Modern galleries, contemporary performance space, and eye-catching architecture – Western Australia captivates curious visitors with its artistic attractions.  

At Perth’s newly opened WA Museum Boola Bardip, immersive and interactive displays bring Australia’s breath-taking heritage, natural beauty and artistic vision to life. Meanwhile, the city’s vibrant cultural precinct buzzes with a year-round calendar of cultural events, shows, performances and concerts.  

Take your art appreciation to the great outdoors, with opportunities to view sculpture installations, soaring murals and ancient Aboriginal rock-art sites at destinations across the state. And don’t forget Perth’s urban street art, which turns the state’s capital into a thrilling open-air exhibition space.  

Meanwhile, Western Australia’s museums and heritage buildings transport visitors back in time, charting a course through its rich maritime and mining history.  

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Visit Yagan Square near the Digital Tower for an evening of live music, cultural richness and community joy. Take a moment and immerse yourself in a vibrant showcase of talent and diversity every Thursday and Friday evening from March to May. This is proudly brought to you in collaboration with Yagan Square, DevelopmentWA and Tourism WA.

Free

29 Feb 2024 - 31 May 2024

Free

29 Feb 2024 - 31 May 2024

Perth Festival brings world-class performance, music, film, visual arts and literary events to Perth, Western Australia, every summer. The Festival has been celebrating Perth, its people and its culture on the shores of the Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River) for over 70 years as Australia’s longest-running arts festival. Grounded on Noongar Boodjar, it is uniquely placed to celebrate the oldest living cultures in the world by championing rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditions and contemporary arts practice. Founded in 1953 from the University of Western Australia’s annual summer school entertainment nights as a ‘festival for the people’, the Festival has seeded and cultivated decades of cultural growth through commissioning major new works and engaging diverse audiences. Festival time in Perth is when the best artists from Western Australia and the world stand shoulder to shoulder-in creative unity within the community.

09 Feb 2024 - 03 Mar 2024

09 Feb 2024 - 03 Mar 2024

Welcome to this cheerful and vibrant exhibition of selected works by Matumili Artists. Artworks from Martumili Art Centre are sourced from seven remote communities including Jigalong, Punmu, Kunawarritji, Parnngurr, Irrungadji, Warralong and Parnpajinya (Newman). The artists are traditional owners of tracts of country in the Great Sandy Desert, Gibson Desert, Little Sandy Desert and Karlamilyi (Rudall River) region. The art centre itself is based in Newman in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia. Martu artists express their traditional ties to country and the kinship groups who continue to pass down cultural knowledge embedded in the lands that their ancestors have inhabited. Eighteen artists have contributed to this exhibition including Nancy Nyanjilpayi Chapman, Yikartu Bumba, Lorna Linmurra, Elizabeth Toby and May Mayiwalku Chapman. The exhibition is presented in association with Martumili Artists.

Free

23 Feb 2024 - 03 Apr 2024

Free

23 Feb 2024 - 03 Apr 2024

Will you hear the call? Limelight Theatre is presenting the timeless classic An Inspector Calls as its first season of 2024. Written by master English playwright JB Priestley and directed by Gordon Park, the play follows the prosperous Birling family and their celebrations – until they are interrupted by a mysterious inspector. He starts making enquiries about the tragic death of a working-class woman and his investigation reveals each family member’s role in her death, exposing their moral shortcomings.

Adults: $27
Concession: $22
Children: $17

22 Feb 2024 - 09 Mar 2024

Adults: $27
Concession: $22
Children: $17

22 Feb 2024 - 09 Mar 2024

Internationally recognised Kokatha and Nukunu artist Yhonnie Scarce brings her luminous and powerful works to The Art Gallery of Western Australia in the largest-ever ensemble of her collected glass and mixed-media works seen in Australia, for the Perth Festival in 2024. One of the country's leading contemporary artists, Scarce is known for her large-scale, unforgettable glass installations that reveal hidden stories of Australia's foray into nuclear testing, and the impacts of colonisation on First Nations people, illuminating the artist's desire to bring the darkest shadows of Australia's past into the direct light of day. The exhibition is accompanied by a new monograph published by AGWA in collaboration with Power Publishing. The 170-page hardcover publication features full-colour plate images, fold outs and essays by Timmah Ball, Kelly Gellatly, Natalie Harkin and Tamsin Hong, with an interview between exhibition curator Clothilde Bullen and Yhonnie Scarce.

