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Castaways Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Castaways Sculpture Awards is Rockingham’s signature arts and culture event. The outdoor exhibition showcases sculptural artworks created by Western Australian artists from repurposed materials.

  • Dates:Oct 24 - Nov 1
  • Time(s):9am - 5pm

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Rockingham
  • Venue Address:Chruchill Park, Rockingham Beach Road, Rockingham WA
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Sculpture
  • Type:Community,Free

Description

Castaways Sculpture Awards is Rockingham’s signature arts and culture event, celebrating artistic innovation and environmental awareness. The annual nine-day outdoor exhibition showcases sculptural artworks from Western Australian artists created from recycled and repurposed materials at the newly revitalised Rockingham Foreshore and Churchill Park.

In its second year, the Maquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition will coincide with the Castaways Sculpture Awards and will be displayed at the Rockingham Arts Centre, exploring the beauty and intricacy of small scale three dimensional artworks.

 

Djuki Mala

INDIGENOUS Australian dance company Djuki Mala is a re-interpretation of pop culture, dance and storytelling, juxtaposing traditional dance with contemporary Yolngu culture.

  • Dates:Oct 29, 30 & 31
  • Time(s):7:30pm; 2:00pm Sat matinee
  • Venue:Regal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Regal Theatre
  • Venue Address:474 Hay St
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30.75
  • Ticket price TO:$62.95
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre

Description

Four Performancdes 29 -31 October
 
UNIQUE, INFECTIOUS, HIGH-ENERGY... LIKE A CONFETTI CANNON POINT BLANK TO THE HEART.
Indigenous dance sensations and landmark dance/theatre company that took the world by storm present their internationally acclaimed smash hit production. Unique, infectious, high-energy… like a confetti cannon point blank to the heart. Djuki Mala wow audiences with a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture and storytelling that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning with a hefty dose of heart and soul!
Djuki Mala performer Baykali Ganambarr says: “Our show tells the genesis of Djuki Mala, in a way that challenges the western anthropological view of First Nations culture. We do this with our humor, our dance, our story and our culture. It’s alive, it’s living, breathing, ever changing and evolving. Rooted in over 75,000 years of ancestral knowledge. We take our culture out of the museum and place it very firmly in the 21st century – with a bit of circus and bling!”
‘… an hour of infectious joy’ BroadwayBaby
‘No better offering at this year’s Fringe’ West Australian
‘Joy enhancing, inspiring, thrilling, intoxicating’ Upside News
‘Their sheer joy is as infectious as it is delightful’ Advertiser
Winner – Best Dance Adelaide Fringe 2015
Winner – Best Dance and Physical Theatre Perth FRINGE WORLD 2017
Winner – West Australian Arts Editors Award Perth FRINGE WORLD 2017
Winner – UniSA Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Creative Arts Adelaide Fringe 2018
NIMA Special Recognition Award 2019

Bambert's Book Of Lost Stories

This is the story of Bambert - an impossibly small man with an enormous love for writing.

  • Dates:Oct 31, Nov 7, 14 & 20
  • Venue:Octagon Theatre, UWA

Details

  • Hosted By:Barking Gecko Theatre
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Produced By:Barking Gecko
  • Performing Arts:Theatre,Puppetry
  • Type:For Kids
  • Event Venue:Octagon Theatre,UWA

Description

Tucked away in his quiet attic, his only companions are the characters he has created in his stories. And then one day, Bambert decides to set his stories free, to send them out into the world on little balloons in the hope that they will find a home.

The stories contain instructions: whoever finds them should return them to Bambert, postmarked with a stamp from wherever they landed, so he knows where they should be set. But as each day passes and no stories return, Bambert’s hope begins to fade. Will his stories ever find a home?

Since its premiere in 2016 Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories has charmed audiences across the country and around the globe. This special return season of our Helpmann Award winning production brings Bambert home to Perth once more.

A reminder of how stories connect us to the world and ultimately, the power of kindness.
 

PICA Salon Vernissage 2020

Perth's signature art event - An annual unique celebration of contemporary art, music, food, drink and fashion.

  • Dates:Oct 31
  • Venue:PICA Ground Floor Galleries

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA - Tickets only available to PICA supporters, please contact PICA’s Philanthropy Manager, Rebecca Kais at [email protected] for more details.
  • Venue Address:51 James Street, Northbridge
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Type:For Charity / Fundraising

Description

This year’s Vernissage will launch Refracted Reality, a specially curated exhibition by Guest Curator Anna Louise Richardson featuring the hand-picked work of ten compelling artists. All works will be for sale on the night, with all sale proceeds returning directly to the artists.

