Creativity inspired by diversity
The sheer diversity of Western Australia’s natural landscapes and cultural heritage inspires an equally varied array of creative arts.
What’s more, because Perth and WA enjoy such a balmy climate, artists have the pleasure of performing against some of the most incredible backdrops too. Think sculptures lit by Indian Ocean sunsets, and music, festivals, theatre, film and comedy with Perth’s iconic city skyline twinkling just beyond the stage.
Perth Cultural Centre
The creative heart of Perth city can be found in the Cultural Centre. This dynamic and lively public space is home to the Art Gallery of Western Australia (exhibiting a collection of more than a thousand pieces), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Blue Room Theatre and State Theatre of Western Australia.
Find out what’s on at the Perth Cultural Centre for your next visit to Perth city.
Public and private WA art galleries showcase the works of locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists who find their muse in some of the most biodiverse landscapes on Earth and most vibrant local cultures.
Creative hotspots include Perth, the beautifully preserved historic port town of Fremantle, the fertile Swan Valley and Margaret River wine regions, and the exotic cultural melting pot of Broome. Many country towns also demonstrate exceptional flair in their arts and crafts.
Music and theatre
Sunny blue skies, balmy evenings and clear night skies lure some of the greats to play in the great outdoors here in WA.
Open air performances are regular features on the summer events calendar at Perth’s Kings Park, Red Hill Auditorium and The Quarry, the vineyards of the Swan Valley and Margaret River wine regions, as well as tropical north Broome and Kununurra.
Throughout the year, classical music lovers can experience soul-touching live performances by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) in one of the finest venues for acoustics in the southern hemisphere – the Perth Concert Hall.
An extensive cast of international performers also grace the stages at the purpose-built Perth Arena, Perth Convention Centre and cultural hubs of Mount Lawley, Fremantle and Mandurah.