Free

02 Feb 2024 - 19 May 2024

Free

02 Feb 2024 - 19 May 2024

Scarborough Sunset Markets is back for another sizzling summer! Running every Thursday evening from November to April, this season looks to be bigger and better than ever, with over 100 foodies and artisan retailers coming together at Scarborough Beach. Expect Thursday nights jam-packed with incredible live music, mouth-watering feeds, unique artisan retail gems, dance-inspired experiences from around the globe, free exercise classes and so much more. Don’t forget those iconic Scarborough sunsets that take your breath away! There is nowhere else you would rather be on Thursday nights in Perth as the Scarborough Sunset Markets have become Western Australia’s most iconic beachside event for tourist and locals alike.

Free

25 Jan 2024 - 25 Apr 2024

Free

25 Jan 2024 - 25 Apr 2024

FRINGE WORLD is a massively popular annual festival held in Perth that is annually enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people. The incredible array of entertainment on offer in FRINGE WORLD offers something for everyone; from comedy, music and musicals, circus and much more, plus ticket prices are great value so you can enjoy multiple shows in one night out. In 2024, the full flavour original recipe festival is back and promisesg Perth a summer packed with full flavoured live performance fun. Bursting with surprise and delight, FRINGE WORLD is a delectable array of comedy, cabaret, dance, circus, and theatre shows with more than 500 events live and on sale now.

19 Jan 2024 - 03 Mar 2024

19 Jan 2024 - 03 Mar 2024

Enjoy documentary films throughout the year in this unique, boutique, 22-seat, 180-degree curved dome cinema with 5.1 surround sound. Let Western Australia Maritime Museum transport you to other worlds through films specially created for this dome experience, by a local team dedicated to showcasing the wonder of the state and sharing stories. They screen films daily that combine the natural world, history, science, technology and adventure, giving you a deeper insight into Western Australia.

Adults: $15
Concession: $12.50
Children: $12.50

09 Jan 2024 - 16 Jul 2024

Adults: $15
Concession: $12.50
Children: $12.50

09 Jan 2024 - 16 Jul 2024

Pila Nguru presents the stunning and detailed commentary of Spinifex Country by the Traditional Owners of the area, as part of the first Native Title determination in Western Australia. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to contemplate the depth and cultural range of traditional attachment to land that, in 2000, allowed the community to successfully negotiate a wide-ranging Native Title agreement with the West Australian State Government. Moved from their lands due to the Maralinga nuclear trials in the 1950s, Traditional Owners returned to Country in the late 1980s. Following the 1992 Mabo Native Title determination, began their own pursuit of native title recognition, mapping Country and negotiating cultural boundaries with neighbouring groups. The Spinifex people began producing artworks that celebrated the successful outcome of their claim. Two large canvases, one painted by the men and one painted by the women, were produced which documented birthplaces and associated Jukurrpa's (lore/stories) from Spinifex Country. Both paintings were then formally included in the preamble of the final land agreement between the Spinifex People and the Western Australian Government passed through state parliament. Today, these incredibly significant artworks continue to make clear the link between people and Country. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are advised that this exhibition may contain images and voices of people who have since passed.

Free

31 Dec 2023 - 03 Mar 2024

Free

31 Dec 2023 - 03 Mar 2024

Australia's favourite, Moonlight Cinema brought to you by Energizer, returns this summer with more movies under the stars. Spend a gorgeous summer evening at the immaculate gardens of Kings Park. Indulge in a delicious picnic spread coupled with your BYO drink of choice, then catch a box office blockbuster, a family flick or an iconic blast from the past under the beautiful night sky. Experience a taste of luxury with AAMI Gold Grass. Treat yourself with a premium bean bed situated in an exclusive area and a great view of the screen. Sit back and relax with waiter service straight to your seat. It’s perfect for those who want to enhance their Moonlight Cinema experience.