Salon Vernissage 2020 will also open the window on PICA’s 2021 program, offering guests a glimpse into the exciting spectrum of contemporary arts experiences planned for next year.

This will be an ideal opportunity to dust off your finery, mingle with like-minds, buy art from PICA’s specially curated selection, and support artists when they need it most.

 

Spooktacular!

Put on your best fancy dress costume and join WAAPA for Spooktacular!, a sensational evening of fun, frivolity and phenomenal musical virtuosity at the Perth Concert Hall.

  • Dates:Oct 31
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
  • Venue Address:5 St George's Terrace
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Music:Classical,Orchestral
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

For the first ever, WAAPA at Edith Cowan University is taking its popular annual Halloween concert into the heart of the city – and it’s going to be a lot of fun!

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents a program of epic proportions, including a world premiere by WAAPA’s own Jonathan Jie Hong Yang (of Brave the Wave fame) and the Australian premiere of Victoriano Valencia’s Three Colombian Scenes for Alto Saxophone and Band with special guest saxophonist Matt Styles.

For a touch of Halloween madness, there’s Eric Whitacre’s crowd-favourite showpiece, Godzilla Eats Las Vegas!, which invites the performers to do anything to get a laugh – including wearing hilarious costumes, acting out scenes on stage and using crazy video and lighting.

The concert culminates in Wine Dark Sea, a 2014 symphony for band by American composer John Mackey. Inspired by Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, this bold and compelling piece combines the full force of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble with percussion, prepared pianos and harps. 

“This is the most exciting and ambitious program that SWE has ever put together,” says WAAPA’s Head of Woodwind and Spooktacular music director, Philip Everall. “We can’t wait to get into the Perth Concert Hall – it’s going to be a hoot!”

The staff and students of WAAPA are incredibly happy, excited and privileged to be able to perform for a live audience in this fabulous and iconic venue. So grab your fancy dress costume and we’ll see you there!

Please be advised this event is being sold with socially distanced seating configurations in accordance with current Government restrictions. Should government restrictions change, further seats will be released for sale.
 

Tabtouch Derby Day At Ascot

Head out to Ascot Racecourse for a highly prestigious day of racing at the TABtouch Derby Day.

  • Dates:Oct 31
  • Venue:Ascot Racecourse
  • Festivals:Ascot Racing Carnival

Details

  • Venue Address:71 Grandstand Rd, Ascot WA, 6104
  • Ticket Price FROM:$0
  • Ticket price TO:$16
  • Produced By:Perth Racing
  • Sports:Horse Racing

Description

Break out the monochrome fashion, style with accessories, book your ride and enjoy a thrilling day of racing with great entertainment right here in Perth.

Celebrate in style at our exclusive cocktail event Trackside Club.  Located in our stunning air-conditioned Sky Villa Marquee, it’s the perfect place to soak up all the exciting racing action with plenty of atmosphere and excellent value food and beverage package complete with DJ entertainment. Gather your group, dress up and get ready for lots of trackside horseplay!

WA Beer And Beef Festival 2020

Two day celebration of amazing craft beers, tender local beef and incredible live music.

  • Dates:Oct 31 - Nov 1
  • Time(s):Oct 31 Sat 11am to 10pm and Nov 1 11am to 9pm
  • Venue:Burswood Parklands
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Beer & Beef Festival
  • Venue Address:Burswood Parklands, Burswood WA
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Food Event

Description

The WA Beer & Beef Festival returns to Perth for its 5th Year at the stunning Burswood Parklands on Saturday 31 October & Sunday 1 November. As Perth's largest outdoor Beer & BBQ festival there will be over 120+ beers on tap & dozens of BBQ food vendors and also carnival & bucking bull rides, lots of seating & shade, market stalls and live music from WA's best musical acts! 

Cultural Connections | The Gift of Story

An exhibition of paintings and found objects from remote community artists in which the importance of story is emphasised.

