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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.
  • The City of Perth Winter Arts Season 2017

    Perth | Dates: 01 Jun – 31 Aug, 2017
    With those cool, crisp mornings setting in, there’s no doubt winter is just around the corner. What if we embraced the elements and found the beauty in rain, wind and frost? Incorporating 16 commissioned art works and more than 150 programmed arts events, the City of Perth’s Winter Arts Season is your gateway to doing just that.
  • Boy Racer

    Perth | Dates: 01 Jun – 31 Oct, 2017
    Located at the Grand Lane Light Locker Art Space, Boy Racer runs from June to November. Boy Racer is an investigation into the hypermasculinity of the working class male arena of car culture within Western Australia. This new body of work interrogates the motor vehicle as a symbolic extension of masculinity.
  • State Buildings Winter Music Series

    Perth | Dates: 01 Jun – 31 Aug, 2017
    The State Buildings Music Series returns this winter, featuring some of Perth's most talented musicians and performers in weekly events from 1 June - 31 August. Cosy up in The Treasury Lounge and Bar to the sounds of live jazz, dine whilst listening to pop-up performances, kick off the weekend in Long Chim with DJ beats, and enjoy a Sunday session with the best craft beer in town.
  • If on a Winter's Day

    Perth | Dates: 02 – 30 Jun, 2017
    Throughout June, the Centre for Stories will set up locations around the City to collect short stories from the public. Bring your story with you or sit down at the table and use one of the prompts to share a personal memory or create a short phrase, poem or micro-fiction.


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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