Over the coming months Perth and surrounds will present a vibrant concoction of music, sport, theatre and more to keep you thoroughly entertained. We’ve got it all covered from spectacular concerts and exhibitions to international sporting challenges and festivals.
There is always plenty for visitors to see and experience while travelling around this amazing region. Check out our list of events below!
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23 Jan 2013 - 01 Dec 2013
Fremantle Prison's new exhibition, Wadjemup to Walyalup (Rottnest to Fremantle) - a history of Indigenous incarceration in Western Australia examines the confronting history of the incarceration of Aboriginal people in Western Australia.
01 Mar 2013 - 31 Mar 2013
Three established artists have joined forces for The York Mill’s first free exhibition of 2013 in the Boiler Room Gallery, running from March 1 to 31. Aptly titled Three in one, Irene Young, Christina Verbrugge and Isabel Jean Colenutt have brought together diverse depictions of nature using a variety of mediums, including pastels, textiles, acrylic and water colours.
16 Mar 2013 - 29 Jun 2013
Join experienced and knowledgeable local guides on walking or bus tours to discover Northam's diverse, natural and cultural history. on the Bilya Bidi Guided Tours. Tours include the Avon River environment, Aboriginal culture, Iconic buildings and Human histories.
18 Mar 2013 - 18 Mar 2013
Dominic Perissinotto draws deeply on the classic French organ corpus, augmenting the programme with more modern works, adding balance and texture to a stunning collection of compositions.
Featuring works by;
Johann Sebastian Bach
24 Mar 2013 - 24 Mar 2013
Bakers Hill Motorama and Festival Day, Bakers Hill Recreation Centre, St George Street, Bakers Hill, W.A., between 10am to 4pm
05 Apr 2013 - 31 May 2013
Unearth your creativity. Unleash your imagination. Uncover your artistic potential at one of the spectacular workshops, explore the hidden treasures and delights at the KickstART markets, let your imagination run wild in the wondrous hub space and immerse yourself in magnificent performances and exhibitions throughout the festival.
05 Apr 2013 - 13 Apr 2013
A moving comedy from the author of the TV series As Time Goes By comes to Roleystone Theatre this April. Written by Bob Larbey and directed by Phil Mackenzie, A Month of Sundays is set in an aged care home and follows two residents facing the difficulties of growing old and painful family visits with dignity and humour.
13 Apr 2013 - 16 Jun 2013
Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to return to Perth with its critically-acclaimed and family-friendly big top production OVO opening Sunday, April 14, 2013. The show will be presented under the trademark blue-and-yellow Big Top located at Langley Park. Perth will be the last stop on the Australian tour which commences in Brisbane in July this year.
20 Apr 2013 - 26 May 2013
This exhibition provides a glimpse into the past of York’s most magnificent building, its iconic and grandiose Town Hall.
20 Apr 2013 - 26 May 2013
Hidden Treasures from the York Residency Museum's collection go on show as part of the W.A. Heritage Festival.See the barometer that recorded York's weather during the 1800's, the dazzling Dempster Quilt and stunning portraits plus many other unusual and rarely-seen treasures.
20 Apr 2013 - 23 Jun 2013
The world-wide smash hit production JERSEY BOYS – The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons is coming to Crown Theatre Perth in April 2013! This is the story of how four blue collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time.
21 Apr 2013 - 30 Jun 2013
Sunday Piazza Live is a free live music event that happens from 1-3pm most Sundays, at the Northbridge Piazza. You are invited to sit back, relax and enjoy a number of Perth’s most respected and experienced performers and musicians from across several genres, in a series of 14 free top class performances.
08 May 2013 - 10 May 2013
Mandurah and Crawley (Perth)
Rhonda Burchmore will be performing her show Legs 11 at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday 8 May at 8.00pm and at the Octogon Theatre on Friday 10 May at 8.00pm.
15 May 2013 - 03 Jul 2013
Join us at the Butler Community Centre each Wednesday for a range of exciting and fun vintage workshops. Whether it’s drawing a vintage high tea, or creating your own 1920s Flapper headpiece, there's something new and unique to try each week!
17 May 2013 - 22 Sep 2013
Secrets of the Afterlife: Magic, Mummies and Immortality in Ancient Egypt is an exhibition that will immerse visitors in a realm beyond the threshold of death. It will take them on the perilous journey ancient Egyptians believed would lead them to immortality and everlasting paradise. This spellbinding exhibition will not be seen anywhere else in Australia and will be on display at the WA Museum - Perth from 17 May to 22 September, 2013.
