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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.
  • Habits of Horses: serious horsing around exhibition

    Mundaring | Dates: 12 Aug – 10 Sep, 2017
    Mundaring Arts Centre presents Habits of Horses, a community arts project celebrating the historical and cultural significance of the relationship between humans and horses. The project brings curated exhibitions with works by international and nationally recognised artists together with community artists. These run alongside an impressive line-up of workshops, events and a community Open Day.
  • Limelight Theatre presents David Williamson's Let The Sunshine

    Wanneroo | Dates: 17 – 26 Aug, 2017
    What happens when people of widely different political views are forced to co-exist? It's a question posed in Let The Sunshine, a play from Australia's most respected contemporary playwright, showing at Limelight Theatre this August.
  • Climate Changing

    Northbridge | Dates: 18 – 31 Aug, 2017
    What does climate change mean for our local community and future generations? Artists with a disability and/or experience of mental illness have created artwork that explores this question. Visit the City Arts Space in Northbridge from 18 - 31 August, 10am to 2pm to meet the artists and create your own art during a community workshop.
  • Are We There Yet?

    Perth | Dates: 18 Aug – 31 Oct, 2017
    In this family-friendly exhibition, view the original illustrations and travel diaries undertaken by au-thor Alison Lester and her family which form the picture book, Are We There Yet? at the State Library of WA from 18 August - 31 October. The exhibition features original illustrations, travel diaries, sketches and dummy books.

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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