Wondering what events to lock into your calendar? We've done the hard yards and combed through everything happening in Perth to help you find the best.
Here’s what’s on in Perth this week, this month and beyond. If you need more, check out more of the best things to do this weekend in Perth.
Architects of Air Present Arborialis | From 23 September—A mesmerising new inflatable maze-like installation of light and sound is coming to Fremantle Arts Centre this September.
Cirque Du Soleil Crystal | 15-24 September—Cirque Du Soleil's first ever show on ice, adding a whole new element of difficulty to their gravity-defying physical feats.
EverNow | 4-9 October—A vibrant new Lightscape-like experience is taking over Perth, with three unique immersive dreamscapes of sound, light and fire to explore. Each one is centred around stories or rebirth and renewal to coincide with the season of Kambarang in the Noongar calendar and is a great way to connect with WA's rich culture and country.
Feast At The Quarry | 14-15 October—A pop-up outdoor dining experience set within the lush surrounds of Wellington National Park.
- Chicago The Musical | November—the Broadway smash is back, with a sizzling new Aussie tour kicking off right here in Perth. Tickets are on sale now!
What's On This Month In Perth
Print Hall, Perth | From 8pm Saturdays
If you’re keen on belting out classic tunes at the top of your lungs after a few too many bevs, you’ll wanna take note of Print Hall’s new Saturday session: Ivory Rivalry. Two pianists and a drummer will be smashing out non-stop hits live all night long. The set list is completely up to you, so come armed with a list of your fave song requests, then hit the bar and get stuck into their two exclusive cocktails. It’s guaranteed to get a little messy. Book a table here to secure a good spot.
Mary Poppins The Musical
Crown Theatre, Burswood | From 9 September
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Mary Poppins is set to dazzle and delight audiences at the Crown Theatre this September. Drenched in nostalgia and adapted from the beloved stories by PL Travers and the original film, the world’s all-time favourite nanny comes to life on stage in a spectacular and unforgettable production. Hailed as "practically perfect in every way" from around the globe, the unmissable musical is finally heading to Perth and is certainly worth the trip for the feel-good singalong alone. Be sure to snap your ticket up through Ticketmaster, stat.
Wagyu and Wine Series
Mas, Cottesloe | Wednesday 27 September
Wagyu and wine. Name a better combination. On Wednesdays during the month of September, the crew behind Cottesloe’s new haunt Mas invite you to get into all the deliciousness that is wagyu and wine. You’ll get to experience a sequence of incredible bites, hear from some of the best wine suppliers going around and be involved in superb tastings.
Cirque Du Soleil Crystal
Perth | 15-24 September
You might have been wowed by Cirque Du Soleil’s impressive acrobatics in the past, but you’ve never seen them like this before. Crystal is the circus’s first ever show on ice, adding a whole new element of difficulty to their gravity-defying physical feats—and it’s coming to Perth in 2023. It’s only here for six performances, so get your tickets now.
Architects of Air Present Arborialis
Fremantle Arts Centre | From 23 September to 8 October
Prepare to get lost in 1,000sq metres of glowing inflatable tunnels. Arborialis, a mesmerising new maze-like installation of light and sound, is coming to Fremantle Arts Centre this September.
Popping up on the South Lawn, this huge new multi-sensory luminarium comes from the world-famous Architects Of Air (a global phenomenon since 1992) and mirrors the feeling of being lost in a forest. Just picture radiant canopies of colour and bright tree trunks within seemingly endless halls.
To add to the experience, they've built in organic soundscapes that reflect eco-systems from around the world, all created by Irish composer Dr Michael Morris. Arborialis is not one you wanna miss. Book here.
PRIVÉ Fashion Platform
Ascot Racecourse | Friday 22 September 2023
Frock up, grab your besties and get ready for the runway because Prive Fashion Platform is back for 2023. Check out the latest fashion trends from some of WA’s coolest designers and emerging talent, then hit the d-floor with a live DJ spinning tunes all the way into the after party. Why not splurge on the luxe VIP package option that’ll load you up with canapes, cheese boards and free-flowing Mumm all night while you’re there. Tickets are limited, so jump in before they sell out.
Discovering Ancient Egypt
WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth | Until 8 October
A massive new exhibition on ancient Egypt has landed at WA Museum Boola Bardip with over 240 treasured artefacts to explore, including intricately decorated coffins, mummies, statues, and extracts from the Book of the Dead. Plus, they've also got some awesome digital activations as well as hands-on activities for all-ages.
Alongside the usual exhibition, the museum has also launched the Afterlife Bar (open every Friday from 5:30pm to 8pm), where you can get a little boozed up over themed cocktails and mezze boards before delving into the secrets of Egyptian society.
Scarborough Sunset Markets Winter Edition
Scarborough Beach | Saturdays throughout winter
The toasty little sister of the beachside summer markets are back at Scarborough with plenty of classic winter favourites returning as well as some new fabulous fun editions as the temperature drops including a super special surprise. Nestled around the clock tower you’ll find cuisine from all corners of the planet, so rug up, pop those woolies on and head down for an absolute feast.
Old Apple Shed Markets
Core Cider | Last Saturday of every month
If you need an excuse to get out of the city, check out the Old Apple Shed Markets at Core Cider. They'll have the coffee machine firing from 9am, with a bunch of charming market stalls to browse through in the old-school apple shed. Afterwards, you can pop into the venue for pizzas and pints in the garden before making your way home for your afternoon nap.
Pickle District After Dark Art Crawl
West Perth | Friday 22 September
Returning to West Perth’s Pickle District on September 22, the After Dark Art Crawl is back with more immersive installations, light displays, galleries and gigs to hop your way through. As always, tickets are completely free—just be sure to register here before you go!