$20 - $45

24 Nov 2023 - 24 Mar 2024

$20 - $45

24 Nov 2023 - 24 Mar 2024

Kick back under the stars and enjoy Perth’s most picturesque outdoor movie location. If it’s romance, adventure, thriller, inspiring doco, politically charged drama, feel-good family tale or even a zombie comedy, this year’s Lotterywest Films program has something for you! Savour many fabulous nights of the best world cinema under the stars at the magnificent picture garden, the University of Western Australia (UWA) Somerville. What better way to spend an evening than picnicking with friends before the sun sets and the silver screen lights up? Door sales from 6 pm nightly. Picnickers are welcome from 6 pm but must be seated by 8 pm. Bring a picnic or select from the mouthwatering summer foods available at the venue. See the website for the full program. Lotterywest Films is part of the Perth Festival and is one of Western Australia's premier cultural events.

$17 - $20

20 Nov 2023 - 31 Mar 2024

$17 - $20

20 Nov 2023 - 31 Mar 2024

Step back in time into the dazzling world of 19th-century Paris where Monet and the Impressionist masters are leading an unprecedented period of cultural and artistic flourishing. Monet in Paris features breathtaking artworks projected at enormous scale in an epic display of light, colour, sound and fragrance.

16 Nov 2023 - 10 Mar 2024

16 Nov 2023 - 10 Mar 2024

The producers of the FRINGE WORLD Festival present an open-air cinema experience like no other. Rooftop Movies is back to redefine your summer movie nights – picture this: top-tier snacks, soaking in the sunset with the Perth city skyline as the backdrop, and diving into films that'll make you laugh, cry, and everything in between! Get those calendars ready, rally your crew, and let's make unforgettable summer movie magic together.

26 Oct 2023 - 24 Mar 2024

26 Oct 2023 - 24 Mar 2024

Chilled, Antarctic life, Inside and Out – this National Archives of Australia exhibition invites you into the daily lives of the extraordinary people stationed at one of the most remote places on earth. Discover the incredible resilience of the people chosen to be expeditioners and the many creative ways in which they tackle the dangers, isolation and responsibilities of living on the world’s iciest continent. Australia has a long association with Antarctica, dating back to when Douglas Mawson led the first Australasian Antarctic Expedition in 1911. The Australian Antarctic Territory came into effect in 1936, and the first Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) mission in 1947 established permanent Australian stations to support scientific and exploratory work.

Free

10 Jul 2023 - 03 May 2024

Free

10 Jul 2023 - 03 May 2024

Visit Yagan Square near the Digital Tower for an evening of live music, cultural richness and community joy. Take a moment and immerse yourself in a vibrant showcase of talent and diversity every Thursday and Friday evening from March to May. This is proudly brought to you in collaboration with Yagan Square, DevelopmentWA and Tourism WA.

Free

29 Feb 2024 - 31 May 2024

Free

29 Feb 2024 - 31 May 2024

Perth Festival brings world-class performance, music, film, visual arts and literary events to Perth, Western Australia, every summer. The Festival has been celebrating Perth, its people and its culture on the shores of the Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River) for over 70 years as Australia’s longest-running arts festival. Grounded on Noongar Boodjar, it is uniquely placed to celebrate the oldest living cultures in the world by championing rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditions and contemporary arts practice. Founded in 1953 from the University of Western Australia’s annual summer school entertainment nights as a ‘festival for the people’, the Festival has seeded and cultivated decades of cultural growth through commissioning major new works and engaging diverse audiences. Festival time in Perth is when the best artists from Western Australia and the world stand shoulder to shoulder-in creative unity within the community.

09 Feb 2024 - 03 Mar 2024

09 Feb 2024 - 03 Mar 2024

Welcome to this cheerful and vibrant exhibition of selected works by Matumili Artists. Artworks from Martumili Art Centre are sourced from seven remote communities including Jigalong, Punmu, Kunawarritji, Parnngurr, Irrungadji, Warralong and Parnpajinya (Newman). The artists are traditional owners of tracts of country in the Great Sandy Desert, Gibson Desert, Little Sandy Desert and Karlamilyi (Rudall River) region. The art centre itself is based in Newman in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia. Martu artists express their traditional ties to country and the kinship groups who continue to pass down cultural knowledge embedded in the lands that their ancestors have inhabited. Eighteen artists have contributed to this exhibition including Nancy Nyanjilpayi Chapman, Yikartu Bumba, Lorna Linmurra, Elizabeth Toby and May Mayiwalku Chapman. The exhibition is presented in association with Martumili Artists.

