & Author Book,Literature
Hosted By:Perth Horror Fans
Ticket Price:Books $20; Friday film night tix $17.50; Sat & Sun film tix $15
Using characters from Doctor Who’s classic era, Lethbridge-Stewart: Blue Blood is an action-packed thriller best described as “sci-fi horror”.
Bodies of missing people around the world start turning up, as if ripped apart by wild animals, seemingly linked to an experiment gone wrong 30 years ago in World War II.
“Given the horror elements in my novel, the Perth Horror Film Festival seemed an ideal place to do a book signing,” Thomas said.
“Many Doctor Who stories themselves have drawn on horror classics such as Frankenstein, Dracula and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde or styles of horror, including Nordic noir.
“They all have a broody atmosphere that draws you in but add a science-fiction twist along the way.
“On August 20, the Perth Horror Film Festival is having its own night of sci-fi horror with several local short films evoking the theme and the main feature, The Day the Earth Caught Fire.”
Thomas will be signing copies of his novel, available for $20 cash, from 6pm August 19 and 20 and 1pm August 21.
Do you love horror films? Maybe it’s the adrenalin rush or perhaps it’s the alternative realities such as zombie outbreaks or alien infestations?
Dates:August 19, 20, 21
Time(s):6.30pm August 19 & 20; 1.30pm August 21
Hosted By:Perth Horror Fans
Whatever the reason, fans of the genre are in for some good news – the first annual Perth Horror Film Festival is ready to engage you in plenty of fear, suspense and terror with a variety of popular movies and independent shorts.
From August 19 to 21, the Perth Horror Fans are taking over The Backlot Perth for three days of terrifying chills, bloody deaths and audience screams. Perth Horror Fans director Vanessa Gudgeon said the festival had been curated by genre fans – for genre fans.
“The program showcases the incredible talents of local horror and science-fiction short filmmakers, paired with classic feature films that are rarely screened in Australia,” she said.
“There are lots of prizes being given away across the three days. Audience members are able to have their say by voting for their pick of best short film.
“The goal is to inspire filmmakers to uphold the standards of genre filmmaking in WA, while still being given the freedom to make the films they want.”
A carnival weekend celebrating beer, booze, food and all the good times that roll with it.
Dates:Aug 19 - 20
Food & Drink:Beer
Born and bred in our home city, Perth Craft Beer Festival has always been about enjoying quality produce and supporting locals, as well as revealing new and exciting things to try from near and far. The new decade has seen the event transform and expands into Froth Town, showcasing 75+ local and international breweries plus an epic range of quality food offerings, special guest DJs, live music, plus an abundance of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
If the beer doesn’t tickle your fancy, check out some of the wineries, distilleries and cideries that will be showcasing other quality drops. Froth Town has cemented itself as a highlight in any city’s winter calendar.
F*YEAH FRIDAY - Aug 19 // 5pm - 11pm
SATURDAY-FOR-IT - Aug 20 // 10am - 4pm
SUPER SATURDAY - Aug 20 // 5pm 11pm
The ever popular Long Table Dinner, this year under the Kimberely stars at the Mary Island Fishing Club on Elder Street Derby.
Time(s):4.30 - 9.30pm
Venue:Mary Island Fishing Club
Food & Drink:Food Event
The event will be a classy affair, from 5 pm enjoy the sunset view from the newly completed spacious deck, then sit down for a three course meal with fabulous live music and a huge dance floor will be available.
Tickets go on sale soon at the Derby Visitors Center. Full bar and disabled access.
Join Mama Red & the Dark Blues, and special guests Nat Ripepi and Kat Kinley, at Lyric’s Underground, August 19, 2022, and witness the birth of a new era for Mama Red and the crew.
Accessibility:Lyric's Underground is wheelchair accessible via an elevator with universal restrooms.
Hosted By:Lyric's Underground
Mama Red & the Dark Blues take listeners on a musical journey to Hades via Lost Love Canyon, Near Miss Alley and Shotgun Street – and bring them out feeling like they’ve ridden a thousand miles on a horse named Sorrow, but lived to tell the tale.
Described as ‘Alt-Country-Pop with a hint of blues’, but messing with genres, gender stereotypes and refusing to be stylistically confined, the band’s eclecticism and originality is part of their charm.
After a (more than) five year wait, the band is releasing their new conscious concept album, Long Way to Redemption, at Lyric’s Underground. The band has evolved, and hard hitting social, environmental, political and personal themes bring both pathos and positivity to this release.
In true Dark Blues form, the new work is heavy with heart-wrenching harmony, moving fearlessly across genres, but woven together seamlessly through lyrical narrative and dark Australian Gothic storytelling.
Harry Deluxe (AKA Mama Red) – Lead vox
Melanie Bainbridge – Song writer, Backing vox
Therese Cruise – Backing vox
(Big) Al James – Guitar, vox
Holly Norman – Drums, percussion, vox
Johnny (the fox) Wilson – Bass
Alistair McEvoy – Saxophone
Sanshi - Digeridoo
Intersection is a collaboration between Perth abstract artist Sherylle Dovaston, and talented portrait artist Louise Thorpe, and explores the intersection between abstraction and figuration.
Time(s):5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hosted By:DOVA Collective
The fabulous CBD location speaks to the intersection between art and business, work and life, echoing the overarching theme of this exhibition series.
Sherylle’s abstractions recollect human experiences that occur in the minute intersections of our daily lives, while Louise’s emotive portraits remind us of the poignancy of the connection to self and others.
After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family.
Dates:In Cinemas Aug 19th
Esther's terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror hit, Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. Yet, an unexpected twist arises that pits her against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous "child" at any cost.
British theatre company Get Lost & Found partnered with Interactive Theatre International (ITI) are proud to present the Australian Premiere of Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers.
Venue:Matt Dann Theatre & Cinema
Hosted By:Interactive Theatre International
All around the world, Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing not only from books but children’s minds too! Now only a Secret Organisation known as The Ancient Guild of Taletenders can save the stories and they need your help…
Especially made for ages six and up, the show is an immersive and interactive performance, involving games and imaginative play, The production is fully commissioned and endorsed by the Roald Dahl Literary Estate, and that it is the only interactive show under licence worldwide.
This delightfully engaging show is set to warm the hearts of parents and children through its nostalgically magical atmosphere.
SPIDERBAIT are back for a run of special shows dedicated entirely to celebrating the legacy of their revolutionary bass player Janet English, in support of their new album, Sounds in The Key of J.
Their first headline tour since their sell out Ivy & The Big Apples tour in 2017, this distinctive run of shows will kick off in Tasmania at Albert Hall (Launceston) on June 3, before moving through Hobart, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Fremantle and finishing up in Adelaide at Hindley St Music Hall on August 20. SPIDERBAIT will also be appearing at Groovin The Moo Maitland, Canberra and Bendigo in April, and Valleyways Festival in Camden NSW in September.