  • Dates:Oct 31, Nov 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22
  • Time(s):10am - 4pm
  • Venue:Earlywork

Details

  • Hosted By:Artitja Fine Art Gallery
  • Venue Address:9/330 South Terrace, South Fremantle
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Sculpture

Description

Artitja Fine Art Gallery invites you to this exhibition of paintings and found objects from remote community artists in which the importance of story is emphasised.  Storytelling is a vital part of Aboriginal culture and historically a valuable method of passing on cultural knowledge through generations.  In emphasising this aspect of the art we acknowledge the gift we are given by the artists in connecting cultures by sharing that knowledge.

Diner En Blanc Perth

Perth's largest dinner party is returning this November for another evening of glamour and fun at a secret location.

  • Dates:Nov 7
  • Time(s):3.00pm-10.30pm
  • Venue:TBA

Details

  • Hosted By:Diner en Blanc and Caroline James Events
  • Venue Address:TBA
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Food & Drink:Food Event

Description

A leading Summer event in Paris for the past 30 years, this iconic and secret affair is now renowned across the world. Starting in Paris in 1988, Francois Pasquier decided to organise a picnic for his friends asking them to dress in all white to easily recognise one another. Now, Diner en Blanc is held in 77 cities in over 23 countries with more than 120,000 annual guests.

To uphold the Diner en Blanc tradition, guests are asked to wear head-to-toe white attire and bring their own portable tables, white chairs, white table linens, tableware, and gourmet meals (you can also pre-purchase a gourmet picnic). Over the course of the evening thousands of chic picnic-goers will eat and celebrate amid music, entertainment and dancing.

The evening is filled with eye-catching selfie opportunities and visually breathtaking moments including the traditional group waving of a white cloth napkin at sunset (to mark the commencement of dinner) and the lighting of thousands of sparklers (to initiate dancing and mingling). At the end of the evening when the trumpet sounds guests will pack up all of their belongings and depart, leaving behind no sign of their elegant revelry.

As always, the location is 100% secret for the approx. 3000 attending, and will be until the day of the event. All guests will meet at a secret gathering point before the Le Diner en Blanc volunteers guide attendees to the secret dinner location to converge on a magnificent event setting. To secure a place at the Diner en Blanc, those who are not members and leaders friends as well as sponsored guests, must join the waiting list.

British Film Festival

The 2020 British Film Festival returns to Australian screens with Oscar contenders and box office sites

  • Dates:Nov 10 - 29
  • Time(s):Various times
  • Venue:Multiple Venues: Luna Leederville, Luna on SX & Windsor Cinema

Details

  • Hosted By:Luna Palace
  • Venue Address:Luna Leederville, 155 Oxford Street, Leederville 6007
  • Ticket Price FROM:$16.50
  • Ticket price TO:$21.50
  • Other:Film Festivals
  • Event Venue:Luna Leederville,Luna On SX

Description

Celebrating the filmmakers, acting talent and stories from the British Isles with a programme featuring 22 of the most anticipated films of the year - from powerful true stories and literary adaptations to biographies, comedies and documentaries - films will be screening at Palace Raine Square, Luna Leederville, Luna on SX and Windsor Cinema.

The festival opens with a riotous reimagining of Noël Coward’s classic comedy BLITHE SPIRIT starring Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Dame Judi Dench and Leslie Mann.

 Highlights include:  

AMMONITE, from writer/director Francis Lee is set in 1840s England and stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan as a palaeontology pioneer and a young woman and the story of their forbidden love.  

Keira Knightley and Jessie Buckley star in the charming and farcical comedy MISBEHAVIOUR about true story feminist protesters who disrupted the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.   

SUMMERLAND, a romantic drama set in World War II and starring Gemma Arterton as an English woman who opens her heart to an evacuee in a touching story of love and friendship.  

A GIFT FROM BOB about a stray ginger cat named Bob who provides friendship and strength to a homeless London street musician over Christmas - sequel to 2016 crowd-pleaser A Street Cat Named Bob.  

Restored Classics this year include: THE ELEPHANT MAN, an unforgettable story of dignity and survival, will screen in stunning 4K restoration to celebrate its 40th anniversary; also filmed in 1980, FLASH GORDON, adapted by Lorenzo Semple Jr and Michael Allin from the 1930s comic-strip serial; and classic comedy THE LADYKILLERS starring Sir Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers, celebrates its 65th anniversary and will be presented in a 4K restoration with Technicolor.   

The Other Place

Fremantle Theatre Company launches at their home theatre in Fremantle, Victoria Hall, with THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White starring Kate Walsh.

