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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.


  • Perth

  • Northbridge

  • Fremantle

  • Swan Valley

  • Perth Hills

  • Avon Valley


Check out some of the great upcoming arts and cultural events in Perth and surrounds.
  • Ryan Trecartin 6 Movies

    Perth | Dates: 30 Dec, 2015 – 08 May, 2016
    Ryan Trecartin 6 Movies at Rooftop at AGWA is a highlight of the Perth International Arts Festival. Ryan Trecartin is widely considered to be the artist of our moment. Calvin Tompkins of the New Yorker recently dubbed him 'a video art visionary' whose work is full of 'breaking news from the future.'
  • A History of the World in 100 Objects

    Perth | Dates: 13 Feb – 18 Jun, 2016
    Be taken on a voyage through the British Museum's collections to explore the last two million years of human history at the WA Museum Perth from 13 February - 18 June. Each object featured in A History of the World in 100 Objects marks a point on your journey through history.
  • Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas Concert Series

    Perth | Dates: 17 Apr – 01 May, 2016
    This unique concert series features all of Beethoven's fabulous sonatas for piano and violin. Three concerts on 10 April, 17 April and 1 May at Perth Concert Hall, spanning the range of Beethoven's extraordinary masterpieces - these changed the genre forever.
  • Perth Comedy Festival

    Perth | Dates: 22 Apr – 15 May, 2016
    The Perth Comedy Festival is the largest and most exciting comedy event in WA. The Festival is one of Perth’s fastest growing cultural events and every year aims to offer a bigger, better and more diverse program to satisfy Perth’s rampant appetite for comedy.


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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