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Arts and culture in Perth

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.

ARTS & CULTURAL HOTSPOTS

  • Perth

  • Northbridge

  • Fremantle

  • Swan Valley

  • Perth Hills

  • Avon Valley

ARTS & CULTURAL EVENTS

Check out some of the great upcoming arts and cultural events in Perth and surrounds.
  • Continental Shift

    Perth | Dates: 30 Jul, 2016 – 05 Feb, 2017
    Continental Shift is the new historical exhibition that will be on display at theArt Gallery of Western Australia from 30 July 2016 - 5 February 2017. The exhibition is the result of a partnership between the Art Gallery of WA, the Chicago-based Terra Foundation for American Art, and the University of Western Australia.
  • Unknown Land: Mapping and Imagining WA

    Perth | Dates: 17 Sep, 2016 – 30 Jan, 2017
    Unknown Land: Mapping and Imagining Western Australia is the Art Gallery of WA's summer exhibition giving Western Australians and visitors to WA, the opportunity to view WA through works by early European colonists. Exhibition runs from 17 September 2016 - 30 January 2017.
  • Travellers and Traders in the Indian Ocean World

    Fremantle | Dates: 31 Oct, 2016 – 23 Apr, 2017
    In one of the first major Indian Ocean exhibitions to be staged by a museum anywhere in the world, the WA Maritime Museum explores the rich history of this vast and mysterious ocean and reveal some of its secrets from 31 October 2016 - 23 April 2017.
  • When Happiness Ruled - Pip &Pop

    Northbridge | Dates: 12 Nov – 24 Dec, 2016
    The Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) present When Happiness Ruled - Pip & Pop from 12 November - 24 December in the Central Galleries. Opening night is Friday 11 November, 6pm. This is a long-awaited hometown solo exhibition for Pip & Pop, a Perth artist whose pleasure aesthetic has charged imaginations nationally and internationally for over a decade.

ARTS & CULTURAL EXPERIENCES IN PERTH

Perth 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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Perth 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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Perth 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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Perth 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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Perth 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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