  • Dates:Oct 17 - Nov 8
  • Time(s):Evening shows 7pm; Sunday matinee 2pm
  • Venue:Victoria Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Fremantle Theatre Company
  • Venue Address:Victoria Hall, 176 High Street, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price FROM:$55
  • Ticket price TO:$120
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Fremantle Theatre Company (FTC) present a clear breath of fresh air to WA on the tail of Covid with a new voice, at a new space, with an incredible company of artists ready to revitalize the local performing arts scene with a truly international standard production.

 

THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White is a beautiful piece of writing that demands true excellence in performance – and FTC have just that, in their stellar cast lead by KATE WALSH with DALIP SONDHI, LUCY KATE WESTBROOK and MARARO WANGAI.

 

A brilliant doctor watches her world slip through her fingers, unraveling without her - taunted by her daughter, the echo of loss and a whisper of hope. A heart-breaking and uplifting experience that is human to the bone . . . and beyond.

 

Cinderella

The magic of Cinderella will cast a spell on you this October as the Wembley Theatre Company brings the classic fairytale to life as a pantomime.

  • Dates:Oct 20 - Nov 1
  • Time(s):7pm October 16, 23 and 30 and 2pm October 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1
  • Venue:Wembley Community Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Wembley Theatre Company
  • Venue Address:40 Alexander Street, Wembley
  • Ticket Price:$17, $12 concession
  • Ticket Price FROM:$12
  • Ticket price TO:$17
  • Type:For Kids,Community
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

THE magic of Cinderella will cast a spell on you this October as the Wembley Theatre Company brings the classic fairytale to life as a pantomime.

Written by Tony Nicholls and directed by Bryce Manning, the show takes the traditional story and mixes in a range of extraordinary characters including a stepmother full of malapropisms and an unlikely fairy godmother.

Thrown into the mix is a range of jokes, slapstick, puns, songs and laughter as Cinderella journeys from her downtrodden existence to princess life.

“Tony Nicholls’ pantomimes never stray far from the expected plot structure we’re all familiar with,” Bryce said.

“While we know we are watching Cinderella, Tony includes sub-plots, sub-sub-plots, songs and a myriad of characters that make us laugh and cry – but never distract from what we all know will happen.

“The challenge for a theatre director is to find a heartbeat in the script.

“It normally takes four or five rehearsals before the cast is clear and confident with the direction I am taking them.

“It’s then they take ownership of their characters and the play and each actor starts the process of playing a part in this living, breathing thing called theatre.”

Involved in acting, directing and theatre teaching since 1984, Bryce trained as an actor at the University of Western Sydney before moving back to Perth to start his teaching career.

He formed the Wembley Theatre Company in 1996 and has been producing, directing, writing and acting in the company’s annual productions for the past 24 years.

The company has seven pantomimes it performs in rotation and last staged Cinderella in 2014.

“This year’s production will be vastly improved,” Bryce said. “We have new LED lights, stage microphones, stunning new costumes and an impressive smoke machine.”

Cinderella plays at 7pm October 16, 23 and 30 and 2pm October 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1. Tickets are $17, $12 concession – book at www.trybooking.com/BLKAD.

The pantomime is showing at the Wembley Community Centre, 40 Alexander Street, Wembley.

7th Annual Perth International Burlesque Festival

It’s the 7th Annual Perth International Burlesque Festival!

  • Dates:Oct 29, 30, 31
  • Venue:The Court Hotel

Details

  • Hosted By:International Burlesque Festival
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret,Dance,Theatre
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre

Description

Here to take a tour of tease across our sunburnt state in 2020, the headliner and superstars of PIBF are coming to Perth & regional WA this October!
From the 22nd of Oct to the 3rd Nov, feast your eyes upon Burlesque Hall of Fame ‘Bettie Bombshell’ – our 2020 headliner, and a glitter clad bus full or showgirls, drag queens, circus artists and musicians!!
They’ll be heading to Perth central, Katanning, Kalgoorlie, Merredin & Northam to perform in shows, teach in workshops, network at forums – come be part of the fabulousness!
 
 
 
 
 
Oct 29th:  NorthamEarly show:
Late show:
 
 
Oct 30th: Merredin https://www.trybooking.com/BLBTJ
 
 

 

 

 

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:Oct 29; Nov 1, 4, 6, 8; Dec 3, 8, 15
  • Time(s):6:40pm, 6:45pm
  • Venue:Luna Leederville

Details

  • 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

Description

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!
 
