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Attractions in Crawley


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Callaway Music Auditorium

The Callaway Music Auditorium is a noteworthy performance space designed for ensemble rehearsals, lectures, recitals, performances and workshops.

  • Activity:Theatres
  • Suited For:Wheelchairs
  • Type:Entertainment Venues

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Description

The auditorium creates an opportunity for students to gain performance experience, from playing as a solo performer to participating in a full symphony orchestra or choir.

Built in the 1970s, the Callaway Music Auditorium was constructed with acoustics that impress even today. Adjustable sound baffles (effective, acoustic treatment to increase music clarity and reduce reverberations) transform the acoustics in the space for a large variety of performances, allowing a crisp sound for the audience.

Retractable-tiered seating allows a full capacity of 196, with partial extensions available, giving a range of flexible performance and staging options.

New Fortune Theatre

The New Fortune Theatre is modelled on London's Fortune Playhouse dating from 1600.

  • Activity:Theatres
  • Type:Entertainment Venues
  • Suited For:Wheelchairs

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Description

The theatre is home to a family of peafowl donated to the University of Western Australia by the Perth Zoo in 1975.

Octagon Theatre

Opened in 1969, the Octagon was Australia's first thrust stage.

  • Activity:Theatres
  • Type:Entertainment Venues
  • Suited For:Wheelchairs

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Description

Seating up to 758 patrons, the Octagon regularly hosts high profile events such as Q&A and the Perth International Arts Festival.

Somerville Auditorium

Under the majestic tree canopy, and with seats for 900 patrons and 300 seated on the ground, there is no better venue to enjoy a film on a warm Perth evening.

  • Activity:Cinemas (Outdoors),Theatres
  • Suited For:Wheelchairs
  • Type:Entertainment Venues

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Description

In 1927, William Somerville conceived the idea of a tree cathedral of Norfolk pine trees. Today the venue is best known for the Perth International Arts Festival's annual Lotterywest Film Season from November through to April.

Picnicking has become a traditional part of the pre-film entertainment and is a great way to soak up the ambience. The Somerville Auditorium is licensed with a comprehensive bar, has delicious dinner options, snacks, ice-creams and coffee.
 
The venue is also renowned for the annual In the Pines music festival organised by local community radio station RTR FM.
 

SymbioticA Lab

SymbioticA was designed as an evolving place of artistic investigation, an artistic laboratory dedicated to the research, learning and critique of life sciences.

  • Type:Entertainment Venues

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Description

The focus on experiential engagement with life led SymbioticA to develop programs that would allow artists and designers access to labs and techniques usually reserved only for scientists and engineers. These programs include residencies, workshops, academic courses and public engagement through exhibitions and forums.

SymbioticA welcome artists, researchers, students and scholars from all disciplines, to work alone or in interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary research teams, exploring innovative directions for new technologies and the effects they might have on society.

SymbioticA is the first research laboratory of its kind, enabling artists to engage in “wet biology”, with access to scientific laboratories and staff in a university biological science department.

The Undercroft

The Undercroft is an excellent display or exhibition area.

  • Activity:Theatres
  • Suited For:Wheelchairs
  • Type:Entertainment Venues

Details

Description

It is located directly beneath Winthrop Hall. Panelled glass walls provide excellent views to the gardens of the campus.

UWA Cultural Precinct

The Cultural Precinct oversees exhibition programs and collaborates on music, theatre, publishing and broader arts and cultural events that take place throughout the year at UWA.

  • Suited For:Families,Wheelchairs,Seniors
  • Activity:Entertainment precinct
  • Type:Entertainment Venues

Details

Description

It manages the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery and the three major cultural collections: The Berndt Museum, The Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art and the University of Western Australia Art Collection while overseeing the sculptures, murals and artworks installed around the grounds and in major buildings on the Crawley campus.  

Winthrop Hall

Built in 1932, Winthrop Hall is WA's most spectacular ceremonial space.

  • Type:Entertainment Venues
  • Suited For:Wheelchairs
  • Activity:Theatres

Details

Description

Seating 974 people, the Hall has played host to many spectacular events, welcoming world-famous artists, Prime Ministers and royalty through its doors. 

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