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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.


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Check out some of the great upcoming arts and cultural events in Perth and surrounds.
  • Conversations With the Dead

    Subiaco | Dates: 18 – 27 May, 2017
    Written by Richard Frankland MA, directed by James Taylor with musical direction by Wayne Freer, this raw and powerful play pulls no punches and asks the question: How far have we come in the treatment of Aboriginal people in custody since the 1992 Royal Commission?
  • heARTlines Children's Literature and Book Illustration Festival

    Midland | Dates: 20 May – 21 Jun, 2017
    The Act-Belong-Commit heARTlines Children's Literature and Illustration Festival is back and bigger than ever in 2017! Biennially hosted by the Mundaring Arts Centre, this year's festival will be held at the re-invigorated Midland Junction Arts Centre from from Saturday 20 May to Wednesday 21 June.
  • QuiltWest 2017

    Perth | Dates: 24 – 28 May, 2017
    The West Australian Quilters' Association proudly presents QuilWest 2017, a wonderful display of West Australian textile artists at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre from 24 - 28 May.
  • Craft and Quilt Fair Perth

    Perth | Dates: 24 – 28 May, 2017
    Craft and Quilt Fair Perth invites you to Shop, Learn, Make and Be Inspired at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre from 24 - 28 May, 9am to 4.30pm. This much-anticipated event offers a stunning range of exhibitions, displays, hands-on activities, guest artists, free demonstrations, workshops and more for you to get crafty!


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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