The Guildford Hotel | 28 September
Two hours of bottomless barbecued meats, sides, and a fire crackling away in the background. What more could you want on a chilly Thursday night? Maybe the addition of free-flowing drinks? Yep, this is happening! It's on for a limited time so book now.
Perth | 4-9 October
If you loved Lightscape, prepare to add another awesome immersive festival to your cal in the form of EverNow. A five-night festival of sound, light and fire created in collaboration between Tourism WA and Perth Festival, the new fest will feature a trio of free after dark experiences to uncover throughout the season of Kambarang in the Noongar calendar.
Kings Park will once again be transformed into an illuminated moving canvas for Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak. Watch the six seasons of the Noongar calendar and their stories come alive as they’re projected and animated onto the trees with accompanying soundscapes and lighting effects.
Government House Gardens will be transformed into a fiery wonderland, set alight by international flame experts Compagnie Carabosse. Inspired by conversations with Noongar Elders and Noongar custodian Mitchella ‘Waljin’ Hutchins, you’ll enter through an archway of flames and wander to uncover sculptural fire installations that spin, flicker and cascade around you. The Fire Gardens spectacle will also feature specially composed music by French musician Kham Meslien.
At the Supreme Court Gardens, you'll find Song Circle. Here you can enjoy a 360-degree production as performers sing, dance and play instruments on a revolving stage surrounded by sand. Learn from Noongar artists as they deliver thought-provoking songs about nature in language and share stories through various sculptures by Sharyn Egan peppered throughout the iconic gardens.
Perth International Jazz Festival
Perth | October
WA's leading festival of all things jazz returns this spring and while they're still pretty tight lipped on the full program, there are a few key things you'll wanna take note of right now.
First up, don't sleep on tickets to the headline sensation, Lisa Simone (daughter of jazz icon Nina Simone) who'll be serving up a moving tribute to her mum.
If you'd prefer a free, roving music crawl, Brookfield Place is hosting the free launch party that's well worth a look. Experience an elegant 'Night in New York’ on 7 October as the precinct's top bars are overrun by jazz talents for you to soak up between drinks.
Feast At The Quarry
Wellington National Park, Collie | 14-15 October
Love a food-filled adventure? You'll wanna check out this pop-up outdoor dining experience landing in Collie this October. Blending beautiful surroundings and exceptional food, Feast At The Quarry will see you gather in the Wellington National Park right by the iconic dam for either an indulgent fine dining experience under the stars or a stand-up cocktail lunch with live music. Both will see you tuck into Japanese-inspired delights courtesy of Collie-born and internationally renowned Chef Scott Hallsworth (Freak Scene, Nobu London), with plenty of cracking local drinks to wash it all down. The perfect excuse to get away for the weekend and check out more of the best things to do in Collie.
The Margaret River Region | 20-29 October
Ahoy Management, the legends behind some of WA’s fave food and wine fests, are back with another south west belter for you to get around this spring. From tastings and tours, masterclasses, dinners and exclusive drops, Fine Vines Festival is here to make your wine-loving dreams come true.
RAC Arena, Perth | 25 October
Prepare for a throwback sing-a-long, your fave Celtic pop icons, The Corrs, are making their way to Perth this October for a massive arena spectacle with support from Aussie legends Natalie Imbruglia, Toni Childs and Germein. You'll be left breathless after they smash through their endless lineup of nineties and noughties mega hits. Get tickets here.
Langley Park | 28 October
Combining the feel-good endorphins of a 5km run with live DJs, dance parties and glow in the dark fun, ILLUMI Run offers a super fun and non-intimidating introduction to running. Scope out tickets here.
Coldplay Music Of Spheres World Tour
Optus Stadium | Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November
What's this? Perth getting an exclusive international concert. Yep, Coldplay will be bringing their Music Of The Spheres World Tour straight to Optus Stadium for a one-off show this November. The stadium extravaganza will be quite the spectacle of course, with lasers, fireworks and endless hits, plus performances from special Aussie guests Amy Shark, Tash Sultana and Thelma Plum.
Monet In Paris
Burswood | 16 November to 4 February
Grande Experiences is giving Perth a major dose of Monet, along with a heap more of the world's most renowned artists of the Impressionist era, when they bring Monet In Paris to Perth this November.
Be immersed in Monet’s Water Lilies and dance with Degas’ ballerinas as the walls around you illuminate the loose brushwork of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt and many more. As with Van Gogh Alive, the new exhibition is also accompanied by a scent and music to really set the mood.
Chicago The Musical
Crown Theatre | November
Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery, treachery and of course, all that jazz will be hitting the Perth stage this November when Chicago The Musical comes to town. Hitting Crown Theatre in November (before it goes anywhere else in oz), you'll want to snatch up tickets to the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, to watch Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer, as she tries to avoid being convicted for the murder of her husband and his mistress through a series of sensational tabloid headlines thanks to her criminal lawyer Billy Flynn. Tickets are on sale now.
Harry Potter In Concert With The WA Symphony Orchestra
Perth Convention And Exhibition Centre | 1-2 December
You’ve already seen the wizarding flicks a gazillion times, now relive some good ol’ dementor arse-kicking with the added thrill of a grand symphony orchestra. The final instalment of the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra's popular Harry Potter In Concert series lands at Perth Convention And Exhibition Centre this December.
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Image credit: Bianca Turri, Jane Barlow, Supplied, Tori Lill (WA Museum), Ian Allen, Supplied, Shot By Thom, Jeff Busby