Free

23 Feb 2024 - 03 Apr 2024

Free

23 Feb 2024 - 03 Apr 2024

Will you hear the call? Limelight Theatre is presenting the timeless classic An Inspector Calls as its first season of 2024. Written by master English playwright JB Priestley and directed by Gordon Park, the play follows the prosperous Birling family and their celebrations – until they are interrupted by a mysterious inspector. He starts making enquiries about the tragic death of a working-class woman and his investigation reveals each family member’s role in her death, exposing their moral shortcomings.

Adults: $27
Concession: $22
Children: $17

22 Feb 2024 - 09 Mar 2024

Adults: $27
Concession: $22
Children: $17

22 Feb 2024 - 09 Mar 2024

Internationally recognised Kokatha and Nukunu artist Yhonnie Scarce brings her luminous and powerful works to The Art Gallery of Western Australia in the largest-ever ensemble of her collected glass and mixed-media works seen in Australia, for the Perth Festival in 2024. One of the country's leading contemporary artists, Scarce is known for her large-scale, unforgettable glass installations that reveal hidden stories of Australia's foray into nuclear testing, and the impacts of colonisation on First Nations people, illuminating the artist's desire to bring the darkest shadows of Australia's past into the direct light of day. The exhibition is accompanied by a new monograph published by AGWA in collaboration with Power Publishing. The 170-page hardcover publication features full-colour plate images, fold outs and essays by Timmah Ball, Kelly Gellatly, Natalie Harkin and Tamsin Hong, with an interview between exhibition curator Clothilde Bullen and Yhonnie Scarce.

Free

02 Feb 2024 - 19 May 2024

Free

02 Feb 2024 - 19 May 2024

Scarborough Sunset Markets is back for another sizzling summer! Running every Thursday evening from November to April, this season looks to be bigger and better than ever, with over 100 foodies and artisan retailers coming together at Scarborough Beach. Expect Thursday nights jam-packed with incredible live music, mouth-watering feeds, unique artisan retail gems, dance-inspired experiences from around the globe, free exercise classes and so much more. Don’t forget those iconic Scarborough sunsets that take your breath away! There is nowhere else you would rather be on Thursday nights in Perth as the Scarborough Sunset Markets have become Western Australia’s most iconic beachside event for tourist and locals alike.

Free

25 Jan 2024 - 25 Apr 2024

Free

25 Jan 2024 - 25 Apr 2024

FRINGE WORLD is a massively popular annual festival held in Perth that is annually enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people. The incredible array of entertainment on offer in FRINGE WORLD offers something for everyone; from comedy, music and musicals, circus and much more, plus ticket prices are great value so you can enjoy multiple shows in one night out. In 2024, the full flavour original recipe festival is back and promisesg Perth a summer packed with full flavoured live performance fun. Bursting with surprise and delight, FRINGE WORLD is a delectable array of comedy, cabaret, dance, circus, and theatre shows with more than 500 events live and on sale now.

19 Jan 2024 - 03 Mar 2024

19 Jan 2024 - 03 Mar 2024

Enjoy documentary films throughout the year in this unique, boutique, 22-seat, 180-degree curved dome cinema with 5.1 surround sound. Let Western Australia Maritime Museum transport you to other worlds through films specially created for this dome experience, by a local team dedicated to showcasing the wonder of the state and sharing stories. They screen films daily that combine the natural world, history, science, technology and adventure, giving you a deeper insight into Western Australia.

