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It’s time to dig out that Darth Vader costume and experience Star Wars like never before. This Friday & Saturday, the iconic film will be showing on the giant screen with John Williams’ Oscar-winning score played live by WA Symphony Orchestra. More than 90 musicians will be performing with big brass sections, lots of percussion and as many strings as they can fit on the stage; creating an immersive atmosphere that will almost transcend you into the movie itself.

Why not enhance your theatre experience by indulging in the wide variety of bars and restaurants that saturate Perth City. Perth Concert Hall, Langley Park and Riverside Theatre offer a fantastic array of food and drink, providing the perfect opportunity to grab a bite to eat or a glass of wine before watching the show. Whether you’ve booked the evening appearance or the afternoon performance, there’s something to suit every meal time or dietary need. The high-quality food and service provided by each of the following locations, is sure to make your day one to remember.

Perth Concert Hall:

The Perth Concert Hall foyer supplies drinks, coffee, snacks and light meals at the bar 2 hours before, during interval and after each WASO evening performance. To save your time and instead of waiting in the queue, it is recommended that you pre-order your interval drinks so your drinks will be waiting for you when you arrive at the hall. The Cafe at the hall is now open as well, with a fresh new look and a multitude of tasty treats, including barista coffee, delicious cakes, and even dinner options after any WASO concert.
You can also enjoy a Buffet in the Wardle Room on level one. The Buffet is served following the Morning Symphony performances and can be purchased for $21 AU. For most evening concerts, the Buffet is served from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm before the performance and can be purchased on the night for $31 with no bookings necessary.

Langley Park:

Located towards the east of Perth City, Langley Park is within range of great cafes and a wide selection of both formal and informal restaurants, including Hyatt’s Friends Restaurant and a variety of amazing Italian and Asian eateries.

Riverside Theatre:

Located along the Swan River, the Riverside Theatre is in close proximity to the Esplanade’s well known favourites such as The Reveley- a great option for drink and dinner whilst looking over the Swan River. The George offers a mix of cakes, food and drinks or if you’re looking for a fine dining experience, Balthazar Restaurant comes highly recommended and is located only a short walk away from Elizabeth Quay and the CBD.

So take your pick from the large array of restaurants and bars within Perth City, you certainly will not be left hungry! Once back in the theatre you’ll be perfectly prepped for the Star Wars experience. See below WASO’s description of their fantastic event:

May the Force be with you! Sit back and enjoy an escape from reality with WASO’s performance of Star Wars on the big screen with John Williams’ out of this world score played live at the Riverside Theatre.

Take a trip back in time and journey with Luke Skywalker as he begins his quest through the galaxy, fighting epic battles against the dark side and learning what it takes to conquer the way of the force. A New Hope in concert is one not to miss, John Williams’ Oscar winning score will be performed by the West Symphony Orchestra live, conducted by Benjamin Northey, to the complete Star Wars film.

The performance does include subtitles on the screen.

Ticket pricing ranges from $51 AU to $112.15 AU, with a one-off service and handling fee from $7.55 per transaction, which applies on all purchases.

Don’t let your theatre experience stop at one show, WASO has many upcoming performances showcasing the unbelievable skills of their talented musicians.

– French Flair: Morlet, Capucon and Thibaudet (Perth Concert Hall; Oct 12 – 13)
– WASO Plays Mozart and Beethoven (Queens Park Theatre; Nov 1)
– Circus Oz with WASO (Perth Concert Hall; Nov 30 – Dec 1)
– Handel’s Messiah (Perth Concert Hall; Dec 7 – 8)
– Symphony in the City 2018 (Langley Park; Dec 15)

For more information about the above events and what else WASO has to offer, click here.

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