22 May 2013 - 26 May 2013
The annual Craft & Quilt Fair is back in Perth for 2013. A one stop destination for craft and quilting enthusiasts offering craft supplies, displays and inspiring exhibitions, workshops, guest artists and live demonstrations – this is the biggest craft event on the West Coast!
24 May 2013 - 03 Jun 2013
The unique week of engagements encourages young and old from Fremantle and beyond to get involved and enjoy the abundance of free, or inexpensive events and attractions.
24 May 2013 - 26 May 2013
Perth and Northbridge
The inaugural Perth International Jazz Festival will take over the city for one weekend only from Friday 24 May to Sunday 26 May 2013, presenting 35 jazz performances across 7 stages throughout Perth and Northbridge.
25 May 2013 - 26 May 2013
Young Archaeologists Fun Day with lots to do including a hands-on dig, solving puzzles and piecing together mysterious fragments as well as over twenty other hands-on activities and games all around the Museum.
26 May 2013 - 26 May 2013
Friends of Ashley Day is a fantastic day for the whole family! Meet the Bennett Brook Railway's favourite little steamer, Ashley and all her engine friends – Planet, Rosalie, Betty Thompson and Wyndham on a day full of fun for the littlies!
26 May 2013 - 26 May 2013
Meet the Archaeologist for a site walk and presentation about the York Convict Depot - it's sure to be a fascinating insight into convict life in York. Gold coin donation.
31 May 2013 - 03 Jun 2013
Ballet aficionados can get their fix at this years' Royal Academy of Dance Festival where WA's finest ballet dancers will perform and enthral. On the final evening of the festival, the Gala Performance will showcase some of WA's promising new dance talent. winners
31 May 2013 - 15 Jun 2013
COMEDY, corruption and sexy 1940s charm come to the Old Mill Theatre this June in the play Born Yesterday. Written by Garson Kanin – responsible for many Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn films – it follows the uncouth, corrupt and rich junk dealer Harry Brock and what happens when he brings his showgirl mistress Billie Dawn to Washington DC.
01 Jun 2013 - 31 Aug 2013
The weather may be getting colder, but our biggest ever Winter Arts Season is set to ignite your winter days and nights. The 9th annual Season sees more than 70 WA arts organisations, venues and artists giving you near on 200 reasons to head into the City and experience Perth’s hottest arts and cultural offerings.
01 Jun 2013 - 30 Jun 2013
For the City of Perth's annual public art commissioning initiative TRANSART, Sohan Ariel-Hayes presents an expanded cinema artwork that appears as both a giant hologram and anamorphic projection.
01 Jun 2013 - 03 Jun 2013
The Pinjarra Festival is an annual arts and cultural event in one of Western Australia's oldest towns and celebrates the Murray Region's rural lifestyle and activities.
01 Jun 2013 - 02 Jun 2013
Northam, Avon Valley
Tempt your taste buds at the Avon Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Festival. Visitors can experience flavours from the Avon Valley and all over the world with gourmet foods including chilli, cheese, chocolate, olive oil products, nuts and more.
02 Jun 2013 - 02 Jun 2013
Fremantle will be home to Perth's newest and most exciting sport challenge, the inaugural V Adventure Race! Featuring 5 disciplines – Ocean Swim, Mixed Terrain Cycle, Trail/Port Run, Ocean Paddle and a Coast Run, both solo and team competitors can enter the race on 2 June.
06 Jun 2013 - 06 Jun 2013
Building on the announcement last week of her metro tour of churches and cathedrals, Kate Miller-Heidke will be embarking on her first extensive regional tour since 2009. Taking place in theatres around the country throughout May and June.
06 Jun 2013 - 22 Jun 2013
A bold and brash musical – with big hearts and beehives – will make Limelight Theatre's stage come alive this June. Adapted from the original 1988 John Waters movie, Hairspray is set in 1962 Baltimore and follows "pleasantly plump" teenager Tracy Turnblad and her dream to dance on The Corny Collins Show.
08 Jun 2013 - 21 Dec 2013
Start the weekend with a visit to the new Kyilla Community Farmers’ Market in North Perth and get to know a grower or two!
08 Jun 2013 - 08 Jun 2013
The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) musical graduates and friends present a night of eclectic musical magic and song.
09 Jun 2013 - 09 Jun 2013
The MS Society of Western Australia, with the support of Venues West is excited to be hosting a 10 hour Swim for MS at Arena Joondalup on Sunday 9 June from 8am.