 
 
 

 

FIFO – Fit In or F**k Off! (Broome)

Disintegration and hope in a fractured land.

  • Time(s):Evening shows 7pm; Sat matinee 1pm
  • Venue:Gimme Club
  • Dates:Oct 29 - 31

Details

  • Hosted By:Goolarri Media Enterprises
  • Venue Address:3 Blackman St, Broome, WA 6725
  • Ticket Price FROM:$26
  • Ticket price TO:$40
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Produced By:Yirra Yaakin

Description

Presented by Goolarri Media Enterprises with Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.

The boom went bust, and now Jono’s locked in a desert mine site’s donga, trapped in debt and a lifestyle that is slowly strangling his soul.

Jono’s wife Mary feels stuck in the high-flying life of the lonely FIFO parent and has decided they’d be better off cutting their losses and moving home to Broome, close to family and her younger sister Janey.

But the old neighbourhood, and her sister, aren’t what they used to be.

Drink West Fest

Enjoy WA's best beers all in one spot with a weekend tap takeover.

  • Dates:Oct 29 - Nov 1
  • Venue:Dutch Trading Co.
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Dutch Trading Co
  • Venue Address:243 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park, Western Australia 6100
  • Food & Drink:Beer
  • Type:Free

Description

WA breweries are joining forces to bring you the best from the west - a weekend tap takeover featuring some of the best beers our state has to offer, all in one spot.

The good folk at the Dutch Trading Co will have 22 taps dedicated to WA brews, plus merch raffles and prizes, food specials, meet the brewers, bar shouts and more.

Free entry all weekend.

Find out more via the Facebook event.

A Doll’s House

A one-woman, feminist adaptation of Ibsen’s classic, A Doll's House.

  • Dates:Oct 29 - 31
  • Time(s):7pm
  • Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Subiaco Arts Centre
  • Venue Address:180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$36
  • Event Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Starring Siobhan Dow-Hall and directed by Susie Conte, the famous Norweigan play takes place entirely in one setting - the living room of the main character, Nora Helmer. Nora is often considered one of modern drama's first feminist characters. A Doll's House deals with women, their traditional roles in the family, and the price they pay when they break tradition. This brand new feminist adaptation is told through Nora's voice, in a one woman show. An intimate, painful exploration of a woman's choice to leave her kids in order to survive.

Synopsis:

Nora Helmer once secretly borrowed a large sum of money so that her husband could recuperate from a serious illness. She never told him of this loan and has been secretly paying it back in small installments by saving from her household allowance. Her husband, Torvald, thinks of her as careless and childlike, and often calls her his doll. When he is appointed bank director, his first act is to relieve a man who was once disgraced for having forged his signature on a document. This man, Nils Krogstad, is the person from whom Nora has borrowed her money. It is then revealed that she forged her father's signature in order to get the money. Krogstad threatens to reveal Nora's crime and thus disgrace her and her husband unless Nora can convince her husband not to fire him. Nora tries to influence her husband, but he thinks of Nora as a simple child who cannot understand the value of money or business. Thus, when Torvald discovers that Nora has forged her father's name, he is ready to disclaim his wife even though she had done it for him. Later when all is solved, Nora sees that her husband is not worth her love and she leaves him.

Cosi Fan Tutte

Discover the story behind Mozart’s comedy opera Cosí Fan Tutte - a satirical tale of love that takes a cynical swipe at men and women.

  • Dates:Oct 29, 31
  • Time(s):Starts 7.30pm
  • Venue:His Majesty's Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:West Australian Opera
  • Venue Address:827-905 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:TBA
  • Music:Opera
  • Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre

Description

Set with glorious costumes, staging and lighting and the exquisite perfection of Mozart’s music, written at the height of his powers.

A cast that perfectly combines youthful vigour, superb acting and stylish singing this season promises to showcase a world class production and extraordinary performances married on the beautiful stage of His Majesty’s Theatre.

Since 1934 the summer opera festival at Glyndebourne in the UK has been celebrated for its productions of Mozart’s operas and none more so than Nicholas Hytner’s production of Cosi fan tutte. This production travels abroad to close off the WAO 2020 Season and we are proud to present it for you for the first time in Australia.

A View From The Park

A park bench is the basis of six very different short plays at the Old Mill Theatre this October.

