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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.
  • 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.
  • WA Focus - Helen Grey-Smith

    Perth | Dates: 10 Dec, 2016 – 19 Mar, 2017
    WA Focus presents Helen Grey-Smith at the Art Gallery of WA from 10 December 2016 - 19 March 2017. Helen Grey-Smith enjoyed a long career in Western Australia as a textile designer, painter and maker of collages. The next WA Focus exhibition, celebrates her mid-century textile work - 100 years on from the birth of this remarkable WA artist.
  • Mandurah Sundowner Concert Series

    Mandurah | Dates: 10 Dec, 2016 – 11 Mar, 2017
    Mandurah's Sundowner Concert series of free summer family concerts will take place at Keith Holmes Reserve on 10 December, 7 January, 4 February and 11 March from 4 - 5pm. Enjoy these family friendly events with activities for the kids, so grab some friends, pack a picnic and something to sit on and enjoy and a relaxing afternoon of FREE entertainment.
  • Exhibition: Teacup Original Works

    Perth | Dates: 20 Jan – 24 Mar, 2017
    An exhibition of original illustrations from the picture book Teacup written by Rebecca Young and illustrated by Matt Ottley at the State Library of WA from 20 January - 24 March, 2017.This is one boy's story about leaving his homeland, surviving a long journey by sea and finding a safe, new place to call home.

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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