09 Jun 2013 - 09 Jun 2013
Everyone is invited to come along and assist at the annual Children's Forest Planting Day.
09 Jun 2013 - 09 Jun 2013
The Girrawheen community will be celebrating the revitalisation of Ferrara Park with a free Family Fun Day!
09 Jun 2013 - 09 Jun 2013
Now in its 23rd year, the FREE Community Concert features music from the Colla Voce Choir, winners of the North of Perth Festival and also City of Bayswater Scholarship recipients.
13 Jun 2013 - 13 Jun 2013
Join Joondalup Resort in June for a magnificent night of medieval fun, laughter and feasting with the humorous Dirty Dick’s bringing their magical entertainment to Joondalup Resort.
14 Jun 2013 - 14 Jun 2013
If you are aged 12-22 years and enjoy rap, hip hop and dance then come and join us for Make a Stand at Scarborough Amphitheatre on 14 June from 4pm - 5.30pm.
15 Jun 2013 - 16 Jun 2013
The HIF WA Pro Am Series has developed from the WA State Open Series and 2013 will see the three event series travel to some of the best locations in WA, to crown state surfing champions across multiple divisions.
15 Jun 2013 - 16 Jun 2013
16 Jun 2013 - 16 Jun 2013
Let the kids exercise their imagination and discover more about the RSL with a fun free Family Day, part of the From War to Remembrance: A Living History of the RSL exhibition. Kids can build their own war memorial from LEGO® blocks, create their own paper poppy and more.
19 Jun 2013 - 19 Jun 2013
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is back, with a big night of comedy from some of the world's funniest comedians.
20 Jun 2013 - 20 Jun 2013
The Australian Bee Gees Show will return to Australia for The Trilogy Tour, a brand new show for 2013 - tracing the amazing career of The Brothers Gibb from their first performances in Australia right through to the amazing One Night Only concert in Las Vegas.
22 Jun 2013 - 02 Dec 2013
This visually stunning exhibition presents 134 masterworks by 96 of the world's greatest artists. Reimagining the world around them, these artists invented new strategies that shaped modern art.
22 Jun 2013 - 22 Jun 2013
The University Club of Western Australia's 2013 Wine Show by the Bay will be held at the University Club on campus at UWA on Saturday 22 June between 11am - 5pm. This full day food and wine expo will feature tastings of top local, national and international brands.
24 Jun 2013 - 06 Jul 2013
The festival will feature two weeks of shows, parties, markets, workshops, and other Burlesque related activities and entertainment in Perth and also will include a regional tour to Mandurah, Bunbury and Albany.
30 Jun 2013 - 30 Jun 2013
Musicals in Concert, presented by Australian Performing Arts Networkwill excite and entertain with an outstanding mix of Musical Theatre classics coming together for one incredible show! A unique and wonderful opportunity to see Australia's leading man of song and dance Todd McKenney and his friends in concert.
01 Jul 2013 - 31 Jul 2013
The winter chill has finally set in, so it's almost time again for the City of Fremantle's Hidden Treasures - Fremantle Winter Music Series to warm things up in the port city. Connecting musicians and audiences of all generations in celebration of both the contemporary and more well-known parts of Fremantle's music culture.
01 Jul 2013 - 31 Jul 2013
Travel in style through Dwellingup on a vintage 19th Century steam train and experience the glamour of yesteryear while enjoying a five course Christmas inspired dinner - complete with pudding!
02 Jul 2013 - 03 Jul 2013
This acclaimed international production is set in the 1930s and features an evocative set and costumes from the period. Emotionally mesmerizing and lavishly staged, this Romeo and Juliet is a masterpiece not to be missed.
04 Jul 2013 - 14 Jul 2013
Revelation is Western Australia's international film festival. The annual festival and screen conference seek to find signature driven works across the spectrum from 'safer' films to the downright unpalatable.
04 Jul 2013 - 07 Jul 2013
'G' is presented by the Perth Theatre Trust, State Theatre Centre and Australian Dance Theatre. Fusing the technical prowess of classical ballet with explosive choreography, the eleven formidable dancers of Australian Dance Theatre embody the central themes of hysteria, vulnerability, desire, gender, death and the afterlife.
05 Jul 2013 - 20 Jul 2013
Phoenix Theatre Inc, supported by Laughing Horse Productions Presents Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan at the Phoenix Theatre, Hamilton Hill. Show dates: Opening Night 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th July 2013 at 8pm and 7th, 14th July 2013 at 2pm.