  • Dates:Oct 30, 31
  • Time(s):7.30pm October 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 & 31; 2pm October 24, 25 & 31
  • Venue:Old Mill Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Maverick Theatre Productions
  • Venue Address:Mends Street, South Perth
  • Ticket Price:$20
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Type:Community

Description

A PARK bench is the basis of six very different short plays at the Old Mill Theatre this October.

Written and directed by Perth playwright Noel O’Neill, each play features two actors and is presented by Maverick Theatre Productions under the umbrella title A View from the Park.

Passion Play is a comedy about an egotistical, lecherous theatre director who has walked out of auditions for an Easter play about the crucifixion and his agent trying to reason with him.

It’s followed by Daddy’s Little Girl where a dominating father insists on orchestrating his daughter’s wedding – but, underneath, it’s about him not being able to let her go.

In Rules of Engagement, a man (played by O’Neill) is about to propose marriage after receiving some advice from his mother but soon realises his bride-to-be carries a lot of emotional baggage.

A superstitious man meets his long-term partner in Sign Right There and she is under the impression he might move in with her, although he has other plans.

Walking Matilda is a twisted tale of betrayal and deception with the revelation of many secrets when two friends meet.

Rounding out the set is One For Sorrow, featuring two lifelong friends – one is gravely ill and the other has neglected the friendship, so he tries to heal the wounds by lending a hand.

“I like the idea of the park bench because I consider it ‘middle ground’,” O’Neill said.

“It’s not ‘your place’ or ‘my place’ but a free atmosphere where people can either solve their differences or walk away from them.

“I always consider the bench itself to be a character that brings people together in conversation while exposing little pieces of what’s going on inside.”

The main challenge, according to O’Neill, is how to make each play interesting.

“It’s not so much about what the actors are doing but what they are doing to each other with the dialogue,” he said. “That’s where the action really is.

“I try to inject a little comedy into drama and a little drama into comedy because I always feel life is like that.”

Born in Ireland, O’Neill moved to New York in his late teens and appeared in many off-Broadway productions before moving to Perth more than 20 years ago, clocking up numerous awards for writing and directing.

He has previously worked as a lecturer at the WA Academy of Performing Arts and Perth Actors’ Collective and is currently appearing as Watto in the ABC-TV series The Heights.

“The appeal of A View From The Park is the fact you have six unknown situations and there’s s a curiosity to that,” O’Neill said.

“When you present a full play, you have one story and can more or less figure out the ending in most cases.

“But with the park bench plays you have six situations and the audience really has no idea of the outcome each time.”

A View from the Park plays at 7.30pm October 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and 31 with 2pm matinees October 24, 25 and 31. All tickets are $20 – book at www.trybooking.com/BLLMM.  

The heritage-listed Old Mill Theatre is on the corner of Mends Street and Mill Point Road, South Perth (opposite the Windsor Hotel and Australia Post).

We Will Rock You

Seen by over 16 million fans worldwide, this awe-inspiring production is based on the songs of Queen, and is created by Ben Elton.

  • Dates:Oct 30, 31; Nov 1, 4-8, 10-15, 18-22
  • Time(s):Matinee shows 1:00pm, 2:00pm; Evening shows 7:30pm
  • Venue:Crown Theatre Perth

Details

  • Venue Address:Crown Theatre Perth, Crown Perth, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100
  • Ticket Price FROM:$59
  • Ticket price TO:$120
  • Performing Arts:Musicals
  • Event Venue:Crown Theatre Perth

Description

Elton fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust and of course, We Will Rock You.

The musical takes place in a future age on a planet once called Earth that is now controlled by a mighty corporation... rock music is unheard and all musical instruments are banned. The hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance - an alliance of rebel Bohemians.

Presented by Platinum Entertainment (WA) and by arrangement with David Spicer Productions www.davidspicer.com.au

The show is guaranteed to blow your mind! 

Halloweekend At Little Creatures Fremantle

Come join our coven as Little Creatures are transforming the brewery for a scary good time this Halloween!

  • Dates:Oct 30 - Nov 1
  • Time(s):Starts 11am
  • Venue:Little Creatures Fremantle

Details

  • Hosted By:The Little Creatures
  • Venue Address:Little Creatures Fremantle, 40 Mews Rd Fremantle WA 6160 Australia
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Food & Drink:Food Event,Beer
  • Music:DJs

Description

HALLOWEEKEND is back!

