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Perth is alive with a spectacular mix of music, theatre, comedy, dance and visual art. This rich tapestry of cultural experiences is on offer throughout the year across the region.

Music lovers are in for a treat, with plenty of live music on offer especially in cultural hotspots like Perth, Northbridge, Subiaco and Fremantle. You'll find music ranging from rock bands at trendy pubs to chilled-out jazz floating from wine bars and restaurants. Perth is also emerging as a comedy capital, with hilarious local and international acts regularly on offer at special comedy clubs or pubs, especially in Northbridge.


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Check out some of the great upcoming arts and cultural events in Perth and surrounds.
  • American dream, American nightmare

    Perth | Dates: 15 Aug, 2015 – 15 Feb, 2016
    American dream, American nightmare is a two-part display that focuses on one of the Art Gallery of WA's most iconic and most requested works, Brett Whiteley's The American dream 1968-1969. This major, 18 part installation has not been seen at the Gallery since 2004 and it is looking better than ever.
  • Sunday Music at Fremantle Arts Centre

    Fremantle | Dates: 18 Oct, 2015 – 29 Mar, 2016
    Sunday Music returns to Fremantle Arts Centre in the Front Garden Courtyard every Sunday from October 2015 - March 2016. Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in our idyllic Front Garden.
  • Disney presents The Lion King

    Burswood, Perth | Dates: 18 Nov, 2015 – 28 Feb, 2016
    Seen by over 80 million people, Disney’s landmark musical event THE LION KING is coming to the Crown Theatre Perth for the very first time! Brilliantly re-imagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney’s beloved film is transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience which has won over 70 major international theatre awards.
  • WA Focus | Graham Miller

    Perth | Dates: 19 Nov, 2015 – 28 Feb, 2016
    WA Focus presents Graham Miller at the Art Gallery of WA from 19 November 2015 - 28 February 2016. AGWA's annual program dedicated to displaying the work of Western Australian artists, WA Focus showcases recent and new work by local artists, selected to represent a mix of gender, experience and medium.


Galleries and museums

Perth is alive with a vibrant tapestry of music, theatre, history, art and culture. Find a variety of cultural attractions, including museums, art galleries and performing arts groups, from museums and galleries.
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Public art walks

If you're interested in art, but don't want to go to a museum or gallery, why not follow one of these great public art walks around Perth created to enrich visitor understand of life and history of the city as they explore the region.
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Outdoor cinemas

Pack a picnic, some wine and a rug and venture to one of the outdoor cinemas around Perth during the warm summer months and catch up on the latest movies, an old classic or something alternative.
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Art and craft markets

Perth's stunning weather and fresh produce make for a thriving market culture. You'll find plenty of weekend markets all over the region, selling a whole range of fantastic local art and craft. 
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Heritage walking trails and tours

You'll find a range of fantastic urban walking tracks and trails, in Perth, Fremantle and Guildford allowing visitors to discover the history and heritage of our main urban centres on foot!
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