Adults: $15
Concession: $12.50
Children: $12.50

09 Jan 2024 - 16 Jul 2024

Adults: $15
Concession: $12.50
Children: $12.50

09 Jan 2024 - 16 Jul 2024

Pila Nguru presents the stunning and detailed commentary of Spinifex Country by the Traditional Owners of the area, as part of the first Native Title determination in Western Australia. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to contemplate the depth and cultural range of traditional attachment to land that, in 2000, allowed the community to successfully negotiate a wide-ranging Native Title agreement with the West Australian State Government. Moved from their lands due to the Maralinga nuclear trials in the 1950s, Traditional Owners returned to Country in the late 1980s. Following the 1992 Mabo Native Title determination, began their own pursuit of native title recognition, mapping Country and negotiating cultural boundaries with neighbouring groups. The Spinifex people began producing artworks that celebrated the successful outcome of their claim. Two large canvases, one painted by the men and one painted by the women, were produced which documented birthplaces and associated Jukurrpa's (lore/stories) from Spinifex Country. Both paintings were then formally included in the preamble of the final land agreement between the Spinifex People and the Western Australian Government passed through state parliament. Today, these incredibly significant artworks continue to make clear the link between people and Country. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are advised that this exhibition may contain images and voices of people who have since passed.

Free

31 Dec 2023 - 03 Mar 2024

Free

31 Dec 2023 - 03 Mar 2024

Australia's favourite, Moonlight Cinema brought to you by Energizer, returns this summer with more movies under the stars. Spend a gorgeous summer evening at the immaculate gardens of Kings Park. Indulge in a delicious picnic spread coupled with your BYO drink of choice, then catch a box office blockbuster, a family flick or an iconic blast from the past under the beautiful night sky. Experience a taste of luxury with AAMI Gold Grass. Treat yourself with a premium bean bed situated in an exclusive area and a great view of the screen. Sit back and relax with waiter service straight to your seat. It’s perfect for those who want to enhance their Moonlight Cinema experience.

$20 - $45

24 Nov 2023 - 24 Mar 2024

$20 - $45

24 Nov 2023 - 24 Mar 2024

Kick back under the stars and enjoy Perth’s most picturesque outdoor movie location. If it’s romance, adventure, thriller, inspiring doco, politically charged drama, feel-good family tale or even a zombie comedy, this year’s Lotterywest Films program has something for you! Savour many fabulous nights of the best world cinema under the stars at the magnificent picture garden, the University of Western Australia (UWA) Somerville. What better way to spend an evening than picnicking with friends before the sun sets and the silver screen lights up? Door sales from 6 pm nightly. Picnickers are welcome from 6 pm but must be seated by 8 pm. Bring a picnic or select from the mouthwatering summer foods available at the venue. See the website for the full program. Lotterywest Films is part of the Perth Festival and is one of Western Australia's premier cultural events.

$17 - $20

20 Nov 2023 - 31 Mar 2024

$17 - $20

20 Nov 2023 - 31 Mar 2024

Step back in time into the dazzling world of 19th-century Paris where Monet and the Impressionist masters are leading an unprecedented period of cultural and artistic flourishing. Monet in Paris features breathtaking artworks projected at enormous scale in an epic display of light, colour, sound and fragrance.

16 Nov 2023 - 10 Mar 2024

16 Nov 2023 - 10 Mar 2024

The producers of the FRINGE WORLD Festival present an open-air cinema experience like no other. Rooftop Movies is back to redefine your summer movie nights – picture this: top-tier snacks, soaking in the sunset with the Perth city skyline as the backdrop, and diving into films that'll make you laugh, cry, and everything in between! Get those calendars ready, rally your crew, and let's make unforgettable summer movie magic together.

26 Oct 2023 - 24 Mar 2024

26 Oct 2023 - 24 Mar 2024

Chilled, Antarctic life, Inside and Out – this National Archives of Australia exhibition invites you into the daily lives of the extraordinary people stationed at one of the most remote places on earth. Discover the incredible resilience of the people chosen to be expeditioners and the many creative ways in which they tackle the dangers, isolation and responsibilities of living on the world’s iciest continent. Australia has a long association with Antarctica, dating back to when Douglas Mawson led the first Australasian Antarctic Expedition in 1911. The Australian Antarctic Territory came into effect in 1936, and the first Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) mission in 1947 established permanent Australian stations to support scientific and exploratory work.

Free

10 Jul 2023 - 03 May 2024

Free

10 Jul 2023 - 03 May 2024