Ghouls just wanna have fun with DJ Marcel and wicked brews starting Friday the 30th from 5pm.
Followed by family fun for the little pumpkins on the Saturday from 12pm.
DJ Marcel will continue late into the witching hour for those who dare to visit us on Halloween!

Perth Roller Derby | Halloween Bout

Perth Roller Derby are getting spooky for their final bout of 2020!

  • Time(s):4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Dates:October 31
  • Venue:Morley Rollerdrome

Details

  • Sports:Local Comp,Spectator Sports,Other Sports & Fitness
  • Hosted By:Perth Roller Derby
  • Ticket Price FROM:$5
  • Ticket price TO:$10
  • Venue Address:95 Catherine St Morley
  • Type:Community

Description

Perth Roller Derby are back for their final bout of the year and it's a good ol' fashioned Halloween bout! Two spooky teams of PRD's best will be facing off October 31st at Morley Rollerdrome.

Refreshments and merchandise available (kiosk cash only). Halloween bout-fits encouraged!

Purchase tickets at www.trybooking.com/BLYVN or on the door if available.
Doors open at 4.30pm, first whistle at 5pm

Rooftop Movies

Cancel your couch plans and watch a movie under the stars this summer - Rooftop Movies is back and better than ever!

  • Dates:Oct 31 - Mar 27
  • Time(s):6:00 - 11:30pm
  • Venue:Rooftop Movies

Details

  • Hosted By:Rooftop Movies
  • Venue Address:Roe St Carpark, 68 Roe St
  • Other:Film Festivals
  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Event Venue:Rooftop Movies

Description

Perth's favourite outdoor cinema destination is back from October 31! Explore one of our city's most photogenic venues, nestled in the heart of Northbridge atop the City of Perth Roe Street Carpark.

Rooftop Movies offers a truly unique cinema experience with panoramic views of the city, with plenty of sunset drinks and eats to enjoy before you settle in for the movie.

 

Rooftop Movies run from 31 October 2020 t o 27 March 2021. Visit the website to check out Program 1 - tickets and gift vouchers are on sale now! 

Can We Laugh Again?

Emo-tainement presents a night of comedy and entertainment you don’t want to miss!

  • Dates:Oct 31
  • Time(s):8pm
  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theater

Details

  • Hosted By:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Venue Address:174-176 William St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:40.00
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

With the hottest-lineup of local and internationally touring comedians. One night only, Saturday 31st of October, 8pm at the Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA. Tickets $40, available from ptt.wa.gov.au, via phone on (08) 6212 9292 or in person at the box office.

The pandemic has impacted everyone in different ways. Stress and anxiety have been on the rise, so there is no doubt that the people of Perth could do with some laughter therapy. Let’s take a break from all the chaos. Lockdown is over, we can finally laugh together again.

Can We Laugh Again? is a night of comedy and entertainment you don’t want to miss! The lineup of local and internationally touring comedians including MC Jon Pinder, Jason Wood, Simone Springe, Chief Kosse and special guests, this show is going to be a reckless amount of fun.

To top it off, the night will be headlined by none other than the sensational Emo, winner of the 2018 State Raw Comedy Competition. After a full run of sold out shows around WA, there is no doubt these tickets will move quick, so don’t wait silly!

Emo has been quietly making a name for himself in Perth since 2016, developing his style and a strong local following. With a past that includes fleeing war torn Ethiopia as a refugee, and being a minority young face in 90s Perth suburbia, Emo draws upon his experiences to create a style that is both funny and socially relevant. In his words, his shows are a platform to ‘share stories, bring down society’s barriers and catch the laughter bug’. Emo has been on fire, winning the WA finals for the 2018 Raw Comedy Festival, and performing in the National Finals at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, aired on SBS. He has performed in the 2018 & 2019 Fringe Festivals, headlined his own shows and performed in the US. Check out his Facebook and Instagram for details on these and many other shows. 

 

Nights at BFPL

Experience Nights at Brookfield Place with entertainment every Saturday from our award winning venues.