11 Jul 2013 - 20 Jul 2013
For more than 25 years, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical CATS has been a global phenomenon – and it’s being staged at the Regal Theatre in July. Based on TS Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the Tony Award-winner is the second longest-running show in Broadway history and the fourth longest-running West End musical.
14 Jul 2013 - 18 Jul 2013
Perth to York
On this four-night ride the group will cycle east from Perth to the beautiful town of York before taking in the rugged farmlands of the Wild West as they wind their way down the old goldrush trail inland.
14 Jul 2013 - 14 Jul 2013
The third performance in the Darlington Chamber Music Series for 2013. Featuring the Sartory Quartet, the repertoire includes Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor Op. 10 and Beethoven: Razumovsky Quartet No. 2 in E Minor.
16 Jul 2013 - 27 Jul 2013
Mozart’s infamous opera, Don Giovanni will take to the stage for the winter season at His Majesty's Theatre for West Australian Opera. The opera depicts a final day in the life of the licentious and mercurial seducer, Don Giovanni. From the opening scene the reckless libertine and his bumbling attendant Leporello, crash from one deplorable situation to the next.
19 Jul 2013 - 21 Jul 2013
Perth Arena is delighted to announce the return of Disney on Ice for the first time in 13 years! Through artistic skating and graceful acrobatics, Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes beautifully recreates the defining moments when eight Disney Princesses' wishes are fulfilled with help from their devoted Princes.
20 Jul 2013 - 28 Jul 2013
St George's Art is a premier annual event in art education in Western Australia, attracting schools from all sectors. Now in its 11th year, St George's Art provides an outstanding opportunity for schools to present work by pupils in Years 10, 11 and 12, in the unique setting of Perth's St George's Cathedral.
26 Jul 2013 - 27 Jul 2013
In spite of the cancellation of the Mundaring Truffle Festival, we are still presenting the highlight of our culinary calendar, our truffle degustation dinners!
30 Jul 2013 - 03 Aug 2013
Direct from Cuba, the show that has taken Europe by storm returns to Crown Theatre, Perth in 2013. Ballet Revolución, the hit international dance company, mixes the dynamics of contemporary dance, brilliant ballet, powerful street dance and hip hop, giving the world "Ballet with Attitude".
31 Jul 2013 - 04 Aug 2013
SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW, 31 July to 4 August for 8 Shows only at the Regal Theatre. Slava’s Snowshow is a breathtaking spectacle of beautifully crafted comic images, restoring childish wonder in people of all ages.
03 Aug 2013 - 04 Aug 2013
The Avon Descent is Western Australia’s own unique sporting event that attracts competitors and spectators from throughout Australia and overseas. Competitors challenge the Avon and Swan rivers in a variety of paddle and power craft in an exciting two-day time trial over 133 gruelling kilometres.
03 Aug 2013 - 03 Aug 2013
Bush Skills for the Hills are a series of free workshops for community which teach people how to manage and be a part of their natural environment.
13 Aug 2013 - 18 Aug 2013
STOMP - The Broadway, West End and international sensation returns to Australia, and it's better than ever! See it at the Regal Theatre, Subiaco from 13 - 18 August, 2013. Wordless, witty and fun, STOMP has become a global phenomenon over the last 22 years.
25 Aug 2013 - 25 Aug 2013
Perth City to City Beach
The Chevron City to Surf for Activ is Western Australia's biggest community event and is Activ's major fundraising event.
29 Aug 2013 - 31 Aug 2013
Get ready for the beautiful and the absurd, the downright kooky and the breathtakingly brilliant as Circus Oz thrills you with their renowned collective mayhem that never stops from the moment the band strikes up until the last curtain call.
12 Sep 2013 - 15 Sep 2013
This annual event is being held from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th September at the Bindoon Hall on Great Northern Highway.
22 Sep 2013 - 22 Sep 2013
Upper Swan, Swan Valley
Run A Muck will be held in the Swan Valley in Perth, on 22nd September 2013, at the picturesque Belvoir Estate. Competitors will be 'at one with nature' while fighting their way through muddy, dirty obstacles. A 5km obstacle course style race with the addition of a custom children’s course for the little obstacle racers.
29 Oct 2013 - 09 Nov 2013
This production of La Boheme by West Australian Opear is set in the 1990s, telling the story of four poor bohemians living in a rundown loft in the Latin quarter of Paris. This emotionally realistic ‘verismo’ style opera will carry you away with its melodic richness, big hitting arias and fast moving dialogue.