  • Dates:Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21 & 28
  • Time(s):7pm - 11pm
  • Venue:Brookfield Place

Details

  • Hosted By:Brookfield Place
  • Venue Address:125 St Georges Tce, Perth 6000
  • Music:DJs,Jazz,Pop
  • Food & Drink:Restaurant Events

Description

Saturday 17 October

7:00pm
W. Churchill presents Kaviar Djs 90's RnB

7:00pm - 10:00pm
Print Hall presents Thr3pm Music
Perth based singer and songwriter trio, mashinn up classic R&B with a modern twist, Acoustic Soul R&B

8.00pm
Bar Lafayette presents Sam Nafie Live R&B

8:00pm - 1:00am
Bob's Bar presents DJ Vicky Vanna
As an international DJ and vocalist from Australia, she has performed and held residencies at renowned venues including the Empire rooftop and the World Bar in New York City, Times Square Art Centre, Mambo Ibiza, and Pure Sky Dubai.

9.30-11:00pm
Bobeche presents Roving Magic with Jon
 

Saturday 24 October

7:00pm
W. Churchill presents Kaviar Djs 90's RnB

7:00pm - 10:00pm
Print Hall presents Thr3pm Music
Perth based singer and songwriter trio, mashing up classic R&B with a modern twist, Acoustic Soul R&B

8.00pm
Bar Lafayette presents Sam Nafie Live R&B

8:00pm - 1:00am
Bob's Bar presents DJ Vicky Vanna
As an international DJ and vocalist from Australia, she has performed and held residencies at renowned venues including the Empire rooftop and the World Bar in New York City, Times Square Art Centre, Mambo Ibiza, and Pure Sky Dubai.

8:00pm - Late
Bob's Bar presents DJ Emma Sweet
Playing all genres of music from the early 80s to the current hits of today

9.30-11pm
Bobeche presents Samba Dance with Beleza Samba
 

Saturday 31 October 

7:00pm
W. Churchill presents Kaviar Djs 90's RnB

7:00pm - 10:00pm
Print Hall Bar presents DJ Vicky Vanna
As an international DJ and vocalist from Australia, she has performed and held residencies at renowned venues including the Empire rooftop and the World Bar in New York City, Times Square Art Centre, Mambo Ibiza, and Pure Sky Dubai.

8.00pm
Bar Lafayette presents Sam Nafie Live R&B

8:00pm - 1:00am
Bob's Bar presents DJ MIzap
Mizhap is the perfect DJ for all situations. Mizhap has the unique skill to play a vast array of all styles of music genres whilst still owning the sets and cleverly mixing in those special guest requests. Her passion, genuine excitement and energetic presence is truly contagious. Mizhap has recently been recruited into the RnB Fridays Club Nights team by HitFM 92.9 mid-2020, She is now recognized around Perth not only as her own alias, but also as a RnB Fridays DJ and Perth’s #1 female RnB DJ.

9.30-11:00pm
Bobeche presents Fifi Fontaine, 20's Charleston Feather Fan Dance and a Showgirl Dance

 

Saturday 7 November

7:00pm
W. Churchill presents Kaviar Djs 90's RnB

7:30pm - 10:30pm 
Print Hall Bar presents Catherine Summers 
A fresh serving of café del mar style grooves, Catherine Summers and her 4-piece Groove band delivers a mix of top 40, soul and jazz songs each with an individual funk twist.

8.00pm 
Bar Lafayette presents Sam Nafie Live R&B
 

Saturday 14 November

7:00pm
W. Churchill presents Kaviar Djs 90's RnB

7:30pm - 10:30pm 
Print Hall Bar presents Catherine Summers 
A fresh serving of café del mar style grooves, Catherine Summers and her 4-piece Groove band delivers a mix of top 40, soul and jazz songs each with an individual funk twist.

8.00pm 
Bar Lafayette presents Sam Nafie Live R&B
 

Saturday 21 November

7:00pm
W. Churchill presents Kaviar Djs 90's RnB

7:30pm - 10:30pm 
Print Hall Bar presents Catherine Summers 
A fresh serving of café del mar style grooves, Catherine Summers and her 4-piece Groove band delivers a mix of top 40, soul and jazz songs each with an individual funk twist.

8.00pm 
Bar Lafayette presents Sam Nafie Live R&B
 

Saturday 28 November

7:00pm
W. Churchill presents Kaviar Djs 90's RnB

7:30pm - 10:30pm 
Print Hall Bar presents Catherine Summers 
A fresh serving of café del mar style grooves, Catherine Summers and her 4-piece Groove band delivers a mix of top 40, soul and jazz songs each with an individual funk twist.

8.00pm 
Bar Lafayette presents Sam Nafie Live R&B

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